March/April 2011 Fishing Gear Reviews

Mepps Aglia Brite

Mepps continues to raise the bar when it comes to lures and the new Aglia Brites are just another example of this. The classic Mepps Aglia are now available with a brightly colored body, with the classic Mepps French blade in polished brass or plated with genuine silver. The new model comes with an indestructible strike-attractor bead and an extra-sharp VMC hook. The lures are available in four sizes ranging from #0 to #3, and are proven on a variety of our favourite fish.


Scotty Rocket Launcher

Scotty’s new fully-adjustable rod holder with over 9″ of stainless steel-jacketed composite construction accommodates all rods and attaches to any Scotty downrigger boom. The main features of this new product include heavy-duty stainless steel and a unique side or deck-mounting bracket with a new lock-down feature. The holder tilts up and down, can be set into an upright position for rod storage when travelling, and swivels a full 360 degrees.

Rapala® Classic Mooching Rod

This new 10’6” Rapala® classic moocher is one rod all saltwater fishermen will want to get. Features include blank-through handle construction to add strength, balance and sensitivity. It’s made from lightweight high modulus HM-40 graphite and includes a heavy-duty Fuji locking reel seat and a custom shaped, solid cork-ring handle with dark compressed cork and carbon ring spacers which offer comfort and durability.


Lowrance X-4 Portable Fishfinder

This is the new go-anywhere, high-detail fishfinder from Lowrance. The X-4 Portable features the original X-4 Fishfinder packed inside a waterproof soft-sided zippered case with a sturdy mounting base and a battery power pack for eight D-cells. The product includes a Skimmer® 200kHz transducer with suction cup mounting and a built-in water temperature sensor, high-visibility display and target detail even in direct sunlight, and up to 60° of wider, effective fish-finding coverage. All this comes with a one-year limited warranty.