Category Archives: Outriggers & Rods

Fishing for a Father’s Day item? Check out this Rod Holder with Tool Caddy.

3-rod holder

This Taco Marine  3-Rod Holder Cluster is designed to save space and maximize rod placement. It’s also great for kite fishing – it’s 3 rod holders in one!  It fits all standard gunnel mount rod holders. A detachable tackle tray conveniently holds fishing tackle gear with pre-drilled holes for a knife and pliers, rigs, lures and spoons.  Plus, we’ve added a cup holder for your favorite beverage. For more information on this handy rod holder, click this Deluxe-Trident-Rod-Holder-Cluster-Straight-with-Tool-Caddy link.

Best Outrigger Pole: Carbon Fiber or Aluminum? Plus, Step-by-Step How to Rig it.

Tele-Outrigger poleThe best outrigger poles are carbon fiber because they are much stronger and lighter than any  aluminum pole on the market today. Why does that matter? Taco Marine’s carbon fiber outrigger poles easily pull dredges of ballyhoo, mullet or squids through the water at high speeds – which is difficult to do with aluminum poles.

Plus, only Taco Marine’s carbon fiber outrigger poles have an innovative swivel roller design mechanism that pulls the bait into a more natural swimming action. What’s more, it’s easy to rig, telescopes to less than 8 feet and includes a nylon mesh carry bag to protect the poles. For more information about these innovative award-winning poles, click here on Carbon Fiber Poles.

The Taco Marine step-by-step video below shows you how to set up the outrigger cords, attach the swivels and pulleys, set the tension on the poles, install the outrigger cords to the gunnel as well as how and where to attach your fishing line.

If you would like more information on Taco Marine’s outrigger products, click here.  If want to know where to buy Taco Marine outrigger products, click here.

Christmas Stuffers for Big Stockings …

Adjustable filet tableLeave Santa milk and cookies on this Adjustable Poly Filet TableThis clever  filet table fits in and adjusts to any degree rod holder, levels out flat and locks in the position you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It comes in two sizes and all the components are made in the USA.  Find it here at iBoats.

Reel in this Taco Marine stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …

Reel hanger for boatsReel hanger for fishing rodsReel Hangers with Rod Tip Holder Kit. The easy-to-adjust hangers accommodate a wide variety of reel sizes. The stainless steel hangers mount horizontally, vertically or overhead with spring-loaded clips to secure reels safely in place – even in rough seas. The set includes rod tip holders with spring-activated snap locks.

If you don’t find a genuine Taco Marine Rub Rail kit in your stocking, it may be because Santa put it under the tree or used it on his sleigh – to protect chimneys of course. Because Taco Marine is the largest producer of rub rail for boat builders, Santa recommends that you click here for a Free Rub Rail Replacement Guide. It helps you find  the original installed on your boat, what to buy and you can select from many types, styles and colors of rub rail. A Taco Marine Rub Rail Kit may not be a stocking stuffer, but it makes an easy gift to put under the tree.

Rub rail

 

Click here to go to West Marine to find the Taco Marine Rod Holder and Rub Rail Kit products.

2016 Innovation Award for Taco Marine’s Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winner of the 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award for Fishing Equipment, Gear & Tackle: Taco Marine’s Carbon Fiber Outrigger Poles.

The awards recognize exceptionally innovative new consumer marine products, and this year’s judges evaluated 77 products and selected 17 winners in 16 categories.

Tele-Outrigger poleTaco Marine’s new innovative design for carbon fiber outrigger poles is much stronger and lighter than any  aluminum pole on the market today. These outrigger poles can pull dredges of ballyhoo, mullet or squids through the water at high speeds – difficult to do with aluminum poles. The innovative swivel roller design mechanism pulls the bait into a more natural swimming action. What’s more, it’s easy to rig, telescopes to less than 8 feet and includes a nylon mesh carry bag to protect the poles. For more information about these award-winning poles click Carbon Fiber Poles.

 

The Innovation Awards judging committee is composed of BWI members who do product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment. The committee is co-chaired by Zuzana Prochazka and Alan Wendt.  Prochazka is a boating and travel journalist and photographer who has been in the marine industry for two decades. She regularly writes for a dozen magazines including SEA, SAIL, Bluewater Sailing and Southern Boating. Wendt is president of Boating Writers International and has served as a judge for more than 15 years. The other esteemed Innovation Award judges are:

  • Frank Lanier: An author and award-winning journalist, his articles on seamanship, marine equipment reviews and vessel maintenance appear regularly in numerous marine publications worldwide.
  • Marilyn Mower: Past editor of ShowBoats International, Southern Boating and the Marine Business Journal magazines and currents Books Editor for Boat International Media producing annual editions ofThe Superyachts, Megayachts: Concept, Design, Construction and Refit.
  • Lenny Rudow: Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media and Electronics Editor for BoatUS Magazine, and Boating Editor for Texas Fish & Game.
  • Lawrence Husick: Patent attorney, entrepreneur, freelance writer for several boating publications, and life-long cruising sailor. He has worked with innovators in the marine industry as both counsel and consultant, and frequently speaks to audiences about new technologies afloat.
  • Nigel Calder: Well-known industry author and Technical Editor or an Associate Editor of PassageMaker, Professional Boatbuilder, Sail, Ocean Navigator and Yachting Monthly magazines and a freelance consultant on marine energy issues.
  • Gary Reich: Editor at large for Chesapeake Bay Magazine and regularly published in periodicals such asSoundings, PassageMaker, Chesapeake Bay, and Lakeland Boating magazines, and online at boats.com and boattrader.com.

