As summer comes to an end, our fishing trips become more limited in the Northeast. We spend much of our time in the woods doing a little hunting and preparing for the upcoming ice season. Right now is a great time to go through your tackle, charge electronics, and set your shanty up making sure the mice didn’t have an extra meal over the summer. We thought we would take a few minutes to highlight some new products for this season.
On that note, there are a ton of new products out from Clam Outdoors this year that we would like to introduce you to. First is the new one man portable fish traps; the “Legend Thermal”. “The “Legend Thermal” has all an angler will need and want in a one person shelter. Full thermal top, lightweight design, rod storage and deluxe seat system to name a few features. Genz himself put his stamp of approval making this the best one person shelter on the market hands down. I think we know which one he will be fishing out of next ice season!” A dependable portable shelter has been a major factor in our ability to stay on good bites and determine new patterns.
Set Up Size L 92″ x W 43″
Pack Size L 43″ x W 35″ x H 14″
Center Height 67″
Weight 70 Lbs.
Fishable Area 16 Sq Ft
THE ICEARMOR LIFT™ Cold weather suit is more than just a cold weather suit. Yes, it certainly will protect you from the cold, wind and ice. Yes, it is 100% waterproof and windproof. But More than this, the Icearmor lift suit includes an internal “lift” lining that provides added buoyancy versus our edge suit, giving the angler an extra “lift” when it’s needed. Yielding cutting edge design, look and function, the bibs and parka have the same great features as the original Icearmor blue/black edge™ suit. Everything you’ve come to expect from Icearmor —from strategically placed pockets to ballistic nylon-covered padded knees—this suit will surely fit the outerwear expectations of today’s ice angler.
Clam Outdoors has also entered the market with a new line of tungsten jigs this year. 70% denser and 30% heavier than lead, this makes for small jigs that fish heavy, punch through slush, sink fast, show up on electronics, and give you sensational feel as you pound ‘em. It’s like the difference between ‘glass and graphite. Instantly, you’re better at bite detection.
We have fished tungsten jigs for a number of years now and there is a noticeable difference in both presentation and fishability. They make for a more effective presentation using small micro plastics like the “Maki” from Maki Plastics, (also found at Clam Outdoors) and the heavier weight allows you to get your jig back to the fish after a catch.
Another product that we are really excited about is the new flasher that Vexilar has came out with. This season Vexilar has introduced the FLX 28 to the market and it is sure to make a huge scene.
The features found in the FLX-28 read like the wish list of avid ice anglers starting with digital depth, Auto Range, Two zoom zones, battery status, FIVE color palettes to select from for maximum visibility, five foot depth range adjustments starting at 10 feet, Maximum range of 300, Day and Night display brightness settings, Low power options for fishing in super shallow water, a unique Weed Mode for better performance while fishing in weeds.
- Frequency: 200 kHz
- Power output: 400 watts peak-to-peak (50 watts RMS)
- Display resolution: 525 segments
- Current draw: 200 ma at 12V DC
- Dimensions: 4.4″H x 6″W x 2.5″D
- Depth Range: Maximum 300 feet
- Weight: 1.1 Lb.