On some fishing days, it just rains; on others, the heavens open up on a biblical scale. This rain suit is designed for those other days. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric provides exceptional protection in extreme downpours and wind-driven rain. It’s heavy-duty stuff, but shell suppleness, breath-ability, and overall light weight make it comfortable enough for warmer weather. Stretch panels in the elbows and shoulders, along with a full-mobility cut, permit unrestricted casting, bending, and kneeling. High-wear areas—leg fronts, cuffs, and seat—are reinforced.
The jacket and bibs are full of intelligent details that make them top-notch gear—and they are priced like it. --TL
Price: Jacket, $500; Bib, $400
What's new in tackle this year? Plenty--and we fished with it all. Field & Stream testers hit the water with more than 100 pieces of the latest gear, from humble hooks to the top-of-the-line high-definition sonar units. We winnowed the list down to 16 standout products that clearly are the Best of the Best.