The Gear Hound: New Outdoor Product Reviews
Our editors sniff out seven hot new products. This month, beer cooler bobbers, an x box for fly fishermen, a wallet for your bullets, and more.
** For hunters who love their guns, here’s a cartridge wallet to love, too. This holder is custom molded by hand to exact calibers from fine saddle-skirting leather. (Five- and six-shot wallets are also available.) $35; 801-562-2486; heritagearms.net
Sticks for Stones
** Shooting sticks get you a steady shot on the rockiest terrain. These come in two sizes-for sitting and standing-and fold up to fit into belt pouches (16 and 17¿¿ inches long). $30¿¿¿$46; 800-635-7656; shootersridge.com
** Streamline your vest with the waterproof, floating System X. The case holds nymphs (plus indicators and shot) on one side and dry flies on the reverse. $22; 800-420-5000; scientificanglers.com
Don’t Spare the Rod
** There’s a wall in St. Croix’s headquarters posted with glory shots of proud rod owners. It’s that kind of company. Now, they offer Triumph, a spinning series built to their rigorous standards at a nice price. $50¿¿¿$70; 715-762-3226; stcroixrod.com