In every issue of Fish Alaska we bring you some of the latest products from around the fishing industry in our Gear Bag.
Orvis Essential Trout Fly Selection
This fly collection includes 20 effective trout flies housed in a utility box with six compartments. The selection is comprised of a mixture of dries, nymphs, and small streamers, and includes: two Gold Bead Hare’s Ear Nymphs, size 14; two CJ Nymphs in copper, size 14; one Brass Cone Head Woolly Bugger in black, size 8; one Brass Cone Head Woolly Bugger in olive, size 8; two Elk Wing Caddis in olive, size 14; two Adams Parachute dry flies, size 14; two Blue Winged Olive Parachute dry flies, size 16; two Zebra Midges in black, size 16; two Fly Formerly Known as Prince, size 14; two Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail flies, size 14; two Stimulators in yellow, size 12.
Eagle Enterprises Electro Bear Guard LWC Kit
This kit allows you to put up a portable electric fence that surrounds a 1600 square-foot area. It weighs about five pounds, is powered by AA batteries (about 54 hours per pair of lithium AA), and puts out 40 pulses per minute with a max output of 9500 volts.
Dragon Kodiak LL
These sunglasses offer a comfortable fit, clean lines, and a good lens in Smoke color. It features their Lumalens technology which promotes clarity, color optimization, precise depth perception, and reduced eye fatigue. We’ve been testing both the off-the-rack model, as well as a prescription pair and have been liking their comfort, style and lens clarity.
Pelican 1485 Air Case
For a long time, Pelican has made cases that we have used to keep our electronics safe when we travel into the field. They are strong, tough, and shield sensitive gear from wind, rain, and dust. The only issue we had was that the cases were heavy. Pelican has resolved that with their Air Series. The 1485 Air weighs only 5.39 pounds including the foam and is tough as nails. This case, with an interior dimension of 17.8” x 10.2” x 6.2”, fits our Sony A7iii camera, multiple lenses, a microphone system and a DJI Osmo Pocket.
Suunto Core Alpha Stealth
This watch incorporates many features useful to the backcountry explorer. It includes a clock, stopwatch, alarm, altimeter, barometer, and compass. It is water resistant to 100 feet, has been designed to military standards and passed nine tests, including pressure, heat/cold, shock, drop, freeze/thaw, rain, humidity and dust.
Simms Freestone Collection Chest Pack
The popular Freestone Collection has received a revamp for Fall 2021 and includes the all-new Freestone Wading Jacket, Freestone Vest, and an entirely new collection of packs. Including hip, sling, and chest options, the all-new Freestone pack collection offers modularity and was designed for anglers to be able to comfortably carry everything they need for long days on the water. Constructed from 330D Ripstop fabric with a polyurethane backside coating, all of the packs in the Freestone collection provide anglers with a durable, yet lightweight, carry option. For internal organization, the packs come equipped with stretch mesh pockets inside generous main compartments.