Dredges are becoming an ever more important part of an offshore angler’s tactics and tackle bag. Electric Fishing Reel Systems of Greensboro, N.C., is introducing the 2ST6 Tournament Dredge and are heralding it as the best, most- versatile and last dredge you will ever need.
The 2ST6 Tournament Dredge is constructed of stainless steel and titanium for a lifetime of use and durability, but its most unique feature is that it is modular and disassembles for easy storage. The designers identified construction and materials as two major concerns they wanted to overcome with existing dredges.
The materials used in most dredges are lead or aluminum for the head and stainless steel for the arms. These materials experience wear, deteriorate and break, and when there is a failure, the entire unit must be replaced. Most existing dredges are generally a yard or more wide, with crossing arms that require a 3×3-foot place to store.
The 2ST6 Tournament Dredge uses a head machined from stainless steel. The spreader bars are Grade 5 titanium that is threaded on the end to be inserted and removed from the head as needed.Stainless steel is a much more durable material for the head, and titanium is ideal for the arms as it doesn’t bend permanently, but returns to its original shape when pressure is removed. However, if something does happen, any of the pieces can be replaced individually. Custom spreader bars can also be used to tailor the dredge to any fisherman’s preferred style of fishing.
Because the spreader bars can be removed, storage is a snap. Fishermen who like to use natural baits on their dredge can now rig the spreader bars in advance and easily store the baits and spreader bars in a bait tray and simply screw the spreader bars into the head when they are ready to use them.
Suggested retail on the 2ST6 Tournament Dredge is $279.99. For questions or more information, visit Electric Fishing Reel Systems at www.elec-tra-mate.com.