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New Gear:

November / December 2015

Fathom Fatboy Lures


    Designed to run fast and straight with a subsurface ripple that drives wahoo and big tuna crazy, the new Offshore Fat Boy series of lures from Fathom Lures features a heavyweight bullet head that tips the scales at a whopping 13 ounces unrigged. Featuring high quality finish steps including recessed 3D-molded eyes and a colored-epoxy coated head, these vibrant lures are available in 10 stock head colors ranging from mild to wild. Each Fat Boy is matched with a proven skirt color that’s ready for action in all light conditions. All lures are available either unrigged or professionally rigged with 18 inches of 480-pound test stainless cable leader with a double 9/0 trolling lance stainless hook set for maximum hook-ups. Add a Fat Boy to your spread and upgrade your offshore arsenal instantly. Contact: Fathom Lures at 910-399-6882 or visit www.FathomOffshore.com.

Garmin Radar


    Garmin's new 2524 xHD2 and GMR 2526 xHD2 high definition open array marine radars offer 25kW of transmit power, an increased maximum range of 96 nautical miles, and are the most powerful Garmin radars to date. Pulse Expansion increases the duration of the transmit pulse maximizing energy on targets and increasing their size so mariners are can easily identify long-range targets they might have previously missed. Both models also feature Auto Bird Gain, a unique feature that allows mariners easily locate flocks of birds at the water’s surface. Additionally, all xHD2 open arrays also come standard with dual radar support that provides radar redundancy and more flexibility to view different data on independent display units. Other features include dual range, which provides simultaneous views of both short and long ranges, and Dynamic Auto Gain and Dynamic Sea Filter that continually adjust to surroundings, water and weather conditions to provide optimal performance while reducing excess noise and clutter. Contact: Garmin at 913-397-8200 or visit www.garmin.com.

Mate Saver Lineup


    Laceration Lures Mate Saver has an action that drives pelagic gamefish into a feeding frenzy. Available in a wide variety of color combinations that pop and light up, these lures have proved themselves as irresistible to all species of gamefish. Measuring 8 inches by 5/8th inch, Mate Saver is excellent for tuna, mahi-mahi and wahoo as well as white marlin and sailfish, whether rigged in a single- or multiple-lure configuration. The lure’s signature wobble and swim makes it stand out from other lures in your trolling pattern. Designed in the time-proven "Carolina Style" and constructed with the finest and most advanced materials, the Mate Saver pulls well from the long ‘rigger or flatline positions of the trolling pattern. Mate Saver’s lightweight design prevents jumping fish from throwing the hook easily and it's a great alternative to ballyhoo. Mate Saver comes with standard rigging which includes a 34007 8/0 stainless steel Mustad hook and 150-pound test monofilament leader. Contact: Tournament Cable at 800-979-FISH or visit www.tournamentcable.com.



    OceanLED’s Amphibian Pro Xtreme Series underwater lights provide extraordinary energy savings with game-changing LED innovation and deliver exceptional control and hands-free limitless color-change ability for all models of boats. Available in four, eight and 16 LED, this series of underwater lights are offered in color-change, ultra-white, midnight blue and sea green LEDs with up to 4,200 fixture lumens and 60-degree beam for widespread lighting. The larger models, A8 and A16, are equipped with OceanLED’s cutting-edge “Colours” technology, which features unlimited color-change, select any color variation, strobe selected color and flawless custom cycling between colors. The lights combine a variety of quality marine grade materials, such as 316L stainless steel, chemically resistant polymer, and OceanLED’s Tritonium coating allowing easy maintenance for annoying sea growth. The surface-mount light's sleek, curved bezel design features a two-part mold with patented integrated precision optics for maximized light direction. Contact: Ocean LED at 954-523-2250 or visit www.oceanled.com.

