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From rods to reels, hooks to lures, The Fisherman provides you with the latest reviews of inshore, surf, offshore, freshwater and fly tackle. Get insights from the foremost authorities in the fishing industry. It's a virtual candy store of fishing items that work best for the fishing you do.



TACKLE SHOWCASE - FENWICK HMG INSHORE

The folks at Fenwick are returning to the inshore game in a big time way this spring with the release of the new HMG Inshore series available in both spinning and conventional; also includes a kayak version just in time for the Coastal Kayak Clash. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - EAGLE CLAW

Some states along the Striper Coast have already adopted circle hook regulations when fishing for stripers, others must soon follow. Get an update on what to look for in a "non-offset" circle hook from Eagle Claw. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - AFW/HISEAS

As you're gearing up for the 2020 bluewater season, give thought to picking up some Bluewater fluorocarbon from the folks at AFW/HI-SEAS, Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - NAVIONICS SONARCHART SHADING

Learn more about Navionics' new SonarChart Shading with FLW tournament pro Josh Douglas. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - FISHBITES

Join The Fisherman's Jim Hutchinson, Jr. with Fishbites' Michael Carr to learn more about these hot new baits that subscribers are receiving at all the local shows. Read more »

TACKLE SHOWCASE - SHIMANO STELLA 20000 & GRAPPLER ROD REVIEW

Shimano made a big splash the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY with the introduction of its Infinity Drive and HeatSink drag innovations to the redesigned Stella SW, as well as the Grappler model rods. Learn more with Capt. Jack Sprengel of East Coast Charters. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - FUJI LKW

Check in with The Fisherman’s Toby Lapinski with Jim Ising from Anglers Resource in a look at the Fuji LKW guides, a great addition to new rods in 2020 with a lighter profile. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - DEXTER RUSSELL

Check in with The Fisherman’s Toby Lapinski and Dexter’s Carl Abissi for a first-hand look at what’s new from Dexter Russell. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - FISHLAB

Fisherman readers are already well-aware of the "Mad Eel" from FishLab, now get a sneak peek at some of the other hot new products in store for 2020 which were launched at the annual ICAST event last summer. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - OLD TOWN TOPWATER 120 PDL

Join The Fisherman's Toby Lapinski for an up-close and personal look at the all new Old Town Topwater 120 PDL kayak. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - FITEC EZ THROW CAST NET

Since 1984, Fitec Super Spreader Cast Nets has carried the reputation of being one of the very best cast nets in the industry, with their EZ Throw model being a great tool for the beginning cast netter. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN'S NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - HOBIE PROANGLER 14 W/ 360 DRIVE

The award-winning new Mirage Pro Angler 14 with 360 Drive Technology from Hobie Kayaks may provide everything elite anglers are looking for in a top of the line fishing kayak. Read more »