The May 2022 Gear Bag has some great things in store for you, from rods and reels from Eagle Claw and Diawa, fish Attractants by both Scent Striker and Pro-Cure, along with new tackle from Dardevle and Fishing Innovations, a great way to process crab from LeeLock and rounding off this issues Gear Bag a satellite communication system from Zoleo and Fishewear introducing a new pattern all female anglers are sure to love.
Eagle Claw EC2.5 Salmon/Steelhead Rod
Eagle Claw EC2.5 Salmon/Steelhead rods are built on high-performance, super-sensitive blanks. They feature full-cork or EVA handles depending on the model, and provide long-lasting performance and comfort. The EC2.5 Salmon/Steelhead series is available in spinning and casting models and in lengths and actions tailored to salmon and steelhead presentations. The rod series is sensitive enough to feel the lightest bites without sacrificing the strength or durability needed to chase these magnificent fish.
Dick’s Sure Spin Bait Fish Helmet
“Perfect spin all the time,” sums up the value of Sure Spin. Many things interfere with proper bait action: bait tearing from current, soft baits, missed strikes, poorly cut and rigged baits. A durable and active bait equals more hook-ups; it’s just that simple. Sure Spin comes in unrigged 3-packs or rigged singles with Maruto premium hooks. Made in the USA, with sizes available to fit extra-small baits up to horse-sized herring. Colors are available to fit many conditions: Clear UV, Green, Chartreuse, Red, Pink, Blue, and Glow for dark days or deepwater salmon and halibut. The helmet works exceptionally well with herring, sardines, anchovies, even prawns. Also, be sure to check out their unique and effective Sure Spin Bait Cutter Pro.
Dardevle Crackle Series
Introducing the all-new Crackle spoons to Dardevle’s all-star lineup. They asked the guys in their paint shop to use their imaginations and help come up with a few new patterns and they totally shattered it with the new Crackle series in red, blue, and purple with black crackle. The spoons are available in three sizes: 2/5 ounce, 3/4 ounce, and 1 ounce. Coming this spring to your local tackle dealer, or online at dardevle.com.
ZOLEO Satellite Communicator
For those who venture beyond cell coverage, ZOLEO is an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that provides global messaging, SOS alerting and location awareness with 100% coverage over Earth’s oceans and landmasses. Only ZOLEO provides seamless messaging that follows you in and out of cell coverage using Wi-Fi, cellular and the Iridium satellite network. ZOLEO pairs with the free ZOLEO app via Bluetooth to easily message your contacts, check weather forecasts and share your GPS coordinates right out of the box. Monthly plans range from $20 for 25 satellite messages to $50 for an unlimited amount.
Pro-Cure Bait Scents Herring Oil
As salmon and halibut season approaches it’s always a great idea to be prepared with all the tools needed to turn a great day of fishing to a fantastic day of catching. Pro-Cure’s Herring Oil will help you do just that. For years, saltwater salmon anglers have relied on Pro-Cure’s amino-based, UV-enhanced herring oils to help put more fish in the net. Whether you’re trolling the protected waters in Southeast for Chinook, or sitting on the hook in Cook Inlet laying down a scent trail for halibut, Pro-Cure Herring Oil is a must-have item if you want to be a highliner. Available in 2- and 8-ounce bottles as well as ½-gallon and gallon jugs.
Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reels
Anglers hoping to work up explosive action on their next trip would do best to carry plenty of dynamite—and that’s exactly what Daiwa’s new Saltist MQ spinning reels bring to the table. Lightweight, smooth, durable and sexy, the entire series features Daiwa’s ground-breaking MQ construction, allowing extra power to be packed inside an exceptionally rugged, corrosion-resistant frame. As if that’s not enough, Daiwa has piled on many additional cutting-edge features at a price that offers plenty of bang for the buck. In addition to their one-piece anodized-aluminum monocoque (MQ) body, these reels feature a Magsealed shaft, Zaion Air Rotor and Air Bail, tough Digigear technology, waterproof Advanced Tournament Drag (ATD), and a round, decorative but very functional, machined-aluminum handle knob, With sizes ranging from 2500 to 20000, the Saltist MQ series is saltwater driven and can cover any species swimming in Alaska waters.
LeeLock Crab Cracker
This new tool allows you to measure your Dungeness crabs to determine which ones are legal to keep, and then crack them in half over the top of a five-gallon bucket, thereby separating the two clusters from the shell and guts. Crabs cleaned this way take up half as much space as whole crabs so you can cook twice as many in your kettle. The Crab Cracker has four different measurements to cover minimum sizes for Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska and Canada. It’s made from solid, anodized aluminum to last a lifetime, and greatly aids in cleaning Dungeness crabs.
Scent Striker DBS Scent Attractant
Scent Striker’s DBS Striker Formula is a herring-oil-based fish attractant that adds that Dinner Bell Smell (DBS) to your bait. Striker Formula is a blend of all-natural proteins, fats, minerals, and amino acids designed to turn on the feeding behavior of salmon, halibut, and other gamefish. DBS Striker Formula was created and tested in Alaska. Turbocharge all your bait by adding DBS into your gear lineup. DBS pairs exceptionally well with their Scent Striker lures.
Fishewear Permit Paradise Pattern
Fishe continues to expand their pattern selection to bring more women greater options on patterns that reflect their favorite fisheries. The Permit Paradise pattern is based on the art of Irene Meniconi, and skillfully captures the permit and tropical aquatic environments in which they dwell. The pattern will be available in many items including the FisheWear Dry Bag, Wedge Tote, Poly Box, Tube, Tote, Nippers and Forceps.