April 2022 Gear Bag is here, we are kicking off the Summer season with some great new items including some great new waders and boots, a great net, some fishing rod blanks and even a fishing themed watch band.
Korkers River Ops BOA Wading Boot
A tactically inspired wading boot built for guide-caliber performance, the River Ops BOA is designed to take users deep into the backcountry with a level of durability, stability, and comfort never before seen in water-specific footwear. The River Ops BOA is loaded with features: OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System for customized traction on the fly; BOA lace system for a customized bi-zonal fit; Exo-Tec technology provides 360 degrees of molded, abrasion-resistant protection in a flexible, hyper-light package; hydrophobic materials equal faster dry times which lessen the chance of spreading invasive species; water flows through internal channels then out midsole ports, quickly removing excess water and weight; enhanced EVA midsole offers underfoot comfort and increased stability and support; and Ankle Wrap internal foam padding for added ankle stabilization and comforting support. The River Ops is the most advanced wading boot Korkers has ever produced. The boots are 9” high and weigh 3 pounds, 6 ounces per pair; available in whole sizes 8 through 15.
Chota Outdoor Gear Blue Line Wader
Designed with REEL-FITTM Technology, the new Blue Line Wader by Chota Outdoor Gear is made with every man in mind. Now available in 13 uniquely tailored sizes, the Blue Line fits in height, width, and bootie size to increase agility and functionality on the water. Chota’s Blue Line provides a consistent and comfortable fit for any man. The wader features a shoulder-strap pad system for weight-bearing relief; reinforced 5-ply lower legs, knees, and seat area; and ergonomic neoprene booties. The Polyflex breathable-membrane fabric optimizes performance by increasing ease of movement, while resisting tears and abrasions. This lightweight yet heavy-duty wader is equipped for year-round weather conditions with appropriate under layers.
FisheWear Mt. Cutty
Groove Apple Watch Band
This collaboration between Groove Life and FisheWear resulted in this cool Apple watch band that features the Mt. Cutty pattern. The silicone watch band is available in a 38 mm (small) and 44 mm (medium) sizing. The band comes with a lifetime warranty and fits all series of Apple watches.
Caddis Waders Mossy River Series Breathable Stockingfoot Waders
These new waders feature Mossy Oak’s Elements Aqua Pattern and are made with heavy-duty polyester material that incorporates CaddisDry Breathable Technology. They sport reinforced knees and seat, attached gravel guards with lace hooks, and have a quad pocket that includes a handwarmer pocket. Wader soles are made from high-density neoprene, and the waders come with a wader belt and repair kit. They are available in sizes S-XXL in standard fit and MS-XXLS in stout fit.
Beckman Nets BN2634C
The BN2634C measures 26” wide by 34” long, with a 32” deep, flat-bottom, coated net bag. This net features Beckman’s Quick-Connect Channel that allows for a fast connection of the handle to the yoke. The hoop features their internal Y-Bar construction for increased rigidity and stability. The durable one-piece aluminum yoke comes with a lifetime guarantee. The BN2634C is sold with your choice of handles.
Rainshadow RCKJB Vertical Jig Rod Blanks
Vertical jigging is one of the best ways to hook your fair share of Alaska’s world-class variety of bottomfish. Rainshadow’s RCKJB series of vertical jig rod blanks offers lengths and powers designed to handle everything from 2-ounce jigs for rockfish, all the way up to heavy-current halibut lead and the largest Norwegian jigs. All models feature hybrid RX6 Graphite/E Glass construction with a hefty amount of wall thickness that makes them nearly unbreakable. These blanks were designed with a balance of moderate action and high power that allows anglers to keep fish hooked while allowing virtually unlimited lifting power. For more information and rod-builder referrals, visit their website.
Still looking for something else? Check out our earlier issues of our Gear Bag!