16 Cool Fishing Gear Items in 2017

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Whether it is deep sea fishing, surf casting, fly angling, or even marsh spinning, or any other type, going fishing with your best buddies or even your kids can be a very rewarding experience. While the rod, reel, and line are the fundamental equipment to any type of angling, there are simply some gadgets that are worth including in your casting gear. From organizers to binoculars to bite alarms and other useful gizmos an items, you’ll be glad that we’ve come up with the 16 cool fishing gear items in 2017 to help you make the most of your aquatic expedition.

16 Cool and Unique Fishing Gear 

KHK6320 Outdoor Tanto Knife with Fire Starter by SE 

KHK6320 Outdoor Tanto Knife with Fire Starter

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One of the most essential fishing equipment you’ll ever need is a knife. While the multipurpose utility pocket knife can be a wonder in the woods, you’ll need a much longer blade to slash through thick bushes to get to that one spot where the catch is guaranteed. With SE’s Outdoor Tanto Knife with Fire Starter, you’d be swashbuckling your way to that famous angling spot in no time. Its 3-inch stainless steel black tanto blade is just perfect for slashing your way to that perfect spot as well as a host of other things that you will be doing in the wilderness. The handle is beautifully wrapped in cord giving you superb grip that even if you need to cut tangled lines. And once you’ve reeled in that big catch and time to feast on it, you can use its fully integrated fire starter made of magnesium alloy to start your own kitchen right by the riverside. Carrying the Outdoor Tanto is made super convenient, too, than to the accompanying nylon sheath that can be easily slipped through your belt or even hung from your carabineer. If you need to go to a very secluded part of the woods where the river is teeming with fish, don’t forget to pack the Outdoor Tanto in your kit. You’d thank us for it.

If you like this product, check out our article on the coolest pocket knives here.

What We Like about It – Close to 3,500 Amazon reviewers already had their voices heard about the usefulness of the Outdoor Tanto. With a very sharp 3-inch stainless steel blade and a grip that’s superb, you’ll be glad to bring it to the great outdoors.

Camo Round Floor Rack by Organized Fishing

Camo Round Floor Rack

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Let’s face it. You cannot really survive on a single rod and reel system alone. Different styles of fishing and angling will require different types of rods and casting reels. That’s why serious fishermen will always have a variety of fishing rods complete with their respective reels and lines in one convenient storage case. If you’re just beginning to collect your own set of fishing pole, you may want to consider getting the Camo Round Floor Rack which is more than capable of holding and organizing up to 15 of your favorite angling and casting rods. The Camo comes with a solid steel center pole to give it structural rigidity and to make sure the balance is well distributed along the peripheries. The camouflage design is perfect for the great outdoors as it naturally blends with the environment. Molded clip straps help prevent the clips from being pulled out of their chambers while the bottom of the rack is built with rubberized feet to provide optimum stability. You may feel you don’t need this if you have only one or two rods. But believe us, eventually you will, especially if you have already discovered the many joys of angling in a variety of styles.

What We Like about It – The CamoRoung Floor Rack is a simple organizing tool for novice and serious anglers. The sturdy platform is great for keeping your fishing equipment in great order.

Removable Split Shot Pro Pack by Water Gremlin Company

Removable Split Shot Pro Pack

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Different fishes swim at different depths. That’s why it is important to have weights on your line to sink it to just the right depth where your target fish thrives. As such, you’ll thank us for introducing you to the Water Gremlin Removable Split Shot Pro Pack. These 124 pieces of soft lead in a variety of sizes should give you superb customization of your line so you’ll be guaranteed the prized catch you’ve been dreaming of. The Water Gremlin Split Shot Pro is one truly useful fishing equipment piece you will never leave home without. Each split shot can be easily pried open with your thumbnail; no need for hand tools like pliers. The Water Gremlin Split Shot Pro comes in a beautifully designed storage case with a variety of compartments where you can organize and store the differently sized shots. The casing can also serve as a storage case for your other angling essentials like tackles, baits, hooks, swivels, beads, and other small gizmos. The Water Gremlin Split Shot Pro is the perfect tool for catching your target fish at a certain depth.

What We Like about It – The Water Gremlin Split Shot Pro’s unique storage system is truly versatile as it can be used to store other fishing essentials.

PS01 110lb/50kg Electronic Balance Digital Fishing Postal Hanging Hook Scale with Measuring Tape by Dr.meter

PS01 110lb/50kg Electronic Balance Digital Fishing Postal Hanging Hook Scale with Measuring Tape

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How do you know you’ve reeled in a world record holder? Chances are you are going to make a very educated guess by comparing the weight of your catch with the known weight of an object or another person. Unfortunately, doing so will not validate your claim. But, if you have Dr.meter’s PS01 Electronic Balance Digital Fishing Postal Hanging Hook Scale, we can guarantee every catch is on the books. The Dr.meter PS01 is accurate to within 5 to 10 grams owing to the unsteady, swinging nature of hooked or hung fish. Nevertheless, it can easily take the weight measurement of any catch not exceeding 50 kilograms or 110 pounds. The Dr.meter PS01 fishing equipment also has a retractable tape measure to help establish the length of the catch. Know that the Dr.meter PS01’s tape measure can only be retracted to a maximum of 1 meter. The stainless steel hook that is used for weighing your catch can be easily concealed at a back slot on the Dr.meter PS01. Now, start reeling in those catches and measure one that’s clearly a winner.

What We Like about It – The near-accurate measurements provided by the Dr.meter PS01 is admirable. At least, there’s no need for guessing the measurements of your catch.

Best Sensitive Electronic Fishing Bite Alarm with Loud Siren by FREETOO

Best Sensitive Electronic Fishing Bite Alarm with Loud Siren
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Many young boys don’t like fishing because it’s technically a waiting game. Often depending on a lot of factors, fishing can literally take hours before you can even snag something out of the water. Now, if you’re going to cast your line in one of those dedicated fishing facilities, then waiting is not a problem. However, if you are casting in the wild, then your patience must be longer than your line. This is why some fishermen tend to doze off waiting for their line to move to indicate a possible fish at the end of the line. But what if you’re already sound asleep? That would simply be disastrous. If you find yourself dozing off, letting go of potential catches, the FREETOO Sensitive Electronic Fishing Bite Alarm is just for you. Simply set it up, attach it to your fishing pole, thread your line through its slot, cast, and then simply plant your rod firmly through the ground. You can then doze off. The FREETOO Electronic Bite Alarm is not affected by the wind; only by the bite of the fish at the end of your line. Once a bite has been sensed, the FREETOO Electronic Bite Alarm can let out a loud siren so you’d be aroused even from your deep slumber. During nighttime fishing, the built-in LED lights on the FREETOO Electronic Bite Alarm can also serve as a fantastic tool for knowing if the fish is already hitting and running. Now, whether it is day or night, catching a prized one is made super easy.

What We Like about It – The FREETOO Electronic Bite Alarm’s use of audio and light signals makes it ideal for all-time fishing. It’s very easy to install, too.

RoboCup Multi-function Cups by RoboCup

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True, the Camo Round Floor Rack is great for organizing your variety of fishing pole. But if you have more than just rods to organize, then maybe the RoboCup Multifunction Cups is a much better option. Just look at it as a modified cup holder that has an open bottom and a large heavy duty clip in the middle. Now, using the two large graduated cups as holders, you can easily slide in your rods, bottles, poles, drum sticks, flashlights, keys, tools, umbrellas, and almost any other gadget that you can think of. The impressive clamp is layered with rubberized material so it will not damage or scratch the surface of the object you are going to attach it to. The clamp is integrated with a stainless steel spring to give it superb clamping action. To add security to the clamp, it is possible to lock it using the plastic cable ties that are fitted into small openings in the RoboCup’s jaws. The graduated cups – made of poly resin impregnated with UV inhibitors – come in 3 sizes: a bottom 2-inch diameter cup mated to a 3-inch middle section which is also mated to an upper 3.25 inch section. The bottom of the RoboCup can be covered with its accompanying lid so that it can serve as storage for smaller items like your keys, baits, hooks, and other small objects.

