Must Have Fishing Gadgets – 9th One May Be You Forget
We all have heard, “Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Though the meaning is not literal, fishing is a skill that will prove to be beneficial and profitable. Nonetheless, it is a source of amusement and pleasure for an angler. Fishing is one way of spending quality time. These must have fishing gadgets are necessary for any fisherman if he wants a joyful day.
Fishing is a skill and art. It is more than just angling the fishing rod into the water. Many gadgets that will assist you while you go hunting for some big fishes, will be expensive. The gadgets increase the efficiency of the fishing, reducing the effort and multiplying the yield. If you equip the right tools and learn how to use them, then fishing is a lot easier and more fun. If your 2018 was not good for fishing, then be at ease, here are the 10 gadgets that will make 2019 a great year!
1. Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder
Many people will tell you that there is plenty of fish in the sea. If you still have none in your net, then this smart fishfinder will help you get sorted. We start fishing with the ReelSonar iBobber Smart Fish Finder. This smart fish finder will give you the James Bond feel in pursuit of the fish. Whether you are fishing from your boat or angling at the bank of the river, the smart fish finder can locate the fishes 135 ft. below and can work at a 100 ft. range from the phone. The device is compatible with both Google-based Android and iOS smartphones.
Not only will the gadget locate the fish, but it will also brief you about the size, for both small and large, and the number of fish, whether they are traveling alone or in schools. However, the coolest part is that it beeps you when it comes across a fish or school so that you can initiate the hunt for fish. The battery of the fish finder is functional for a good 10 hours and rechargeable. The fish finder also comes with a GPS navigation system and weather reports to aid you in fishing. A trip log feature keeps track of the weather, temperature of the water, the size, species and the number of the fish caught. If you had a good day fishing, you could boast about it by sharing it on your social media accounts, thanks to the app!
Now from a few days back we have tested a new one introduced by the deeper brand. It has been more adaptable and castable wireless fish locator for anglers, with importance on beach for catching fish.
2. Fishing Pliers 13-in-1 Multi-Tools
A fisherman of every skill level must have a plier for every fishing trip. Pliers come in handy when dealing with hooks, tightened knots, and cut lines. They are essentials for a fishing trip, the hook stuck on the fish or elsewhere, like on your body, will not be coming out on its own. These can get it out though. If you try to get the hook off with your hands, the chances are that you will hurt yourself. Buy a plier to help yourself.
If you get yourself the Booms Fishing 13-in-1 Pliers, you would be getting a lot more than that. The pliers, made of stainless steel, will last a lifetime. The pliers come along with 12 other tools, all of them built as one. These are like Swiss pliers. There is a can opener, a knife, a cutter, and other complementary tools. All of the tools can come in handy at some point, and of course, the plier is one of the most purposeful tools on a fishing trip.
The multi-tool pliers are up for sale online for a very less amount.
3. Hollow Body Frog
A good fish needs a bait good enough for that. The bait is either natural or manmade. The natural ones are mostly worms, leeches or minnows. The manmade are these made of plastic. The problem with the naturals is that they are not effectively re-useable like the manmade, for obvious reasons. The Livetarget Hollow Body Frog is an award-winning bait. The details of the frog are so fine that it seems natural, even to the fish. The fish, even the cleverest of them, take the bait well. Not only the frog looks real, but the feel is almost real too with the soft body structure.
The frog has a razor-sharp hook attached to its body and instantly entraps the fish. The Livetarget Hollow Body Frog is durable and a long-lasting buddy on your fishing trips. The frog is available in a variety of colors, brown, yellow, black, maroon, white, and emerald red combinations. The bait comes in a range of sizes, and the price varies with it. The smallest one is of 1-3/4” length which costs very less online. While the 2.25” long frog will cost you VERY LESS.
4. Flexible Fishing Gloves
During fishing or any other venture, safety comes first. While dealing with the hook or filleting the fish, you are at risk of getting a cut your hand. The Palmy Flexible Fishing Gloves will keep you safe. Not only that, the gloves will keep your hands warm too. There is a cap on the thumb, middle and index finger. The cap is removable and provides the freedom to tie the line. Hence there is “flexible” in the name. The gloves keep the hands warm and are comfortable to wear. The Velcro strap fits according to the size of the wrist.
The gloves come in a range of sizes, from small to XX-Large. The soft-shell material of the gloves repels water and snow. Though, not wholly resistant to snow and water, it helps against accidental splashes. Other than fishing, the gloves will come in handy for cycling, hiking, and other outdoor sports as well. The gloves cost very less when purchased online.
5. Waterproof Case Pouch
Whether you want to use the phone’s camera underwater or do not want it to fall into the water while you are fishing, and get destroyed, to have a waterproof case pouch is a must. Not all phones are waterproof, so investing in a waterproof case pouch is essential. If the pouch is floating, you would not have to worry about diving in to get it. The CaliCase and F-color Floating Waterproof Case Pouch is a 2 layer waterproof pouch. The layers are of high-quality PVC.
