No particular order:
> …incorporating every detail top pros had never found in a single jig…. A flipping jig must winch heavyweight bass out of seriously thick stuff, so everything begins with the hook, which is a super stout Owner Zo-Wire hook.
> The modified Arkie-style 5/8-oz head is powder-coated for extreme durability and features a recessed eye that helps this jig crawl through dense cover without getting hung.
> A dozen exclusive colors of premium Hole-In-One Skirts provide the perfect amount of bulk and movement and ideal color-combinations for every flipping and pitching situation.
> …weedguard that keeps you out of trouble but flexes just enough for unimpeded hooksets.
2. CatchCo Tight Rope Firework Super Jig
One of the several cool things CatchCo does is collabs, and this is the latest one — with IL’s TightRope Jigs:
> This Super Jig is a finesse jig with a cult following in the Midwest, specifically designed for fishing around rock. The jig features a sturdy Mustad hook and a hand-tied skirt cut in a unique shape to keep the bait out of rocks and other potential snags. Originally designed for Great Lakes smallmouth bass, this finesse jig gets it done for all species….
Not sure when it’ll be for sale but looks real innerestin’….
3. FishLab Popping Rattle Toad
Can you have too many frogs…or toads? Heck naw:
> …highly detailed back which mimics the real texture of a frog…oversized rattle chamber sits high in the bait’s head keeping the toad lying flat and making it easier for fish to track over thick mats of grass or through heavy scum lines.
Word is Brett Hite was gettin’ all this love about his JackHammer so David Walker wanted his own version with his signature Squidward crozzed eyez on the deal so…. Lol okay not really BUT David did insist that the all-important adjustable weedguard be made of wampus-cat hair. Unfortunately they couldn’t find a reliable source for ’em so it’s adjustable wire. Here’s David showin’ ya how he messes with it:
BFE = either Big Friggin’ Elephant or Best Flipper Ever, maybe another of your choice:
> …designed by…Bradley Hallman [who is a good kinda crazy lol] and Matt Pangrac [c’mon Pangrac!]…everything they needed in the perfect flipping bait…thick body with added rings for turbulence and a hook slot allowing it to be rigged on either a straight-shank or an EWG hook. The design of the wings and tail allow the BFE to glide into places other baits can’t, and the antennas provide tantalizing secondary action.
6. NetBait smallie-only stuff
Interesting to come out with a bunch of smallmouth stuff:
> …STH Finesse Series products have been designed almost exclusively for fishing smallmouth bass….
> 2.75″ Drifter
…classic hand-poured bait [for dropshots]…. [“Half a cado” color below:]
> 2.5″ and 4″ Finesse Series Tubes
— …40% body to 60% tail ratio delivers vastly improved action with the slightest twitch of your rod and allows for a fully exposed hook in the tail section….
Never have fished a Molix bait so don’t know much about ’em, but that one looks cool:
> …extremely soft and flexible floating compound…more cut-resistant and…enriched with salt and shrimp scent. The special appendices create micro vibrations….
I kinda love those alien-lookin’ thangs:
> …injected out our custom salt- and scent-infused Duratech ultra-soft plastic formulation which is extremely buoyant and 12x more durable than standard soft-plastics. …perfect slow-rise buoyancy….
> Corrosion-resistant carbon frame and side plate construction. Weighing just 7 oz and…7 total precision stainless steel ball bearing drive system. …externally adjustable magnetic cast control system that puts the brakes on the machined-aluminum black anodized 33.5 mm spool…multi-disc drag washers.
> A double-paddle 95mm aluminum swept handle arm with golf-grip handle knobs.
10. Shimano Curado and SLX reels
Couple new ones that I don’t think are out yet?
> …the Curado MGL 70 K…lightweight MGL Spool…decreased inertia and results in longer casts…excel for anglers fishing with finesse baits, such as handmade balsa baits, or lures that require light line for maximum fishability.
> …great reel choice for anglers pitching and flipping in tight cover when increased line capacity is not required…a Cross Carbon Drag to provide the needed stopping power against large fish.
> …the SLX MGL 70 features Shimano’s low-inertia MGL Spool in a compact 70-size reel. The MGL Spool excels in the castability of both finesse and heavy lures, while the compact size of the SLX MGL 70 makes it a perfect reel for light-line applications as well as flipping and pitching.
11. Duckett Fishing Paradigm Reels
Looks like the CRW, the CRI and CWX 200. Not sure what the differences are except the CRI is a little less $$ and the CRW and CWX look pretty similar? On the CWX:
> …6.8.1, 7.5.1 and 8.3.1 that come in 100 and 200 size…wider spool for added castability. 20+ settings….
> Rapala’s new high-performance Elite Pliers are armored in Cerakote…7″ tool for anglers includes a unique, patented “Mag Spring,” which keeps the pliers’ hybrid jaws open and ready.
> Replaceable carbide cutters that easily snip braid, mono and fluoro line, as well as light wire (up to 15 lbs); built-in crimping tool for simple crimps and rigging….
Not sure when these are coming out and they seem mostly for meat-eatin’ folks, but saw them demoed (on Zoom) and looked really well thought-out….