FISH & GAME GEAR

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January 25, 2017
INDUSTRY INSIDER
January 25, 2017

End-to-End Storytelling with Cloud-Connected HERO5 Cameras

GoPro, Inc. unveiled new products and services that dramatically simplify the process of capturing, editing and sharing engaging content, establishing GoPro as an end-to-end storytelling solution. 

In addition to significant gains in performance and convenience, GoPro’s all-new HERO5 line of cameras can auto-upload photos and videos to GoPro Plus, a cloud-based subscription service that makes it easy to access, edit and share GoPro content anytime, anywhere using a phone or computer.

HERO5 Black is the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro, ever. Exciting features include:

• 2-inch Touch Display + Simplified Controls

• Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second

• Professional Quality 12MP Photos

• Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging*

• Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages (additional languages coming)

• Simple 1-Button Control

• Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m)

• Compatible with Existing GoPro Mounts, Including Karma

• Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction

• Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization

• Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with New Linear-View Setting

• RAW and WDR Photo Modes

• GPS

HERO5 Black cameras are available now for an MSRP of $399.99. Learn more HERE. 

HERO5 Session shares the same small design and brilliant convenience of the original HERO Session camera, but benefits from significant performance upgrades:

• Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second

• Professional Quality 10MP Photos

• Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging*

• Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages (additional languages coming)

• Simple 1-Button Control

• Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m)

• Compatible with Existing GoPro, Mounts Including Karma

• Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization

• Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with new Linear-View Setting

HERO5 Session cameras are available now for an MSRP of $299.99.

Learn more at ShopGoPro.com.

Penn Slammer Back by Popular Demand

Professional anglers and charter captains trust the name PENN. One of those trusted reels is the Slammer III featuring the new IPX6 Sealed System to keep water out of the gear box and drag system in heavy spray and sea conditions.

The Slammer III also incorporates the PENN proprietary sealed Dura-Drag system with washers that eliminate hesitation even under extreme drag settings. With the computer-controlled CNC gear technology system, the precision brass main, pinion and oscillation gears are individually machined for exact tolerances to provide the smoothest operation.

Gear ratios range from 6.2:1 with 37 inches of line retrieve on the smaller reels to 4.2:1 with 43 inches of line retrieve on the largest. Maximum drags start at 30 pounds in the smaller models to 60 pounds on the largest. 

Eight models of the Slammer III are offered to cover a wide range of inshore, near shore and offshore angling opportunities from the pier, beach or boat. The 3500 Slammer III is the smallest of the family weighing 13.9 ounces while the 10500 weighs 43.1 ounces. Slammer III prices start at $249.95 MSRP.

Excalibur’s Power Packed Micro 355

Built on the incredibly popular Micro 335 platform, the new Micro 355 packs incredible speed and power into an ultra-compact design. Imagine the Micro 335 loaded with more power, and that’s what to expect from Excalibur’s flagship crossbow.

Reliability, maneuverability, incredible performance and ease of use are all a part of the Micro 355 package, but we threw in bone-crushing speed and power for the hunter who means business in the field.

The Micro 355 features the new, stylish and comfortable Feather-Lite Skeletonized stock with rubber grip inserts for unmatched control and feel, and it comes with an ambidextrous cheek piece and oversized finger guards for cold-weather hunting. Weighing 5.2 pounds, the Micro 355 is 25 inches wide uncocked, 33.5 inches in length and has a 10-inch power stroke.

Additional Excalibur technologies featured on the Micro 355 include the Gen II CRT limb system, compact limbs 60 percent stronger than the most durable limbs on the market today; the Quad-Loc riser, which contains each limb on all four sides for added consistency and accuracy; the Guardian Anti-Dry-Fire System, which catches the string if the trigger is pulled without an arrow in place; and the Recoil Energy Dissipation System (R.E.D.S.), which suppresses the strings when fired to reduce shock, vibration and noise.

With a compact size and blazing speeds, the Micro 355 is the perfect crossbow for situations where space is tight but power is necessary. We didn’t compromise on the durability and reliability consumers expect from an Excalibur crossbow. The Micro 355 will withstand the most difficult conditions and the test of time.

