The Great Outdoors: Of fishing, hunting and sports gear
I swear that this is it – the final report from the big ICAST fishing tackle convention that Dave Kranz and I attended in Orlando this past June. I’ve been giving out my opinions on many of the newest products I saw in drips and drabs because so much other outdoor stuff has been happening as of late.
Orlando in June is no great shakes. Many people would use the phrase, “No day at the beach.” I could use that because we didn’t see any beaches or even pools for that matter. We kept busy inspecting fishing gear. The beach or pool would have been great places to be because the weather there is hot, hot, hot and humid, humid, humid. It rains every single day for an hour or two and when it stops, the sun turns the fallen water into steam. I promise to complain less about our Northern Illinois weather after suffering Florida’s June climate.
Let’s check out some products. The hot name in line seems to be Seguar. They make a number of different fluorocarbon lines, all with different qualities. “Tatsu” is their top-of-the-line product and promises great strength combined with improved flexibility. It is expensive, but I usually only use Fluoro as a leader that I tie onto the superline I spool my reel with, so that doesn’t hurt the pocketbook very much. I can’t wait to give it a try.
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