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What the heck is TackleTog?

Febuaray 22 2009 8:10pm

TackleTog was founded on February 2009 by the team at TackleTour.com and is a weblog dedicated to exploring all things fishing and outdoors. TackleTog weaves together a wide range of views related to fishing and enjoying the outdoors through a series of blog entries from a group of bloggers with expertise ranging from angling, views on outdoor topics, to the technical nitty-gritty of what makes the technology behind “tackle” turn.

Skeet Reese beats Mike Iaconelli to win the 2009 Classic
February 22 2009 5:10pm
Pro Bass angler Skeet Reese had a tough 2nd place finish two years ago at the Classic losing by only 6oz. but all of that is history with Skeet's win just minutes ago at the 2009 Classic on the Red River, Shreveport, LA. The California pro was able to hold off Iaconelli's charge, and in the end beat Iaconelli by only 11 ounces to win the big one.





Vagabond Licenses Lunker Punker from Black Dog Baits

February 12 2009  4:10pm
TT Exclusive -
Vagabond baits, makers of extremely detailed and exotic baits for the Japanese Market has recently licensed the rights to build and sell their interpretation of Black Dog Bait Company's Lunker Punker. In a very rare spirit of cooperation, the two companies have joined forces to bring us the Surf Hustler, a streamlined seven and a half inch, just over four ounce top water bait.

Daiwa and Megabass Form R&D Partnership
February 9 2009  2:25pm
This just in from our sources in Japan. The long rumored and supposed partnership between Daiwa Japan and Megabass is now official.

Bass Angler’s Guide Makes Major Chain Debut in bookstores and marine shops in the West
January 04 2009 5:11pm
CircNetwork today announced the arrival of the Bass Angler’s Guide at newsstands in major book retailers Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Borders Books in the Western United States. The publisher was also able to secure distribution into West Marine stores in the same areas.

Shimano Acquires Innovative Textiles - Maker of Power Pro Line
December 31 2008 10:05pm
Shimano American Corporation, Irvine, Calif., has completed its agreement to acquire Innovative Textiles, Inc., the company best known as the makers of PowerPro braided fishing line, announces Dave Pfeiffer, Shimano American president.

Tackle Warehouse starts stocking heavy items - Motor Guide Motors
November 12 2007 12:25am
Tackle Warehouse has completed the move to their new facility which includes a brand new retail storefront as well as the ability to stock much more tackle as well as larger fishing related items in their warehouse. This facility was previewed by the TackleTour team while still under construction last April.

Powell Introduces Eight New Powell Max Models for 2009
July 24 5 2008 12:38am

In addition to the recent announcement that they were lowering the prices on all of their rods by thirty dollars, Powell Rods continues their tradition of excellence and innovation by announcing eight new bass rods to their already popular Powell Max lineup.

TackleTour Team Member Cashes in on the Delta
10 9 :40pm
Tackle Tour staff member and publisher of the popular quarterly fishing magazine Bass Anglers’ Guide, Mark Lassagne from Martinez, CA has cashed a check in the three of the four FLW Stren Series events.

Central Coast Bass Fishing Purchases Mend-It Soft Bait Glue
June 5 2008 9:30pm
Popular new soft bait glue brand Mend-it has been purchased by CentralCoastBassFishing.com, a guide business and retail outlet owned by Will and Kathy Hesch, and they are making improvements to the product & packaging.

Southwick Associates releases survey results for top 2007 tackle brands
May 7 2008 10:45pm
Southwick Associates has announced the brands and products that anglers preferred most in 2007. This list has been compiled from the 16,258 angler surveys returned from AnglerSurvey.com last year.

Alton Jones and Ardent:  Winning Team Takes the 2008 Bassmaster Classic
March 4 2008 2:30pm
Alton Jones, a B.A.S.S. Elite Series pro angler, of Waco, Texas, used Ardent’s XS1000 baitcasting reel to win the 2008 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, near Greenville, South Carolina.

TackleTour Team Member Cashes in Again
February 28 200 8 :30pm
Pro Bass angler, TackleTour Editor, and publisher of the popular fishing magazine Bass Anglers’ Guide, Mark Lassagne from Martinez, CA beat out over a hundred other anglers to place 38th at the stingy Lake Havasu. This was the second event for the FLW Western Stren Series and the second pay check for our touring team member.

Scotty's new kayak accessories and quick release ORCA rod holder
February 28 2008 9:15pm
Scotty, well known for their downriggers, rod holders, and line releases also produces an assortment of fishing and boating accessories, both for boaters and kayakers. Recently they release new products that surely deserves some attention since these are definitely good tools for kayakers and anglers.

Dobyns Rods Announces Freshwater Conservation Series
February 24th 2008 3:53pm
Gary Dobyns, well known West Coast professional angler and owner of Dobyns Rods announced today that a new freshwater series of conservation rods will be introduced this year to help support the efforts of conservation minded organizations like the BASS Federation Nation.

