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New Fishing Gear for the 2021 Season

Fishing gear and accessories for more efficient days on the water.

March 24, 2021
Columbia PFG hoodie protects from the sun
Columbia PFG Respool Knit Hoodie Jon Whittle

The PFG Respool Knit Hoodie in the Respool product line, a partnership between Columbia and Econyl, is made from salvaged commercial fishing nets. The hoodie incorporates Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Wick technology to keep you cool. Top features include a scuba hood, thumbholes and a sunglass-cleaning patch. $65; columbia.com

The Deep Drop Boardshorts provide a comfortable fit while fishing
Pelagic Deep Drop Boardshorts Jon Whittle

With side hand and back-zipper pockets, plus a hidden pliers pocket, the Deep Drop Boardshorts from Pelagic carry the essentials, and the integrated TightLines Adjustable Waistband System provides a custom, functional fit, even when loaded. Vintage stretch fabric with a 20-inch cut features stain- and water-repellent technologies to withstand the rigors of the salt in comfort and utility. $69; pelagicgear.com

The Rapala Elite Pliers are well-built and store easily
Rapala 7-inch Elite Pliers Jon Whittle

The 7-inch Elite Pliers from Rapala, with interlocking front teeth, ensure a tight grip. Mag Spring keeps the jaws open, and Mag Lock secures them for stowage. Replaceable carbide cutters handle braid, monofilament and light wire. The built-in crimper handles simple rigging chores. The pliers include a neoprene sheath, coil lanyard and carabiner. $79.99; rapala.com

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The Salt Life Performance Tee provides UPF protection while on the water
Salt Life Seaway Short-Sleeved Performance Tee Jon Whittle

The Seaway Short-Sleeved Performance Tee from Salt Life offers UV 30 sun protection, as well as molecular-level Nanotex technology to wick away moisture, keeping you dry, and reducing chafing and irritation. When the fish-scale pattern appears on the fabric, you know it’s working. The polyester-spandex blend is quick-drying and antimicrobial. $48; saltlife.com

Protect your fishing reels with the Plano Guide Series Reel Locker
Plano Guide Series Reel Locker Jon Whittle

Keep valuable reels and other sensitive gear dry, and shock- and damage-protected in the Plano Guide Series Reel Locker. Removable, interlocking dividers allow customizing for a dozen reels. An oversize zipper offers a tight seal yet easy access, and the padded handle and removable shoulder strap ease transport. $69.99; planomolding.com

Charter Bibs are easy to take on and off
Grundéns Charter Bibs Jon Whittle

The line of Gore-Tex fishing-built gear from Grundéns now includes Charter Bibs, featuring lower-leg zippers for easy off and on, a zippered drop-in chest pocket, and built-in kill-switch anchor. Built from Gore-Tex Paclite Plus and bolstered with Cordura-reinforced knees and cuffs, the bibs come with a proven suspender system and belt. Sizes S to 3XL. $289.99; grundens.com

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Diffuse AirOMesh Shorts are made to be breathable while offering multiple places to stash fishing tools
AFTCO Diffuse AirOMesh Shorts Jon Whittle

Delivering comfort and function in warm, humid conditions, Diffuse AirOMesh Shorts, technical fishing shorts from AFTCO, feature breathable, durable AirOMesh polyester mechanical stretch fabric, with a reinforced pliers/utility pocket, four-way stretch mobility, DWR treatment to prevent stains, and multiple pocket storage options. Available in waist sizes 28 to 42, in charcoal, navy and ecru. $59; aftco.com

Camo Dockside Bermuda Shorts are lightweight and equipped with multiple pockets
Bluefin Camo Dockside Bermuda Shorts Jon Whittle

Camo Dockside Bermuda Shorts from Bluefin, fashioned from 100 percent microfiber fabric, offer lightweight and soft, comfortable construction in distinctive marine-themed camo. Two front slash pockets and one rear button-through hold essentials. Available in waist sizes 30 to 40, with inseams from 10 1/2 to 11 inches, in gray camo. $69; bluefinusa.com

Easily fillet your catch with the Stowaway Fillet System
Toadfish Stowaway Fillet System Jon Whittle

Everything you need to prep your catch for a meal wraps up in a tidy bundle with the Toadfish Stowaway Fillet System. The folding fillet knife carries a 7-inch titanium-coated blade with a carabiner-style clip for hanging. The folding high-density-polyethylene cutting board incorporates a carbide and ceramic sharpener inset on one edge. $96; toadfishoutfitters.com

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Keep your feet comfortable and protected with the Chelsea deck boot
Xtratuf Chelsea Deck Boot Jon Whittle

The Xtratuf Legacy Collection now offers a revamped version of the popular Chelsea deck boot, with a lower profile for greater ease of slipping on and off. Features include triple-dipped waterprooof construction renowned for durability, utility and safety in working conditions, with cushioned arch support insoles that offer all-day comfort. $110; xtratuf.com

Prevent odors and bacteria in lockers with the OZ Radial EZ MO Marlin
Scentlok OZ Radial EZ MO Marlin Jon Whittle

Keep odors and bacteria in check in enclosed compartments with the OZ Radial EZ MO Marlin from Scentlok. This portable ozone generator features USB charging that lasts for eight hours. Clean Cycle technology moderates operation for maximum efficiency over four operating modes. A tether strap allows for hanging, and 360-degree output provides maximized ozone dispersal. $195.99; scentlok.com

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