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New Gear: July/August 2014



  Furuno's new GP1670F with a 5.7-inch color LCD and the GP1870F with a 7-inch wide-format screen feature a high-sensitivity internal GPS with lightning-fast chart redraw, super-simple operation with Furuno’s RotoKey, C-Map’s latest 4D cartography and easy-routing capability. Both models offer powerful fish finder features including Furuno’s multiple award-winning functionality and ground-breaking Bottom Discrimination, Accu-Fish, and Post-Processing Gain technology. Additionally, both models feature a 600W or 1kW Fish Finder, depending on transducer selection. They are dual-frequency 50/200 kHz and utilize Furuno’s Digital Signal Processing.
  Each model utilizes Jeppesen C-MAP 4D cartography for the user to choose digital navigation charts ranging from MAX data to full 4D content. Full 4D content provides added ability to view charts in 3D, overlay satellite images, overlay raster charts, and automatically create a route with Easy Routing. A new feature is a dual-range display that provides the ability to view both short and long ranges of your chart simultaneously in a split-screen presentation. Both models have an ergonomic, easy-to-use keyboard layout. Contact: Furuno at 360-834-9300 or visit www.FurunoUSA.com.



  If you’re looking for a lure that’s sure to stand out better in your pattern in the early morning hours or even at night, Joe Shute Lures has the solution with the introduction of their new Glow-in-the-Dark series. For years Joe Shute has been using glow-in-the-dark Mylar to help accent their lures for better visibility in low-light conditions. Recently, Shute added a Glow-in-the-Dark head to go with his glow Mylar to produce an irresistible combination. As anglers are increasingly targeting bigeye tuna early in the morning and at night, this new lure should help get a tuna’s attention and increase your hook-up ratio. Both the head and Mylar are cream color that produces a greenish-like glow. Numerous stock and custom colors are available with 1-, 3-, 5¾- and 8-ounce sizes as well as their new “Big Hole” series of lure heads. Add the new Joe Shute Glow-in-the-Dark series to your trolling arsenal to help you put more tuna in the cockpit! Contact: Joe Shute Lures at 252-240-3044 or visit www.fishfindertackle.com.

LD Marine Snooter


   Handling a feisty billfish at the boat, regardless of its size, can be one of the most exciting and dangerous jobs a mate can face. That task just got a bit easier thanks to LD Marine Products, which has introduced its new Billfish Snooter just in time for the 2014 billfish season! Engineered to the highest specifications to handle a lifetime of use, the Snooter is constructed of aircraft aluminum and sports a high gloss, black anodized finish for maintenance-free care. The Snooter features a rubber-coated stainless steel cable and can handle any size billfish having safety and confidence in mind for the user as well as the billfish. One hand placed onto the foam grip and other on the T- handle applies tension to maintain control of fish at the boat for removing a hook and reviving the fish. Contact: LD Marine Products at info@ldmarineproducts.com or visit www.ldmarineproducts.com.

Marlinstar Lures


  Marlinstar produces highly innovative fishing products made from the finest materials available and their lures have been responsible for numerous significant catches of blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and dolphin. The innovative design of their Tomahawk and Tunahawk models have proven themselves to be a proven fish raiser in any spread. The unique swimming action of these lures is unparalleled and their fish raising abilities have been proven around the globe. Marlinstar also offers a line of bullets that accompany up to three different skirts, allowing for a multitude of skirting options. Along with lures, Marlinstar also offers 4½-inch bird called the HiVizHydrohawk which is available in five different colors. All of Marlinstar’s lures are available in a variety of colors of ranging from selections of abalone to ultra-reflective tapes and dyes. Contact: Marlinstar at 888-354-7335 or visit www.tackledirect.com.

Mojo Shirt & Board Shirt


  Sportfishing crews not only do battle with some of the world’s toughest gamefish but they also constantly fight the elements including scorching sun and drenching salt spray that can exact a heavy toll on anyone. Constructed using a special vented fabric in the sides, the new Wireman long sleeve performance shirts are available in four solid colors with contrasting side panels. The ComfortWeave fabric is ultra-breathable, quick drying and features a UPF sun protection factor of 50-plus, among the highest ratings in the industry. The new shirts look great paired with the Stretch Fit Board Shorts that feature pockets in all the right places, including a Dernier-lined tool/pliers pocket on the side and a lightweight fabric that moves with you without binding. They’re available in two solid colors, charcoal and navy, plus a new plaid design. Contact: Mojo Sportswear at 800-827-0640 or visit www.mojo-gear.com.

