Fishing rods, reels, tackle boxes and more gear to invest in this year
If you’ve made a resolution to start fishing as a hobby in 2020 or just want to upgrade to more enjoyable gear, we’ve rounded up the best rated fishing gear from Amazon, LL bean, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more.
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Price: Starting at $ 69.97
The combo is ideal for beginner fishing enthusiasts. Made from graphite composite blanks with stainless steel guides and five ball bearings, the Penn Fierce II Spinning Combo is ready to fish whether you are on the shore, in a boat or on the surf.
Price: $ 69.99
Amazon reviewers rated this product as comfortable, durable, safe, lightweight, and far-reaching. This item comes with two rod tips: Medium and Medium Heavy or Medium with Medium Light power.
Price: $ 99.95
Boasting carbon fiber lock washers and designed for big salt game fish, the durable Penn Battle is the preferred reel brand for Amazon customers.
Price: From $ 14.99
With 4.4 stars and 3,800 ratings on Amazon, this braided fishing line is the most popular. Designed for durability and winding in the big, the KastKing line claims to move through your reel and guides quickly and smoothly.
Price: $ 24.95
This kit includes six lures, which have snap swivels to prevent line twisting, and a reusable lure box. LL Bean also offers Trout lure kit and Trout & Panfish if you are looking for something other than a bass.
Price: $ 4.36
A # 1 bestseller on Amazon, PowerBait claims to keep fish hooked on the hook 18 times longer than other baits. The glitter in the bait increases visibility and is more likely to catch a fish’s attention. There are different varieties.
Price: From $ 3.49
With 4.5 out of 5 stars and 470 ratings, this assortment is the most popular on Amazon. These bobbers come in different sizes.
Price: $ 39.99
Made of plastic rubber, this net will not catch on any hooks or fish you are trying to bring back. The size of the hoop is 18 “x 18” and the handle is 36 “long.
Price: $ 21.99
Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and coated with Teflon, these fishing pliers claim to be able to grab and remove any hook. It comes with a protective sleeve and a strap that you can clip onto your bag or your clothes.
Price: $ 35.95
Plano has been manufacturing tackle boxes since 1952. This Plano box is durable, comes with a clear cover and has 19 compartments for lures.
Price: $ 10.99 (reg. $ 14.99)
Instead of guessing that you caught a big one, use this digital scale to confirm it. With a 4.4 star rating and over 2,000 reviews on Amazon, this scale can weigh your fish from 0.2 to 110 lbs. There is also a built-in tape if you want to measure the fish. Two AAA batteries are included.
Price: $ 34.99
These scratch-resistant polarized glasses block glare, so you can focus (and see) better while you fish. They offer 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays. The glasses float even in case you drop them in the water.
Price: $ 24.99
Every fisherman needs a good hat for all those long hours in the sun while waiting for the next big fish. Not only does this hat protect your face from sun damage and your eyes, but it highlights your ease with H20.
Price: $ 99
This bag, which passes over your right shoulder, is made from ripstop nylon and was designed for fly fishermen. Don’t worry, this LL Bean shoulder bag won’t spoil your casting and can hold your fly boxes and lunch.
Price: $ 149.99
Made from recycled fishing net fabric, this vest is lightweight and has 17 interior and exterior pockets. The pack also contains tabs and loops to connect the rest of your fishing gear.
Price: $ 149.99
With two interchangeable felt and Kling-On soles, these boots can go just about anywhere. The boots also have internal drainage channels and two large drainage ports, so your boots dry quickly.
Price: Starting at $ 89.97
These camo-chest waders on Amazon come packaged with pockets, making them perfect for fishing. With over 467 positive reviews, the waders are waterproof, easily adjustable and durable. Foxelli waders are equipped with D-rings, so you can attach additional fishing gear to them.