Daiwa came out with the new Saltiga at the ICAST 2011 show this past summer in Las Vegas. In this reel is the mag seal technology. It uses a type of liquid magnet to form a water proof seal around the bearings of the reel. With any new technology comes R&D cost and this reel was not cheap by any means. They are priced about $1000.00 to $1499.00.
I do have to admit though it’s pretty darn smooth plus the bonus of having the bling factor to impress your friends.
Here is a video I put together while I attended a writer’s the past couple days down in Naples. I had one of the writers demonstrate the reels for me while I did quick video demonstrating the mag seal technology.
Check out the new Saltyshores video intro.
Also trying out a new idea for videos. The boxes at the end of the videos are clickable to relevant videos I made.
This particular video here is about Power Pole sportsman 2 model.
One of the winners of the ICAST 2011 show is the VESTPAC. A versatile custom configurable chest pack that can be used for all kinds of activities.
Adventure racing, wading, fishing, kayak, climbing, paddle boarding, biking just to name a few.
What set this bag apart from the ones that are already on the market is that they are:
They are available at: http://www.vestpac.com
I think these would be awesome for wade fishing in the Tampa Bay area or most places in Florida actually. Snook on the beach, pot hole fishing for redfish and trout and kayak fishing.
Even poling on the back of the skiff would work to keep your phone or cameras handy.
Sebile lures, now a part of Pure fishing which own brands like Berkley and Penn reels, wins the ICAST 2011 best hard plastic bait of show with the D&S crank. A diving lip plug who’s claim to fame is a single weedless hook vs a treble hook. What makes this lure unique is the fact that the hook is on a pivot utilizing gravity to keep it weedless. When the fish bites the point of the hook becomes exposed hooking the fish.
I was fortunate enough to catch up with Patrick Sebile towards the end of the show after everyone has already left. This award was his record setting 14th fishing awards in 3 years, another excellent achievement in the fishing industry. We had a few laughs and it was good seeing Patrick again.
Seaguar has always been known as the leader in Fluorocarbon but they have yet to come out with a braided line. They are so dominant in the fluorocarbon if you google Fluorocarbon they are the number one link only next to Wikipedia.
For the 40th anniversary they have debut the Kanzen, their premier entry into the braid market.
8lb to 200lb test from 150 yards to 500 yard spool.
They were cool enough to give me a couple spools to use and test out. From my first impression, it is very thin and slick.
Best of Show – Apparel – Frabill, Inc., Frabill Suit
Best of Show – Boat – Hobie Cat, Hobie Mirage Revolution II
Best of Show – Boating Accessory – JL Marine Systems, Inc., 10 Ft Power-Pole Blade Edition
Best of Show – Combo – Daiwa Corporation, Daiwa D-Shock DSH-4Bi Combo
Best of Show – Electronics – Johnson Outdoor Marine Electronics, Humminbird 1158c DI Combo
ICAST 2011 winners,
Best of show was Berley’s new line the Nanofil
Best of Show – Eyewear – Costa, Costa Women’s Collection
Best of Show – Fishing Accessory – G. Pucci & Sons, Inc., P-Line Sparrowhawk
Best of Show – Fly Fishing Accessory – VestPac, DriftPac
Best of Show – Fly Fishing Reel – Temple Fork Outfitters, BVK Fly Reel
Best of Show – Fly Fishing Rod – G. Loomis, Inc., Pro4x
Best of Show – Freshwater Reel – Pure Fishing, Inc., Abu Garcia Revo MGX
Best of Show – Freshwater Rod – G. Loomis, Inc., GL2
Best of Show – Giftware – 3D Picture Store, Inc., 3D “Exploring Smallmouth” Picture
Best of Show – Kids’ Tackle – Pure Fishing, Inc., Casting Game & Sound Fishing Kit
Best of Show – Line – Pure Fishing, Inc., Berkley Nanofil
Best of Show – Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation, LIVE TARGET Hollow Body Mouse
Best of Show – Saltwater Reel – Daiwa Corporation, Saltiga SATG5000H
Best of Show – Saltwater Rod – Shimano American Corporation, Terez Rail Rod
Best of Show – Tackle Management – Plano Molding Company, 4674 Hydro-Flo Tackle Bag
Terminal Tackle – VMC, Spinshot
I live streamed from ICAST yesterday a few times via Ustream. Since I’m using the free program to test things out there are ads running on it.
