Chris Grech

Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media. [email protected]

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September 30, 2013

Acme Kastmaster XL

by Chris Grech

Acme's popular Kastmaster XL is a stretched version of my all-time favorite metal jig, the company's Kastmaster slab-sided spoon. The XL is the perfect light-tackle weapon when targeting a variety of saltwater gamefish while casting, jigging or on the troll. With four sizes available (2-1/4", 3-1/2", 4" and 4-1/2") and four prismatic colors to choose from, anglers can use the Kastmaster just about any way they want. With its unique shape and swimming action, the Acme Kastmaster XL is particularly deadly when predatory gamefish are feeding on smelt, sand eels, silversides, sand lance, candlefish, and other slender-bodied baitfish. Each feature a jewelry-quality silver finish, combined with prism-tape accents in Blue, Green, Silver Chartreuse or Pink to match a variety of forage and catch fish under a range of light and water conditions. This lure is specially designed to maintain its swimming action at any speed so anglers can feel free to experiment by speeding up and slowing down until they find what fish want that day. Whichever Acme Kastmaster XL you tie on, and however you fish it, you can rest assured this high-quality lure will stand up to all the punishment tough saltwater fish can dish out. Each lure features stainless steel split rings, built-in swivels and heavy-duty 4X-strong VMC treble hooks that stay put during the line-burning runs, head shakes and aerial maneuvers of determined fish.

$5.99 - $8.99

September 05, 2013

Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Outboard

by Chris Grech

The Evinrude E-TEC 135 HO provides superior value and a real choice for power and performance in the 100-150 HP segment. Best-in-class features of the 135 HO include more low end torque via a 2-stroke design that allows the 135 HO to have up to 36 percent more torque than competitive 150 HP 4-strokes. In addition, the 2.6 litres of displacement from the V-6 engine means more torque, more low-end power and more top-end speed. Its lightweight design of 418 lbs. offers the best power-to-weight ratio in the industry and allows for better fuel efficiency, less draft, better handling and less stress on the boat structure. Other highlights include a true high output alternator, multi-point oiling and clean technology. With a factory-backed, 3-year non-declining warranty and 3 years or 300 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance, the Evinrude 135 H.O. is factory-tuned for high performance applications. It is available in four configurations 20" white, 20" blue, 25" white and 25" white counter rotation.

Prices vary