For those of you who follow my other site, CountryHookers.com, you know I’m an avid angler who spends lots of time fishing in the backcountry. Becuase of the rough areas I fish, I go through a lot of gear and anything I bring with me better be able to take a beating.
We’ve done a lot of gear guides over the years, but last year was the first time I put together a Holiday fishing gear guide for OFFGRID Survival. I usually save the fishing stories for my other site, but people seemed to enjoy it last year so we decided to do it again.
Here are some of my top fishing gear selections from the past year. With Christmas coming up, they all make great gifts for your favorite angler!
When I started thinking about fishing reels that I could add to this year’s fishing gear guide, I really only had one option – I went with the reel that I use every time I go out, and with what I believe is one of the best reels on the market right now.
The Lew’s Mach 1 Speed Spool Reel is 7.1:1 gear ratio reel that has become one of the best performing reels in my arsenal of gear. I use for everything from Flipping and Pitching to burning spinnerbaits through the water and frogging. Check out my Full Lew’s Reel Review Here.
When it comes to protecting your investment, the KastKing Fishing Rod Holder is well worth the price! No more broken rods or bent guides, and say goodbye to the huge mess of rods in the corner of your garage.
The KastKing rod holder is a lightweight durable rod holder that allows you to organize your fishing gear, while safely protecting your favorite rods and reels. They come in a 12 and 24-rod version and can hold everything from larger offshore fishing poles to spinning rods and baitcasting rods.
You can see more pics and a longer review at my other site, Country Hookers.
The Morakniv Fishing Comfort Scaler 150 is a great fishing fillet knife for anyone who plans on using it out in the real-world. It’s lightweight, comes with an “Easy-Clean” sheath, and has a serrated back for scaling.
The knife is specifically geared for the outdoors and is perfect for fishermen who like to camp and eat their catch.
When it comes to weights, Bullet Weights are among my favorite weights to use when running a Texas Rig or a Carolina Rig. So when Bullet Weights released a Tungsten version I couldn’t wait to check them out.
I’ve been using these tungsten weights for a couple of weeks now and not only are they eco-friendly, but they can actually help you catch more fish than their lead counterparts. Check out my full review here.
I have more broken tackleboxes sitting in my garage than I can count, so when I came across the Flambeau Waterproof Satchel 4000 I was pretty stoked to see how well made and indestructible it felt.
The thing is tough, waterproof, and can fit a ton of gear.
The BOOYAH Poppin’ Pad Crasher is one of my favorite topwater frogs and is one of the best topwater baits to throw when you need to create more surface disturbance to get the fish to pay attention.