Decked Out

No matter your target species, great gear is tantamount to great fishing

By Michael Roberts

 

FALCON ROD ORIGINAL

Featuring the best combination of strength, sensitivity and durability of any rod out there, the Original series from Falcon is the one that built the company’s name. You’ll know why the very first time you take one out.
$100
falconrods.com


GARMIN echoMAP 73sv WITH TRANSDUCER

Locating fish is key to catching them. This scanner from Garmin is second-to-none. Featuring side scanning sonar and a GPS system that updates five times per second, the fish won’t see you coming—but you’ll know right where they are.
$1000
garmin.com


WAR EAGLE BUZZ TOAD

From Rogers-based War Eagle Lures comes the Buzz Toad, a potent lure that delivers a great deal of surface disruption—perfect for snagging that hard-hitting trophy bass.
$7
wareaglelures.com


ORVIS SLIVER SONIC WADERS

These waders are a fly-fisherman’s best friend. Made of4-layers nylon outer fabric with neoprene booties, you’ll stay dry so you can focus on what’s important: the catch.
$280
orvis.com


ASCEND DELUXE LIFE VEST

Keep your trip afloat with this life vest from Ascend. Multiple zip pockets on the front, eight adjustment points and ventilated shoulder and back pads make this a comfortable way to stay safe.
$85
basspro.com