Essential new angling accessories for 2016
The latest, best electronics and high-tech lines, plus gear for anchoring, trolling and trailering
Best New Sonar
It’s easy to see why Humminbird’s Helix 7 series of fishfinders won ICAST’s Best of Show honours in the electronics category. The five compact models range from the basic Helix 7 Sonar unit to the Helix 7 SI GPS, which sports every possible bell and whistle you can imagine. All feature a 16:9 widescreen format and jaw-dropping high-definition resolution. The DI (Down Imaging) and SI (Side Imaging) versions let you range up to 600 and 1,500 feet respectively, while the GPS units can store 2,500 waypoints and 50 routes. And they’re priced at just US$350 to US$700.
Humminbird, 1-800-633-1468; www.humminbird.com