New Gear and Electronics for June 2021

New gear, tackle and accessories.

June 11, 2021

Hobie’s new Mirage Lynx is a lightweight alternative to both a traditional kayak and an inflatable ‘yak. | Chris Woodward

Hobie Mirage Lynx

Easier to store and transport than a full-size rigid kayak yet more substantial and better rigged than an inflatable ‘yak, Hobie’s new Mirage Lynx delivers a new option to inshore anglers. The low-profile Lynx measures 11 feet long and weighs 45 pounds. It offers a 350-pound capacity and comes with Hobie’s MirageDrive 180 system for forward and backward propulsion. Fish light or load up the Lynx with gear. It comes H-Crate ready and features bungee tiedowns at the bow. It also comes with molded-in tracks from mounting accessories; scupper holes for a livewell, and is ready for electronics and Power-Pole installations. Lynx costs $2,699 and comes in dune and two-tone golden papaya.

A stereo that packs powerful audio
Fusion MS-RA60 Courtesy Fusion

Fusion MS-RA60

Fusion’s latest entry-level marine stereo, the MS-RA60 packs powerful audio into a small form for boats with limited helm space. Features include wireless connectivity for streaming music over Bluetooth, using Fusion-Link app control; volume control for two independent zones; Class D amplification for up to four speakers, and a built-in digital audio broadcasting tuner. Access software updates from compatible smart devices using the app, and control music with the app, handheld ARX70 remote or Garmin quatix 6 watches. The stereo costs $199.99.

Huk shirts wick moisture and protect from the sun
Huk Tie-Dye Pursuit Courtesy Huk

Huk Tie-Dye Pursuit

Splashed with color, Huk’s Tie-Dye Pursuit shirts for men, women and youth feature four-way stretch and cooling fibers. Made from 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex, the shirts also wick moisture, dry quickly and resist stains. Men’s long-sleeve shirts come in multiple tie-dye (more traditional, retro designs) and tie-dye lava colors and in sizes S through 3XL. Women’s long-sleeve Pursuits come in similar colors and in sizes XS through XL. Youth shirts cost $35; adult shirts cost $40 ($45 for 3XL). The Tie-Dye collection also includes men’s shorts and a unisex gaiter.

A new reel that generates maximum power
Alutecnos Gorilla 30W 2S Courtesy Alutecnos

Alutecnos Gorilla 30W 2S

Alutecnos has announced a new Limited Edition 30 wide, two-speed Gorilla conventional reel with a smoked black-matte finish. Offering 3.3- and 1.7-to-1 gear ratios, the Gorilla 30W 2S holds 1,038 yards of 30-pound monofilament. It features an integrated drag pre-set; the multi disc system can be set for more than 50 pounds of drag with guaranteed free spool. A longer lever on the aluminum ergonomic handle allows you to generate maximum power. The reel costs $864.

These jigs entice finicky fish
Sea Falcon S Impact Slow Pitch Jig Courtesy Sea Falcon

Sea Falcon S Impact Slow Pitch Jig

Sea Falcon’s S Impact jig was designed for a long, fluttering fall and a long lift to entice finicky fish. The S-type spoon shape produces an irregular movement when jerked on the lift. Available in 120-, 160- and 200-gram weights and in eight colors, the S Impact jigs feature a hand-painted finish. To help fine-tune presentation, Sea Falcon developed a chart for each jig, indicating the correct fall speed, weight balance, pause time, and other specifications. Target species include tuna, grouper and snapper. The jigs cost $23.10 to $29.30.

This Daiwa reel is built to cast a long way
Daiwa Lexa TW 300/400 Courtesy Daiwa

Daiwa Lexa TW 300/400

A long-casting and palmable low-profile baitcaster, Daiwa’s TW 300/400 reels feature a larger T-Wing System and an aluminum frame and handle-side sideplate to keep all gears in precise alignment. Daiwa designed a unique gear train for these Lexas that employs a brass main gear and a stainless-steel pinion gear. The metals mesh well to enhance smooth casting and lure retrieval. An adjustable power handle allows anglers to control the preferred overall handle length. The reels come in right- and left-handed versions in three gear ratios—6.3-to-1, 7.1-to-1 and 8.1-to-1. And on the Lexa 400, anglers can choose a 5.3-to-1 ratio. Braid capacities range from 175 to 310 yards of 30-, 40-, or 50-pound line, depending on reel size. Max drag is 24.2 to 28.7 pounds. Prices range from $349.99 to $379.99.

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Shaded relief charts offer more detail
C-MAP Reveal Courtesy C-MAP

C-MAP Reveal

C-MAP’s new Reveal charts replace Max-N and Max-N+ charts. Reveal features shaded relief for inland, coastal and offshore waters, full-featured vector charts, dynamic raster charts, high-res bathymetry, custom depth shading, aerial photography, satellite overlay, subscription-free easy routing, and more. Shaded relief delivers 3D-rendered land and underwater elevation, including areas of ultra-high-resolution bathymetric imagery. The charts cost $149.99 to $249.99.


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