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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.



MUSTAD BIG EYE BUCKTAIL

There is a reason why survival kits often include a bucktail jig: they appeal to a wide variety of fish and are a simple and effective method of putting fish in the box. Mustad is the best-selling hook-brand on the planet and has a presence in more than 160 countries, so it only makes sense that they would produce some of the best bucktail jigs built around their top of the line hooks. Read more »




YO-ZURI HYDRO MINNOW LC

From shallow-water back bays to the crashing surf to offshore pursuits, stickbaits are a staple plug in the arsenal of a wide range of saltwater anglers. Plastic, minnow-style baits are the perfect tools to mimic a wide variety of baitfish, and the new Yo-Zuri Hydro Minnow LC produces a tight wiggling action that is sure to attract gamefish of all sizes and species. Read more »


ACCURATE BV2-1000

With lighter, faster center console boats now getting in on the offshore action like never before, it was only a matter of time before canyon hunters starting lightening their gear load to match. Essentially, the California-built Boss Valiant 1000 series by Accurate is to the offshore rod what the 300hp four-stroke was to a 26-footer’s transom. Read more »

KORKERS TRIPLE THREAT SOLES

I have been stomping around the rocky shoreline of the northeast with Korkers of one sort or another on my feet for about as long as I can remember. They’ve become so much a part of my surf fishing arsenal that I consider them just as important as a rod and reel at times. Read more »

FLIPROCKS “EXTREME FLIP FLOPS”

By the end of the spring run, I look forward to rinsing down my waders and hanging them up until the fall. The only problem is that my jetty spikes only fit on waders and work boots; once sandal weather arrives, I generally have to make a concerted effort to bring required footwear along when dedicating time on the rocks for summer blackfish and fluke. This summer, that all changes. Read more »

DAIWA SALTIGA BAY JIGGING REEL

Light tackle spinning reels are all the rage with saltwater fishermen. Modern super braid coupled with ever-greater technological advancements by reel manufacturers are providing saltwater anglers better and better products each season. Read more »

ST. CROIX LEGEND TOURNAMENT INSHORE

If you’re in the market for a hot new American-made rod this season you might want to check out the award-winning St. Croix Legend Tournament Inshore (LTI) Series for saltwater spinning and casting. Read more »

TSUNAMI FORGED LEVER DRAG REELS

Packing a boatload of features generally only seen on high-cost reels, the Forged Lever Drag reels from Tsunami can handle everything from dropping bait to tautog and fluke to 3-waying for stripers to offshore jigging for school tuna and more and they do it without putting much of a hurting on your wallet. Read more »

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