Nature Vision Acquires Castaic Softbaits
Jan 23 2008 12:55am
Outdoor technologies firm Nature Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRVN) announced today purchase of Castaic Softbaits. Throughout the fishing tackle industry, Castaic remains the recognized inventor of the swimbait category, currently the hottest lures for big bass in North America. Recognized by Field & Stream magazine as one of the top 50 all-time fishing lures, Castaic Softbaits have twice graced the cover of this prestigious publication.

Mark has success at the FLW Stren Series Opener
January 13 2007 7:45pm
Professional Angler and TackleTour contributing Editor Mark Lassagne cracks the top 20 at the FLW Stren Series opener at Lake Shasta on January 11th.  Weighing 15 spotted bass for 24lbs -15oz Lassagne placed 17th. Viewing the current conditions and a limited pre-fish Lassagne said he concentrated his efforts on the main lake area near the Dam knowing it would be the least affected by the incoming rain water. 

2008 Bass Anglers Guide to hit stands in November
October 10 2007 12:18am
“Even if you have seen it before you need to check out this issue”! Published by pro bass angler Mark Lassagne, the 2008 Bass Angler’s Guide
the magazine’, provides western anglers with incite on a host of bass fishing subjects.  The Guide’; in addition, is the only publication that provides important tournament information for the entire West Coast (New Mexico-West).

Walk the dog underwater with the new Rapala X-Rap Subwalker 9
22 2007 8:15pm
MINNETONKA, Minn. (July 13, 2007) — Unlike the latest fashion statement, walking the dog sub-surface style with the new X-Rap Subwalk 9 is here to stay. This walk-the-dog-style lure has no boundaries and will change the way you fish.

Zebco purchases fishing line brands from Shakespeare
August 9 2007 5:00pm
TULSA, Okla. - Zebco W.C. Bradley, best known as a rod and reel company, has acquired four brands of fishing line from Shakespeare Co. LLC of Columbia, S.C. The announcement was made today by Zebco President Jeff Pontius upon completion of the transaction.

Tackle Warehouse first to have Shimano Cores in Stock
July 18 2007 11:25pm
San Luis Obispo
, CA. The wait is over, just a week after the official introduction at ICAST 2007 in Las Vegas the Shimano Core has made its way in some volume to the e-tail stores. Tackle Warehouse is the first e-tailer to report that they received a shipment of the reels, and has confirmed that they do have a few in stock.  

"Wizard of Rods" resigns as President of Airrus Rods
May 18 2007 12:35pm
In a surprise move Ken Whiting, dubbed “THE WIZARD OF RODS” by Field & Stream writer John Merwin, has resigned as President of Airrus Rods, the company he founded in 2002, effective immediately. Ken did not cite any reasons for his resignation, but did say that there would be additional press releases at a later date that would serve to explain the reasons for his surprise move and that all of the reasons were extremely positive and that the split was totally amiable.

Live Eyewear introduces the first dual compartment storage case specifically designed for OveRx eyewear
May 16 2007 6:15pm
The patented Tandem design features two separate compartments, one incorporates an internal hard shell compartment for protecting Rx frames, and on the reverse side is an oversized soft compartment for storing OveRx sunglasses.

Jarden Corporation, Coleman's parent company, acquires Pure Fishing
April 10 2007 8:35pm
Jarden Corporation announced the acquisition today of Pure Fishing, Inc. which includes well known brands Abu Garcia, Berkley, Fenwick, Johnson, Mitchell, SevenStrand, Spiderwire, and Stren. Pure Fishing will join the Coleman Company, Inc. as part of the Jarden Outdoor Solutions (JOS) segment.

Cobra Electronics new line of marine VHF radios offer unique features for all outdoor adventurers
February 20 2007 10:15pm
Cobra Electronics introduces a new line of handheld and fixed VHF radios that feature unique features that no other VHF radios have such as Rewind-Say-Again™ and VHF to GMRS technologies.

Wedgetail puts another winning team together
February 11 2007 10:02pm
Wedgetail Ltd, a Stanley company, has put together a winning combination of designers, manufacturers, and marketing experts to bring out the most dynamic series of lures on the market today.

Shimano Fishing Tour to stop at 25 Tackle Shops January through May
January 30 2007 10:20pm
Once again in 2007, the Shimano Fishing Tour crew will hit the road with stops scheduled at leading tackle dealers up and down the East Coast, throughout Florida, and in Alabama, Minnesota and Missouri.

G.Loomis celebrates their 25 year Anniversary
January 29 2007 11:38pm

G.Loomis celebrates its 25th year in business and Executive Director Bruce Holt put together an article paying tribute to the company's founder, Gary Loomis, and the rod manufacturer's storied past.

Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Acquires Penn Fishing Mfg.
January 21 2007 8:10pm

Shakespeare Fishing Tackle announced the acquisition of Penn Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. Founded in 1932, Penn is a market leader in saltwater trolling and spinning reels and saltwater rods. These products include the famous Penn International®, Senators®, GT, and GTO trolling reels, as well as Slammer® and Spinfisher® SSM and SSG spinning reels.

