Light ’N Tough

Designed for 12- to 30-pound gear, the Arena fighting belt from AFTCO fits the bill for light-tackle duty

Aftco Arena fighting belt
Aluminum gimbal with cross pins to keep the rod stable.Courtesy of Aftco

Designed for 12- to 30-pound gear, the gold anodized Arena fighting belt from AFTCO fits the bill as an everyday accessory for light-tackle duty on fish less than 100 pounds. It features a marine-grade aluminum plate backed with closed-cell polyurethane foam for comfort and durability, as well as a machined aluminum gimbal cup with cross pins to keep the rod stable under torque. Easy-to-use hook-and-loop fastening facilitates adjustment for waist sizes from 28 to 50 inches. $60; aftco.com