Reel in the New Year with Taco Marine!

The New Year marks a time for reflection on the past year, and contemplating what we learned from the past 365 days to make the coming yeRing in the new year with Taco Marine.ar even better. Yes, it’s a time to celebrate past success, but also a time for bold moves with new outrigger poles; a time to dream of the comfort of shock-absorbing seats, and rub rail both old and new. It’s an opportune time to raise a toast to those who share your passion for boating and those impressed with your choice of Taco Marine products and hopes for more in the future.

The year 2016 marks a new beginning. New people to meet, new boating adventures to enjoy and new memories to create. Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and good fishing throughout 2016, and wishing you the happiest New Year’s ever!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers …

Reel in one of these Taco Marine products as a stocking stuffer and it could be the-catch-of-the-day for Christmas …

Reel hanger for boatsReel hanger for fishing rodsReel Hangers with Rod Tip Holder Kit. The easy-to-adjust hangers accommodate a wide variety of reel sizes. The stainless steel hangers mount horizontally, vertically or overhead with spring-loaded clips to secure reels safely in place – even in rough seas. The set includes rod tip holders with spring-activated snap locks.

Boat fender quick-release clipBecause Santa is very busy,  he uses a Quick Release Clip when tying up to chimneys on roof tops – it’s safe for reindeer and provides quick get-aways. Taco Marine’s Quick Release Fender Lock also provides dockside safety and convenience for boaters, as it clips quickly to store fender lines at their best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal positions.

Adjustable filet tableLeave Santa milk and cookies on this Adjustable Poly Filet TableThis clever  filet table fits in and adjusts to any degree rod holder, levels out flat and locks in the position you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It comes in two sizes and all the components are made in the USA.

Click here for where to buy these Taco Marine products.

Santa picks his favorite bag and pole.

Neptune Leaning Post bag

Santa traded his big red bag for the handy Taco Marine Neptune Neptune Storage BagCarry-All Gear and Tackle Storage Bag. Why? It’s tear-resistant and keeps presents, gear and tackle dry because of the clever drainage points throughout the bottom. It also fits inside Taco Marine‘s Neptune II Leaning post. There’s plenty of interior and exterior pockets to store tools, cell phones, sunglasses, and even sun block for his days off.

Tele-Outrigger poleSanta’s also carrying Taco Marine’s new, Carbon-Fiber Tele-Outrigger Pole! The first pole of its kind,  this innovative design is much stronger and lighter than any  aluminum pole on the market today. Santa can now pull dredges of ballyhoo, mullet or squids through the water at high speeds – difficult to do with aluminum poles. The swivel roller design mechanism pulls the bait into a more natural swimming action. What’s more, it’s easy to rig, telescopes to less than 8 feet and includes a nylon mesh carry bag to protect the poles. And Santa is picky about his poles, especially the one up North.

Click Neptune Tackle Storage Bag, Carbon Fiber Center Rigger Pole or Tele-Outrigger Pole for more product information.

 

Taco Marine’s Partner, the Liquid Fire Fishing Team, Takes First Place.

The 35th Annual Swansboro Rotary Club Swansboro Five-O King Mackeral Tournament, was comprised of 50 teams – some of the most respected, and skilled fishermen around. Anticipation for this event has been building for months.

Liquid fire wins fishing tournament

The Liquid Fire Fishing Team started off catching some bait on Wednesday and then pre-fished on Thursday. Heading out Friday morning to catch more bait, they never expected to catch the 51.82 King by 7:45 a.m. on Day 1. They also had one of their best tournament days in North Carolina, catching 14 fish throughout the day in an effort to upgrade their early morning catch.

There was still the possibility that their King could be beaten on Day-2, so they headed out Saturday morning, knowing they had to continue fishing hard to try and upgrade their fish to stay in first place. There are always bigger fish out there, so it was a long day of Liquid-Fire-$73Kfishing not knowing if their fish would hold up against the other fishing teams. But by the end of the final day, Liquid Fire came away with first place and a check for $73,435 for their 51.82 lb. King! Taco Marine congratulates the Liquid Fire Fishing Team on their big win!

Marlin causes fisherman to jump out of his boat!

This is funny but also dangerous at the same time. How would you have done things differently had you been on this fishing boat? (Note the fisherman swimming back to the boat in the background). We want to hear your tips and suggestions for these fishermen, so please comment below, thanks!

Memorial Day Weekend is for Boating Fun!

Jupiter-Boat

Memorial Day has always been known as the largest boating weekend of the year. In many areas in the northern parts of the country it is known as the kickoff of the boating season.

Taco Marine would like to remind everyone who loves boating – be safe on the water this weekend and have a great time with your family and friends.

Please practice safe boating and remember the following:

  • Life Jackets – one per person and children should always be wearing them.
  • Throwable Device – round or square cushion
  • Signaling Device – Flares Handheld or Aerial
  • Air Horn or Whistle
  • Fire Extinguisher 1 per engine
  • First Aid Kit
  • Take adequate protection from the sun exposure, pack plenty of sunblock and polarized sunglasses as well your favorite hat, cap or visor.  raft boating

Whether you’re pulling a line or casting a line, have a great boating Memorial Day weekend!