Powell adds 9 new rods to their MAX series
January 05 2007 8:51pm
Powell Rods is ready to release 9 new rod models to their popular MAX series of rods. These rods will begin to show up on dealer shelves in January 2007 and at the up coming trade shows beginning in Sacramento on January 18th, 2007. The rods are made with Powell’s proprietary “Maxum Fiber TM” material that is specific to Powell rods.
Rapala to Acquire Terminator Fishing Lures
January 03 2007 9:49pm
Submitted: Zander
Rapala VMC Group announced they have signed a purchase agreement to acquire Terminator Fishing Lures, a Tulsa, Okla.-based manufacturer of fishing lures and accessories. Rapala plans to complete the acquisition, and integrateTerminator into the Rapala family of brands, early in the first quarter of 2007.
2007 Bass Anglers Guide
December 04 2006 10:30pm
A unique bass angler's planning tool is slated to hit news stands this week December 5th. Produced by pro bass angler Mark Lassagne, the '2007 Bass Angler's Guide' is the 16th edition published. The Guide includes a pull out Desk Top Tournament Calendar, listing details of important tournament events for the West Coast.
Panoptx Eyewear launches 2007 Speed Series Sunglasses
November 30 2006 8:15pm
Panoptx, a leader in high-performance eyewear for motorcycle, marine, optical and snow sport channels, today unveiled its 2007 Speed Series line with the introduction of two new styles, the Taku and Zephyr. Designed for sports enthusiasts looking for additional protection, Speed styles offer the added advantage of an EVA air dam eliminating 75% of wind and glare.

Rapala announces new tools for the 2007 Season
November 3rd 2006 12:04am
Rapala is best known for lures but has also become a popular manufacturer of fishing tools including pliers, scales, and fish landing tools. For 2007 the company introduces new tools and magnetic tool holder combos to help anglers organize their tools while on the water.

Introducing ZeeBaas, from the original creator of Van Staal
October 22 2006 9:23pm
New from the original creator of Van Staal reels, Robert Koelewyn and Kristopher Rydzewski introduce a combinations of innovative and time tested features in this new series of saltwater reels. Designed to withstand the harsh saltwater environment for a lifetime of hard use, with unmatched features

PR-Labs introduces exciting new "Radiation" shrimp lures
October 12 2006 11:06pm

PR-Labs is an up and coming tackle manufacturer based in Singapore. Similar to the ultra custom lure manufacturers PR-Lab’s solutions all bear a handmade look and feel. New for 2007 are a range of new colors and patterns. The new Radiation series features a finish that reminds me of the premium Japanese lures, only the entire lure glows in the dark. These lures are striking.

Panther Martin releases substitutes for real bait
October 11, 2006 12:09am
Some states have restrictions on use of live bait, and many anglers prefer to use lures over live bait simply to avoid the mess. Whatever the reason Panther Martin has a new saltwater substitute for live bait. New for the 2007 season the company is releasing the "Mackeral" and the "Stinky Shrimp."

Bringing Daiwa Enthusiast components to the masses with I’ZE Accessories
October 9 2006 8:05am
In recent months since ICAST 2006 numerous stores have started picking up the newly introduced products. The more premium products are harder to find, but as expected the e-tailers are first to pick up these new skus. I’ZE accessories are now available from Daiwa and their newest knob and handle are designed specifically for the Zillion and Steez.
Anglers get a new SIRIUS ready AM/FM/ CD UNIT from Prospec
October 8 2006 10:23pm
Music enthusiasts, news junkies and sports fans will be all ears when they install the new JBL MR32S Sirius-ready AM/FM/CD receiver by Prospec Electronics.  This high-powered, 210-watt model incorporates 2 preamp outputs and a splash-proof, flip-down silver face to access the CD player.  It's iPod-ready and offers an optional remote. 
Gary Yamamoto Swimming Senko goes on sale nationwide
October 3 2006 5:17pm
President Bush called for a halt to all types of destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday, saying the United States will work to eliminate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.

Bush seeks ban on destructive sea fishing
October 3rd 2006 4:27pm
President Bush called for a halt to all types of destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday, saying the United States will work to eliminate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.

Missing angler rescued from Atlantic after 24 hours at sea
October 3rd 2006 2:35pm
A man who decided to swim to safety after the boat he was on capsized about 15 miles offshore was rescued Sunday after spending 24 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said. His four fishing companions also were rescued.

Anglers can keep an eye on their boats over the internet 24 hours a day
October 2 2006 1:17pm
Now, boat owners can keep a high-tech eye on their property from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day with Night Vision Technologies 6000 series multiple sensor vision systems. Standard features include unique gyro-stabilization, object tracking and internet protocol (IP) capabilities. 

37 Elite Anglers qualify for 07' Classic
September 7 2006 10:13am
As the inaugural season of the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series ends, a new journey is about to begin for 37 anglers who on Sunday qualified for bass fishing's most major event — the 2007 CITGO Bassmaster Classic. They join three anglers who already qualified from the CITGO Bassmaster Southern Tour.











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