Fishing & Boating News

Youth Models Deserve a Second Look

Popular Amphibian and Salamander combos refreshed for the next generation of anglers 

by: Kevin Jarnagin, Blue Heron Communications

Photo by courtesy Shakespeare
(Jul 14, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Increase youth involvement in fishing by investing in gear that's up for the challenge. Shakespeare® enjoys a rich history of producing gear that youth can handle with confidence, knowing it will last for years and deliver maximum performance. Shakespeare continues to do so by modernizing its popular Amphibian™ and Salamander™ line of youth combos.
 
The Amphibian spinning and spincast combos provide anglers with a sense of confidence, from practice casting in the yard or out in the boat. The 5-foot, 6-inch tubular glass rods with a youth-design split grip handle enhance the overall feel of the rod. The updated graphics on the rod feature blue, orange or pink digi-camo patterns. 
Six models are offered with three size 30 spinning models and three size 10 spincast models. Each rod and reel combo is pre-spooled with line, making it easy for youth to hit the water. Shakespeare Amphibian combos have an MSRP of $19.99 and are sold pre-spooled with tough, durable line.
 
Shakespeare has also revamped the Salamander combos with a refreshed, modern look. The same great feel is noticeable throughout the 4-foot, 6-inch spincast combo. A size six spincast reel is pre-spooled with 6-pound line. The two Salamander combos have an MSRP of $14.99 and are equipped with soft, EVA grips that give youth anglers increased sensitivity when the big one tugs on the line.
 
 
About Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub™, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Hardy & Greys™, Hodgman®, Johnson™, Mitchell®, PENN®, Pflueger®, Sébile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. Pure Fishing, Inc. operates in 22 countries with a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages. Pure Fishing, Inc. is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and is part of the Jarden Outdoor Solutions business segment, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products.
 
About Jarden Corporation
 Jarden Corporation is a well-diversified, global consumer products company with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands. Jarden's record of strong financial performance and organic growth is supported by a focused operating culture coupled with value enhancing acquisitions and shareholder focused capital allocation. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Cadence®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®.  Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #348 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide.