February 21st, 2015
Tackle Grab Unboxing – December 2013by Grant Pentiricci January 20, 2014
Well, winter hit most of us hard this season. It’s been a great hard water season so far for most. For those who don’t ice fish, and don’t have the comforts of the southern climate, you may be in hibernation mode and counting the days until spring season. It’s also a great time of year to reflect, and plan the next season. Our December tackle grab box is serving as some great inspiration…
1 – River2Sea 5-pk of Rig Walker 100 in Ghost Shad – available on the River2Sea website for $7.34. It seems that December’s box was a well thought out package for anglers interested in trying out something new. This month’s box from Tackle Grab sets you up nicely to try an A-rig.
These River2Sea Rig walkers are perfectly matched for the Jerky J School rig that also came in the box. With a nice paddle tail and a silver finish these rig walkers are perfect for targeting clear water smallmouth schools offshore. At 3/8-oz each, 5 of them will put you at just under 2 ounces, so make sure you throw this setup on a good swimbait rod or something similar.
2 – Castaic Jerky 5-wire J School Rig in Tennessee Shad, available on Tacklewarehouse.com for $12.99. As mentioned, this item is perfectly matched with the rig walker swimbaits. If you don’t want to use all 5 arms (due to fishing regulations in some areas) you can put a blade on the center arm to lower your hook count.
3 – Lockett lures – 4-pk of 4″ Fatties in TG Christmas – available on the Lockett Lures Outlett website for US$19.99 for a 25-pk, and on sale for $5.99 (pro-rated to $0.96 for a 4-pk based on the sale price). This is a great bait for cold water bass, or when you need to go finesse. With tonnes of anise scent and really durable plastic, the fatties make a great addition to your arsenal. Lockett Lures has been in several of our boxes this year; this familiar bait puts a smile on my face. The color included in this month’s box is very useful as well. Looks like I’ll be adding this bag to my panic box!
4 – The Rod Glove Fishing Rod Sleeve for casting rods up to 7’6″ – available on Tacklewarehouse.com for $5.99. Who doesn’t need another rod wrap? Rod Glove makes some great wraps and this will give anglers a chance to try one out. This wrap is perfect for my rod and fits nicely. Rod Glove wraps prevent tangles and protect your line guides and finish from getting damaged. This is especially useful when you’re cramming them in a rod locker!
Total box value =US $27.28 + 150 Tackle Grab points.
The January Tackle Grab box will ship soon, so stay tuned for that update in February!
Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud member of State Apparel and Gambler Lures’ Am Pro Staff, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci