Spring is here! Which means it’s time to break out the gear, dust off the rods and sharpen the hooks. Soon enough we’ll all be back out on the water, and whether you’re headed to the lake, stream, or beach, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment for the season. Being prepared is crucial, and having the right gear in any situation can mean the difference between landing or losing the fish of a lifetime. With so many different options out there, it can be overwhelming. To save you some time, we put together a list of some of the best new fishing gear out on the market. Whether it be on the fly, out in the salt, or on a lake these products will give you an edge and help bring more fish to hand.
Orvis Helios 3 Fly Rod
There’s not much that needs to be said for this rod as it is one of the best out there. Well made and a joy to look at this rod will increase your accuracy and help you put the fly in those tough areas other fly fishers aren’t willing to go.
Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders
These waders are designed for the mobile fisherman and someone who’s willing to go into the backcountry to find that secret spot. Light, waterproof and durable, the Middle Fork Packable Waders pack up into a stuffsack for easy transportation and save room for other gear in the pack.
The Stone’ Alpen Fly Reel
They may be a new company, but they sure know how to make a high-quality fly reel. Coming in two different sizes and colors, The Stone’ fly reel will not let you down and help bring more fish to the net.
Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod
Made in multiple sizes and actions, the HMG rod is one to have on the bass boat, at a price that won’t break the bank.
Ascend 10T Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak
New to kayak fishing? The Ascend 10T Sit-On-Top kayak is a perfect start. Stable, comfortable, and plenty of room, this kayak will help you get into small water to find the fish. Easy to cast from and comfortable to sit in, the Ascend 10T kayak can be your ticket to more fish.
Shimano Sustain FI 4000 XG Reel
A top of the line salt water spin reel, Shimano has put together another quality reel. While fighting those salt water monsters, this durable reel will provide the strength and ability to help the fisherman win the battle.
Tacky Streamer Box
Whether its striped bass in the bay, or big browns on the river, streamers are an important fly to have in the box. It’s also important to have them easily accessible and organized. The new Tacky Predator fly box does just that providing a well-made streamer box to hold all your big flies.
Orvis Men’s Pro Wading Jacket
Don’t let nasty conditions keep you off the water. The Orvis Men’s Pro Wading Jacket will keep you warm and dry from the elements so you can focus on the fishing. This jacket gives you the ability to spend more time on the water and help increase you chance of success.
Columbia Solar Shade Zero Woven Long Sleeve Shirt
With new fabric technology, this is the shirt you will want to be wearing on those hot summer days. The fabric is designed to reflect the sun and with sweat activated super-cooling technology, this shirt will keep you comfortable in the heat each and every cast.
Booyah Streak IV Crankbait
Every fisherman needs that go to lure in their box when fishing gets tough. The Booyah Streak IV Crankbait is easy to cast and gets down deep to find those big bass. A great lure for the 2018 bass fisherman.
Nixon’s Regulus watch — shockproof and water-resistant to 100 meters — is built to withstand tough terrain, whether you’re on dry land, high in the mountains or out at sea. Designed with input from special ops personnel, the minimal, 46mm case is made from durable, fiber-reinforced TR90 and the sturdy timepiece is equipped with dual chronographs as well as a five-year battery life. Learn More