2008 ISE Sacramento
The ISE Sacremento show continues the rise of the big bait trend with bigger
Introduction: Each of the many International Sportsmen Expositions have a
slightly different flavor, as they showcase region specific tackle offerings.
The ISE Sacramento show tends to be a lot bigger than the San Mateo show due to
the venue itself, which is located at the Cal Expo grounds which is also home to
the state fair. The show also attracts many more hunting and fly fishing
manufacturers and lodges.
The dogs were out at the
Sacramento International Sportsmen's Exposition
Charters & Lodges: If you want to
catch that fish of a lifetime a great way to do it is with an expert guide. A
lot of services were exhibited at the Sacramento show and it didn't matter if
your destination of choice was Alaska, Africa, or anything in between. This show
had it all. A good example is Frontier, a charter and lodge in Sitka Alaska that
focuses on Salmon and halibut sportfishing.
Want a fishing adventure of
lifetime? Meet with one of the many guides and experts like Justin at Frontier
Charters & Lodge which specializes in Alaska sportfishing
We particularly liked this lodge because it
didn't require anglers to make comfort or gear sacrifices. the lodge takes care
of everything from the ride to the airport, licenses, meals, top notch lodging,
and hardcore fishing with quality tackle which includes Loomis rods and Accurate
2 speed reels.
Powell highlights the new rods to Zander
Big Bait Sticks: If
there was one trend at the ISE Sac show it was big baits and bigger sticks to
these lures. Swimbait Nation exhibited the latest and greatest big baits and
every manufacturer had their interpretation of a bigger and badder stick to
catapult these bombers. We caught up with two well known rod companies to see
just what they had to offer.
The newest Max rod a extending swimbait stick
Powell: Owner and CEO
of Powell rods Keith Bryan showed us his newest addition to the popular Max
series of rods. This is an extending swimbait stick that has two pieces similar
to a flipping stick. This makes it easy to carry the big stick in just about any
features a blank through reel seat
This latest stick adds to
Powell's already robust lineup of swimbait rods and is 7'11" fully extended. The
stick makes use of a Fuji reel seat which is complete with a blank through. We
were also happy to see the inclusion of a hook keeper, something that was absent
on some of Powell's previous big bait rods.
The rod is designed for
15-30lb line and can handle swimbaits from 5 to 8oz in weight. While Keith had
the prototype at the show the actual rods are still in production and will
arrive at dealers in about 60 days. Like the other rods in the Max lineup the
rod will retail for a very reasonable 199 dollars.
the hits coming with yet another quality swimbait stick
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