How Much Drag Pressure Should I Use on My Reel?

Often, the right drag setting isn’t the most you can handle, but instead what’s the smoothest, while applying steady pressure. Sam Hudson If Goldilocks was an angler, she would have a really hard time setting drag pressure on a fishing reel. This setting is too strong, this setting is too weak. If Goldilocks could only […]

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Embracing Life

A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Photos by Florence Guglielmetti and Adelaide Bernard A stroke survivor, powered by the love of his sons and neighbors, shows enduring strength with a harrowing 46-day Atlantic crossing. Guglielmetti celebrating his victory of completing […]

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Marine Research Hub hosts FLIBS summit

The Marine Research Hub (MRH) hosted the fifth annual Summit during the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS), sharing marine research and solutions with emerging commercialization potential. The Summit welcomed over 60 community members including potential investors, educators, and industry leader including blue economy supporters Representative Chip LaMarca and Representative Kelly Skidmore. Three guest […]

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Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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Blackfin Boats Introduces 400CC

Celebrating 50 legendary years, Blackfin Boats introduces its newest addition, the highly anticipated 400CC. Making its debut appearance at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, this new center console will become the new flagship for Blackfin Boats. With a 40-foot water line and a 12-foot beam, the 400CC will provide a tremendous amount of space […]

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Cigarette ‘Phasing Out’ Factory-Direct Sales With Expanded Dealer Network

<!– In the News: Cigarette ‘Phasing Out’ Factory-Direct Sales With Expanded Dealer Network –> Announced in a press release earlier this week, Ultimate Marine of Orlando, Fla., is the latest addition to Cigarette Racing Team’s six-dealer network. That group currently includes Osage Beach, Mo.-headquartered Big Thunder Marine, Lip-Ship Performance and Top Gun Yachts in Miami, […]

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The Largest Eastbay Yet: The EB60

PHOTOS COURTESY OF EASTBAY Eastbay, the brand that pioneered the production Down East market with the introduction of the Eastbay 38 in 1993 at the Miami International Boat Show, is back with its largest, most luxurious and best-performing model to date. The Eastbay 60 returns to its roots, with a nod towards modern luxury and […]

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MMA calls for 2022 Neptune Awards judges

Marine Marketers of America is now selecting the judging panel for the 2022 Neptune Awards competition, the most prestigious recognition program of marketing communications for marine marketers in North America.   Last year, 163 entries across 24 categories were judged by more than 88 volunteers – a panel of independent judges following established criteria who found the […]

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Mastering Fly-Fishing for Peacock Bass

Among the many sport fishing pursuits available to anglers in South Florida, targeting butterfly peacock, more commonly known as peacock bass, is certainly not the most popular pastime. With plenty of saltwater action nearby including some of the most diverse shallows in the state, as well as close proximity to the Gulf Stream, the freshwater […]

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Tested: Wellcraft 355

A full 65 years after its founding, Wellcraft makes its boldest departure yet. A speedy passagemaker aimed at an international audience. Wellcraft Redefined 65 years after its founding, Wellcraft makes its boldest departure to date in launching a boat aimed at an international audience. For boaters of a certain vintage, the name Wellcraft will always […]

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Hook & Tackle Partners with Miami Dolphins Foundation to distribute Much Needed Clothing for Hurricane Ian Victims

October 7, 2022 – Miami, FL: Hook & Tackle (division of Sportailor, Inc.), designers, manufacturers, and distributors of authentic performance fishing & marine apparel since 1989 donated $35,000.00 in apparel to the Miami Dolphins Foundation to be distributed to the victims in need from Hurricane Ian. Stan Rudman is an owner of the brand as […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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Silent 60

Not a Sound Silent-Yachts is making big strides in solar-electric power both on the water and on shore.  I was standing on the Silent 60 flybridge chatting with another guest prior to leaving the dock for a test ride when we both suddenly realized we were drifting in the middle of the canal. Somewhat alarmed, it […]

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