Gear For The Year!

Gear of the Year

Welcome to our newest column featuring the latest and greatest in drool-worthy, must have gear for the year! Get your ‘hooks’ into these. We have, and we did well! We’ll update you with new gear that we’ve tried every month. If it appears here—it’s Gear for the Year!


Lighthouse Lures Big Eye Spoon—“Derby Winner”


Mimics an injured herring—heavy glow treatment makes it perfect for deep fishing.


Tomic 6” Classic 602uvbiij Plug


Vancouver Island’s favourite plug got an upgrade! UV for depth and stripes for class. Just deadly, especially around Campbell River.


Lighthouse Lures Mega Bite Max Shad 6 oz. Swimtail Georgia Brown


UV Red Brown If you are in for ling, check this bad boy out and call us for dinner—we’ll bring the wine for pairing.


Lighthouse Lures Big Eye Spoon—“Georgia Tyee”


Wicked action and a 4/0 hook—quickly becoming a breadwinner Island wide by guides.


Luhr Jensen Coyote 5.0 Blue Reflex Glow Back


A new spin on a classic spoon for being chased by the big one at any depth—super colour, great reflection and the ‘flipper tail’ gives it great action at any trolling speed.


Hot Spot Black Mamba Flasher, #930


This deadly black blade dressed with crushed glow tape on both sides and Sampo ball bearings make this one serious dinner bell.


Luhr Jensen 3” Needlefish Purple Pink


Just super action for slow trolling for trout and kokanee.


Peetz 3” Hookum Chartreuse and White Glow


It’s the new old—designed in the 1930’s, there a serious reason why this solid brass, nickel plated iconic lure should be in your tackle box.


Rapala 50 lb. High Contrast Digital Scale


While we hope you break its limit, this scale stands out with its reverse-image LCD screen that’s easy to read even on sunny days.


Musky Innovations 10” Titan Tube


Fill this hollow tube with your favourite stinky bait and get ready for the big one!


KoneZone Calvin Daisy Chain UV Glow Flasher(s)


Use one for clear water, use two for dirty, and use them all in serious series when targeting sockeye and chum.


3” AP Tackleworks Anchovy Spoon—aptly named “Lucky Charm”


Super action—built to last with stainless steel and crazy reflection.


This article appeared in the May issue of Island Fisherman Magazine. Never miss an issue or the latest reviews – subscribe today to have it delivered to your door…worldwide!

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