1. Dylan Nussbaum gets Z-Man.
🤝 Pumped for both sides! I think you’re going to be hearing a lot more about Z-Man in the walleye world this season. Their stuff had already been crossing over bigtime from the bass world, and now they’ve been adding quite a bit of stuff that looks walleye-specific. More on that later when we aren’t covered up in so much ice.
2. H2H Opens schedule announced.
- Mar 14-18: Fox River
- Apr 4-8 Menominee River
- Jun 6-10: Winnebago
- Jun 13-17: Mille Lacs
3. Zeebz being studied for medical field reasons?
Specifically looking at why they are so sticky:
> “…if we understand why they stick so well, that could help us design things like non-toxic biodegradable glues, which could offer an alternative to internal stitches for surgery or localized drug delivery applications.”
4. New 2022 Lund catalog is out.
One of the few things I still like getting a (free) paper copy of, but you can also view the online version here.
5. MN: Walleye Alliance Spring Banquet, Apr 21.
Special guests Tony Roach and Senator Carrie Ruud who introduced the bill to reduce walleye bag limits in MN.
6. Best rattle-reel line I have ever used.
It’s called Sufix Rattle Reel V-Coat line. If you own a wheelhouse, this will be one of the best and cheapest upgrades you can do to anything within those walls.
Basically it’s a neutrally-buoyant fly line that lasts forever-and-a-half. Has a vinyl coating that’s waterproof so it doesn’t freeze and won’t cut your hands when that slimy pike makes a big ol’ run. But by far the best part = WAY less tangles! Which of course happens non-stop with other lines as you’re pulling a fish in by hand and throwing the line in a pile on the floor. Same goes for when you’re sending your presentation back down the hole after the catch.