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New Fishing Gear for Spring 2022

New reels, rods, gear and sunglasses.

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Yeti Camino 50 Carryall
Yeti Camino 50 Carryall Courtesy Yeti

Yeti Camino 50 Carryall

The ultimate boat bag, this 50-liter heavy-duty Yeti tote helps organize gear and transport it between truck and vessel. Made from the same waterproof, ultra-durable, and easily cleaned material as the Panga Duffel, the Camino 50 features an EVA molded bottom, two interior zippered pockets, CrossBar handles, and deployable dividers to keep gear such as reels separated from bulkier equipment. The $200 bag measures 16.5 inches high by 22 inches long and 12 inches wide and comes in navy or storm gray.

Shimano Tranx 150 fishing reel
Shimano Tranx 150 Courtesy Shimano

Shimano Tranx 150

The Shimano Tranx 150 expands this low-profile-reel family to deliver a versatile model perfect for lighter inshore presentations. The metal Hagane Body adds durability while enhancing smoothness. The smallest Tranx, the 150 weighs 6.7 ounces, carries 150 yards of 20-pound braided line, and offers 13 pounds of max drag. The reels also feature Shimano’s cross carbon drag material and will be available in three gear ratios — 6.3-, 7.2- and 8.2-to-1. They cost $209.99.

Bubba Tidal Series fishing rods
Bubba Tidal Series Courtesy Bubba

Bubba Tidal Series

Bubba has officially released its three-model series of inshore fishing rods: Tidal, Tidal Select and Tidal Pro. All three models feature spinning and casting options in multiple lengths, actions and powers. Tidal rods ($139.99) feature graphite construction and come with stainless-steel guides and a split reel seat. Tidal Selects ($199.99) feature Fuji components and 24/30 Toray graphite construction. They also employ Bubba’s Non-Slip Grip material. Tidal Pros ($329.99) come with top-of-the-line Fuji reel seats and guides, 30T Toray graphite construction, ergonomic carbon-fiber handles with Non-Slip Grip, and a lightweight design.

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Fin-Nor Bouncer sunglasses
Fin-Nor Bouncer Courtesy Fin-Nor

Fin-Nor Bouncer

Fin-Nor, one of the most storied brands in big-game fishing, has introduced a line of performance sunglasses that includes 20 styles, several designed with iconic captains such as Miami’s Bouncer Smith. Bouncer frames (pictured) feature a large-to-extra-large fit, an integrated spring hinge, adjustable rubber nose pads, rubber temple tips and low-profile side shields. They come in three colors and with either glass or plastic lenses in gray or copper and with three mirror options: silver, green, or blue. All Fin-Nor sunglasses will offer Lateral Line Lens Technology, which reduces blue light transmission for sharp, distortion-free color. They also feature enhanced abrasion resistance, hydrophobic/oleophobic coatings on both sides of glass lenses, and five- or seven-layer anti-reflective coating. Available in April, the sunglasses will cost $159 to $209.

Toadfish Elite Guide Series
Toadfish Elite Guide Series Courtesy Toadfish

Toadfish Elite Guide Series

Toadfish’s new Elite Guide Series spinning reels — in 2500 and 3000 sizes — feature an aluminum body, a carbon rotor and handle, and a sealed carbon drag. Both models come with 7+1 sealed stainless-steel ball bearings and a gear ratio of 6-to-1. They carry 240 yards of 10-pound braid, weigh 7.8 ounces and offer 16 pounds of max drag. Elite Guide Series reels cost $150.

G. Loomis GCX Inshore fishing rods
G. Loomis GCX Inshore Courtesy G. Loomis

G. Loomis GCX Inshore

Each G. Loomis GCX Inshore rod blank uses the company’s multi-taper design process that allows engineers to reinforce potential stress points while reducing extra material. The process makes these rods lighter with more precise lengths, powers and actions. Available in three casting and 11 spinning models, the rods feature solid cork handles, Fuji reel seats and an optimized SeaGuide guide train. Casting rods come in 6 ½- and 7-foot medium and medium-heavy versions; spinning rods come in 7-, 7 ½- and 8-foot models in a wider range of powers. The rods cost $289.99 to $339.99.

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Huck Performance Bucket
Huck Performance Bucket Courtesy Huck

Huck Performance Bucket

Huck makes its performance buckets from an impact-modified, UV stabilized material called SpryTech, designed to outperform typical disposable 5-gallon containers made from high-density polyethylene. The company says it’s nearly impossible, in fact, to break its buckets. Other features include non-skid feet with finger indents on the bottom, “spaghetti-pot” side handles with finger indents, and a stay-put main handle system with finger indents. You can just grab the bottom or sides of the bucket rather than the handle and still control emptying or filling. The 5-gallon Huck measures 13 5/8 inches high, and has a base diameter of 10 ½ inches and a mouth diameter of 11 ½ inches. It weighs 3 pounds. Available in gray, blue, olive, tan, or white with tan, white or black handles, Hucks cost $99.95 (customized versions available).

Daiwa D-Vec Dry Bag
Daiwa D-Vec Dry Bag Courtesy Daiwa

Daiwa D-Vec Dry Bag

Daiwa’s new waterproof D-Vec dry bag backpack is made from a tarpaulin/nylon with PVC coated material. It features a waterproof zippered front compartment, an easy-access pliers holder, a nylon top handle, padded shoulder straps, and a rollover-and-snap design. It measures 16-by-27 inches and weighs 2 pounds. Available in black, it costs $79.99.

RedFin Sanibel
RedFin Sanibel Courtesy RedFin

RedFin Sanibel

RedFin’s Sanibel frames were designed for larger faces. They feature heavy-duty, two-way stainless-steel hinges, no-slip, Megol rubber nose pieces, and under-the-cap ear stems. Manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision, the nylon polarized lenses help eliminate glare and come with a coating that repels water, fog, sweat and oil; an anti-scratch protectant helps resist abrasion. Sanibel frames are available in matte black or black tortoise. Lenses come in coastal blue (dark gray/blue mirror), Gulf blue (light green/Caribbean blue mirror), shallow mirror (yellow/light green mirror) and dark shad mirror (gray base w/ silver mirror). They cost $229.

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Zerofit Heatrub
Zerofit Heatrub Courtesy Zerofit

Zerofit Heatrub

Zerofit has released two new baselayers — Heatrub Ultimate and Heatrub Move — for cold-weather protection and comfort on the water and anywhere in the outdoors. Ultimate ($90) has been independently tested to be five times warmer than competitors, with a heat-retention rating of 0.78. Standard baselayers have a 0.1 to 0.14 rating; a sweater would be about 0.3. Heat threads inside the garment are activated by movement. Recommended temperature range is 14 through 50 degrees. The Move baselayer ($76) has been tested to be twice as warm as similar products. The fabric on the inside is 45 percent polypropylene; the shell is a hollow polyester. The garment removes sweat from the skin, and its recommended range is 23 to 53 degrees. Ultimate comes in black, white, red, blue and gray; Move comes in black, white or titanium.

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