If this works out might seeing into getting sponsors so we can go with the free program at a future date.
Here is the link to keep an eye on today along listing some archives.
These are the videos from yesterday. I will shoot a couple more today if I have time.
All the new goodies from Hobie along with two new Kayaks
DEPTH-HUNTER METERED LINE FROM POWERPRO
PUTS BAITS IN THE STRIKE ZONE
MIDWEST DEBUT AT THE ULTIMATE SPORT SHOW – Grand Rapids, MI – March 17-20
IRVINE, Calif. – WINTER/SPRING 2011 INTRODUCTION – Now Available – Providing anglers with the advantage of quickly dropping their lures and baits back into the strike zone, PowerPro introduces its new Depth-Hunter metered braided fishing line. For use in both fresh and saltwater, PowerPro Depth-Hunter braided line provides precise lure depth control for vertical jigging and precision trolling.
Offered in 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 65-, 80-, 100- and 150-pound test – in 500-, 1000-, 1500-, 4500- and 9000-foot spools, PowerPro Depth-Hunter braid changes color every 25 feet (blue/yellow/green/orange), with the colors repeating every 100 feet. To fine-tune your jigging or trolling applications, Depth-Hunter provides a 2-centimeter black hash/tick mark at every 5-foot increment.
“When vertical jigging with Depth-Hunter, if you mark fish 25-feet off the bottom, you can quickly drop your jig to the bottom, and then easily wind it up one color to be where the fish are,” said Bob Mahoney with Shimano. “Plus you can easily use the same technique for dropping a jig past suspended fish in deeper water, then start jigging up the water column to be in the strike zone.”
For trolling, the color change feature of Depth-Hunter braid makes it easy for anglers to put lures at various distances behind the boat. “As anglers dial in their trolling pattern, Depth-Hunter provides the ability to keep lures at the precise distance behind the boat to troll at the needed depth,” Mahoney notes.
As with regular PowerPro braided fishing line, Depth-Hunter features Enhanced Body Technology (EBT) to create a rounder, smoother and more sensitive line.
To see how PowerPro Depth-Hunter can provide you with precision depth control for more fishing success, check out the informative videos from noted anglers Dave Mercer and Jose Wejebe on the PowerPro web site – www.powerpro.com.
PowerPro Depth-Hunter is now available from tackle outlets worldwide. Find your nearest dealer on the PowerPro web site.
Suggested retail (US Dollars):
500-foot spool (167 yards)
— 10/15/20/30/40/50# – $24.99; 65# – $26.99; 80# – $28.99; 100# – $32.99
1000-foot spool (333 yards)
— 10/15/20/30/40/50# – $42.99; 65# – $46.99; 80# – $49.99; 100# – $56.99
1500-foot spool (500 yards)
— 10/15/20/30/40/50# – $62.99; 65# – $66.99; 80# – $73.99; 100# – $83.99
4500-foot spool (1500 yards)
— 10/15/20/30/40/50# – $164.99; 65# – $189.99; 80# – $199.99; 100# – $229.99; 150# – $289.99
9000-foot spool (3000 yards)
— 10/15/20/30/40/50# – $329.99; 65# – $379.99; 80# – $399.99; 100# – $459.99; 150# – $579.99
Power-Pole C-monster remote control.. this is the coolest remote control I’ve seen to date.
Point it down push the button the pp goes down. point it up it goes up. Lean left, control left power pole, lean right control right power pole.
Truly innovative from PP.