I have had the itch to buy a new spinning reel and decided to buy a Shimano Vanford. I have been a big fan of the Shimano Stradics for years so going with the Vanford was a no-brainer. This is one sexy reel and I am a huge fan of the color scheme.
Shimano Vanford VFC3000XGF
What’s not to like about this spinning reel? It has 20LBs of Max Drag and weighs in at a respectable… ...Read More
Have you seen or read about the new Minn Kota Raptor? For some reason it looks awfully familiar, like I have seen this before in the past. It’s sort of like a surface tablet and an iPad. They look the same, act the same, both have pluses and minuses, but the reality is that one is late to the game. They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Is this the case… ...Read More
I will start out by saying I love this Shimano Scorpion MGL reel. I’ve been a big fan of the Shimano Scorpion series of reels ever since I purchased one back in 1999. I’m not a Shimano fanboy, but I tend to gravitate towards the stuff that’s reliable and just plain works consistently. There’s nothing fancy about these reels, but I will take reliability over bells… ...Read More
The Megabass Vision 110 is arguably the best jerkbait on the market today. I was stoked to receive one of these as a gift this Christmas. It will be a perfect addition to my arsenal for my trip to Mexico. Last year I heard one of the guides talking to a fellow angler about how this lure is a secret producer down at Lake Baccarac. To be clear, this was a gift. I have a strict… ...Read More
Do yourself a favor and check out Piedmont Custom Fab if you’re looking for custom boat fabrication. He will do custom work on your aluminum boat at an excellent rate. I would jump all over this. I don’t have the talent, time, space, or tools to do this professional level of work. Honestly, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals,… ...Read More
Like I honestly needed to buy an Evergreen SB-125. I have enough lures and baits to open my own store, but because I’m a sucker, I ended up buying two of these baits, because God forbid I miss out on the biggest bass of my life. There’s only one person to blame for this and it’s Bill Quatrucci, owner of BiCO Jigs.
We’re heading down to Mexico, and Bill posts… ...Read More
I picked up some R+A custom Baits Bloodline Swimbaits for my upcoming trip to Mexico. A top producer down there at Lake Baccarac is the Alabama (umbrella) rig. Another little known secret is that a little bit of chartreuse goes a long way down there. That being said, as I was scrolling down furiously on my Instagram app, I came across these sick looking paddle tail… ...Read More
It’s been about a year since the Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard was introduced. I figured a year later we would have some solid real-world reviews and a boatload of information on it. There is hardly anything online except for one start-up test from Christopher Di Francia on YouTube. Check out his propane test below.
The idea seems brilliant. The same propane… ...Read More
When it comes to certain fishing techniques, drop shot is one of those techniques that I need serious help with. I watch those MLF guys on tv catching boatloads of smallies, non-stop. Maybe they’re on to something? I scored two drop shot technique-specific boxes from Samatis Baits. The kit includes everything you need to fish the drop shot technique,… ...Read More
The Lowrance active target live sonar is what dreams are made of. This is the real deal right here, and if you can afford it, I say go for it. Check out the quick Youtube video below. Imagine what the future will bring us as this technology evolves and becomes cheaper. Everyone will have the opportunity to use it. Right now, at its price point, It’s out of reach… ...Read More