What We Like about It – The RoboCup is simply Robo-perfect for keeping things in one place. Regardless of where you’re going to use it, the RoboCup is guaranteed to fulfill your every organizing needs.

Piscifun Fishing Line Winder Spooler Reel Spooling Station System by Piscifun

Piscifun Fishing Line Winder Spooler Reel Spooling Station System

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Spooling is a very important skill that all beginning fishermen and anglers have to master. Unless you’re going to purchase a disposable rod and reel wherein you’re going to simply throw the entire system away after a single use, then you must know how to refill your reel with the appropriate line for the kind of fish that you’re aiming for. Unfortunately, spooling can be a bit tricky. As such, the Piscifun Line Winder Spooling Station System can help ease the complexity of such an endeavor. Whether you’re going to load your reel with mono or braid, the Piscifun Line Winder can take the guesswork out of spooling to give you instant reels that are ready for casting in the fastest amount of time. You don’t need someone else to help you keep your new line taut as you wind your reel to accept the new line. This fishing gear for sale can now be had for just under $35 which should be a great value considering the amount of effort it saves you from spooling manually.

What We Like about It – The Piscifun Line Winder is the perfect tool for both beginning and serious anglers to really simplify the art of spooling.

H1 Stainless Steel Fishing Pliers with Sheath Lanyard by Booms Fishing

H1 Stainless Steel Fishing Pliers with Sheath Lanyard

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One of the most important fishing equipment you will ever need is a pair of pliers. This should be a no-brainer since you’ll be dealing mostly with heavy duty lines, hooks, metals, and other stuff that simply using your hands is not only stupendously ridiculous but also potentially dangerous. That’s why we believe you need the Booms H1 Stainless Steel Fishing Pliers that is built purposely for the angler of today. Made of high grade 420 stainless steel, using the Booms H1 simply means you’ll never have to resort to using any other tool again, regardless of the time of year that you will be angling. Its auto-open spring design allows for one-handed operation so you get to keep your hands on the rod where it matters most while the other hand holds the Booms H1 for other purposes. Holding this pair of pliers is made super comfy as the handles are wrapped in premium ABS plastic. It also comes with a coil lanyard which you can easily clip onto your belt loop so it stays where you are. The Booms H1 is your perfect companion for cutting lines, removing hooks, and splitting rings as well as many other things.

What We Like about It – The Booms H1 is a tool that you can depend on for a variety of missions. Its stainless steel body affords it optimum durability across fishing seasons.

Dry Bag Sack Waterproof Floating Dry Gear Bags by Unigear

Dry Bag Sack Waterproof Floating Dry Gear Bags

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Let’s face it, no matter how much you try to avoid getting wet, the chances of finding yourself in the water during a fishing expedition is simply too great. It’s perfectly okay if you don’t have sensitive electronics with you. But even serious anglers come fully equipped with the latest in electronics to help them land the biggest catch. That’s why, if ever you’re going to go fishing, you’d definitely love to get the Unigear Dry Bag Sack Waterproof Floating Dry Gear Bag. Available in various sizes to accommodate up to 40 liters of your equipment, the Unigear Dry Gear Bag can be rightfully called the best fishing apparel to fit all of your angling needs. Close to a thousand different reviewers have already let their voices heard about the wonderful properties of the Unigear Dry Gear Bag which includes, among other things, excellent scratch resistance, superb waterproofing and dustproofing technologies, splendid snowproofing capabilities, and a one-of-a-kind secure lock seal. It even comes with its patented phone bag that easily puts your smartphone in a waterproof protective bag. The design of the waterproof phone bag still allows you to make full use of your smartphone even with the protective covering of the bag. All touchscreen features are retained so you need not worry about not being able to use your smartphone while being fully protected from the elements.

