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Tackle for 2008

By Nic DiGravio

bass tackleTackle……tackle and more tackle!  The 2008 season brings on many products for Pro Bass Fishing.ca to put to the test, but I think we’re up for the challenge!  There are some brand new products and some not so brand new so our readers can rest assured that we will do our best to bring them our results.  Let’s go over just some of the tackle that we will be using this coming season. 

Shimano has come out with a new line of light weight bait casting reels in the Core.  This is a peach of a reel!  It feels good and right for my grip and I know it will make 1000 casts feel like 50, no doubt in my mind.  I combined it with the new Shimano Cumara 7’2” medium heavy extra fast action rod for close proximity pitching and flipping.  I think this new line of rods from Shimano will really shine in the coming season so combining these two gems is going to be a treat. 

Quantum has a great buy in their affordable Accurist PT and Code bait casting reels.  Both come in the burner series 7.0.1 gear ratio.   The combo I am looking forward to is the Accurist PT teamed with the Tommy Biffle Tour Edition PT 7’6” heavy action rod.  Pitching will be a blast with the flipping switch of the Accurist and the ‘telephone post’ thickness of the rod with the feather light feel.  I haven’t decided which rod will coincide with the Code yet, but I can tell you that it will be a match made in tackle heaven!  The Quantum spinning reel, Kinetic PTi, also made it into the Pro Bass Fishing.ca tackle collection for this season and it will be combined with a Shimano Crucial 6’8” medium extra fast action drop shot rod.  This match already feels good and it will feel even better with a hefty Bass on!

A brand new braided line will be tried and tested this coming season too.  The Spiderwire Invisi-Braid caught my eye instantly!  I think it’s a great concept.  The braid basically is translucent in the water and for me that means a lot!  It could very well have a permanent place in our tackle box.  I spooled up the Shimano Core reels with 30lb test of this translucent miracle braid.  Let’s see what happens this season.  I have a good feeling this braid might find its way into other reels as well.  We shall see, indeed!

The baits this year are endless with many to choose from.  The Berkley 4” Power Hawg really caught my eye.  It sure looks good especially the color, peanut butter and jam!  The color camo looks interesting as well.  I can’t wait to put one of these puppies on the end of my line.  Yamamoto, Gambler, Lake Fork, all these well known companies will be in our tackle box for this season as well.  Yamamotos Hula Grubs and Craws will be on the menu, as well as Lake Forks Craw Tubes and the Fork Craw.  Gambler will be fished too!  I thought I would give their tubes a try especially the black, red, glitter, chartreuse tube, the look of it combined with the infamous Gambler scent should prove to be easy ‘Bass candy”!

There are local products made here in Ontario, Canada that will fit the Bass bill!  The Lightning Series Jigs are made with good quality skirts that last and last and come in a whole variety of color combinations.  I have a good collection to start with this season from Lightning Series and I am looking forward to them being on the end of my line!  Another Canadian product that I can’t wait to try is the Bass Magnet tube baits.
There are some very interesting colors to choose from, believe me!  I don’t know where to begin mentioning colors because they all look good, but I must say, the bloody mustard gill will be the first tube in the water this season! 

As you can tell we sure have our work cut out for us in the 2008 Bass season and we are pretty confident that we are up for the task!  You, the readers can be certain that Pro Bass Fishing.ca will continue to bring anglers tackle results from our outings.  We have fun testing the tackle we choose, but we also have just as much fun bringing you the results!   

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