Seaguar Threadlock


  Seaguar, the inventor and world leader in fluorocarbon and premium fishing line, has expanded its braid fishing line collection with the launch of Threadlock, an exceptionally strong, high-impact braided line. Threadlock braid is made with 16 strands in a high-density weave for extraordinary tensile and knot strength and is exceptionally strong and smooth with unmatched abrasion resistance. Threadlock is hollow-core for easy knotless leader connections to Seaguar Fluorocarbon Leader material, making it the perfect braid-to-fluoro connection.
  Threadlock high-impact braid is designed for offshore saltwater anglers who are targeting pelagic species and looking for solid connections in structure and kelp. In smaller pound test sizes, Threadlock is also a perfect line choice for certain heavy cover freshwater applications. Threadlock is available in green, white, yellow or blue spooled on 600 an 2500 yard spools in strengths ranging from 50- to 400-pound test. Contact: Seaguar at 201-767-9028 or visit http://www.bhptackle.com.

Shimano Spheros Reel


  Shimano’s new Spheros SW series includes five sizes and offer increased angler confidence with the addition of several new Shimano “SW Concept” features. The X-Ship gear system offers greater power transmission efficiency by minimizing resistance through a larger gear, optimum positioning and improved tooth face accuracy and bearing capacity. The rigidity of components including the handle, rotor and bail are enhanced to eliminate power loss due to flexing and distortion. Combining the X-Ship with rigidity of components allows more direct cranking without loss of power at the handle, providing great advantages for extreme saltwater fishing.
  The X-Shield system provides sealing structures and gaskets throughout the reel to block water intrusion for increased reliability and durability. Shimano’s CF Gears utilize cold forging to produce a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage. All models feature four ball bearings and one roller bearing and range in retrieve from 4.6:1 to 4.9:1 while maximum drag settings range from 22 pounds to 41 pounds depending on the model. Contact: Shimano at 877-577-0600 or visit www.shimano.com.

Rugged Shark Squall


  Rugged Shark’s Squall has incorporated durability, support, and comfort in this men’s slip on moccasin which features a breathable canvas upper. This step-in, outdoor casual style has you prepared for the outdoors. Squall’s twin elastic goring ensures a snug and secure fit while drainage components in the Squall enhance performance through a new, lightweight outsole system which features Rugged Shark’s H2FLO-VENT technology which allows air to circulate in, and water to flow out. With its Hexagrip slip-resistant, non-marking rubber outsole, the Rugged Shark Squall sustains the traction performance you need on and off the water. A lightweight compression molded midsole in tandem with breathable cushioned EVA foot bed support, provides all-day comfort and prevents fatigue. Squall is currently available in tan and denim, in medium width, sizes 8-12 (full and half), and size 13. Contact: Rugged Shark at 201-342-1200 or visit www.ruggedshark.com.

Under Armour Sunglasses


  New Under Armour Storm lens technology features a unique lens developed by Zeiss with a superior anti-phobic, anti-static, elite performance polarized lens. Available in gray, brown and amber lens tints as well as blue and green mirror, seven frame styles feature 16 different frame color options. The lenses have a scratch-resistant hard coating that is impervious to salt water, insect repellent and sunscreen and provides maximum glare reduction and true color recognition under bright sunlight, where heavy glare could affect performance. All lenses are placed in a durable ArmourFusion Titanium Grilamid frame that includes features such as an adjustable nose pad and three-point grip for a custom fit. Frame styles available include Ranger, Keepz, Captain, Rumble, Power, Igniter 2.0 and Zone 2.0. Under Armour’s Air Flow Technology directs air through the lens to keep the wearer cooler and all lenses meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 rating for superior impact resistance and eyewear protection. Contact: Under Armour at 888-4-ARMOUR or visit http://www.underarmour.com.