Favorite Fishing Rods
1. Shay Bird
Hey ladies — here’s a first look at the super-secret “Shay Bird.” Was designed by Favorite CEO Winston Tucker’s daughter and looks REAL good, feels great and is budget-friendly:
Not sure when it’ll be available, but will keep you posted.
If you’re a baseball fan, check out Favorite’s MLB Casting Rods. All 30 teams, though we heard the Baltimore Orioles rod loses a lot…of fish…(lol kiddin’!):
If you didn’t know, Favorite is a Christian, American-owned company, and the guys were nice enough to give me a sneak peak inside their new fish-mobile called “Big Sexy.” Tried to convince ’em to shave holes in the floor so we can ice fish outta it this winter, but they weren’t feelin’ it lol:
1. Crystal Minnow Series “Real” Colors
Northland Fishing Tackle
1. Long-shank Fire-Ball Jigs
Northland’s comin’ out with long-shank Fire-Ball and Stand-Up Fire-Ball Jigs for you shiner (or plastic) pitchers. Awesome wire keepers you can bend out how you want, and those new UV colors are [fire emoji]:
Those UV colors will be available in the original Fire-Ball too ^^^.
2. Glo-Shot Jig
It’s completely normal to daydream about ice fishing while it’s 90 degrees out…right? Here’s the new Glo-Shot Jig from Northland Fishing Tackle — comes with replaceable light sticks (red, green or chartreuse) that keep that puppy glowing for 8-ish hours:
Throw a fathead minnow on there and you’ve got low-light walter candy — maybe a great deadstick option too? Don’t think they were specifically designed for burbot, but I’m willing to bet they’ll crush it….
Listen up hands-on fisherpeople! Lots o’ new goodness going on at Do-It Molds if you wanna MAKE YOUR OWN BAITS.
The new Freestyle Jig and 3″ ES Ripper combo is filthy. Diner Shiner, Swimbait Heads and 3/8- to 1-oz No Roll Sinkers also new on the menu. Can see this becoming an addiction…maybe obsession?
The banana-shaped Boogey can hit up to 24′ on a flat-line troll! That wide horizontal profile creates a beefy target and moves a pile of water — while its skinny vertical profile produces wicked slashing tail movement. Rattles to call ’em = jackpot:
Can now get the Tilly in a big 1-oz (3.5″) size if you wanna go donkey huntin’! Love the colors, internal rattle, no-hook front (for snaggy areas and so it doesn’t get hung up on the bottom of the ice) and has a reeeeally nice gliding action that covers a ton of real estate:
Okuma introduced 3 new series of walleye-specific rods: The Dead Eye Classic, Pro and Custom. Gotcha covered at any price range from $40 up to $130:
I’ve been using a pair of the 8′ 6″ M E-glass Classic Trolling Rods (just $40!!!) this summer and love ’em for bottom-bouncers, cranks, Off Shore Tackle planer boards, you name it. Lots more info on all 3 series in this video.
Deep-diving crank made outta super-light balsa wood — magical stuff they’ve been using for 60+ years of making lures — to dive quicker and run truer. Has a special kinda dancing action you can’t duplicate with plastic:
Bass guys are shoving ’em inside their tubes, but some walleye-nuts like Mike Borovic are figuring out ways to attach ’em to their jigs using small rubber bands. Here’s the first public pic of ’em thanks to Mike:
Also have new scents for the BaitCloud InLine…lets you feed line straight through the fish-attracting ball, so you can get creative by: suspending it, pegging it down in current/waves, cast it around on a separate rod, rig it on your line above your bait and [insert creative idea here]:
Sounds like this makes BaitCloud technically legal to use in a few more states that require the attractant be “inline with your offering.” Check your local regs!
Several new series of colors coming: matte, glass and big bone. Too many to list ’em all here so how ’bout a sneak peak to hold you off (more info coming later):
Compact 2.25″ body with an internal weight transfer for long-bomb casts. Flattened sides and tapered tail for extreme vibration on a tight wiggle. Buoyancy is perfectly balanced with a slow rise on the pause: