3 New Fishing Gear Items of November

Check out the gear for November — no turkey carving kits.

November 22, 2013

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Designed for acceleration and speed while maintaining fuel economy in high-horsepower, outboard-powered fishing boats, Mercury Marine‘s new Enertia ECO propeller incorporates a broad-blade design and progressive rake enabled by Mercury’s proprietary X7 stainless-steel alloy. The configuration yields a 10 percent increase in fuel economy at cruising speed, providing extended range as well as fuel savings. The 16-inch-diameter prop is available in four pitches: 17, 19, 21 and 23 inches. $795;

Sharp and Reliable

Every fisherman needs a handy, reliable knife. The Buck Clearwater Series of fillet knives feature full-tang construction and flexible blades with a triple-edge system. The tip edge penetrates tough scales and skin, and the rear main edge is shaped for efficient and clean cuts. Each knife is available in Sandvik or 420HC steel with anti-slip rubber handles designed for a comfortable, secure grip in multiple positions over long periods of time. The rigid plastic sheath even has built-in drainage holes to minimize moisture buildup. $55 to $70; buck knives

Baitball Lures

Looking to nature for inspiration, Livetarget replicates baitfish behavior with the innovative new BaitBall series of casting lures. The distinctive design features multifish patterns rather than the traditional single baitfish. The concept mimics schooling baitfish, a natural survival response by baitfish under attack. BaitBall designs are available as poppers, jerkbaits, and crankbaits, in a range of finishes and colors, including threadfin shad, emerald shiner, and glass minnow hatches. $16.99;

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