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Fishing Tech News

Fishing tech news is what drives the industry. New offerings from tentpole manufacturers appear on a yearly basis, and new features and options become mainstream and expected within years of release. We’ll do our best to help you keep up.

The 2020 Hobie Outback Is Worth the Extra $250

2020 Hobie Outback Rails

As recently experienced by a number of Apple users, next generation launches of old products can be a great excuse for manufacturers to do little to improve product design while doing a lot to increase the cost.

When anglers heard about the revamp of the 2020 Hobie Outback, more than a few likely had their doubts. The company has, after all, released new generations of the Outback without changing much.

That is not the case this time. With the redesign, it feels like the company truly took time to figure out what anglers didn’t like about the 2018 and older models and did what they could to change it.

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2018 State of the Tech: Fishing Drones

They’ve topped the Christmas lists of children and adults alike. Professionals in fields such as agriculture, forestry, civil engineering, window-cleaning, delivery, and wildlife conservation have put them to use. Privacy activists have taken to vigilante justice by shooting them down when they fly too close. Drones are here, and they’ve even begun to infiltrate the great sport of fishing.

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Shark Fear While Kayak Fishing? Zap It with an Electrical Field

Sharks. They’re scary. If you ask anyone who experienced peak childhood in the ‘70s what the scariest movie is, you’d think you’d hear lots of The Exorcist (1973) or The Shining (1980) or The Omen (1976). But for a lot of people, it’s ‘we’re going to need a bigger boat.’

It makes sense. Some animals are cute and cuddly. Some are stately. Others are the kind of creatures you’d want to take out for a beer. (We’re looking at you, flying squirrels.) But sharks simultaneously evoke the characteristics of stupidity and pure evil. They seem to be the figurative offspring of Martin Shkreli and the xenomorph from Alien.

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