Tackle week 2019: The best new rods and reels for Canadian anglers

2019’s best new rods and reels

Great new hardware, from a computer-guided baitcaster to a value-minded pack rod

Best reel innovation

CONCEPT Z3

Most reel manufacturers pack as many ball bearings as possible inside their reels, then hype the number. Not so with the innovative Concept Z3 baitcaster, which has no bearings at all. Instead, it uses a space-age polymer to eliminate wear, performance-robbing corrosion and noise. Featuring precision, Japanese-made brass gears and 30-plus pounds of drag, this reel retrieves a whopping 33 inches of line with just one turn of the handle.

Learn more: 13 Fishing, 1-800-508-6013; www.13fishing.com

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