Outrigger Serving Board


    Outrigger Custom Serving Boards are the perfect holiday gift for the boat owner who has everything. Hand made in the U.S.A., these finely crafted high quality solid maple and mahogany serving boards feature stainless steel cleats for easy handling and look sharp whether entertaining guests aboard the boat or at home. A custom line drawing of your boat and vessel name can be laser-engraved to add a personal touch. Single- and double-cleat board models are available, with the double-cleat model measuring 20 inches by 12.5 inches and 1 inch thick. Additional sizes are available to meet the boater’s needs. Outrigger can create the boat drawing to match your boat exactly -- no stock images are used. The company utilizes a combination of manufacturer blueprints and photos of your boat to create the custom line drawing. All of the features that make your boat unique, such as towers, antennas, radars, canvas, colored hulls, etc. are represented in your custom artwork. Contact: Outrigger Yacht Products at 313-887-1903 or visit www.outriggeryachtproducts.com.

Pelagic 50 Cooler


    Pelagic and K2 Coolers have teamed up to create the ultimate hard cooler series. All models feature one-piece, roto-molded construction of food-grade material that is UV resistant and dry-ice compatible for extreme toughness and durability. Insulation is injected into all components under extreme pressure for proper insulation and maximum ice retention. The sturdy lid gasket locks in the cold while keeping keep heat out and together with the Lockaway lid design keeps contents ice cold or steaming hot. Beefy lid latches create a positive seal while the Endura hinge system is designed to keep the lid permanently attached. Rubber feet keep the cooler exactly where you put it while a unique drainage system with screw-in, gasketed assembly allows for quick and easy drainage without removing the entire plug. Rope handles make lifting heavy loads a breeze and dual anchoring points allow for easy mounting no matter the situation. Integrated padlock holes on either side makes the K2 lockable and secure. Contact: Pelagic at 949-200-3528 or visit www.pelagicgear.com.

Penn Clash Reel


    Penn’s new Clash spinning reels utilize computer-controlled CNC gear technology to produce a precision aluminum/brass main gear and brass pinion that are machined for exact tolerances to provide smooth operation and withstand years of saltwater conditions. The full-metal aluminum body and sideplate, and eight-plus-one sealed ball bearings add to the reel’s durability. The Techno-Balanced RR30 carbon rotor on the smaller models, aluminum on the larger sizes, with the heavy-duty aluminum bail is built for a long life. The new Leveline slow oscillation system is rugged and produces tight, near-perfect line lay for improved casting and reduced occurrences of “wind knots” in braided line. A sealed HT-100 drag system is protected from corrosion and provides smooth resistance. The skirted spool is braid-ready with line capacity rings to note line remaining on the spool. Seven models are available ranging from the 8.2-ounce 2000 to the 27.2-ounce 8000. Contact: Penn Fishing Tackle at 800-892-5444 or visit www.pennfishing.com.



    PlayAction Sports produces a full line of offshore gear, including fighting belts, teasers and lures. The company’s rod and gimbal belts include numerous models ranging from snap-on versions designed for light-tackle applications to heavy duty gimbal belts geared for stand-up battles with 50-pound gear. Their newest model is the B850-Custom Snap-On which is designed for light-tackle applications and is available with a variety of high definition graphics applied, including the FishBonz design. The B850 is constructed with an oversized outdoor UV protected fabric pad made from closed cell rubber which does not absorb water and provides maximum comfort. The pad, which can be removed and/or replaced, also features the new and improved patented rotating gimbal and is available in sizes ranging from small to extra-large. Contact: PlayAction Sports, Inc. at 800-327-4643 or visit www.playactionproducts.com.

shimano calcutta reel


    Shimano has expanded its Calcutta Conquest lineup, adding 300 and 400 size models and offering both in right- and left-hand retrieve with a 5.6:1 gear ratio. Along with Shimano’s ‘S Compact Body Design,’ Conquest offers a high level of performance with features including Micro Module Gear technology, Shimano Stable Spool Design, and SVS Infinity Braking System. The Micro Module gear system reduces the size, while increasing the number of gear teeth on the pinion and drive gear for exceptional casting distance, power and durability. Shimano’s SVS Infinity brake system controls spool speed for precision casting while an external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments. Additionally, with Shimano’s X-Ship technology the pinion gear is supported on both ends with bearings for better gear durability and longer casts. The 300 models handle from 195 yards of 40-pound test to 125 yards of 65-pound test braid while the 400 models handle from 275 yards of 50-pound test to 140 yards of 80-pound test braid. Contact: Shimano at 877-577-0600 or visit fish.shimano.com.