2007 Fishing Gear Buyer’s Guide: Random Stuff
$15 · 561-523-1339 · getlineoff.com This gadget makes it easy to remove old fishing line from your reel and then dispose of it. Use an electric drill to fill LineOff with line, then unscrew the two halves to remove it.
L.L. Bean Boat Bag
Small, $100; large, $120 · 800-441-5713 · llbean.com With a waterproof bottom, multiple pockets, and a rain cover that zips out of a compartment, the Kennebec River Boat Bag will hold all your gear for a day on the water.
Dry-Tech MRT Fly Boxes
$40-“$45 in two sizes · 800-896-8998 · anglingdesigns.com Angling Designs has solved the problem of soggy flies with a waterproof box that holds an internal desiccant cartridge. It works with both fresh- and saltwater flies.
Berkley Big Bame Braid
$28 for 300 yards of 50-pound-test · 800-237-5539 · berkley-fishing.com If you liked the discontinued Berkley Whiplash braid, you’ll find this superbraid to be almost identical. It comes in strengths from 10 to 80 pounds.
Sperry Top-Sider Gold Cup
$1,000 · 800-247-6575 · sperrytopsider.com At last-“a fishing-boating shoe that’s worthy of Imelda Marcos! At $1,000 per pair, they ought to be. Crocodile hide lined with deerskin pampers your feet. Do I hear cries of outrage?
Creek Chub Wooden Pikie
$15 · 800-237-4444 · cabelas.com A wood-bodied classic reissued by Creek Chub/Pradco, this 11-inch jointed monster is designed for taking big muskies and striped bass.
Crappie E-Z Checker
$12 ¿¿ 800-558-1005 ¿¿ frabill.com Anglers, rejoice! Using a tape measure is a pain when the bite is on. Simply slip a crappie into this device, check the length (up to 12 inches), then flip the fish into either the live well or the lake.