Editor's Picks: Best Fishing Gear for Your Customers

Take a look at our editor's picks for some of the best fishing gear your customers may be asking about.

Editor's Picks: Best Fishing Gear for Your Customers

The Z-Man Bait BinderzZ Doublewide can handle up to 20 packages and provides greater accessibility for anglers seeking a specific bait.

Cold up north, warm down south and everyone's getting the itch to fish for perch, bass, walleye, saltwater species and whatever bends a rod.

No matter what species are pursued, anglers like to see and hear about new products. It's always fun to find out about the latest gear. Here are some editor's picks to consider:

Z-Man Bait BinderZ Doublewide

For anglers who’ve discovered the power of ElaZtech softbaits, carrying extra bags of baits is essential. The Z-Man Bait BinderzZ Doublewide is a great solution. It offers ample real estate to house two side-by-side stacks of Z-Man ElaZtech bait bags — up to 20 packs or more. Within the tough 500-denier nylon satchel, two sets of corrosion resistant nickel-plated rings align to accept pre-punched holes on all standard size Z-Man bait bags. The Bait BinderZ Doublewide is further outfitted with clear plastic pockets sized to store an array of jigheads, terminal tackle, leader spools and other essential tools. Secure plastic clips and hook-and-loop enclosures eliminate zipper failure or breakdown via corrosion.
MSRP: $34.99.

Fish Monkey Task Fleece Fishing Gloves

Everybody owns one of those super-soft, ultra-cozy fleece pull-overs, right? The garment that greets them like an old friend. Warm and comfortable as a favorite blanket. This perfectly describes the fit, feel and function of Fish Monkey’s new Task Fleece fishing gloves, an ideal complement to those chilly days on the water and as easy going as an old hat. Composed of advanced Tec Fleece, Task Fleece fishing gloves are tailored for maximum dexterity while casting, setting the hook and performing other critical angling functions. The high-end fleece material also offers specialized wind-blocking properties above and beyond its exceptional warmth and heat retention.
MSRP: $26.95/sizes M-2XL.

Shimano SKIXX Musky Rods

Fishing for freshwater’s apex predator is always a marathon, never a sprint — and it means big lures with big, powerful reels and rods. Shimano’s new SKIXX rods offer the strength and durability musky fishermen demand. Available in seven casting models in sizes from a heavy power 8-footer up to an extra-heavy power 9-foot, 6-inch versions, SKIXX musky rods give anglers longer and more accurate casts, and increased fish-fighting catching power and control. Hi-Power X is the reinforcing structure of the SKIXX rods, contributing to the lightweight blank construction, along with enhancing torsional rigidity from carbon tape that’s wrapped diagonally on the outer layer of the blank. SKIXX rods feature Fuji alconite guides and premium cork fore and rear grips.
MSRP: $399.

Lowrance Hook Reveal

The new Hook Reveal from Lowrance makes fishing easier, delivering powerful performance with proven fish-finding tools including Autotuning Sonar, SideScan, DownScan Imaging and now FishReveal, which makes fish easier to see by combining the benefits of Lowrance CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging on one screen. Whether fishing a local lake or unfamiliar water, Hook Reveal makes it easy to pinpoint key fishing features such as humps, drop-offs and ditches with a built-in, high-detail C-MAP U.S. Inland fishing map with 1-foot contours on nearly 4,000 lakes. Optional chart upgrades include C-MAP, C-MAP Genesis, Navionics and more. Available in 9-, 7- and 5-inch models.
MSRP: $299-$799.

GoFish Underwater HD Camera

See more fish, catch more fish with the GoFish wireless underwater HD video camera. Attached to the fishing line, it captures action-packed footage that will help anglers gain insight into the underwater fishing experience. And it’s a great tool for anglers of all ages and experience levels, effective for helping novices improve their technique and enable them to easily share footage with friends on social media. For experts, the GoFish Cam gathers important intel to help them catch more fish than ever before. Use the GoFish Cam in both freshwater and saltwater environments, and capture underwater video when casting, trolling, bottom fishing and float fishing.
MSRP: $239.99.

Flir Raymarine DockSense Alert 

Flir Systems has a new addition to its intelligent docking technology line designed for a broader range of vessels — the Raymarine DockSense Alert. DockSense Alert can be installed on any boat to help captains safely monitor their surroundings and dock their boats with confidence. Similar to the driver-assist capabilities of today’s modern automobiles, DockSense Alert detects, displays and alerts the captain to obstacles around the boat using Flir machine vision camera technology and video analytics. Live video feeds from each camera make it simple to see into blind spots using a Raymarine Axiom display and DockSense Intelligent Object Recognition helps prevent scrapes, crashes and close calls that can be both expensive and embarrassing. MSRP: NA

Flambeau Coastal Series 5000

Designed to extend the life of an angler’s gear by keeping the most harmful elements at bay in the most rigorous environmental conditions, Flambeau’s Coastal Series 5000 Large Tackle Bag with Zerust Waterproof Ultimate Tuff Tainers is specifically engineered to fight back against rust, UV degradation and saltwater corrosion. With tackle sealed in waterproof Tuff Tainers and shielded from corrosion by Flambeau’s patented anti-corrosion Zerust technology, the bag’s zipper-free quick-drying design features rubberized mesh irrigation gates for sand, mud, salt residue and other unwanted debris to freely flush from the compartments while allowing air to circulate after a freshwater bath. This saltwater-smart tackle bag is extreme-conditions-ready for any type of fresh or saltwater angling adventure. MSRP: $98.99.


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