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Tackle and Line

Tackle and line vary almost as much as the fishing variety in Alaska. Here are our current favorites to pack in the tackle box when fishing in Alaska.

Luhr-Jensen Coyote Cyclone Flasher
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Released in late 2019, this new, easy-pulling, fully rotating flasher features an innovative Kick-Fin design that enables it to draw in salmon and trout at a range of trolling speeds. The design enables it to rotate easily, which allows it to rotate at slower speeds. We think this flasher could be effective at attracting both kings and coho salmon, as well as lake and rainbow trout. The patent-pending Coyote Cyclone Flasher rotates in a wide, elliptical pattern, adding fish-attracting flash and motion to your trolling presentation. Its namesake cyclone blade rotates independently in the flasher’s center, adding a strobing flash and vibration. The flasher is available in two sizes—8 ⅜ inches and 11 inches—and is available in 11 color patterns, including three with UV Bright finishes and eight with Everglo finishes. UV Bright finishes reflect additional light energy, boosting the Coyote Cyclone Flasher’s visibility. Everglo finishes glow in the dark. Coyote Cyclone Flashers are fitted with heavy-duty ball-bearing swivels and welded rings to ensure many years of fish-attracting action.

Luhr-Jensen Coyote Cyclone Flasher
Norvise Automatic Bobbin Kit
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The Norvise Fly Tying Bobbin Kit includes a Norvise Bobbin (with ceramic tube), three additional machined-aluminum spools (four, including the one on the Bobbin), a spooling Arbor to load your thread onto the aluminum spool, and instructions on how to operate this fantastic piece of fly tying equipment. Imagine how much time you will save at the bench if you never have to wind the slack thread back on to the spool after coming off your bobbin cradle or after making a half-hitch. The Norvise Auto Bobbin works from a clutch-type system allowing the bobbin to hold tension while tying, but never “bottoming out” the tension. Once you are spooled up you never have to re-tension or un-tension the spring—it knows when to rewind and when to slip. It is truly an engineering marvel! Though the Norvise Auto Bobbin will work with any vise on the market, it really complements the rotary tying function of the Norvise, making what they like to call “The most innovative fly tying system on the market.”

Norvise Automatic Bobbin Kit
Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle Tube Jigs Deluxe
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Kodiak Custom Deluxe Tube Jigs are built tough and designed to catch lake trout, burbot, pike and sheefish through the ice or while jigging, casting and trolling in open water. The deluxe model comes with a wire loop that a trailer hook can be attached to or removed from at any time. The loop feature also serves as a bait-holding system, with a slide that tightens the loop around the bait and fastens it to the jig. Kodiak Custom Deluxe Tube Jigs are available in three sizes ranging from 1/2-ounce to 1 1/2-ounce and multiple colors are offered in 4- and 6-inch-long tubes.

Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle Tube Jigs Deluxe
Norvise Magnum Hub
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The Norvise Magnum Hub is back and better than ever. These hubs are larger in diameter and weigh roughly 40% more than the standard hubs. This creates significantly more momentum and allows the vise to spin like CRAZY! The new Magnum Hubs are great for dubbing, wrapping heavier thread, or spinning bodies. In 2016, Norvise standardized the receiver end on all of their jaws. Now all three of their jaw configurations—Standard, Large, and Fine Point—will fit the new Magnum Hub. If you want your Norvise to spin like never before check out the new Magnum Hub.

Norvise Magnum Hub
P-Line Twin Tail Squid
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An exciting new product from P-Line is the Twin Tail Squid. These awesome new squid bodies come in three sizes: 4.5”, 7”, and 9”. The Twin Tail has two extended tentacles with curl tails which give the bait great action. The bodies are available unrigged, and also in a 4.5” rigged version for rockfish and lingcod tied on 50-pound-test, and a 7” version rigged on 300-pound-test with a circle hook for halibut. There are six colors available including three glow options.
P-Line Twin Tail Squid
Pro-Troll Fishing Products EChip
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Every wonder why the Pro-Troll ProChip 11 flasher is so effective? Movement is part of it, but the embedded EChip is a big factor, too. The E-Chip is a small tube that encases a ball and a proprietary microchip crystal. The movement of these two components gives off a tiny electrical charge similar to the electrical nerve discharge of wounded baitfish. It is a deal-closer, causing fish attracted to your gear to strike. You can now buy EChips to attach to your own lures and attractors. They are available in two sizes (½- and ¾-inch). The small size works best with smaller lures; the larger size works well for large lures and flashers.
Pro-Troll Fishing Products EChip
Rosco EZ Clip
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Rosco EZ Clips allow you to quickly change out your lures or rigs without opening a snap. Tie your line on one end, and slide your lure on to the other. It works well for topwater, jerk baits, jigs, plugs, and spinners. Five sizes are available to accommodate both your freshwater and saltwater needs, from 25-pound-test up to 175-pound-test. They are available in stainless-steel or black finish.

Rosco EZ Clip
Salamander Sinkers Gram Series
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Salamander Sinkers Gram Series comes in a 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-gram options. Models are available with or without swivels on both ends. Their design makes them much more snag resistant than split shot, which makes them a good choice for both conventional and fly anglers who drift fish. They are lead free and designed to be rigged inline, or off a dropper.

Salamander Sinkers Gram Series

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