Offshore anglers have been using dredges to tease up sailfish, marlin, dolphin and other pelagics for many years. Over time, dredges have grown bigger, increasing the water resistance on the rod that’s pulling them. Electric Fishing Reel Systems’ new Dredge Master addresses this concern.
The aircraft-aluminum construction handles heavy loading without any flex in the shaft, so the action of the dredge is virtually unaffected. At the tip of the shaft is a swivel roller machined for 400-pound monofilament that spins effortlessly on two stainless-steel bearings. The Dredge Master is available in two models of different size, the DM-4 and the DM-6, both of which are available with or without a curved butt. For more information and pricing, visit www.elec-tra-mate.com.