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Bassmaster's 2006 Tackle Guide:
Accessories and gadgets

Updated: November 29, 2005, 1:13 PM ET
By Louie Stout | BASSMASTER Magazine, December 2005
Nobody appreciates nifty gadgets more than the bass angler. Here is a mixed bag look at some of the new accessories that could make fishing more enjoyable this season:

1. ALBACKORE (www.albackcore.com; 818-704-5731) — The Drop Shot Stopper is a simple accessory for securing drop shot sinkers to the rod, preventing the line and weight from tangling while the rod is not being used. It consists of a plastic clip that snaps onto the rod blank. Fishing line is wedged under one flap of the Stopper and can be slid off freely when ready to use again. There are two sizes to fit most rods and either spinning or baitcast gear.

2. AMERICAN FISHING DEVICES (www.afdturboset.com; 651-457-3236) — The Turboset fastens to the butt of a rod and provides a swiveling arm support cradle that adds hook setting power and reduces wrist and arm fatigue. It is fully adjustable.

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