Cutting Edge - Cuda's New Tools and Tackle Center
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Introduction: There are a lot of tools on the fishing market, probably as
many as there are reel options, and sorting through all the different options to
find the really good ones can be a bit of a challenge. While there are many
tools that look like they are simply re-branded work tools, Cuda is designing
and building angling specific solutions, and it shows.
The beefed up Cuda Braid Shears make short work
the Cut: I first learned about Cuda two years ago when fishing with the team
on San Marco Island in Florida. During the event I was given a 3" Micro Scissor
that continues to cut braided line two years later just as well as the day I
Today the Cuda brand is more
recognizable than ever and their blue gripped tools are finding many homes on
the deck of freshwater and saltwater recreational and commercial fishing boats.
has expanded more professional anglers are using their tools and while they
liked the 3" Micro Scissor the tool was so light it could get blown off the deck
when bass rigs are running wide open. This year the company introduced a new
beefed up 5.5" Cuda Braid Shear that cuts just as well with dual serrated blades
and enough room to get two fingers in the grips for an even more confident hold.
These new shears will be available for just over 9 dollars each.
The Mini Pliers are a number of useful tools all
in one portable package
Pliers: One of the most useful tools that an angler can have is a good old
pair of pliers, only in Cuda's case this new mini-pliers is anything but old
school. The new 5" Cuda Mini Plier is made out of stainless steel and is
titanium bonded for durability. It features an integrated ring splitter and
crimper to change out hooks quickly, and even incorporates an integrated cutter
right above the joint. It is spring loaded for easy operation and locks for
safely. These pliers will retail for just over $17 dollars a pair.
Have you ever been a
situation when you needed a hook cutter on the boat? Maybe you have a hooks
lodged in a fish that simply will not come out, or perhaps one is buried into
your tackle bag, or worse in you!
Cutter: Cuda has a tool that can save the day, a powerful cutter capable of
cutting through 6/0 hooks with ease. At the show Buddy demonstrated a cut
effortlessly with the long handles which provide extra leverage.
Testing the hook cutter on the ICAST show floor
Pro Angler Cody Meyer swears by them and stated "It has tons of power behind it
and can cut anything. I actually used it at the last tournament. I had a fish
eat a crankbait so deep that I had to cut the hooks out. Saved the fish and
saved me 4 ounces. I made the top 20 cut because of it!" The new hook cutter
will retail for $29 dollars.
Buddy Prause shows us the innovative new Cuda
Center: In addition to making quality tools Cuda went the extra mile this
year to create a better way to store and secure those tools, especially when
your running the boat at high speed or over rough water. Meet the Cuda Tackle
Center, a storage solution that secures into the cup holder on your boat with a
locking tension ring.
Carbon rods accommodate all sorts of tools
Center uses carbon rods, much like what we have seen before on aftermarket knife
blocks, to secure tools of all types up to 7 inches. The flexible design can
safely store everything from pliers to knives securely, and for extra security
comes with a net cover to keep the tools in place.
The system can be taken apart for cleaning
look at most boats, tools are scattered about and stored in a variety of areas,”
said Capt. Rick Constantine, vice president of marketing and general manager for
Cuda. “The new Tackle Center keeps your most frequently used tools close by and
secured in place, ensuring that the tool you need is ready when you need it. For
smaller boats, kayaks and canoes where tool storage is tight or non-existent,
the new Cuda Tackle Center is the ideal solution.”
Thanks to Buddy for showing us all the latest
Cuda solutions, truly cutting edge kit
rods can come out for rinsing and the entire tube can be washed and even drains.
This unique containment system will retail for $57.49 and will become available
later this Fall. The Tackle Center, like all of Cuda's tools, comes backed with
a signature lifetime warranty, which just goes to show how much confidence Cuda
has in the quality of their tools. Cuda's tools are created specifically for
serious anglers and it shows, truly cutting edge kit.