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Gear Roundup: New & Noteworthy Fishing Gear

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Gear Roundup: New & Noteworthy Fishing Gear

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Alpaca Performance Socks

Studio photo of black Alpaca Hollow socks.
$19.99 to $49.99 | hollowsocks.com

Alpaca’s hollow fibers wick and repel moisture, leaving feet dry and comfortable. The fibers also regulate air flow, preventing bacteria from creating odor—and because the fibers attract almost no lanolin (a waxy substance that attracts dust), they stay soft and are hypoallergenic. These socks from Hollow also are temperature regulating, so they’re comfortable whether temperatures are freezing or hot. Choose from five styles, including the “boot” sock pictured.

$19.99 to $49.99 | hollowsocks.com


Ultra-Compact Flashlight

Studio photo of Streamlight Wedge XT flashlight
$155 | opticsplanet.com

The Wedge XT from Streamlight is an ultra-compact EDC light (4.25 inches and 2.62 ounces) designed for pocket carry. It’s USB-C rechargeable with a push-button tail switch for one-handed use. Rugged anodized aluminum design with waterproof charge port balances durability with performance. On “high,” 500 lumens produce a beam distance of 285 feet; on “low” 50 lumens offer a beam distance of 90 feet.

$155 | opticsplanet.com


Women’s Ridge Pant

The lower half of a woman wearing tan Alpen Ridge Pants.
$149 | alpenoutdoors.com

The Alpen Outdoors Ridge Pant uses two stretch fabrics crafted with recycled yarns. Reinforced double-layer fabric at the knees and seat offers extra scuff protection. An interior waist drawcord provides a custom fit while drawcords at the bottom leg openings offer a secure fit. Available in two colors, with deep front pockets, side leg pockets, and back pockets.

$149 | alpenoutdoors.com


Precision Fillet Knife

Studio photo of Bear Forest Knives Backstrap knife
$179.99 | bearforestknives.com

The Backstrap, from Bear Forest Knives, cuts as precisely as a surgeon’s scalpel, with 1/16-inch-thick blade, ultra-sharp Saber grind, and a narrow upswept 6-inch blade. A deep finger groove creates an integrated handle guard for a nonslip grip. Handmade in the U.S.A., the steel is 52100 high carbon with a rock tumbled, acid-wash finish.

$179.99 | bearforestknives.com


Rattle Snaker

Studio photo of Z-Man Rattle Snaker.
$12.99 | scheels.com

The Rattle Snaker from Z-Man allows a small glass rattle chamber to be easily implanted into softbaits via a surgical-grade, stainless, hollow needle with a silicone needle guard. The Snaker is packaged with 10 glass rattle chambers. It can also be used to insert tungsten weights, which aren’t on the market at press time.

$12.99 | scheels.com


Hit Stick Deep

Studio photo of a Berkley Deep Hit Stickbait in chartreuse and purple.
$9.99 | purefishing.com

The Berkley Deep Hit Stick is a durable hard-plastic lure with an aggressive, wide tail action. An integrated FlashDisc maximizes tracking stability, while a loud dual-rattle system calls fish in. A beefy body presents an attention-grabbing profile. Twenty color patterns for clear to dingy water. Three sizes: 9, 10.5, and 12 cm.

Recommended


$9.99 | purefishing.com


Premium Pro-Ti

Studio photo of Lew's Pro-Ti baitcast reel
$399.99 | fishusa.com

With a one-piece aluminum frame, the Pro-Ti baitcast reel from Lew’s offers unprecedented palming comfort, while Speed Gears provide quiet, smooth retrieves. A P2 Super Pinion adds gear stability and durability in a reel with a 7.5:1 gear ratio. The carbon-fiber drag system allows for a range of settings, including a full-on setting that won’t slip when hauling fish from cover. 10+1 bearings, and more.

$399.99 | fishusa.com


Swimbait Box

Studio photo of Plano 3700 Swimbait box
$49.99 | purefishing.com

Plano EDGE 3700 Swimbait Box provides secure storage and protection for up to 24 swimbaits (or glidebaits) in horizontal position and up to 10 in vertical position. Rustrictor guarantees rust and moisture protection, while the Dri-Loc O-ring seal waterproofs the box when the lid’s closed. A transparent polycarbonate lid lets you to see what stored inside. Dimensions: 14 (L) x 9 (W) x 2.63 inches (H).

$49.99 | purefishing.com


Action Communicator

Studio photo of Milo Action Communicators in red, white, and black.
Buddy kit of two communicators and an assortment of clips is $495; an extra Milo and accessories is $225 | scheels.com

Milo Action Communicator enables hands-free, multi-way, group voice conversation, with no phones or Wi-Fi needed—perfect for ice fishing, kayaking, bank fishing, on the trail, and more. The range between two communicators is 2,000 feet, depending on terrain, but can be extended when a group of three or more spreads out. Buddy kit of two communicators and an assortment of clips is $495; an extra Milo and accessories is $225 | scheels.com.


The Smeltinator

A Northland Smeltinator jighead with a body, held in a hand.
$7.99 for three | scheels.com

It’s the jighead design used by Jeff Gustafson to win the 2023 Bassmaster Classic. The Northland Fishing Tackle Smeltinator couples perfectly with fluke-style bodies to fish through open water or around structure. Jig sizes range from 1/8 to 1/2 ounce, and hook sizes from 1/0 to 5/0. 13 color choices.

$7.99 for three | scheels.com




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