TackleTour.com ~ The Angler’s Source

TackleTour.com ~ The Angler’s Source for Tackle News and Reviews!. Thanks to google again, I found the right fishing site for getting the kids fishing rods. Here is what we are going to get…

Okuma Metaloid for Dad. Okuma produces a real winner with the Metaloid! The Metaloid echoes the very mission of Okuma…to produce top notch products without the astronomical prices. At 79.99 the Metaloid is an incredible value that offers any angler the opportunity to fish with a high performance reel. While some may find the Metaloid design flashy others will no doubt love the Metaloid’s premium look and feel. in any event the Metaloid offers a unique balance of innovative features and performance at a amazing price….making it a worthy recipient of TackleTour’s “Best Value” award!

Okuma Fina for $50. Okuma does it again, they have effectively raised the bar by re-designing the Fina with advanced features and improvements found in reels twice this price. The Fina represents everything that Okuma stands for, producing a high performance product that is also a phenomenal value. The new Fina not only is a major step forward from the old design but puts the product right up there as a real contender for value conscious anglers that want the most reel performance out of their hard earned dollars

Quarrow ML3 for $110. After completing all the tests I had a conversation with Quarrow Pro Tom Lester and he remarked “The ML3 series rod from Quarrow is the lightest, strongest and most durable rod, in it’s price range, I have ever used. If quality is an issue when selecting a fishing rod, you can’t go wrong with a Quarrow ML3 rod,” and after fishing with the OTS664F on four different lakes in varying conditions, and with everything from cranks to plastics I would have to agree. You would be hard pressed to find a rod with the OTS664F’s great sensitivity, comfort, and strength at such a great price. In truth the OTS664F fishes with the same confidence as rods twice its price, and offers a level of sensitivity that can hold its own with any of the top rod manufacturer’s premium offerings. It is for this reason that the OTS664F is the first rod to ever be awarded TackleTour’s “Best Value” award, congratulations Quarrow!

For the Boys, I was going to get them a pair of ultralights so we can go camping and it also fits their smaller size.

$36. The Quantum XLSP1000 combo consists of the XL462SUL rod and XL00S2 spinning reel. The rod is only four feet and six inches in length constructed out of high-modulus graphite, genuine Fuji reel seat, and a cork handle. The 5.0 ounce reel, when attached to the rod, makes a perfect couple in appearance, but we will see if they perform just as nice.

Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for

Thru-Hiker: Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers2002 Mountainsmith Ghost
You used to have to squeeze your gear into a waistbeltless, frameless rucksack to get your base pack weight below 10 pounds, but no more. The Mountainsmith Ghost is a 2 lb 6 oz pack with a good suspension and effective waistbelt. Let’s take a look at what sets this pack out from the crowd

Daily Peloton – International Cycling

Daily Peloton – International Cycling News Selle Italia SLR Evolution & SLR Leather Saddles
Review by Gary Kristensen
Army Cycling Union

The SLR Evolution saddle is very light weight at 125 grammes. It is made from carbon fibre with titanium rails and has no padding at all! It is surprisingly comfortable to sit on and looks great in a carbon effect pattern, but functionally it is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard!

The reason for this is in the front or nose section of the saddle. It is as narrow as any other saddle I have tried, but is not
rounded off down the sides. This causes the edges to rub away the insides of your shorts at an alarming rate of knots! I
rode one for 3.5 hours and it had eaten through the first layer of my Lusso Aqua Repel bibtight crotch patch seemingly
with no effort!

A better option is the Selle Italia SLR Leather saddle. This is basically identical to the carbon bodied kit eater, but has a
svelte 10 grammes extra in the way of padding. The padding is thin but noticeable enough to be comfortable and it does
just enough to fend off the kit eating problem. The weight of this is a mere 135 grammes and it comes in black or black.

On a cost, you can pick up the SLR for about ?90, but you’ll be sending it back after the first ride, believe me. The
Leather SLR retails around the ?55 mark and is much better value for money.