What We Like about It – The Unigear Dry Gear Bag is one superbly constructed bag that is super effective in keeping your things dry while enjoying the full benefits of angling.

Piscifun Sports Shoulder Bag Fishing Tackle Bag by Piscifun

Piscifun Sports Shoulder Bag Fishing Tackle Bag
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Need a really sporty fishing apparel that can complement your own personal style while fishing? The Piscifun Sports Shoulder Bag Fishing Tackle Bag may be purposely built for your tackles and baits but it sure can double as a very trendy and hip shoulder bag for other purposes. Made of 420D super PVC canvas material, the Piscifun Tackle Bag exudes with all the plushness and comfort of a premium shoulder bag complete with a variety of storage compartments for more efficient organization. The shoulder strap is fully padded and can be easily adjusted to fit your needs. Who says fishing need not be fashionable?

What We Like about It – The Piscifun Tackle Bag is a wonderful carrying solution for all of your fishing needs. It’s versatile too, for other purposes.

Fishing Lures Baits Tackles by PLUSINNO

Fishing Lures Baits Tackles
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Professional anglers know their lures and baits by heart. If you’re just beginning to fish, then you’d better equip yourself with a fishing tackle set that will already give you an exciting array of options in one convenient packaging. Of course, you can opt for cheap fishing tackle sets, but the PLUSINNO Fishing Lures Baits Tackles provide you absolute value for your money. The set already comes with 102 pieces of lures and tackles that you will be using in a variety of situations. From crankbaits to spinner baits to plastic worms to topwater frog lures and a whole lot more, each of these pieces are carefully designed to help you reel in the catch of a lifetime. The PLUSINNO Lure Set comes with its own tackle box which you can use to organize the lures.

What We Like about It – The PLUSINNO is a novice angler’s dream set of lures. Now, he or she can really learn how to fish in a variety of conditions.

Wild River by CLC WT3604 Tackle Tek Nomad Lighted Backpack with Four  PT3600 Trays by OEM

Wild River by CLC WT3604 Tackle Tek Nomad Lighted Backpack with Four PT3600 Trays
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A set of fishing tackle is one of the most important things you have to organize because their component parts can easily get entangled among each other. While getting the Piscifun Tackle Bag is a great option, getting the Wild River Tackle Tek Nomad Lighted Backpack is a better deal. It has a spacious compartment for storing four PT3600 trays that will help your tackles and lures super organized. The Wild River Tackle Tek also comes with a LED lighting system that’s fully integrated into its design to enable you to enjoy night fishing. It includes a variety of pockets of different sizes to hold your other angling tools and gadgets. This is one fishing apparel you’ll use every time you take to the water as it can provide all-weather protection with its rain cover system.

What We Like about It – The Wild River Tackle Tek is one fantastic bag designed specifically for managing your tackles but with enough storage compartments for other essentials.

MadBite Fishing Pliers by MadBite

MadBite Fishing Pliers
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If you don’t like the Booms H1 Pliers, then the MadBite Fishing Pliers just might be what you’re looking for as it comes in 5 different colors and styles. Instead of stainless steel, the MadBite is made of anodized aluminum giving it lightweight yet super durable properties. It has tungsten carbide cutters that are guaranteed never to fail even on the toughest jobs. The handle is wrapped in non-slip silicone for superior grip while also giving it an aesthetic quality unlike cheap rubber materials. The MadBite pliers fishing equipment also feature superb corrosion resistance. It’s perfect for removing the hook off toothy fish.

What We Like about It – The MadBite Pliers is a great tool for a variety of fishing purposes. Its lightweight design should be super convenient to bring along anywhere you intend to fish.

