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LIVE ICAST 2018 COVERAGE from Orlando Florida
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Event Article: 2008 Fred Hall Long Beach Coverage


Fred Hall Long Beach Show: Part 2 - Saltwater Coverage (continued)
 

Phenix Custom Rods: Phenix Custom Rods as explained in the Freshwater show coverage is not a new company but has recently made changes and improvements, and is ready to get back into the game. For the saltwater anglers Phenix offers the Black Diamond Saltwater series. These rods use a special graphite blend that the company has developed for maximum strength at a minimum weight, and can be used on both inshore and offshore game fish.

 

Different handle materials are used on the handle of the Phenix Black Diamond saltwater rods

 

This handle is shaped ergonomically for a better grip

 

The rods feature ALPS S-6 guides that Phenix that has excellent performance results in the corrosive saltwater environment. Different handle types come with the Black Diamond series depending on model and application. Some rods come with a hypalon grip that's shaved and tapered for a solid and comfortable grip. The longer jig sticks have handles that are wrapped with cord for a traditional deckhand style implementation.

 

The longer jigging rods have a handle that are wrapped with cord

 

Durable ALPS S-6 guides are used on the Phenix saltwater rods

 

River2Sea: River2Sea USA is a lure company that has always brought freshwater and saltwater anglers some good products. They didn't have much this time as they are getting ready for ICAST this summer but there is something new that we wanted to note in this show coverage. River2Sea's recent addition to their broad line up of lure is the new Steel Tremor.

 

Introducing the stainless steel lure called Steel Tremor

 

The Steel Tremor comes in four patterns and three different sizes

 

This saltwater lure is designed to run at different depths and various speeds by utilizing the multiple line tie position, three to be exact. The Steel Tremor has an amazingly thin profile that's constructed out of durable stainless steel. Though it is thin when the Steel Tremor is trolled is creates a tight wobbling action that both vibrates and flashes are it runs. The metal trolling lure also features heavy-duty swivels and two single hooks. The lure, great for species such as tuna and mahi mahi is available in four saltwater patterns in three different sizes. Prices range from $13.99 to $19.99.

 

This trolling lure is amazingly thin and it creates a tight wobble

 

Bob Trice of River2Sea shows us the new lure

 
 

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