Noteworthy & New: Fishing Stuff 11/2016

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New and Unique Fishing Stuff, as Reviewed by the In-Fisherman Staff

Fish Alarm Systems

Fish Strike Fish Alarms mount on a rod holder or sand spike and warn of a bite with a loud 100-dB alarm and bright flashing LED. With tension control to adjust for sensitivity, and waterproof. Also check the company’s Bank, Bait, and Net Stations—$29.95 (Fish Alarm), fishstrikefishing.com

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Cuda Tools

Cuda introduces 28 new tools for anglers in 2016, including pliers, knives, jaw spreaders, line clippers, first-aid kits, and more. Knives are full tang construction, as blades extend through the handle for added blade strength and a more rigid handle. Titanium Bonded Passivation technology and German 4116 steel ensure corrosion resistance, backed by a lifetime warranty—$6 to $80, cudabrand.com

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Smart Watch

The Garmin quatix 3 GPS smartwatch was designed for boaters and anglers, and features a navigational toolset. Load routes, mark waypoints, and navigate to hotspots. It wirelessly streams NMEA data from Garmin electronics, and includes tide tables, fishing app, solunar calendar, multisport functions, activity tracking, and more. Also control music from your phone and VIRB camera remotely, $599—garmin.com

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Sun Screen

BullFrog offers a sunscreen with Water Armor Tech, a hydrophobic polymer that delivers long-lasting water resistance—$9.99 for 5-ounce bottle, bullfrogsunscreen.com

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Reel ‘N Shad

The Mann’s Bait Reel ‘N Shad is a fluke-style lure that wiggles naturally on the retrieve. It’s rigged with jigheads and comes in three sizes: 3.75, 5.25, or 9 inches—$9.49 to $10.49 per pack, mannsbait.com

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Ugly Stik Species

New Species Specific series of rods includes models for crappies, catfish, walleyes, and stripers, featuring Ugly Tech construction, new Ugly Tuff one-piece stainless-steel guides, and updated cosmetics. Striper and catfish rods also have new rubber gimble butt cap. Combos also available with round (catfish, walleye, striper), spinning (catfish and crappie), and spincast (catfish) reels—$39.95 (rods), $49.95 to $79.95 (combos), uglystik.com

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Bait Station

Frabill’s Bait Station has an Aqualife diffuser that produces micro bubbles to saturate the water with oxygen, improving survival of livebait—$89.99, frabill.com

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Scout Duffles

Three American-made waterproof duffle bags, the Scout Series from North St. Bags, are offered in lengths of 11, 14, and 21 inches, of 1000 denier Cordura, several color options, and a lifetime guarantee—$59 to $99, northstbags.com

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Tatulas

With many popular features of earlier versions, including the T-Wing line-control system, Daiwa adds the Tatula CT Series, with lower profile, a 90-mm Swept Handle, and 13.2 pounds of drag, in four gear ratios from 5.5:1 to 8.1:1—$129.95 (CT Series), $179.95 (Type R), daiwa.com

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PowerHouse Anchors

PowerHouse anchors are coated and have a 2-foot anchor chain. Three sizes—12, 14, and 16 inches—for boat lengths up to 19 feet—$90 to $100, on Facebook at PowerHouse Anchors.

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