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G&F Gear Special: Top Walleye Picks for 2017

by Game & Fish Online Staff   |  July 8th, 2017 0

Game & Fish Magazines published Gear Issue 2017 for July and August, its third annual look at the gear that will help you a better hunter or angler. In the coming days, gafmag.com will share focussed info on a number of hunting and fishing species. Today, we look at walleye gear for 2017.

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RODS

St. Croix Eyecon

The Eyecon spinning family now has 14 models. New are the 6-foot, 6-inch Big Water and the 7-foot Crankin’.

$120-140

Silverhawk II

Updated with new components and cosmetic upgrades, this six-model series features high-modulus graphite blanks for great flexibility and balance.

 $99

REELS

BPS CarbonLite

The frame and rotor are made of high-performance carbon to reduce weight. Stainless steel bail wire with titanium-nitride-coated roller.

$80

Pflueger Summit XT

This new reel delivers a strong, lightweight and well-balanced package. It features nine shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant anti-reverse, and aluminum handle.

 $70

Quantum Vapor

The new Vapor is a standout for pitching jigs and tossing cranks and other walleye-friendly presentations. 7.0:1 and 6.3:1 gear ratios.

$149

CRANKBAITS

Berkley Flicker

Designed by top touring pros, this long-casting and easy-trolling, elongated crankbait sports a lifelike profile and unique swimming action.

$6

Bomber HD Long A

Bomber fleshes out its 14A and 25A Long A Minnow color palette with 10 new high-definition patterns, which feature strike-triggering colors.

 $9

Lindy Wally Shad

A go-to on the cast or troll, the 2 1/2-inch, 1/3-ounce Wally Shad has a tight-wiggling action and super-sharp Size 6 blood-red trebles. Dives to 6 feet when casting and runs to 13 feet trolling. 10 colors.

$6

 

LiveTarget  Yearling

Though this revolutionary jerkbait started shipping in 2016, it’s still a new concept to most walleye anglers. Imitates a cluster of tiny baitfish. 4 1/4 inches long. Six colors.

$10

JIGS

Lindy Live Bait Jig

A nose-down attitude and short-shank hook allow for ultra-natural walleye jigging presentations where the minnow, not the jighead, dictates the action of your presentation. Three sizes, 10 colors.

$3

Current Cutter

Northland’s new jig has a 90-degree aqua-dynamic head that cuts through strong currents, making it great for tackling river-run walleyes.

$3 for 3

Rapala Flat Jig

Eighty percent heavier than standard Jigging Raps, the Flat Jig creates a quick, long-gliding searching action in deep, fast water. Up to 1 3/16 ounces.

$7

SPIN BAITS

Forage Minnow

A hard-thumping Colorado blade attracts the attention of hungry ’eyes in heavy cover and low-vis scenarios. Tip with live bait or plastics.

$3

Sonic Sizzle Tail

The free-floating arm lets the convex-concave blade swim freely; trailer adds attraction. 3/0 Mustad Ultra Point jig. 12 colors.

$6

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