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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.



THE FISHERMAN’S WATCH AND WIN - STAR FISHING TACKLE S-SERIES REEL GIVEAWAY

Sign up for our free eNewsletter for a chance to win the awesome new Star Fishing Tackle S-Series Spinning Reel! Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S WATCH AND WIN - ACCURATE FISHING VALIANT BV2-800 REEL GIVEAWAY

Sign up for our free eNewsletter for a chance to win the awesome new Accurate Valiant BV2-800 reel. Read more »

LOWRANCE® HOOK2 FISHFINDER/CHARTPLOTTER SERIES

Fisherman looking for an economical, easy to use fishfinder/chartplotter should definitely check out the new Lowrance HOOK2 Series due out in December. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE - PLANO

Plano has added some brand new products specifically designed to aid kayak anglers in safely and securely stowing their gear while out for a day of fishing. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE - SEAGUAR

Seaguar, the original manufacturer of fluorocarbon fishing line, presents Pink Label. While this special formula is more visible above water due to its pink coloring, it retains the invisibility below the water's surface as well as the increased durability and sensitivity that one would expect from a fluorocarbon line. Read more »

STAR S-SERIES SPINNING REELS

Star Fishing Tackle has introduced a pair of spinning reels, the S7000 and S8000, which boast features that many veteran surf fishermen will recognize as modifications made to old favorites from the 70s and 80s. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE - OCEAN KAYAKS

Perfect for both recreational as well as angling pursuits, the pedal-powered Malibu Pedal kayak is an excellent and economical choice. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE – XTRATUF

Expanding beyond commercial fishing boots, XTRATUF unveils their awesome new for 2017 crossover boating/fishing/casual footwear line. Read more »

VAN STAAL VR50

Finally. For those who consider their Van Staal the ultimate in a spinning reel, and also spend time chasing inshore gamefish like stripers, false albacore and bluefish here in the Northeast, and bonefish, tarpon, permit and redfish during forays to our south, your reel has arrived. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE - MAXIMA

Maxima’s new Tuna Blue incorporates the proven characteristics of extreme tensile power to land world-class catches, and superb abrasion resistance to protect from razor-sharp teeth Read more »

PENN INTERNATIONAL VI

New this fall at your favorite offshore outlet is the sixth generation PENN International reel. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the PENN International VI series is precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum at their Philadelphia machining center, the place where it all began 50 years ago. Read more »

THE FISHERMAN’S ICAST 2017 NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE - GERBER

Get a first look at the new MP600 Multi-Purpose Tool coming in spring of 2018 from the folks at Gerber, engineering knives and utility tools for American hunters, soldiers, tradesmen and outdoorsmen since 1939. Read more »

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