Gear for the New Year: Stick Bait

cookie jar to release this rundown of some latest and greatest gear for 2006

Make a Big Splash
The new X-Rap 14 mimics the original slash bait in hard-cutting action but is longer (5¿¿ inches vs. 3¿¿) and heavier (1¿¿ ounces vs. ¿¿ ounce)–perfect for pike, muskies, tarpon, and stripers. $10; 952-933-7060;