Daiwa Report

Tatula Elite bass rod seriesTatula Elite bass rod series

Relying on extensive input from some of the best pro anglers competing on the B.A.S.S. and Major League Fishing tournament circuits, Daiwa brings new blank construction technology and a lighter ‘Air Sensor’ reel seat to its expanding 29-model technique specific Tatula Elite bass rod series.

Along with the upgrade to rods in existing Tatula Elite lineup, more models have been added. In the nine new rods now being offered, bass anglers will find unique spinning rods for casting hair jigs long distances and longer length cranking rods built with lighter glass blank material so baits will go even deeper.

At the core of the redesigned Tatula Elite bass rods is Daiwa’s exclusive SVF NANOPLUS graphite and X45 Bias blank construction. They are lighter and have more muscle.

Within new Tatula Elite lineup, bass anglers will also find new lengths and actions designed for even more advanced techniques, designed by Daiwa pro anglers Brett Ehlers, Randy Howell, Takahiro Omori, Cody Meyer, Seth Feider, Ish Monroe, Patrick Walters, Corey Johnston, and Chris Johnston.

Brett Ehlers key contribution to the new rods in the series is the Tatula Elite TTEL801MHRB-G, an 8’ medium-heavy power deep-cranking rod with an EVA split grip so he can make longer casts to make his baits run as deep as possible. Randy Howell takes the ‘universal’ approach with his Tatula Elite TTEL721MHRB 7’2” EVA split grip power casting rod for finesse techniques and smaller topwater lures when accurate casts are a must.

Whitewater Fishing’s New Torque Insulated Heated VestWhitewater Fishing’s New Torque Insulated Heated Vest

A warm core promotes circulation to your legs, feet, arms, and fingers and keeps you on the water longer.

Whitewater Fishing’s new Torque™ Insulated Heated Vest can help do that.

At its epicenter is an adjustable heating system with two internal pads on the chest and one in the back. Warmth is delivered via a one-touch button that takes you through three heating levels: (≈100° F) to mid (≈113° F) to high (≈131°F.). Such thermostatic control takes aim at an array of temperatures and weather conditions, letting you find that sweet spot.

Heating power is delivered by a built-in USB power cable in the front pocket. Choose to power your new Torque Insulated Heated Vest with Whitewater’s 5V/2A power bank, which is sold separately.

Costa Report

Costa Corbina PROCosta Corbina PRO

Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, brings next-level performance to its legacy frame Corbina for spring 2023. The enhanced Corbina PRO features new performance upgrades that keep your frames locked in place and vision clear so you can stay focused on what's most important - finding fish. 

In 2021, Costa debuted its PRO Series with the award-winning Blackfin PRO and Fantail PRO. Today, the collection has grown to a family of six with its latest addition, Corbina PRO. The best-selling frame now features an updated style and six added features to help anglers better manage sweat, reduce fogging and keep their frames in place, even when the water gets rough.

Corbina has been a legacy favorite and sport staple among bass anglers for years. The new PRO frame takes it up a notch with eyewire drains and sweat management channels to move sweat away from your eyes, improved Hydrolite™ grip on the nose and earpiece to keep your frames locked in place, a fully-adjustable and ventilated nose pad for a custom fit and to reduce fogging, hooding and side shields to maximize coverage and metal keeper slots to keep your frames from going overboard. 

Big Bite Report

“Scentsation” line of soft plastics“Scentsation” line of soft plastics

Big Bite Baits launched its “Scentsation” line of soft plastics.

Scentsation was developed after numerous requests from the Big Bite pro angler team and consumers for a soft and buoyant soft plastic that was infused with a powerful fish attracting scent that would be more effective for wary fish with greater scent susceptibility. The Big Bite production team initially began working with a 30-year PhD chemist for months to develop this proprietary formula with greater fish attraction.

The plastic formula was developed after multiple rounds of testing for fish attraction and manufacturing capabilities Responses from the pro team were very strong and they said they saw an immediate impact on their fishing in many areas. That testing continued across the country throughout the off season on many different bodies of water.