Blue Fox Pixee
The Blue Fox Pixee has been a staple salmon lure for anglers in Alaska for decades. It is made to cast long distances, allowing anglers to cover a ton of water. It sinks quickly, which puts the lure into the strike zone for the majority of the retrieve. Each lure is made from plated brass with a hammered finish, and anglers get to choose from UV, nickel-plated, gold-plated, painted and metallic finishes. Spoons come rigged with a VMC black-nickel treble hook and a Siwash for those who prefer non-treble hooks. The spoon is available in 1/4-, 1/2- and 7/8-ounce sizes in the standard Pixee and in 1/2- and 7/8-ounce sizes in the Rattlin’ model.
Vortex Optics Summit Carbon II Tripod
When every ounce in your pack counts, count on the Summit Carbon II to keep you moving without sacrificing stability. Carbon-fiber construction keeps it light and strong, while the four leg sections provide the ultimate in packability, letting the Summit Carbon II collapse to a smaller size, yet still go tall enough to get you the height you need. To cut down on weight even more, the Summit Carbon II comes with a detachable center column to go taller when you need it and stow away for lower viewing and packability when you don’t. On fishing adventures, bring the tripod to get better pics and video of your adventure. On hunting expeditions, the tripod has a 22-pound max load, so spotting scopes, binos, and cameras all can be used with the tripod. And in a pinch, an enterprising hunter could use it as a shooting rest.
P-Line SS Fluorocarbon Leader
SS Fluorocarbon Leader was designed specifically for salmon and steelhead fishermen. The extreme invisibility of the line once it enters the water is one of the attributes which make it the perfect choice when fishing clear water conditions. SS Fluorocarbon has the toughness and abrasion resistance needed to be an awesome leader line, while maintaining enough flexibility to tie great knots. With the latest advancements in fluorocarbon raw materials and extrusion technology, this product will raise the bar of what anglers come to expect out of fluorocarbon leader material. It is available in a range of sizes from 6- to 40-pound-test in 100-yard spools.
P-Line XTCB 8 Braid
P-Line XTCB 8 Braid is a braided line which features Teflon Surface Protector. It has more abrasion resistance, flows through the guides with less friction and allows for longer casts. XTCB 8 is constructed using 8 carriers during the braiding process, which allows for a braid which is extremely tight and compact, with an ultra-smooth finish. XTCB 8 will also retain its round shape while having a smaller diameter than traditional braids. XTCB 8 is now available in low-visibility green and high-visibility yellow. XTCB 8 is available in 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 65- and 80-pound-test in spool sizes of 150-, 300-, and 2,500 yards.
Fishe Trucker Hat
Fishe makes a wide range of eye-catching accessories for the female angler. Their Trucker Hat is made from a polyester-cotton blend, has an adjustable snapback closure, mesh back, plastic snap and a hard buckram brim. It is available in fifteen different patterns including new additions like the HaliBorealis Abstract shown here. The team at Fishe continues to innovate new patterns and products.
Ahi USA Live Deception Flash Jigs
Stay versatile with the new Bonito pattern Live Deception Flash Jig. Each realistic baitfish pattern of the Live Deception Jigs is now enhanced by a highly reflective finish which emulates flashy fish scales. This new, key feature gives game fish something extra to home in on and sets these jigs apart from the rest. The wire through-body design allows you to confidently cast even the smaller jigs at larger gamefish. Jigs are available in six different sizes for both freshwater and saltwater applications. You can bounce these jigs along sandy bottoms for bottomfish and halibut, in freshwater for lake trout and salmon, and for those of you outside Alaska, deep structure for largemouth bass and walleye.
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