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New Fishing Gear for 2022

Accessories and tools make fishing more effective.

Here’s a lineup of essential new gear, clothing and accessories certain to make your fishing time more productive.

Yeti Camino 35 Carryall
Yeti Camino 35 Carryall Bill Doster

Yeti Camino 35 Carryall

The improved Camino 35 Carryall by Yeti now features deployable dividers and two zippered interior pockets that provide an as-needed option to a single large compartment. Made with the same tough, waterproof material as the Panga Duffel, this redesigned tote allows you to keep your wet gear separate from dry stuff, and it helps organize what you carry more efficiently. $149.99; yeti.com

Salt Life Stealth Trooper Bibs
Salt Life Stealth Trooper Bibs Bill Doster

Salt Life Stealth Trooper Bibs

Waterproof, all-weather Stealth Trooper bibs from Salt Life are built for the long haul with reinforced, welded seams and a double-layered seat and kneepads. Waterproof zip pockets, flap cargo pockets and a heavy-duty Cordura pliers pocket keep essentials handy. Velcro closures at the ankle keep water out, and waist snaps allow an adjusted fit. $126; saltlife.com

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Frabill Conservation Ultralight Net
Frabill Conservation Ultralight Net Courtesy Frabill

Frabill Conservation Ultralight Net

Made for easy, one-handed operation, Frabill’s Conservation Ultralight net features a generous 21-by-24-inch hoop, and a light 48-inch carbon-fiber handle with a molded grip. Its updated Pow’R Lok yoke provides exceptional stability and strength, while the knotless mesh bag with a flat bottom cradles and protects fish for a perfect release. $139.99; frabill.com

Plano Atlas Tackle Pack
Plano Atlas Tackle Pack Courtesy Plano

Plano Atlas Tackle Pack

Combining the durability of a tackle box with the light weight of a tackle bag, the Plano Atlas Tackle Pack holds four utility boxes, sits on a waterproof HDPE base, and incorporates a patented magnetic Dropzone tool grabber, as well as a bungee-cord rod holder, tool holders, water-resistant phone storage, internal zippered mesh pockets, molded side pockets and comfortable shoulder straps. $199.99; planomolding.com

Rapala’s Elite Scissors
Rapala’s Elite Scissors Bill Doster

Rapala Elite Scissors

Armed with a high-performance, lightweight Cerakote coating to protect against abrasion, corrosion and UV rays, Rapala’s Elite scissors feature serrated blades to handle braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon lines. Spring-loaded for one-handed operation, with a sliding lock for storage, the 7-inch Elite scissors also boast an ergonomic handle design and side cutters to clip up to 15-pound wire. $46.99; rapala.com

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Costa Tuna Alley
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Costa Tuna Alley

Costa’s popular Tuna Alley frame, now with Pro Series upgrades, includes an updated vent system, adjustable nose pads, and top and side shields. Frames come in three colors—matte black, gray and Wetlands—and are available with Blue Mirror, Gray Silver Mirror, Green Mirror, Copper Silver Mirror, Sunrise Silver Mirror or gray 580G mineral glass lenses. Starting at $257; costadelmar.com

Bajio Roca
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Bajio Roca

Made with a tough, bio-based nylon, Roca Black Matte sunglasses with Blue Mirror polycarbonate lenses from Bajio include an oversize frame for reduced glare and complete coverage against overall light intrusion. Polarized lenses feature LAPIS blue-light-blocking technology that measurably minimizes eye fatigue and strain for longer, more productive days on the water. $199; bajiosunglasses.com

Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot
Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot Bill Doster

Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot Eco

The Ankle Deck Boot (ADB) Eco combines the Xtratuf legacy with an innovative plant-based replacement for neoprene. Retaining the familiar design with a nonmarking, slip-resistant outsole, the 100 percent waterproof Eco is built with Yulex, a natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, for a boot that is as durable and comfortable as the original ADB. $89.95; xtratuf.com

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Pelagic Vaportek Hooded Performance Fishing Shirt
Pelagic Vaportek Hooded Performance Fishing Shirt Bill Doster

