This time of year many new products are arriving each week at Bass Pro Shops. All fisherman love new equipment as we try to find that one magic lure that is going to catch a trophy or out-fish our friends. This year we have many new items already available for sale. These new items also make great gifts for the fisherman on your Christmas list and you can be rest assured that they won’t already have it in their tackle box.
Here is a breakdown on some of the new products available now at Bass Pro Shops in the New York.
Shimano Chronarch E Series – The latest in the Chronarch baitcasting lineup from Shimano, it features 7 bearings and many different gear ratios. It is available in left or right hand. The price is $199.99, which is lower than the previous version of the Chronarch.
Abu Garcia Silver Max – This baitcasting reel will surprise you! It is very smooth and good looking for a reel with a $59.99 price point. Plus it has a flipping switch.
Abu Garcia Orra SX – The newest spinning reel from Abu Garcia. The reel is very smooth and has a sealed drag, all at the $99.99 price
Pflueger President – When I first heard that the President was getting redesigned I thought, why change something that everyone liked so much? The reel is the best selling spinning reel in almost every Bass Pro Shops in the country. When it arrived a few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised. Pflueger did not make any drastic changes to the design, but added a nice new spool that is braid ready. All the features that made this reel popular are included in the new version and it’s even the same $59.99 price!
Shimano Stradic – This has always been a personal favorite of mine for a spinning reel. Shimano redesigned the Stradic for 2012 and it just arrived this past week. When you see it you will notice they went back to the white colored reel, like the model that was discontinued four years ago. The reel now has X-Ship, which makes for a smoother reel with less effort.
Okuma Trio – This reel is only available in a few Bass Pro Shops stores, and we have it here in the Finger Lakes. It is a unique looking reel, and has an excellent drag system. We have been selling them to customers looking for a good reel for a good price, who are heading Salmon and Steelhead fishing.
Temple Fork Gary Loomis Design - There is no one more famous for designing rods than Gary Loomis. He has teamed up with TFO to offer a wide variety of rods for Bass fishing. These are very technique specific rods in both spinning and casting. The rods are only $99.99 and have lifetime warranty through Temple Fork.
Abu Garcia Veritas Micro Guide – The Veritas rods have been very popular in the past year. They have a unique white design and are very light and sensitive for a great price of $99.99. For 2012 Abu Garcia has introduced this same rod, but with new Micro Guides. This makes the rods even lighter and they kept the price the same. We have gotten in a handful of the lengths so far and are eagerly awaiting more.
G.Loomis GL2 – A redesign of an old favorite. The new GL2 features a modern looking split grip design and now come in more technique specific tapers. We have received both spinning and casting rods in various lengths and actions.
St. Croix Rage – These rods have a very unique design. They are very light and well balanced. The butt section of the rod is a rubber materiel that reminds me of a golf grip. These rods stand out on the rack and will look great on the deck of your boat. We have both spinning and casting models in stock.
Jackall Clone Fry and Super Cross Tail Shad– In our area drop shot fishing is a very popular way to fish for Smallmouth Bass. The Jackall Cross Tail Shad has been an incredibly popular bait for this technique, and now Jackall has added some new baits. The Super Cross Tail Shad and Clone Fry are very realistic looking… so much so that I just had to include a picture of them. They are available in a wide variety of great looking colors.
Booyah Pad Crasher – This is Booyah Baits first ever hollow body frog bait. They come in popular Frog colors and are very soft. They have a great price at $5.99.
Strike King KVD Sexy Frog – Strike King also introduced a new Frog bait recently. The bait “walks the dog” nicely and comes in a variety of colors… including of course… Sexy Shad.
Zoom Z Hog – This is Zooms new creature style bait. It is similar to a beaver bait and looks like it will be great for flipping and pitching next year.
Uncle Josh Meat Crawler - This new 7 inch worm is made from all natural ingredients, just like the Uncle Josh jig trailers, and is biodegradable. It should work well wacky rigged on a weighted rig head.
Live Target Rattle Baits – As with all Live Target baits, this bait has a very realistic looking paint job. They come in a variety of colors that mimic Bluegill and Sunfish. I love everything this company has made and am excited to try out this new lipless crank bait. They have also come out with new crank baits.
YoZuri Lures – Last week we received a whole new line up of YoZuri baits, including Pins Minnows, Crystal Minnows and Rattlin’ Vibe hard baits. They come in some excellent looking colors and sizes.
Lucky Craft RTO Crank Baits – This is the new line of cranks that are replacing the Rick Clunn series. They are available now in square bill and deep diving models. Some of the most popular colors from the RC line have been made into the RTO series, as well as many new colors added.
Storm Deep Rattlin Flat – This new lure is a deep diving crank bait with a skinny profile. It is coming in Storm’s popular colors, many of which work great in the Finger Lakes region.
Rapala Rippin Rap – Rapala just introduced this line of lipless crank baits. They are available with or without rattles. The silent version is a Bass Pro Shops exclusive lure.
Rapala Ultra Lite Minnow and Shad – Rapala has always been known for their minnow baits. This new hard bait resembles small baitfish very well. They are a sinking lure and come in many popular Rapala colors. I can see these being very good for Smallmouth Bass, Crappie and Trout.
Salmon and Steelhead
Pautzke – This is a new line of curing products available at our store. We currently carry Nectar, Fire Brine and BorX Fire. The products are used for curing eggs once you catch a Salmon or Trout. I have also used the Nectar to dye some of my flies for fly fishing. We also now carry Pautzke eggs if you prefer not to cure your own.
VMC Spinshot Hooks – When I first saw these hooks at the 2011 ICAST show I was impressed. It’s a simple concept that I wish I thought of. These hooks are designed for drop shot fishing. The hook has a small barrel swivel built in to the eye of the hook, which will eliminate line twist. We currently stock them in three sizes.
Power Pro Super Slick Braid – The latest braid from Power Pro improves on their best selling braid. It is stronger, thinner and less noisy when casting.
Berkley Nanofil – This is the line everyone has been talking about! It won the award for “Best in Show” for all new fishing products at the 2011 ICAST. This line is designed to be used on a spinning rod. It is super thin and strong and it casts a mile! The first time I used this line I cast my bait 10 feet onto the shore.
I love seeing all the new tackle as much as anyone. More new products are coming in every week so be sure to stop in and check them out. If you have any specific questions on any of these new products feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give us a call at 315-258-2700.
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