On July 12th, the doors will open at the 2017 ICAST show in Orlando, Florida! Showcasing a series of new products, we are excited to demonstrate how Okuma Fishing Tackle and Savage Gear are pushing the envelope on the latest and greatest innovations in today’s fishing industry. Last year, our 3D Suicide Duck was the top award winner for Best Hard Lure. This year, Okuma and Savage Gear will continue to inspire the fishing tackle industry with powerful, forward-thinking designs and construction techniques!
Utilizing the latest in 3D Technologies available, the Savage Gear team created the first of its kind, 3D-scanned, topwater, crawling, bat bait. Available in two sizes, 4”- 1oz, and 5”- 2oz. The 3D Bat features a hard ABS body and stainless wings on the larger size, and aluminum wings on the smaller size. The 3D Bat also incorporates a high pitched built-in rattle, as well as, super frantic, noisy action that calls in predators from a long distance. The 3D Bat comes in three colors, Black Bat, Grey Bat, and Brown Bat. MSRP $19.99- $24.99
The new Savage Gear 4D Line Thru Trout features new 4D Photo Print Patterns that come in Brown Trout, Dark Trout, and Light Trout, and comes impregnated with scent. Available in 3 sizes- 6”- 1 1/4oz, 8”- 3 1/3oz, and 10”- 6 1/3oz lengths and weights, as well as a slow sink action. The new 4D Line Thru has a new internal harness that allows for a thicker line to be passed through as well as a line thru modifier. MSRP $14.99- $27.99
The 3D Back Lip Diver is a hard bodied, long casting bait. The Lip of the bait is attached to the belly and folds while in the air for ultra-long distance casts. The belly lip also creates a seductive side to side belly roll. Available in two sizes, 4″ 3/4oz and 5 1/4″ 1.5oz the bait has a slow sink action that you can count down and fish multiple depths on a medium retrieve Available in five colors: Bone, Dirty Silver, Fire Tiger, Hitch, and Sexy Shad, these baits make for a perfect search bait for covering big areas of water. MSRP $9.99 – $11.99
Okuma releases the next step in the Makaira spinning reel family, the 10,000 size. Built with the same forged aluminum and machine cut body and side plate process, these reels were built from the strongest materials available. With its 23 different oil-retaining o-rings and gaskets, the Makaira spinning reels were built to withstand the most brutal conditions the ocean can throw at them. Available in left and right hand editions, the Makaira 10,000 comes with an Ergo Grip, soft touch handle design for comfort and speed. The 10,000 reel puts out an incredible 55-lbs of pure drag pressure. With a 4.9:1 gear ratio, you can pick up 40” of line per turn of the handle. The Makaira 10,000 is backed by Okuma’s 5-year limited warranty. MSRP $699.99
The Okuma PCH Custom Series Rods are the latest addition to an already deep lineup of saltwater rods designed specifically for hardcore anglers. The PCH Custom Series Rods were designed with the latest technology and insight from leading fishermen around the country. The backbone to the PCH Custom Rods is the patented blank construction process dubbed Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement. This process blends unidirectional fiber over 24-ton carbon in the extended tip section of the rod to increase lifting strength and power by as much as 400%. The PCH Custom Rod lineup applies the UFR blank technology to fifteen key models. The component system on the PCH Custom Rods are all top notch featuring Fuji K-guides with Alconite inserts on the Medium, Medium Heavy, and Heavy models, as well as ALPS HXN guides with Zirconium inserts on the Extra Heavy models. All models also feature ALPS CAH reel seats. All PCH Custom Rods also have an ALPS non-skid rubber butt cap to reduce deck slide. The PCH Custom Rods are available starting at an MSRP of $199.99 and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
The Okuma Connoisseur Steelhead Rods have been in the lineup of many steelhead fishermen around the country, and now there has been a lot of excitement over the new generation of these rods. The new version of the Okuma Connoisseur rods are built around a responsive and durable 24-ton carbon blank. The “a” series also features the UFR-II: Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Rod Tip Technology for the ultimate in strength without sacrificing sensitivity. The UFR-II technology provides upwards of 3X more lifting power of the rod tip, and a dramatic decrease in the number one source of rod failure, broken tip sections. Okuma references a new generation of product with a letter designation. The Connoisseur “a” signifies the second generation of this series. The Connoisseur “a” series of rods include 9 models: one two-piece casting rod with solid cork grips, and eight two-piece spinning rods with solid cork grips. The series covers various lengths and powers for the dialed in steelhead fishermen and the technique they desire. With a power range of Light to Medium Heavy, and lengths from 8’6” to 11’, steelhead will have nowhere to hide. If you are looking for Noodle style rods, the “L” powered rods are equivalent to our older Noodle models. The Connoisseur “a” rods are available at an MSRP of $49.99 – $59.99 and are backed by a 1 year limited warranty.