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Berkley® Ironsilk(tm) wins Best Line Award at ICAST

Berkley® Ironsilk(tm) wins Best Line Award at ICAST

ORLANDO, FL July 17, 2014 – The Berkley® IRONSilk™ monofilament line was awarded the Best Line Award at the 2014 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. As a leader in innovation and reliability in the line market, Berkley introduced the revamped line at ICAST 2014. No other monofilament fishing line stands up to wear and tear like IRONSilk. This line was built to be fished in the most abrasive environments like around zebra mussels, oyster beds, docks or rip rap. IRONSilk is up to 33 percent more abrasion resistant than other lines of the same diameter. For anglers, this means they can go to lines with smaller diameters without sacrificing any abrasion-resistant qualities. This opaque green line is tough as iron, […]

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Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

On the Water Assistance When You Need It CHARLOTTE, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. That’s because the lake had no around-the-clock on water boat towing service. Local law enforcement only patrolled the lake on weekends and provided tows, which was also likely not the best use of the officer’s time or taxpayer dollars. That has all changed with the opening of TowBoatUS Mountain Island Lake, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for routine breakdowns. The new location is the third for Capt. […]

Shakespeare Bank Stik

Shakespeare Bank Stik

Designed for Bank Anglers COLUMBIA, SC July 14, 2014 – Most anglers have fished from the bank at one point or another. Branches, coolers and various other items have often been used as rod holders. Shakespeare® has developed a unique way for bank anglers to store their rod holder with the new, patented Bank Stik™. The patented, durable fiberglass rod holder stores easily away in the butt of the rod blank, making it easy to carry to any waters. With EVA grips, secure reel seats and stainless-steel guides, the Bank Stik is great for casting and reeling in the catch. With four rods and four combos available in light, medium, and medium-heavy actions, there is something for everyone. Spinning reels, […]

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Hardy Shadow Fly Rod

Hardy Shadow Fly Rod

Leading the Pack in Traditional Carbon Technology COLUMBIA, SC July 14, 2014 – The new Shadow® fly rod from Hardy® delivers all the control to the angler along with the perfect balance of power, finesse and durability. Slough Creek cutthroat, Boundary Waters smallmouth, the permit of Turneffe Atoll or any other hard-hitting fish are no match for the Shadow. Nine models are available from the 8-foot, 4-weight for delicate presentations to the wind-cheating 10-foot, 8-weight workhorse. The key to the Shadow’s high-quality feel and performance is the advanced mandrel design of the high modulus M40 carbon blank construction. Perfectly fit in four sections with sleeve ferrules, the middle-to-tip action is ultra smooth with high recovery in calm and windy conditions […]

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Berkley Inshore Rods

Berkley Inshore Rods

Giving the Salt a Run For Its Money COLUMBIA, SC July 14, 2014 – Few things break down rod components quicker than saltwater. Berkley’s all-new Inshore rod series is designed with blanks and components built for the rigors of the saltwater environment. The new series delivers to the dedicated inshore angler durability and actions for all inshore species. The Berkley® Inshore rod is unmatched in its class for strength and sensitivity. The series is constructed of a 100 percent carbon fiber (a 24 Ton Modulus Graphite) blank, Fuji™ guides with ceramic inserts and an ergonomically shaped reel seat for maximum comfort and control. The split grip handle design is constructed with durable rubberized cork handles and extended foregrips for empowering […]

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North Carolina Wildlife Commission Presents Angler with Lifetime Fishing License

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Presents Angler with Lifetime Fishing License

RALEIGH, NC July 11, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited, presented Riley Halstead, of Pilot Mountain, with a lifetime freshwater fishing license at the agency’s business meeting in Raleigh yesterday. Riley, 7, received her lifetime license as part of a statewide drawing for participants in 39 kids’ “Fish for Fun” events, which were in held in May and June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2014. The Wildlife Commission also drew names for fishing-related prizes to send to 322 other young anglers across the state — from rods and reels and tackle boxes courtesy of Neuse Sport Shop to mini tackle boxes, T-shirts and fishing […]

PENN Battalion Surf and Inshore Rods

PENN Battalion Surf and Inshore Rods

PENN Excellence, Quality Components for $100 COLUMBIA, SC July 11, 2014 – The passion of those that seek tailing redfish or rolling tarpon or even stripers busting on bunkers just off the beach is what forms the inspiration behind the new PENN® Battalion™ inshore and surf rod series. Long casts into churning breakers require more than just a lengthy rod. The Battalion series offers seven surf spinning models in lengths from 8 to 12 feet and four conventional models in 10- to 12-foot lengths. The lightweight and thin diameter two-piece graphite composite blank provides the ideal flex and combination of sensitivity and pulling power that is necessary when casting and fighting fish all day. All models feature unique sculpted grips […]

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Sebile Pivot Frog

Sebile Pivot Frog

Wide Gap Single-Hook Design Equals More Hook Ups COLUMBIA, SC July 10, 2014 – Fishing a frog can be tricky. Either the angler waits too long and the bass spits it or the hook set is too early, and the fish is missed entirely. The new Sebile® Pivot Frog™ is designed to decrease the likelihood of missed or lost fish. Sebile’s Pivot Frog brings innovation to the hollow frog category. Fish it in open water or in the slop, working the bait while pausing intermittently. With traditional two-hook systems, the hooks leave little room between the frog’s body and hook points, resulting in weak or missed hook sets. Sebile’s Pivot Frog features a soft body designed to collapse on the […]

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Shakespeare Wild Series: Rods and Combos for Adventurous Anglers

Shakespeare Wild Series: Rods and Combos for Adventurous Anglers

COLUMBIA, SC July 10, 2014 – Get ready to answer the call of the wild. Rugged, dependable and always looking for the next adventure, Shakespeare’s new Wild Series™ is lightweight, functional and loaded with great features at a value price. The Shakespeare® Wild Series includes 16 specifically tailored combos for walleye, trout, panfish, salmon/steelhead, catfish and flyfishing. Each rod features a 100 percent graphite rod, lightweight, stainless-steel guides and Hybrid Tech Grips (HTG™). Reels feature a five-bearing system that is silky smooth. Adding to the adventure-packed Wild Series’ lightweight, functional features, the reel has a durable aluminum spool and handle with soft-touch knob that performs under the most rigorous conditions. Salmon/steelhead and catfish models offer a carbon-fiber drag system while […]

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