St. Croix Report
Furthering its mission to provide all anglers with the Best Rods in any situation, St. Croix Rod announces the all-new Legend Tournament Pike Series.
It consists of six technique-specific casting rods purpose-engineered and handcrafted in the USA to give uncompromising performance in the pursuit of pike.
The new Legend Tournament Pike Series rods are built with proprietary materials, technologies and uncompromising workmanship, as well as the company’s significant experience and capabilities in the design and manufacture of powerful, high-performance rods for large, freshwater predators.
They feature next-generation hybrid SCIV+ carbon fiber blanks and incorporate St. Croix’s top technologies and premium components. Retail prices range from $340 to $430 USD with a 15-year warranty.
Daiwa’s on-site crew will showcase its soon-to-be-available Ardito Muskie travel rods during the 25th annual Indiana Muskie Classic at Barbee, Tippecanoe and Webster lakes.
“The participants who fish this event are exactly the type of avid anglers who we want to show our commitment and focus on muskie tackle and the muskie fishing market,” said Rick Stagowski, who assists Daiwa’s sales efforts with tackle dealers throughout the Midwest states. “From the success we had with the new Daiwa’s Bessie muskie lures introduced at fishing shows this past winter, along with these new Ardito travel rods in lengths, powers, and action for big muskie and northern pike fishing on lakes throughout the Midwest and Canada, to additional muskie-focused rods and reels being introduced at the 2023 ICAST Show, Daiwa continues its goal of being a major tackle brand for muskie anglers.”
Ego Fishing Report
Fillet knife prices are all over the board. There are culinary-grade options pushing two hundred bucks. Inversely, you’re confronted with questionable options floating around five-bucks, and a whole slew between twenty and a hundred bucks. What’s an angler to do?
EGO Fishing has an answer. The new Kryptek Fillet Knife goes for around twenty bucks and blends a cutlery quality blade with workmanlike design to be the ultimate go-to fillet knife.
Ego Fishing Report
Whether you’re wading inshore, casting metro canals or ponds, chunking-and-winding bass from the bow, or battling big waters, we all need gear that gets the job done. While most of us spend plenty of money on rods, reels, line, tackle, and weather-capable apparel—fishing tools and accessories are sometimes an afterthought.
We’ve all been there, asking fellow anglers if anybody has pliers, hook remover, or line-cutter. That’s fine when fishing with buddies, but out solo it can be a sad situation.
Now add your once-in-a-lifetime landing of a trophy fish without any scale or measuring tape to validate the catch. Hard to say how many potential wall-mount replicas (and record-breakers) have been released without specs, only to survive in blurry, first-person cellphone photos and tall tales.
Ugly Stik Report
In 2021, Ugly Stik unveiled a lineup of Ugly Tuff Tools designed to be the failsafe for anglers on and off the water.
For 2023, Ugly Stik is introducing four models of scales and grips to its Ugly Tuff Tools arsenal. Every angler knows the delicate balance between using your scale and ruining it when conditions get tough which is why Ugly Stik Ugly Tuff Scales feature durable, non-slip grips for wet and slimy environments.
Suggested retail is $59.99. For more information, visit www.purefishing.com/pages/ugly-stik.