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January 9-12, 2020
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Wall-to-Wall Gear Creates Grins Ear to Ear

Wall-to-Wall Gear Creates Grins Ear to Ear

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Wall-to-Wall Gear Creates Grins Ear to Ear

Try before you buy at Michigan’s most ultimate outdoor shows


Grand Rapids, Mi (December 12, 2018) – Try before you buy… You can’t do that when purchasing hunting and fishing gear via the internet. The package makes it to your doorstep and you open it up, only to find the items aren’t what you expected. A letdown, for sure; time and money wasted, as well.

Getting touchy-feely with outdoor equipment is what the Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit and the Ultimate Sport Show – Grand Rapids are all about. Pick up a rod and reel combo and test its action firsthand; try on outerwear and make sure it fits on the spot; push the buttons of sonar/GPS units and understand their displays right there; fill up a bag with the lures and line you know you want; peruse a sea of boats and motors.

The list of tackle and accessories you’ll see at both shows alone will be seemingly endless, peruse each booth as you walk the isles and you just may find some unique items like these:


*Humminbird’s ICE HELIX 7 Chirp GPS G2N All-Season

Need a new sonar/GPS for ice fishing? Want a portable that also converts to open water?  Humminbird’s ICE HELIX 7 Chirp GPS G2N All-Season does just that.

This ICE HELIX series offers a 7-inch HD LCD display, crystal-clear Dual Spectrum CHIRP Digital Sonar, built-in GPS with Humminbird Basemap, plus Interference Rejection settings for a better understanding of what’s going on below the ice. Once the ice thaws, you can easily transfer the ICE HELIX to your boat for summer fishing with utilizing the included accessories.


*Fish Monkey FM31 Tundra EX Waterproof Premium Insulated Glove

Underappreciated until it’s too late is outerwear to keep extremities warm, such as Fish Monkey’s FM31 Tundra EX Waterproof Premium Insulated Glove.

These gloves contain a 100% waterproof laminated membrane and 260 grams of Thinsulate/Cotton insulation to keep hands warm and dry. Inside, a polar fleece lining wraps your hands while an extended neoprene cuff traps warmth in. Outside, Monkey Grip palms provide a non-slip hold, and screen touch index fingers lets you take hero shots of your catch with your smartphone without your hands ever feeling the cold. These gloves are great for ice fishing, as well driving your boat in inclement weather or pulling anchor in open water.


*Yamaha 25-Horse-Power Four-Stroke Portable

Did you put a deposit down for a drive-in Canadian fishing trip at the show? Now you can pack along the lightest 25-hp outboard on the market, weighing in 25% lighter than before (as little as 126 pounds), whether two-stroke or four-stroke

The 432-cc outboard will get you where you want to go quickly, but its Variable Trolling RPM Switch (VTS) will let you troll at a creep or hover over a school of fish. Both pull- and electric-start models are available, and 15- and 20-inch shafts offered.


*Shimano Sahara 500

Whether you’re attempting to land a big fish through a hole in the ice or need a reel for catching bull bluegills or bulky brook trout, a reel with a quality drag and more—such as Shimano’s Sahara 500—is a must.

The new Sahara is durable, incorporating X-SHIP and HAGANE gearing in its G-Free Body, the latter providing a better weight balance to reduce fatigue. X-Ship supports the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, resulting in precise, sustained alignment with the drive gear.


These are just a minute example of what’s available at the shows this coming season. Stop by, and plan on spending a day, maybe even more; there’s a lot great gear to try before you buy.


The Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit is January 10 through 13, 2019, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 14; there’s no charge for children 5 and under. Show hours are: Thu, Jan 10: 1pm – 9pm; Fri, Jan 11: 11am – 9pm; Sat, Jan 12: 10am – 8pm; Sun, Jan 13: 10am – 5pm.


The Ultimate Sport Show – Grand Rapids is March 14 through 17 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 14; there’s no charge for children 5 and under.  Show hours are: Thu, Mar 14: 1pm – 9pm; Fri, Mar 15: 11am – 9pm; Sat, Mar 16: 10am – 8pm; Sun, Mar 17: 10am – 5pm


For more information, go to www.UltimateFishingShow.com or call 800-328-6550.

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