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Fishing Tech: The Latest Innovations in Fishing Gear and Equipment

Fishing Tech: The Latest Innovations in Fishing Gear and Equipment

In the ever-evolving world of fishing, technology continues to push the boundaries of what anglers can achieve on the water. From cutting-edge sonar technologies to revolutionary lure designs, the latest innovations in fishing gear and equipment are transforming the way we approach the sport. One such breakthrough is the Humminbird MEGA Live TargetLock™, a game-changer that combines two groundbreaking technologies, giving anglers ultimate control and an unparalleled fishing experience. Meanwhile, Rapala introduces the OG Rocco 5, a buoyant balsa bait with a unique square circuit board lip, and the CountDown Elite, a premium slow-sinking lure crafted with over 80 years of lure making expertise. And let’s not forget the Jigging Shadow Rap, a lighter successor to the original Rapala Jigging Rap, and the VMC Tokyo Rig HD Wide Gap XLS, which offers enhanced versatility with its XL dropper arm.

Humminbird MEGA Live Target Lock

The MEGA Live TargetLock™ is a new addition to Humminbird’s impressive lineup of sonar technologies. It allows anglers to control their MEGA Live transducer either with a Minn Kota Ultrex foot pedal or independently using a stand-alone foot pedal, wireless remote, or Humminbird fish finder. This advanced tech provides the ultimate fishing experience by combining two groundbreaking technologies. And the best part? You can order it from Amazon with delivery from Thorne Bros. Custom Rod & Tackle​.

Rapala OG Rocco 5

Born from the sawdust of Ott DeFoe’s Garage, the Rapala OG Rocco is a buoyant, round balsa bait with a square circuit board lip. It’s highly castable with medium rolling action and can back out of sticky situations. You can snag one of these innovative lures from Sportsman’s Outfitters for a cool $8.99​​. To add on to this crankbait was created by Ott Defoe, who won the Bassmaster Classic.

Rapala CountDown Elite

Rapala has harnessed over 80 years of lure making craftsmanship to create the CountDown Elite. This premium balsa lure features the legendary controlled slow-sinking method of the original CountDown. It’s also fitted with lead-free tungsten polymer weighting for maximized casting distance and accuracy.

Rapala Jigging Shadow Rap

The Jigging Shadow Rap is a lighter successor to the original Rapala Jigging Rap, featuring a slower darting action. Its durable plastic body allows for amazing new colors, never before seen in a jigging lure.

VMC Tokyo Rig HD Wide Gap XLS

The popular Tokyo Rig is now available with an XL dropper arm to keep lures further off the bottom. This new design features a 5-inch dropper and the VMC HD Wide Gap hook in 2/0, 3/0, and 4/0 versions. You can add your preferred weight to the dropper arm and rig your favorite plastic to give fish a unique treat​​.

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