Madbite Safe Catch and Release Fish Landing Net by MadBite

Madbite Safe Catch and Release Fish Landing Net
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Sport fishing expects you to release your catch once all the necessary documentation has been accomplished. While you can reel in your catch straight to your boat, sometimes you’d need a net to help relieve the stress being experienced by the fish. With the MadBite Safe Catch and Release Fish Landing Net, you’re guaranteed for a much more meaningful photo-op session with your prized catch. This is before you eventually have to release the fish back into the water. The MadBite Net is made of industrial grade nylon while the handle is composed of high grade aluminum giving you superb lightweight properties. Landing the fish should not be that tedious anymore with the MadBite Fish Landing Net.

What We Like about It – The MadBite Fish Landing Net is an excellent tool for getting the fish onto the boat, minimizing stress, for that wonderful photoshoot, before you eventually release it back in the water.

Berkley Sportman’s Cart by Berkley

Berkley Sportman’s Cart
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Some prefer bags and backpacks while others prefer a trolley type of carrying system for all of their fishing equipment and gears. The Berkley Sportman’s Cart is a multipurpose cart that’s designed to be a sturdy seat for fishing as well as a portable and lightweight transport system for all other fishing essentials. The seat can also double as a cutting board while the rod holders can easily fit two to 3 of your favorite rods. With heavy duty wheels, getting the Berkley from your vehicle to the fishing grounds is never a problem.

What We Like about It – The Berkley Sportman’s Cart is a unique multi-purpose transport and storage system that can make an angling expedition truly worthwhile.

Game Processor PR-1 Portable Butcher Kit with Hard Side Carry Case by Outdoor Edge

 Game Processor PR-1 Portable Butcher Kit with Hard Side Carry Case

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When fishing in the great outdoors, you will need the right fishing equipment to help you process some of the fish that you’ll catch. This is important if you’re going camping while also fishing. The Game Processor PR-1 Portable Butcher Kit is all you need to turn your catch into a delectable treat. It includes a caping knife, a gut hook skinner, a fillet and boning knife, a bowie style butcher’s knife, a steel stick spreader, and a tungsten carbide sharpener. It also includes a bone say, carving fork, game shears, and of course, a cutting board. The Game Processor is all you’ll ever need to start cleaning and cutting your catch for cooking right there in the great outdoors. 

What We Like about It – The Game Processor is a kit that is sure to elevate your butchering skills in the outdoors. The solid construction of its pieces is also phenomenal.

How We Chose the Coolest Fishing Gear Items in Our List

Functionality is one of the most important considerations we had in our search for the cool fishing equipment. We have to admit that not all of us are avid fans of angling. As such, we enlisted the help of a seasoned angler to help us have a greater understanding of the must-have gear items to make every fishing experience a truly memorable one. We then compared these expert recommendations with what ordinary anglers would take with them over the weekend. Hence, we can safely say that we have the most comprehensive lineup of truly functional and really cool fishing gear items for you this 2017.

As part of its functionality, every item was subjected to a rigorous evaluation as to its design integrity particularly its composition, the sturdiness and strength of its constructions, and the safety of its use, whenever applicable. These were important considerations as we believe a fully functional product should be enjoyed by anyone who uses it safely and for an extended period of time. It’s simply a waste of money if you buy something that’s fully functional today, but, after several uses, will already lose its functionality. We would like you to enjoy these products for a significantly long period of time so that you’ll feel you made the right decision in purchasing these items.

We studied the different features and compared these to the comments and reviews of customers who are already users of the items. It was critical to understand consumers’ first-hand experiences as these can either validate or refute our initial assessment and evaluation of the product. Supporting us in this process is the customer product satisfaction rating system of online commerce sites. The better the satisfaction rating, the greater is the chance for the product to be included in this list.

A Look at the Many Benefits of Fishing

Fishing can be a really fun activity not only for men but also for the whole family. In fact, science now says that fishing can make you a better person. Here is a look at some of the more common health benefits of fishing.

The Bottom Line

Fishing has many benefits. It makes you feel good about yourself especially after reeling in a big one. With these 16 cool fishing gear items in 2017, we’re confident you’ll be on the right track to reaping the full benefits of angling.

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