With apologies to the yoyo, if you want to go fishing you won’t get very far without tackle. The following are our top tackle tips for 2018.
Hooker Electric: Give the Gift of Electricity to Your Shimano 80
The Hooker Electric 80 combines the line capacity required for big game fishing, simple mechanics, and adaptability. Package includes a digital counter, level-wind, and Bluetooth connectivity. $4824, www.hookerelectric.com
Squidnation Rubber Mailer Squid Dredge: The Hottest Bait Ball in the Deep Blue Sea
This six-arm, 39-squid, 36” electric blue dredge lights up the ocean with unique UV additives. Each squid is loaded with a 1oz egg sinker rigged on 300lb mono. Easily breaks down and stows. $420, www.squidnation.com
Tibor Pacific: The Benchmark in Bluewater Fly Reels
Available for rod weights up to 13-15 with a backing capacity of 600 yds. of 40 lb. micron, the Tibor Pacific is perfect for sailfish, marlin, tuna and large tarpon. $710-$860 (depending on finish), www.tiborreel.com
SV-2400 Electric Reel by Lindgren Pitman – Stronger, Faster, Full of Features
The 24-volt model satisfies demand by bigger boats to pull bigger dredges with more power at higher speed. Built in clicker, 150-160 lb. pull capacity, entirely variable speed, no drop in voltage. Visit www.lindgren-pitman.com
Zombait – Bring Your Dead Bait Back to Life!
Insert the lure into the mouth of your dead bait, attach your hook, and get to making dead bait history. Frankenstein fishing…awesome. $69, www.zombait.com