2007 Fishing Gear Buyer's Guide: Random Stuff

Lippa4Life Release Tool
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Lippa4Life Release Tool
$16 ¿¿ 801-582-6387 ¿¿ risingfish.net With curved, rounded jaws, this clever product will help you get hold of any fish's lip. The 51⁄4-ounce Lippa comes in stainless steel (shown), $26; and aluminum, $100. The companion Crocodile pliers on the left are perfect for flyfishing. More Top Random Stuff
LineOff
Plano 3258 Flipsider
L.L. Bean Boat Bag
Dry-Tech MRT Fly Boxes
Berkley Big Bame Braid
Sperry Top-Sider Gold Cup
Creek Chub Wooden Pikie
Crappie E-Z Checker
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LineOff

LineOff

LineOff
$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.
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Plano 3258 Flipsider
Plano 3258 Flipsider
$45 · 800-226-9868 · planomolding.com With ingenious, tangle-free storage for hard baits, a special spinnerbait section, and sealed, waterproof zippers, this new Plano tackle box will keep you completely orga¿¿nized.
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L.L. Bean Boat Bag

L.L. Bean Boat Bag

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.
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Dry-Tech MRT Fly Boxes

Dry-Tech MRT Fly Boxes

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.
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Berkley Big Bame Braid

Berkley Big Bame Braid

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.
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Sperry Top-Sider Gold Cup

Sperry Top-Sider Gold Cup

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?
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Creek Chub Wooden Pikie

Creek Chub Wooden Pikie

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.
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Crappie E-Z Checker

Crappie E-Z Checker

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.
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