Just as no two snowflakes are alike, neither are the pros and their opinions on must-have fishing gear. But the common bond is supreme: confidence.
So, our first confident participant this time out with Pros4- 1Source's "Must Haves" is none other than Livingston Lures pro Jacob Powroznik. J-Pow made a splash on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail a couple of seasons ago winning the Rookie of the Year titles alone with two Elite Series events. Powroznik cashes all over the country.
Here are Powroznik's three "must have" items.
"I've got to have two rolls of Grizzly long cut straight," said Powroznik. "It's a fishing thing for me. It just feels right when I'm out on the water. Not sure why I need it, I just know when I'm fishing, I need Grizzly straight."
Box full of Livingston
"I always have a box full of Livingston Lures crankbaits and topwaters," said Powroznik. "You never know when you'll need something different and I have total confidence in Livingston Lures. A big box of Livingston.
"I believe in that EBS technology. Heck, even if it only gets me three more bites in a tournament, they may be 5-pounders. That makes all the difference in the world to me."
Lowrance Marine Electronics
"My Lowrance units make a huge difference in what I can do on the water," said Powroznik. "The HDS 12 Gen3 is my favorite unit right now. I really rely on it.
"I feel it truly sharpens the instinctive skills I already have. I can often practice with it and not even need to catch a fish. I can look at it and graph the areas I want to try, knowing with confidence there are fish there.
"I trust my Lowrance electronics."
by Pros4- 1Source's Dave Landahl