Pelagic Vaportek Hooded Performance Fishing Shirt

Featuring proprietary water- and stain-repelling technologies, UPF 50-plus sun protection and a UV protective hood, the Vaportek Hooded Performance Fishing Shirt from Pelagic is made of a lightweight and comfortable stretch-flex 100 percent polyester, and keeps you cool with full-length mesh panels for optimal airflow. Available in four colors, now including Black Fish Camo, in sizes S to 3XL. $60; pelagicgear.com

Columbia Skiff Guide Shirt
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Columbia Skiff Guide Woven Short-Sleeved Shirt

Spend a day on the flats in comfort with the Columbia Skiff Guide woven short-sleeved shirt made from 100 percent recycled polyester. Back vents provide circulation, Omni-Shade technology lends UPF 50 sun protection, and Omni-Shield repellency resists stains. Fishing-friendly details, like a sunglasses cleaning patch and a rod holder, add functionality. $50; columbia.com

AFTCO Rescue Fishing Shorts
AFTCO Rescue Fishing Shorts Bill Doster

AFTCO Rescue Fishing Shorts

Made from fabric developed using regenerated nylon from decommissioned fishing nets and industrial plastics, the Rescue Fishing Shorts from AFTCO offer four-way stretch, UPF 30 sun protection and stain resistance. Key features include a reinforced pliers pocket, an elastic drawstring waist, hand pockets and a zippered back pocket. Available in khaki, Aquifer and charcoal, in sizes 30 to 42. $89; aftco.com

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Gill Tech Xpel Tech Hoodie
Gill Tech Xpel Tech Hoodie Bill Doster

Gill Xpel Tech Hoodie

The Xpel Tech Hoodie from Gill with wicking fabric provides UV 50-plus protection, repels water and oil, and controls odors. Xpel fabric technology remains effective for up to 50 washes. Available in Shadow Camo, Pool Camo, Ice, Twilight, Glacier and white in men’s XS to 4XL, as well as Palm Print, Ice, Pool Blue and white in women’s sizes 4 to 12. $54.95; gillfishing.com

Guy Harvey Performance Raglan Sun Protection Top
Guy Harvey Performance Raglan Sun Protection Top Bill Doster

Guy Harvey Performance Raglan Sun Protection Top

Raglan sleeves and moisture-wicking properties keep you comfortable and cool in the Performance Raglan Sun Protection Top from Guy Harvey. It’s made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which conducts scientific research and educational programs to help save our oceans. $45; guyharvey.com

Bluefin Tournament Shorts
Bluefin Tournament Shorts Bill Doster

Bluefin Tournament Shorts

Fashioned from lightweight, ultra-soft, durable and quick-drying microfiber fabric, the Tournament shorts from Bluefin offer the comfort of four-way stretch, and are designed for utility with a right-side cargo pocket, pliers pocket, two rear pockets, and adjustable waist straps for the perfect fit. Available in sizes 30 to 40, in khaki and navy. $59; bluefinusa.com

Bucket and knives for fishing
Huck Performance Bucket, Smith’s Coated Knives Bill Doster

Huck Performance Bucket

Built of tough SpryTech, which outperforms the HDPE used in disposable 5-gallon buckets, the Huck Performance Bucket is nearly indestructible, functional and engineered to stay out of landfills. Vibram performance-rubber feet keep it from sliding on the deck and offer a place for fingers to grab for better handling and control. $119.95; thehuckbucket.com

Smith Coated Knives

Coated knives from Smith’s feature 400 series stainless-steel blades, a corrosion-resistant coating and ergonomic, nonslip TPE handles. Fillet knives in 7- and 9-inch models have flexible tips for precise cutting, and a stout midsection for powering through bone. The 4-inch Baitbreaker includes a serrated top edge. All knives include a breathable sheath with a belt clip. $28.99 to $39.99; smithsproducts.com

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Calcutta Tuna/Billfish Bag
Calcutta Tuna/Billfish Bag Bill Doster

Calcutta Tuna/Billfish Bag

Designed to keep large pelagics like tuna, wahoo or billfish chilled and fresh, and to ease the handling and transport of such oversize fish, the Calcutta Tuna/Billfish Bag features three compression straps to hold ice in place. The bag can also be unzipped and used to blanket an entire day’s catch. Reinforced grab handles and sturdy tarpaulin material add durability. $399.99; calcuttaoutdoors.com

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