A run down of possible gift ideas for the bass angler on your shopping list.
Story by Matt Williams
Picky as we may seem, us bass fishermen are much easier to please than some may think. When it comes time to fill our wish lists, those who stick to the subject are sure to win serious points on Christmas morning.
What follows is a run down of possible gift ideas for the bass angler on your shopping list. Some will fill the bill for the main course, while others belong on the stocking stuffer menu.
Ho-Ho-Ho and Happy casting:
Shimano DC (fishshimano.com)
Shimano has a rich history of producing some of the most reliable baitcasting reels in the world. The new Curado DC may be the most trouble free ever.
The low profile reel relies on an internal microcomputer that automatically controls brake force during each cast, start to finish. This prevents the spool from overrunning when casting into the wind, skipping baits under docks or bushes, or simply bombing long casts. You’ll know the high tech guts are at work by the trademark whine the reel makes each time you cast it.
The reel holds 90 yards of 14 pound monofilament line. Available in right or left hand models and three gear ratios, 6.2:1, 7.4:1 and 8.5:1. Weighs 7.9 ounces. MSRP, $249.00. fishshimano.com.