Back at the Big Rock 2014 Show Seeking
Gamakatsu: The Gamakatsu G-Finesse Tournament Snap was designed by Pro
Angler Shin Fukae and makes it quicker and easier than ever to switch out lures
like crankbaits and plugs. This stainless steel snap is designed to offer free
range of movement but unlike traditional snaps it will not accidently open.
The Tournament Snap allows anglers to thread
baits on and off quickly
snap stays closed at all times because the eye of the lure is threaded onto the
snap. During use the bait will not come off the snap and on the boat it only
takes a second to rotate it cleanly off the snap with a quick twist and pull.
These snaps will never open accidently
The Tournament Snap is available in two sizes, medium and large and are rated
for 60lb and 80lb and they come 10 per pack and retail for $5.99 each at
Tackle Warehouse now.
Aquateko offers a nearly invisible swivel made
out of fluorocarbon material
Aquateko: At the show we met up with Keith Kessler, President of
Aquateko, a company that specializes in innovative terminal tackle. Here we
checked out the "InvisaSwivel," a swivel made out of fluorocarbon material.
These swivels are not only invisible in the water they are flexible and very
Comparing the InvisaSwivel side by side with
traditional swivels in the water
Since they are not metallic they are non corrosive and are neutrally buoyant so
that when finesse fishing the swivel will not affect the sink rate. The company
offers the InvisaSwivel in clear, red or chartreuse colors and sizes ranging
from 12lb. test to robust 200lb. for saltwater species. A pack of five 12lb.
swivels retails for only $4.99.
Bend the Knot2Kinky leader and it will not kink
In addition to these innovative swivels the company also offers leader wire
called "Knot2Kinky" which is constructed out of nickel titanium. As the
product's name suggests this wire is knottable and kink resistant. It is super
elastic and will never corrode and yet is stronger than pure titanium wires. The
wire stretches and recovers absorbing shock while keeping toothy predators
pinned. The Knot2Kinky product is available in a range of lengths and tests
ranging from 6lb to 100lb. and a 10 foot strand of 25lb. test retails for
Keith shows us his innovative swivels and leaders
Thanks for joining us on our trip to Las Vegas at the Big Rock Show. This was a
great way to kick off the season and we are excited about the new tackle coming
down the pipe and catching some lunkers in the process. Time to head back to the
Bay Area and get back to our regularly scheduled tackle reviews, but before that
maybe one more trip back to American Fish for some good food and a fish story or