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Gear & Gadgets: Abu Garcia’s Max STX spinning reel, and much more

The Abu Garcia Max STX spinning reel features five bearings along with an additional instant anti-reverse bearing and an Everlast™ bail system. (Photo courtesy of Abu Garcia)

Offering serious performance with cutting edge design, the Max STX spinning reel features the latest in design advancement with its Rocket Line Management™ System. It features five bearings along with an additional instant anti-reverse bearing and an Everlast™ bail system.


• 5 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation

• Lightweight graphite body and rotor

• Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight

• Everlast™ bail system for improved durability

• Slow Oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line

• Rocket Line Management™ system provides better control of all types of fishing lines

• Rocket Spool Lip Design™ allows better control of line coming off the spool

For more information on all products from Abu Garcia or to shop online, visit


The new HWP-100 from Halverson Wood Products is perfect for residential and farm use, and truly makes the job of processing wood hassle-free. This lighter weight processor allows you to operate on small tractors, excavators, mini skid steers and some mini skid loaders.

From the comfort of the cab, one person can easily and efficiently perform wood cutting and splitting tasks. Take the processor to the wood, instead of having to bring the wood to the processor. The mobility and efficiency of this firewood processor is a huge time saver, designed for the homeowner that cuts 1 to 10 cords of wood per year.

Features include a 2-way splitting head – an optional 4-way wedge is available separately, one-man operation, with simple controls, it’s easy to set up and easy to store with quick attach/detach feature. Now you can process wood right into your truck or trailer.

Visit for more information and videos of the HWP-100 in use.


Federal Ammunition recently added a Top Gun accessory lineup made for those looking for solid, dependable gear at a competitive price. The product line includes a variety of shotgun cases, scoped rifle cases, shell bags, and range bags—all with durable construction and an embroidered logo.

Federal’s new accessories include three full lines of gun cases, shell pouches, and range bags. These new lineups of accessories are built for convenience, protection, and accessibility. Features and benefits of Federal’s new line of Top Gun gear include: rugged, long-lasting fabric; and web-bound edges and handles that provide durability.

Bags and pouches feature a padded back panel that provides structure and comfort. Firearm cases feature protective foam padding, single-pull zippers, large hanging loops, and durable fabric lining that lets the gun slide in easily.

The product line includes six pieces: a Single Box Pouch, a Combo Shell Hull Bag, a Range Bag, a 52-inch Shotgun Case, a 40-inch Scoped Rifle Case, and a 48-inch Scoped Rifle Case. Additionally, the Federal Neoprene Gun Sleeve delivers excellent, discreet protection to keep long guns safe from the elements. Its 53-inch length fits most long guns, and the rugged ripstop stretch neoprene keeps them safe in any condition.

For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit


KastKing KONG series rods are designed for anglers targeting massive fish in fresh and saltwater! These lightweight, powerful, 100% graphite blanks are made of high-strength S-Curve graphite reinforced with Nano-Resin technology that delivers amazing strength and lifting power but are still incredibly light and sensitive.

Because KastKing KONG rods are made to handle giant fish, every component must be up to the challenge. We use only stainless-steel, double foot guides because of their strength and each guide has an ultra-smooth Titanium Oxide ring which is designed to perform flawlessly with heavy braided line. The combination of strong frames and durable rings are perfect for extreme conditions.

When targeting big fish, every component must be up to the challenge. We use extra strong graphite reel seats with nylon reinforcement to ensure that large reels stay secure. Custom handles feature an EVA core for comfort and a rubber cross wrap for durability. Foregrips have a spiral cross wrap with finger slots that provide control over big fish. Some models also include graphite gimbals in the fighting butt.

The bright chartreuse “Strike Tip” enhances early strike detection even in low light conditions and quickly alerts you to even the lightest bites, so you never miss a fish. The “Strike Tips” are also great for night fishing but equally well in bright sunlight.

For more information on all products or to shop online, visit


Protect your investment with neoprene reel covers which display the famous PENN logo and are available in a variety of sizes to suit all PENN reels on the market today.

The covers are composed of a super thick and durable 5 millimeter neoprene material and feature triple stitched seams, eliminating runs and tears often seen in lesser quality reel covers. PENN Reel Covers stay securely fastened with Velcro closures and lug cut-out slots (on all but size XXS) allow for easy storage and a better fit for PENN conventional and spinning reels. Whether you’re storing your gear or running out to your favorite spot, these covers will protect your investment to ensure peak performance every time.


• 5mm Neoprene covers

• Triple stitched seams

• Durable Velcro closures

• Lug cut-out slots for easy storage

For more information on all products from Penn or to shop online, visit

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