Shimano

Shimano | ColtSniper

Into The Shop - Shimano brought to you by West Marine.

When we are heading offshore, whether in the Gulf or the Atlantic, I enjoy topwater fishing because of the visual of the bite. We do a lot of casting of plugs which allows for more personal situation with the fish. It’s a little bit harder to get a bite on an artificial versus live bait. The new Shimano ColtSniper Stick Bait and Jerk Baits have weight propulsion systems for casting.

As you load the rod up, the weight shifts to the rear of the lure allowing you to sling it a much further distance to busting fish. You will be able to make way longer casts, you can stay further back to not spook the fish, not scare the fish and you will have a lot more strikes on the artificial lures.

See you on the water,

Steve Rodger

Shimano | Spinning Reel

Into The Shop - Shimano brought to you by West Marine.

When I’m fishing, about 99% of the time I’m using a spinning reel. This is my favorite rod and reel to use, maybe its just a South Florida thing. But you can get everything done with a spinning reel, whether you’re trolling, bottom fishing or casting lures, a spinning reel can accomplish it all. With Shimano’s new Twin Power it is even better. We have used this reel for catching giant Kingfish, sailfish, Blackfin tuna and Cobia. The rigidity of the reel is the key feature, it prevents any kind of failure of your fishing outfit.

See you next time,

Steve Rodger