FishRap’s Tackle Box – Fishing Gear

Parimal M. Rohit

Customize your combo to maximize your catch

The latest Trout Combo is part of Shakespeare’s new Wild Series line, giving anglers specific lengths and actions to choose from when fishing for the largest catch possible.

Shakespeare’s Wild Side Trout Combo is equipped with a 4+1 bearing system, smooth drag, aluminum spool and handle, and a soft touch handle knob.

Shakespeare lists the retail price as $49.99. Visit

Fillet your catch efficiently and with precision

The ergonomically-designed Berkley Fillet Knife is easy to handle with no-slip grip and blade flex, allowing anglers to quickly fillet their catch. The blade is sharp, strong, corrosion resistant and made of stainless steel.

Available in black, the 6-inch Berkley Fillet Knife is $6.99. Visit

Johnson’s Crappie Buster Tubes ideal for trolling

Johnson Fishing describes its newest line of Crappie Buster Tubes as resembling a small minnow and an ideal soft plastic for all crappie fishing techniques.

The bait features a shorter head and longer tentacles to help increase action by 20 percent. “[The] super thin tentacles offer lifelike swim action and appearance in the water,” according to a description of the bait on Johnson Fishing’s website.

This bait works best with Johnson Crappie Buster Shad Scales.

Available in several models, colors and lengths, the Johnson Crappie Buster Tube is $1.99. Visit

Maintain precise depth control with Levelwind

Penn’s GT Levelwind features a lightweight graphite frame, allowing for balance and control. The LC model is equipped with a built-in line counter for precise depth control. Levelwind also comes with machined and anodized aluminum spool, high-strength marine grade bronze alloy main gear, precision-machined stainless steel pinion gear and a stainless steel reel.

The suggested retail price for Levelwind is $109.95. Visit

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