TT Editors make their Holiday Gift Picks for 2005
It is once again that time of
the year. Time to find that picture perfect gift for your angling buddy, or
perhaps treat yourself to the product that you have been drooling over ever
since the first time you laid your eyes on it. We asked three TT editors to make
their top holiday picks when it came to four tackle categories (Reels, Rods,
Lures, and Tools) and here's what they had to say...
Zander's Holiday Picks...
Shimano Torsa - $669.00-$699.99 “The Torsa is the most exciting
reel this season to hit the saltwater space….bar none. With the interchangeable
cams this reel can be continually adapted to meet a wide range of applications,
a real dream come true for any offshore angler. With this type of flexibility
this is truly the gift that keeps on giving.”
GLoomis MBR783C - $190.00-$335.00 “If I could only fish with
one rod for all my bass fishing this would still be it. The MBR783C is among the
most reliable and consistent performers out there. Sure there are newer,
flashier, and more advanced products, but the MBR783C deserves my pick just for
being there for me season after season, delivering the same high level of
performance. I wish G.Loomis would release a classic or commemorative version of
this rod with the traditional low set Weibe reel seat, now that would really be
something. The best thing about the MBR783C is that G.Loomis has them in so many
flavors. If your recipient has been a good person this year give him a green or
red GL2, but if he’s been there for you through thick and thin then hook him up
with an IMX or GLX and it will be a holiday they will never forget.”
Megabass Vision 110 - $29.99 “Anyone who has read my
review of this product knows that I adore this lure. Unfortunately they are not
cheap, or easy to procure. Just getting your hands on some of the patterns is
near impossible. These are really something special, and because they have value
to enthusiast collectors the recipient of this masterpiece will more likely
cherish the lure for along time.”
Lipper Tool - $119.95-$169.95 “The Lipper continues to be my
preferred landing tool, especially when saltwater fishing. The cock trigger
mechanism makes locking onto fish of all sizes quicker than any tool out there.
Unlike all the other tools all it takes is the press of a button to control even
a toothy predator. The built in scale is an added plus, and for 2006 the new
Lippers come with an enhanced grip and lanyard making the fastest landing tool
among the most ergonomic as well.”
JIP's Holiday Picks...
Daiwa TD Luna - $229.99
"If you like the Daiwa Millionaire CV-Z, then you’re going to have to get the TD
Luna. This reel is completely machined and feels absolutely solid. It employs
Daiwa’s Magforce-Z with an external plate where you can use your palm or finger
to make quick adjustments on the fly. This will make a great inshore reel or
even a power fishing bass reel for tossing crankbaits."
Legend Tournament Bass - $200.00 - $250.00
"This series is a bass angler’s dream come true. This line of technique specific
bass rods can help fine tune your presentation when flipping, cranking, or
tossing huge swimbaits. This rod will surely be a gift one will make use of and
treasure for many seasons."
Megabait Tuna Candy/Finder - $7.99
for big game? Don’t leave the docks this holiday without a Megabait Tuna Candy,
now called Tuna Finder. These trolling plugs are effective for tuna, wahoo, and
much more. The Tuna Finders come in popular patterns that will attract big fish.
A must have if you’re a saltwater buff."
ACR Electronics AquaFix 406
"Because we are fishing so much and at times venture into dangerous waters, a
Personal EPIRB can be a lifesaver. The AquaFix 406 is the smallest and most
functional P-EPIRB available today and it has features such as an GPS interface
and built in onboard GPS that sends out your coordinates when activated. This is
the one gift in our list that can actually save a life."
Cal's Holiday Picks...