The bag is clear, so you do not have any troubles filming or capturing underwater either. Even if your phone falls in, you can relax and carry on with the fishing as the pouch is floating and your phone will not sink in. The size of the pouch suffices all the phones. It will cost you very less but will keep your phone safe on fishing trips.
6. Fishing Backpack
Like Batman has his utility belt to carry his essentials, a fisherman keeps a fishing vest. Instead of carrying your tackle box, wear your vest carrying the essentials and get on fishing. You can also take the finest backpacking pillow for taking some rest outside while fishing. These pillows are of your hand size before inflating and you can put them in your fishing backpack easily. We know, fishing is time taking and patience is the key. Having essential tools with you while fishing will make you do it in style and like a professional. The vests come in a various number of pockets and styles. The Anglatech Vest comes with a 1.5-liter hydration pack and several pockets organized to keep the things within your reach. The vest is comfortable and adjustable to your shoulder and waist. The air flows through the vest, so you don’t get hot. Batman’s utility belt may cost more, but the Anglatech Fly Fishing Backpack Vest Combo costs minor.
7. Cool Water Shoes
While you may not think that you would need a good pair of shoes for fishing, the choice of footwear matters. For a good fishing trip, you have to dress accordingly while being comfortable. When it comes to footwear, you would not want the water to seep in. Your pair of sandals or regular joggers may not be up to the task. The Columbia PFG Powerdrain Cool Water Shoes keep the water out and give you a firm stance on the boat with its excellent grip.
The shoes keep your feet cool hot summer days. The laces are not easier to deal with, tie them once and lock them in that place. You need not worry about the laces while fishing, they are not going anywhere. The price of the pair is not so much. There Darin maker shoes are also perfect for fishing. More comfortable and give you a good stance.
8. Spinning Travel Kit
Whether you are a traveler, live far away from the waters, or want to fly to another city for fishing, it can be tiresome to carry the whole tackle bag with you which is an addition to the luggage. Well, worry no more! The OKUMA VS-605-20 Voyager Spinning Travel Kit is one for your traveling to fish needs. It is an economical pack consisting of light fishing gear which includes a reel and five 6” rods, which are easy to carry along. The traveling kit comes in a padded case to prevent any damage to the gear that might occur during the trip. So pack your bags, pick up the kit, travel and start fishing.
The travel kit costs a few dollars and is available for purchase online.
9. Fillet Knife and Bait Knife
In fishing, catching the fish is one thing, then comes its filleting. For that, a fisherman should be well-prepared with a knife. The knife has to super sharp and safe to use. The KastKing knives are the right ones for the task. Built with German stainless steel and black finishing, the blades are razor sharp and easier to use. The knife has a polymer grip which is completely non-slip and comfortable for use. You can keep slicing without the fear of the knife slipping, but still, you ought to be careful while using it. Be cautious and wear gloves while handling the knife. Each knife comes in a light-weight cover, which is re-usable and for safety purposes. The covers have open slots to let the water drip and keep the blades dry.
The knives come in 6, 7, and 9 inch blades. The 9” blades are for filleting big fishes such as tuna and salmon.
The 5 inch blade knife is the bait knife for cutting the baits. The bait knives are also German stainless steel, so be cautious while using them and place them back in the cover after use.
There have been now introduced some new cordless battery knives. You can use other simple knives as well. But if you want to go with time ion cordless knives is something new for fishermen and people loving. A friend has tried Rapala ion cordless knife on walleye recent days back and it cut it down so easy. You could also try that for once if you love fishing.
10. Shoulder Bag Fishing Tackle Bag
All the things that we have mentioned are not going to carry themselves and neither can you hold them in your bare hands to the fishing trip. Using shopping bags is inconvenient. So what you can do is, get yourself a tackle bag. The best one that we would recommend is the Evolution Outdoor Design Fishing Tackle Back. The bag comes with several pockets for storage, attached to a strap. A lock on the pockets secures the tackle bag. It is super light and durable. There is a smaller pocket within reach for an MP3 player or cellphone. Rods, baits, the fish finding device, pliers, and almost everything for a fishing trip can go into the bag. There is a separate pocket for other smaller essentials, the keys, and the cellphone.
The dimensions of the bag are 13.39 inch length x 14.57 inch width x 4.27 inch height. The quality of the zip is commendable. The number of pockets is also adequate and well-sorted.
Not only it is a tackle bag or a fishing bag, but it can be used for other outdoor sports or take it when you go hiking. The bag is a wonderful companion for fishing trips and other adventures. If the bag comes without any accessories, such as pliers and rods, it costs VERY LESS.
Having all these gadgets with you and using them on the fishing trips, 2019 will be a great year for fishing!
- 1 Must Have Fishing Gadgets – 9th One May Be You Forget
- 2 1. Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder
- 3 2. Fishing Pliers 13-in-1 Multi-Tools
- 4 3. Hollow Body Frog
- 5 4. Flexible Fishing Gloves
- 6 5. Waterproof Case Pouch
- 7 6. Fishing Backpack
- 8 7. Cool Water Shoes
- 9 8. Spinning Travel Kit
- 10 9. Fillet Knife and Bait Knife
- 11 10. Shoulder Bag Fishing Tackle Bag