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TackleTour's "Gear Up For Summer" Buyers Guide (Part 2)
 

Storage: (Shimano Banar Boat Bags) No expensive James Bond multi-pocketed tackle bag this season, we are simplifying things with the unpretentious yet highly functional Shimano Banar boat bags. These bags feature a waterproof soft bottom, EVA handles on both ends and a convenient mesh pocket inside the top lid. They are designed to stow everything from extra clothing, reels, camera, GPS units, or any other gear that needs to stay dry, and that includes tackle. There are two sizes the medium is 15.5" x 10.5" x 12" and the larger bag is 19" x 12" x 13".

 


What could Ms. Mari have inside the Shimano Banar bag?

 

Even the medium sized bag can hold four Plano 3700 size boxes, or Shimano's own 370 boxes. Zander and JIP have used the Banar bag for two straight seasons, and the bags have travelled over borders and been through some very nasty weather. The Banar bags double as portable tackle bags and gear holders, and the staff has used them to protect camera equipment in pouring rain on a number of occasions. The medium sized bag retails for 39.99 and the large boat bag is only 10 dollars more. Both the medium sized and large Shimano Banar Boat bag are available at Tackle Warehouse.

 


How about some full size Shimano 370 boxes loaded with the latest frogs and crankbaits

 

Line: (Izorline) Our pick this summer in the line category is Izorline, these lines offer exceptional performance qualities without the hefty price tag that usually accompany other premium lines. There is an Izorline for just about every application. The "Platinum" line is designed for tournament anglers, and not only handles well but resists abrasion equally as well.

 


Izorline has a great assortment of premium lines for more aggressive prices than the competition making it among the top choices for higher end lines with value in mind

 

Izorline's XXX Super Co-Polymer is made out of space age materials resulting in a line that is Xtra limp, Xtra Strong, and Xtra tough. Finally, Izorline's Premium Spectra is designed to be extremely strong for frog fishing, extra sensitivity when fishing contact baits, and can be used for a wide array of saltwater applications. Tackle Warehouse has all three of these lines in stock.

 


What are you thinking Ms. Casey?

 

The Girl's Pick: (Swimbait Necklace) With the Editor's picks all entered the TT Girls decided to make a pick of their own. While Ms. Casey and her friends liked the new rods, thought the latest swimbaits were cool, and even had some fun sporting the latest TEC tools, there was only one thing that they just couldn't do without... the lucky swimbait necklaces!

 


The Lucky Swimbait necklace is Ms. Casey's top pick this summer season

 

A lot of the top tournament pros have been sporting this new charm, the first few were given to pros including Ike, Ish, and Skeet Reese at the Classic and we all know what happened there. Brent Ehrler also was wearing the necklace during his recent win in the first Walmart FLW Series National Guard Western Division event of the season on Lake Havasu with a four day total of 57 pounds, 11 ounces. Whether you believe in the lucky "mojo" or not, these necklaces are a hip accessory for big bait fans, and makes a great gift for anglers (or your very understanding significant other). These necklaces are made by Eddie Rodriquez of Ace Jewelry in Las Vegas, and the original limited edition necklaces were made out of silver with a green diamond eye. There is now a new version available that retails for about as much as a single premium swimbait at $59.99 per charm. These new necklaces are still .925 silver but now have a ruby eye instead of a diamond, and are available at MonsterTackle.com.

 


The TT Girl's say goodbye for now, but they will be back... you can count on it

  

Thanks for joining us here at TackleTour for our Summer Buyers Guide, and while the Summer is still weeks away we are already excited about getting on the water for some warm weather fishing. We know the TT Girls are geared up and ready to go, how about you?

 

 

 

 

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