FishRap’s Tackle Box

Parimal M. Rohit

A unique combination of sensitivity, strength

The combination of lightweight graphite frame, ported aluminum spool, 7+1 bearing system and multi-modulus graphite blank construction gives Berkley’s Lightning Rod Spinning reel-rod combo an ideal mix of sensitivity and strength.

The spinning combo also features instant anti-reverse.

Available soon through Berkley-fishing.com, the suggested price is $59.99.

Maintain stamina with improved weight balance

A cold-forged drive gear with modern amenities helps Shimano’s Stradic FK provide a reliable, smooth and durable reel. Shimano describes the “sleek” body as balanced, therefore reducing fatigue. The reel comes with 6:1 bearings, a retrieve range of 31 to 41 inches, 7- to 24-pound drag power range and 6.9- to 11.3-ounce weight range.

Pricing information is not yet available for the Stradic FK. Visit fish.shimano.com for more information. 

Clear Monofilament is strong, long

Shakespeare’s Clear Monofilament Line comes in a one-third pound spool and features 740 yards of line; its break strength is 8 pounds and provides consistent abrasion resistance.

The suggested retail price for the monofilament line is $2.99. Visit Shakespeare-fishing.com.

Terminator Walking Frog ideal for heavy cover, open water

Rapala designed the Walking Frog with lifelike features, allowing it to work well in heavy cover or open water. The tail is weighted to increase casting distance and retrieve stability. The Walking Frog can also shed water in between casts.

Suggested retail price for the 3-inch bass bait is $9.99. Visit rapala.com.

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