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Fly Reel: (Hatch 5Plus) Hatch is one of the fast rising stars in the fly reel market and the company has earned a number of accolades their stacked disk drive which is more like the drag found in conventional tackle than the single surface design employed by most fly reels. The greater surface area helps make the company's drags smoother and more powerful. In their lineup the 5 plus is what the company calls their "do it all reel." It can be used for surf fishing, steelhead fishing or casting for bonefish in the flats. The 5 plus features an aggressively ported frame and is bolted on with a single screw that locks the spool over the sealed drag system. The reel is available in four color combinations and each reel comes in a collectible tin and the nicest fleece lined reel pouch we have ever seen. The 5 plus retails for 500 dollars and spare spools are 205 dollars.

A new player in fly reels is winning anglers over for their premium design and quality

Fly Rod: (G.Loomis Shore Stalker Fly Rods) There has been a big push to put fly rods in the hands of bass anglers and all it takes is a single bass to get hooked on fishing for largemouth with poppers and streamers. These rods are designed to make pinpoint casts for bass and feature a fast taper and a strong backbone for pulling big bass out and away from structure. Shore Stalker rods are available in 5 to 9wt. and all are 4 pieces making it easy to pack them for travel. G.Loomis Shore Stalker fly rods are available now at Hi's Tackle Box

Ready to go bass fishing with a fly rod? G.Loomis introduces the Shore Stalker just for this application

Tools: (PLine Adaro Pliers) How many anglers on your list have struggled with the decision between a quality pair of corrosion resistant fishing pliers and the affordable, sure to rust, needlenose pliers sitting in their tool boxes? How many still simply could not justify the expense of the dedicated fishing pliers yet curse their decision every trip out on the water because they can’t get the rusted pair of needlenoses open when needed?

PLine is making some noise with their new Adaro fishing pliers.

Just in time for this Holiday Season, P-Line offers up a solution with their new Adaro pliers. Modeled after your traditional, heavy duty ocean pliers that retail for well over one hundred dollars, the Adaro pliers are available in one of three anodized colors, feature the same replaceable jaws and braid slicing cutters found on the competition, yet retail for an astonishing $40! Set for an official release in mid-November, you can pre-order the Adaro pliers now through Hi’s Tackle Box.

These pliers retail for about a third of the typical offshore fishing pliers on the market today!


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