Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Cuda Brand’s 7.5″ Mono/Braid Fishing Pliers & Wire Cutters

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Let’s face it, we’ve come to expect excellence from Cuda Brand products. From their knives to dehookers, gaffs, nets, and pretty much any tool and angler might need, Cuda Brand has proven time and time again to manufacture some of the most dependable fishing tools available. Cuda Brand’s 7.5″ Mono/Braid Fishing Pliers & Wire Cutters are […]

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Gear Review: Vibe Coolers’ Element 20

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The fishing kayak company Vibe has gotten into the roto-molded cooler market with three new coolers. This review takes a look at Vibe’s Element 20.  

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Gear Review: YoZuri 3D Inshore Popper

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Premiere lure manufacturer Yo-Zuri recently introduced their new 3D Inshore series, and we’ve been putting all five of these lures through their paces. In this review, we take a look at the 3D Inshore Popper, a great little topwater lure. Be sure to look for our reviews of the other four lures in this series […]

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Gear Review: Cuda Brand Professional Series Knives

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If you thought Cuda Brand‘s Titanium Bonded Knives were top-tier knives, check out Cuda Brand‘s Professional series. This review takes a look at the Professional series and shows why these are superior knives for anglers, hunters, and kitchen rats. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels

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The Inventive Fishing team has been in Hawaii fishing for the big bonefish of Oahu’s flats. They pitted Shimano’s NASCI spinning reel against some 10 pound bones and gave these reels a serious work out. This video is the Inventive Fishing review of the NASCI spinning reel filmed in Oahu, Hawaii. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Tidal Surge Manic Mullet

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Coming from the inshore fishing scene in Texas, Tidal Surge’s Manic Mullet is now being distributed by MirroLure. This great, soft-bodied bait is proving deadly on all kinds of inshore species ranging from reds to trout to flounder. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Bagley’s Rattlin’ B

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Classic lure manufacturer Bagley’s has added a great rattling crankbait to the their general purpose, multi-species lure catalog: the Rattlin B. Though not a saltwater-specific lure, it’s fish attracting abilities make this lure ideal for inshore anglers. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: YoZuri Top Knot Leader

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Premiere tackle manufacturer YoZuri has introduced a new line of saltwater fishing leaders: the Top Knot series. These leaders are tough, abrasion resistant lines that leave you confident in their strengths. Take a look at the Inventive Fishing review posted here for more information. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Shimano Pop Orca

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Shimano has added a topwater lure to their Orca lure series. Made with a special “Bubble Chamber” and a flow-through design, the Pop-Orca provides some great visual disruption for that surface bite.  

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Gear Review: Live Target’s Trolling Lures

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Live Target, makers of incredibly life-like lures, has introduced two new trolling lures designed for offshore and nearshore fishing. The Live Target Spanish mackerel and the Live Target Cigar Minnow offer great  trolling consistency. Check out our gear review!  

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Gear Review: Cuda Brand Titanium Bonded Knives

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Looking for reliable filet and game knives? Check out Cuda Brand’s Titanium Bonded Knives. This video gear review will give you an overview of this great series of knives.  

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Gear Review: Bagley’s Rattlin’ Finger Mullet

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Bagley’s has released a new topwater finger mullet that is turning heads and catching fish. Check out the Inventive Fishing gear review that puts the Bagley’s Rattlin’ Finger Mullet through its paces to find that exciting topwater bite. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Okuma Inspira Saltwater Spinning Reel

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Okuma’s Inspira Saltwater Spinning Reel is an ideal, price-conscious inshore spinning reel that can take up the punishment that shallow water species like trout, redfish, snook, and jacks dole out. All-in-all this reel is well-designed for inshore and flats fishing. FISH ON!    

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Gear Review: Egret Bait’s Zombie RIP Stick

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Egret Baits continues to produce top-notch lures that catch fish. Egret’s Zombie RIP Stick hard lure comes in a floating and a slow sinking model, and each has the movable action to attract fish. These lures are great for the inshore bite, enticing snook, redfish, and trout  with a uniquely designed swimming action that accounts […]

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Gear Review: Okuma Azores Saltwater Spinning Reels and Shadow Stalker Gulf Coast Series Rods

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Looking for a professional-grade nearshore and inshore spinning outfit? Check out Okuma brands’ Azores saltwater spinning reel and pair it with Okuma’s Shadow Stalker Gulf Coast Series Rods. The two pieces of top-notch gear are designed to work well together, and as we show in this review, are built to take on some rugged fishing […]

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Gear Review: Unfair Lures’ Arrowhead

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Looking for a reliable inshore search bait? Check out Unfair Lure‘s Arrowhead, a slow sinking twitch bait designed for inshore  fishing. This well-balanced lure shows us , again, why the Unfair brand continues to grow in popularity among inshore anglers. Designed to mimic a pinfish, or maybe a pig fish or sand perch, the Arrowhead […]

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Gear Review: Savage Gear 3D TPE Fly Shrimp

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Savage Gear continues to turn out amazing artificial shrimp. The latest addition, the 3D TPE Fly Shrimp provides a mimic of a much younger shrimp than we are used to seeing. The TPE Fly Shrimp is an ideal little lure for estuary fishing and for enticing the early morning bite. FISH ON!  

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Gear Review: Hobie Phin and Manta Sunglasses

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Let’s face it, there are a lot of sunglass options out there. But we also have to acknowledge that there aren’t a lot of companies that are designing sunglasses specifically for anglers and accounting for anglers’ needs.  In this Video Gear Review we take a look at Hobie’s Phin and Manta sunglasses which were designed […]

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Gear Review: Glacier Gloves’ Acension Bay Sun Glove

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Sun protection is a must, and for anglers, having sun gloves that protect against harmful rays without impeding basic angler abilities–like knot tying–is essential. This review takes a look at the Acension Bay Sun Gloves by Glacier Glove. This durable sun glove offers UPF 50+ sun protection without limiting movement or finger dexterity. A sun […]

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Gear Review: Cuda Brand 18″ Titanium Bonded Large Dehooker

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There’s no question that Cuda Brand Tools are rugged, long-lasting tools designed for anglers and the punishment of angling environments. In this video, we take a look at Cuda’s 18″ Titanium Bonded Large Dehooker, a tool that you really should think about as a mandatory piece of equipment no matter what kind of fishing you plan […]

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