Jan 24, 2018

Jim Patrick and Kari Zuk From Pro MarineIf you own the sailboat or a power boat in British Columbia’s West Coast, then most likely you fish for prawns and crab. The two new products that British Columbia boater, Jim and Kari are presenting at their booth at this year’s Vancouver International boat show are drawing huge interest.

The Flex Fold Combo Trap effectively catches either crabs or prawns with the same great features as the individual Flex Fold Traps.

Flex Fold Combo 360xThe ALL IN ONE Combo Trap has the versatility to quickly and easily be converted to catch either crabs or prawns. The only effective Combo Trap on the market, it looks and folds the same as the Flex Fold Prawn and Crab Traps but is two-in-one, saving room and money.

~ Stainless Steel (304) construction with round large volume design

~ Three large entrances for super fast fishing with heavy gates

~ Deep set/fast current capable and heavy durable polyester netting

PRO LINE Hauler 360xIntroducing PRO MARINE'S new THIN LINE prawning and crabbing revolution. Transforming the way boaters fish for prawns and crab, the Pro Line Hauler requires no 12v on board power source like other haulers and is fast, sturdy, and compact. The secret lies in using 400lb test small diameter line which means less space and virtually no drag in the water.

FEATURES:
~ Uses cordless 20 volt drill as power source *
~ Made of heavy-duty powder coated aluminum
~ Pre-spooled with 400ft small diameter line
~ Can be used as a windlass or stern tying device
~ Fits into standard deck and rail mounts
~ For use on all boat types and sizes
~ One year warranty on factory defects

for complete information go to www.promarineproducts.com

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