Alaska Fishing Gear Blog

Fish Alaska magazine contributors love gear and here you can learn about rain gear, sonar systems, fly-tying materials, and more.

Custom Spyderco Knives

Custom Spyderco Knives By Spyerdco, Inc. Custom Spyderco Knives: Innovation Combined with Timeless Design Originally founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser, Spyderco has earned a reputation for building innovative folding knives Read More...

Custom Spyderco Knives2020-06-30T09:56:29-08:00

Bear Spray Q&A: Counter Assault

Having the right knowledge helps keep you safe and equipped in the outdoors. We’ve answered the 5 most frequently asked questions about bear spray.

Bear Spray Q&A: Counter Assault2020-07-02T15:04:49-08:00

Caddis Waders

Waders for up-and-coming anglers demand a higher-end, good-looking, feature-rich wader. That is exactly what is in the works with our friends at Caddis.

Caddis Waders2020-04-09T13:37:13-08:00

Fishing Success: The Secret to Consistency

Fishing Success blog by George Krumm Some anglers have the uncanny ability to consistently out fish everyone around them. I have had the great fortune to fish with some that definitely fall into Read More...

Fishing Success: The Secret to Consistency2020-01-15T15:56:35-09:00


Melissa Norris is beyond honored to receive this beautiful, custom, fish scale pattern cloche from The Co-Op. Some aspects of Alaska seem to never change, their presence an unwavering constant. Alaska Read More...


Fishing Clothing: What’s in your dry bag?

Author Linda Leary is an avid fisherwoman and owner of Fishewear © Fishewear Fishing Clothing blog by Linda Leary Photos provided by Fishewear There is no bad weather; only bad fishing Read More...

Fishing Clothing: What’s in your dry bag?2019-09-06T10:21:20-08:00

Trailer Lights Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting your boat trailer lights Trailer lights giving you trouble? May is a wonderful time in Alaska. Spring chases winter up to the mountain peaks, rivers begin to rise as the long days Read More...

Trailer Lights Troubleshooting2019-05-13T14:44:46-08:00

How to Use Downrigger: Basics

By Marcus Weiner My favorite way to troll for salmon in saltwater is to employ a downrigger. It allows for precision placement of whatever bait or lure (collectively termed baits) you use to Read More...

How to Use Downrigger: Basics2018-06-26T11:56:41-08:00

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 1

Gifts for fishermen in 2018 It’s that time of year again when people across the country are hard at work figuring out what gifts to give their angling-crazed friends and family. We put Read More...

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 12018-12-28T15:15:28-09:00

5 Must-Haves for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is great way to get the family outside when the lakes are frozen. Here is a short list of 5 must haves to make your time on the ice more pleasant Read More...

5 Must-Haves for Ice Fishing2018-05-24T10:20:15-08:00

Sonar Solutions

Fishing blind: I hate it. There is a bit of mystery in the depths of lakes. The flat, wide expanse of water gives few clues as to what lies beneath or to where Read More...

Sonar Solutions2018-09-04T23:03:56-08:00

Rain Gear for Alaska

Rain gear for Alaska is a critical component of a wardrobe for residents and visitors. It often rains in the 49th state, and if you are heading to places in Southeast such as Ketchikan, where over 140 inches of rain falls in an average year, you’ll be wearing that rain gear most of the time.

Rain Gear for Alaska2020-06-24T09:29:32-08:00

Trout Gear: Reviews of the Necessities

By Jeremy Anderson As this next summer of Alaska fishing gets closer to reality it’s time to think about what gear you need to have a great trout season. There is gear that Read More...

Trout Gear: Reviews of the Necessities2018-05-07T12:18:51-08:00

Tying with Christmas Tinsel

By Michael Lunde The long Alaska winter offseason is typically spent reminiscing over summer fishing stories alongside a cozy cabin campfire. During the Christmas holidays, the majority of department stores provide customers with Read More...

Tying with Christmas Tinsel2017-10-08T12:47:36-08:00


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