The Micro 355 is pure power in a small package, and comes decked out with a Realtree Xtra® finish and the most reliable accessories on the market today including a Tact-Zone illuminated scope, four-arrow quiver, four Quill arrows and a rope-cocking aid. Suggested retail price on the Micro 355 is $1,199.

Visit www.excaliburcrossbow.com.

ATI Blows the Stock Market Away

ATI’s new T3 12-Gauge Shotgun Stock is an update to the widely successful T2 Shotgun Stock line that was introduced by the Wisconsin company in 2013. The new T3 Stock features an updated recoil reducing pistol grip, a TactLite six-position stock, and adapters for multiple 12-gauge shotgun platforms included in one package.

“For the third generation of a ATI’s premier shotgun stock line we wanted to refine both the grip and mounting system based on extensive field use and testing of the platform,” said Amanda Mapes, National Sales Manager. “We added more Scorpion Recoil Material to a slimmed version of our ergonomic pistol grip and worked to simplify the mounting system. The mounting system is now easier for the consumer to install and also makes the stock available to more shotgun brands.”

 The shotgun brands and models supported by the T3 Stock are the, Remington 870 & 887, Mossberg 500/535/590/835, Winchester SXP, FN P-12, TriStar Raptor & Tec-12, and the Stevens 320.

 Other features of the new ATI stock are the adjustable cheek rest and X2 Scorpion Recoil Pad for added comfort while shooting. The stock, like all of ATI’s USA Made products, is also covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

For further details or purchasing information about the ATI T3 Shotgun Stock, visit www.atigunstocks.com. The stock will also be finding its way to store shelves soon, as dealers and distributors now have full ordering access.

Casting a New Path to One-Piece Performance

Fly aficionados openly discuss how a one-piece fly rod feels in hand. They extoll the virtues on how it loads, the control the design provides and more. Blindfold these same anglers…place a SOLE fly rod in their hands…and they would all tell you…it IS a one-piece rod. One-piece performance; Two-piece mobility. Offered in 4wt. to 12 wt.; fresh and saltwater anglers alike will add SOLE to their rod assortment.

The heart of the nine SOLE rods is in the proprietary IPC® tooled blank that is supported by St. Croix’s ART™ system. SCIV graphite combined with our unique FRS process provides unparalleled strength and durability. Engineering artistry is illustrated in the “slim-profile” ferrule which provides true one-piece performance. Weight coded alignment marks illustrate a complete and thoughtful process. Intelligent design is further illustrated with the provision of a second tip that matches perfectly to the rod. While you may never need the extra tip…it provides that extra layer of insurance when on that “trip of a lifetime”.  

Quality design requires components that accentuate the performance. A Fuji® TVS reel seat matched with a Kigan titanium frame stripper guide(s) and hook-keeper along with REC® Recoil® snake guides provide years of lightweight, corrosion-proof performance. Super-grade cork handles and two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish provide the final touches these rods require. Each SOLE rod is equipped with a deluxe mesh sack with two tip section pouches for lightweight protection. 

Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, SOLE rods retail for $340-$360. Each of the cutting edge SOLE rods include a 15-year transferrable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

St. Croix Rod is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin with a 68-year heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite,® Legend® Xtreme, Legend Tournament,® Avid Series,® Premier,® Wild River,® Tidemaster,® Imperial® and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers. The company’s mid-priced Triumph,® Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo series rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and built in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Founded in 1948 to manufacture jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.

A New Magazine Hits the Rack

The new Daniel Defense Magazine is the only magazine worthy of the Daniel Defense name. Built with the same legendary quality and exacting specifications as our rifles, this lightweight magazine holds up to 32 5.56mm rounds and is molded from a durable carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer.

An improved feed-lip design and an enhanced anti-tilt follower provide smooth, reliable feeding, while an impact-absorbing baseplate design adds to the magazine’s overall durability. A non-snag design and textured surfaces for an enhanced grip make inserting and removing this magazine nearly effortless, and dissembling it for maintenance is nearly as easy.

For reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, and legendary Daniel Defense quality in a magazine for your 5.56mm rifle, go with the name you can trust. Go with Daniel Defense.

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