Each year at ICAST, companies in the fishing industry release their latest and greatest products. It is time to unveil what they have been working with over the past year and start selling in the coming year. P-Line was there and had two new lines and a lineup of baits designed for the tournament bass angler.
Here's what's new with P-Line...
Spin-X Braided Line
The use of a braided line with a fluorocarbon leader has become the most popular way to fish with spinning rods. The benefits of using a braided line with a leader are many and give anglers longer casting distance, more sensitivity, and added strength from the braided line. Pair it with the invisibility of fluorocarbon line and you have the ultimate finesse setup.
P-Line sees the trend and has answered customer requests by developing a spinning reel specific braid called Spin-X. The line features a color change from a high-vis blue to a high-visibility orange every meter. The bright colors make it easy to detect light bites.
The braid itself is an 8-strand braid that is soft and smooth with no coating making it perfect for spinning applications. It will be available in 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24lb test sizes on 150-yard spools. The retail cost is $17.99.
P-Line Spin-X Fluorocarbon Leader
To go along with their new Spin-X braid, P-Line has a matching leader. It is 100% Japanese fluorocarbon with very low memory, great abrasion resistance, and excellent knot strength. It will come in 50-yard spools in popular finesse specific sizes of 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13lb test. The retail cost is $9.99.
Introducing 1st Gen Fishing
G Pucci & Sons includes the P-Line, Pucci, and Beckman brands. Now, they added another with the launch of 1st Gen Fishing. The new line of lures is the brainchild of tournament anglers Nicholas and Thomas Kanemoto, who worked together for years to test and design lures for their own needs.
With the new brand's launch this year are three new items: the Top Spin, FlashX Swim Jig, and Jaw Dropper.
The underspin has become a go-to for anglers everywhere and this bait fits the category, just switched up a little bit. Instead of having a spinner beneath a jighead, the spinner is flipped and located on the top, just like the name implies.
There are many reasons 1st Gen decided to do this and the idea came after many years of research and development. It allows anglers to slow roll right along the bottom and still get the flash from the blade while making it more visible to fish. It also helps to reduce hangups from the blade catching on rocks and other structure and cover along the bottom.
The Top Spin has a #2 or #3 willow leaf blade attached to a titanium wire. It will be offered in five colors and 3/16oz, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, and 1/2oz sizes, with each featuring a sharp Mustad hook. Retail is $6.99 to $7.99.
FlashX Swim Jig
Like the Top Spin, the new FlashX swim jig features a titanium wire with a blade over the hook point, opposite an underspin. The FlashX is a swim jig that you can fish like any other swim jig with the added element of flash and vibration. This makes it sort of a cross between a spinnerbait and swim jig that can be equally effective when fished under docks or slow-rolled in deeper water like a spinnerbait or underspin.
It features a premium 5/0 Mustad hook, quality 50-strand silicone skirt, and keeper to secure your plastic trailer. It will be available in 13 colors and three sizes (3/8oz, 1/2oz and 3/4oz) and retail from $9.49-$9.99.
The final new item from 1st Gen is a new jighead called the Jaw Dropper. This jighead works with any plastic you would like to use, from a fluke-style bait to a finesse worm or a swimbait. The unique head design gives the bait an erratic side-to-side action similar to walking a topwater as you work it underwater.
It is designed for fishing vertically for suspended bass and even the slightest rod movement gives it a unique action. The Jaw Dropper can be worked in a 'figure 8' motion with a slight rod twitch or a slackline twitch, making it dart from left to right. The unique action and versatile ways to fish will make it a great choice during colder months when the bass are inactive, suspending, and generally hard to catch.
It comes with a Mustad hook and will be offered in five colors in both a 3/16oz and 1/4oz size. Retail is $5.99.
The team at G Pucci & Sons has been busy with new items designed for bass anglers. The addition of two new P-Line products and the launch of 1st Gen Fishing should interest all bass anglers and help them catch more fish.