Shimano introduced a new series of rods designed specifically for saltwater anglers: the Ocea series. Shimano’s Seth took the time to introduce us to this new rod at ICAST 2017. This Inventive Fishing New Product Introduction is for informational purposes only. Inventive Fishing has not field-tested the product addressed here and, thus, neither endorses nor […]
Okuma Fishing Tackle introduced a number of great new products at ICAST 2017, including the new Tesoro Star Drag Reel. Okuma’s own John Bretza took the time to introduce us to this powerful little reel. This Inventive Fishing New Product Introduction is for informational purposes only. Inventive Fishing has not field-tested the product addressed here […]
At Icast 2017, Cuda Tools introduced three new models of technical fishing gloves: a baiting model, an offshore model, and a wire wrapping model. These gloves feature four-layer kevlar to protect your hands from hook punctures and are designed with real angling action in mind. This Inventive Fishing New Product Introduction is for informational purposes only. […]
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!
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 […]
The proposed fisheries management plan “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management 2017,” stands to be one of the most important pieces of federal legislation to affect recreational anglers in recent U.S. History. In this From the Head video, Sid Dobrin takes a look at why this proposed act is so critical. FISH ON!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Spiderwire has introduced a new translucent braid to its to its lineup of Stealth Braid lines. The Stealth Translucent line is made from Dyneema® PE Microfiber construction, making the line incredibly strong, smooth, and round. To provide rapid movement through guides, the line is constructed with Fluoropolymer Treated microfibers; the line is also whisper quiet. Overall, the line is […]
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 […]
Egret Baits has brought us another tough-as-hell plastic lure: the Vudu Eel. Mimicking a small sand eel, this soft-bodied lure features an integrated weight-forward hook that provides some great darting action. Deadly on inshore species like trout, redfish, and snook, this eel imitator is also great for nearshore species like snapper, grouper, and seabass. And, […]
Lamiglas, producers of high-caliber fishing rods, has partnered with legendary rod designer and avid kayak angler Paul Paco Ernandez to introduce the “Paco” Kayak Series of rods. These rods feature great tip action, allowing excellent casting control and a really strong backbone. This Video Gear Review takes a look at this unique, pro-grade kayak rod. FISH […]
Vibe Kayaks has tapped into its rotomolding expertise – originally perfected to create highly durable sit-on-top fishing kayaks – to design a cooler on par with high-end versions for a fraction of the price. Equipped with strong closure straps and an airtight seal, built-in bottle openers, pressure release button and integrated fish ruler for measuring your catch, […]
This is an Inventive Fishing Gear review of Shimano’s award-winning Flats Wading Boot. This boot is ideal for anyone wading rugged shorelines or flats. The tough sole stands up against the sharpest coral, oyster shells, lava, urchin spines, or other potential foot hazards.
Watershed, producers of innovative dry bags since the early 1980’s, has introduced a new line of dry bags ideal for the saltwater angler. The new Largo Tote can carry a large amount of gear, but stows flat in tight spaces. Anglers will love this bag; it holds 3-5 tackle boxes and leaves room for small personal items, […]
The Fish Market: Inside the Big Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate By Lee Van Der Voo Reviewed by Sid Dobrin Award-winning, freelance journalist Lee Van Der Voo has recently published an eye-opening exposé of the nation’s federally-managed catch shares program. The Fish Market: Inside the Big Money Battle for the Ocean […]
MadBite, the fishing tools, electronics, and accessory division of Eposeidon, Inc. has added a lighted fishing hook remover as a companion item to their MadBite MadBrite Lighted Fishing Pliers introduced previously on InventiveFishing.com. MadBite’s Lighted Hook Remover features an 18000 millicandela LED bulb, stainless steel hook puller jaws, hard anodized aluminum frame in various colors and […]
Floafers have jumped in popularity on Kickstarter with innovative versatile shoes that combine the style of driving loafers with the utility of slip-resistant water shoes. “We’re thrilled with the instant validation that consumers around the world have given our idea by backing our campaign in the first week since our launch,” said Floafers co-creator Hayes […]