Some New Fishing Gears 2017

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HOBIE MIRAGEDRIVE 180

Hobie was the first to introduce a pedal-propulsion system for kayaks, in 1997. MirageDrive has evolved to offer a reverse function in the new 180 version, which will be integrated into 2017 Mirage kayaks. By mid-2017, the system will retrofit to existing pedal boats with a stand-alone accessory. The MirageDrive 180 weighs 8 pounds and produces full power in both directions using two shift cables. The system adds $150 to new Hobie single-model kayaks and $300 to tandems. Read More

2017 New Tackle, Gear and Accessories

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I find it unfortunately easy to take good fortune for granted. But I’m reminded every July, during the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, of just how privileged I am.

I enjoy a front-row seat to a wealth of fishing-tackle goodies as the industry displays its brand-new designs and updates. Now, as the holiday season approaches and many of these items line store shelves, I can describe this new and sometimes offbeat gear that I — and the other Sport Fishing editors — got to see during the summer show.

Here are 26 items we coveted during ICAST. We’ve also listed the saltwater- related winners from this year’s Best of Show competition. Read More

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