Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Stuff!
We See It, Fish Don't The idea of a line that changes color isn't something brand new – Berkley pioneered the technology several years ago with its Vanish Transition fluorocarbon. But folks who wanted a color-changing line with the properties of a nylon monofilament – namely shock-resistance, knot strength, buoyancy and limpness – were left without options.
That all changed this week, because Berkley Trilene TransOptic – the world's first color-changing mono – shipped to retailers nationwide. Development and testing of the line took more than 4 years to complete. Basically, the line's a normal clear, transparent color when submerged in water. But when it's above water and exposed to the sun, it changes to a hi-vis gold.
That's a boon for anglers who count on line-watching to detect bites, or who troll stacked lines and need to watch what's happening above the water.
The tagline for the product says it all: "Anglers see the line. Fish don't."
Berkley product manager Clay Norris noted: "This line's for anglers tired of squinting to see their line. TransOptic's the 'line-watcher's line.' Anglers can see the line twitch and set the hook before the fish can spit the bait."
According to Berkley, standout properties of the line include superior knot strength and strong abrasion resistance. It's a great choice for flipping, pitching, jigging, split-shotting, dropshotting and all other finesse presentations.
Test strengths range from 4- to 25-pound on 220-yard spools. Price is $8.95 to $10.95, depending on test strength. TransOptic's also available on 2,000-yard service spools.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Amp Rods Offer Good Value

A lot of BassFans lately who're frustrated by ever-increasing tackle prices. Let's face it – $200-plus rods aren't for everyone. But there's also a lot of junk out there at the lower price ranges. How do you tell the difference, and what represents a good value vs. a total waste of money?
That's a deep question, and has as much to do with rod components and manufacturing, as it does the warranty.
I can't speak to all the rods out there, of course. But what I can say is that I fished Berkley's new value-priced Amp rods on and off for several months last fall and was happy with their performance.
The Amp lineup includes 11 models in both spinning and casting. Four of them are two-piece models, which some folks prefer – especially those who are buying for kids, or who drive compact cars.
Suggested retail price is $29.99.

Berkley's selling point for the Amp series (aside from price) is sensitivity – hence the "Amp" name. The rods therefore come with modern functional elements like X-Posed reel seats and split-grip cork handles. That means your hand's in constant contact with the rod blank while fishing.
In addition, according to the company, the Armadillo Hide finish "eliminates cut fibers from the blank. Not only does this finish keep the blank free from imperfections, it increases strength and durability ensuring that an investment in an Amp rod pays off for a long time."
I found the rods to be sensitive, as claimed, and they functioned quite well in a variety of applications – from topwater and crankbait fishing to dropshotting.
A few other observations:
In order to seat a reel, you actually screw up the cork rear-grip, which of course is lined with a hard material. The system did appear to me to be lighter-duty, meaning care should be taken not to over-torque it and risk a split in the real seat.
These are lighter-action rods, and medium-heavy is the heaviest they get.
The rods carry Berkley's standard warranty, which guarantees the rods for a year against defect in materials or workmanship, but not abuse.
The finish on the rods is attractive, with a green and silver highlight motif.

Young Describes Alleged Shooting Incident

For the fourth known time in 6 years, a tournament angler has claimed to have been shot at while engaged in a tournament. This time, the event in question took place at Beaver Lake near Rogers, Ark. – site of this week's Walmart Open.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

I want to announce that HaberVision will be one of my sponsors for the 2009 season.

I am proud to represent HaberVision and the Great products they make.

I want to announce that RMR Industries that make Kevin VanDam Line & Lure Conditioner and BTS will be one of my sponsors for the 2009 season.

I am proud to represent RMR Industries and the Great products they make.


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Cast 25-30% further.......guaranteed!
Virtually eliminates line memory, backlash, tangles, and twists
Restores new line performance to old tired line
Fights saltwater corrosion
Leaves no oily residues or scents like other line treatments
Contains no polluting petroleum distillates as in other conditioners
Fights fading of tackle with high sunscreen
Reduces water spotting on electronics & sunglasses
Eliminates odors in confined spaces
Environmentally safe - non-toxic
Superior Fly Line Dressing
Unsurpassed performance in ice fishing

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I want to announce that Gemini Sports Apparel will be my Sports Apparel sponsor for the 2009 season.

They are the Leader in Custom made-to order Tournament Shirts/Apparel.

I am proud to represent Gemini Sports Apparel.