The right fishing accessories increase the success and enjoyment of every angling experience. A well-equipped angler understand the importance of selecting the right gear. From boat decks to footwear there are many factors to consider for each item. These are some fishing accessories to consider for your next Alaska fishing trip selected by the expert anglers at Fish Alaska
Three Bears Alaska Grizzly Tech Reactor Mummy Bag
The Grizzly Tech Reactor Mummy Bag comes in three model ratings: 20º, 0º, and -20º. They feature 190T polyester outer fabric, a 190T polyester liner, TechLoft Silver insulation, 2-layer offset construction, and all come with a stuff sack. The 20º model sports a 36-ounce fill weight and weighs 3 pounds, 14 ounces. The 0º model features 60-ounce fill weight and weighs 5 pounds, 3 ounces, while the -20º option has an 80-ounce fill weight putting the total weight of the bag at 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Bags are 32” x 80”.
Promar Deluxe Folding Crab Trap
We’ve been using these traps for the last five years, and like the way that they fish. They can be folded flat for transportation and storage (35”x22”x1”) and are 24”x24”x13” when assembled. We choose to keep them assembled and add rebar to the bottom of the trap to keep them from moving in current. We use Promar’s accessories to complete the setup: leaded rope, 4-arm trap harness, bait bags, and buoys.
Silver Horde Katch Kooler Deluxe
We’ve used this kill bag for many years and recommend it. It is made from high-density, closed-cell foam that protects your fish and helps keep it cold when you add ice or an ice pack to the bag. It is waterproof, features a strong handle, and packs down small when storing. We use it as a traditional kill bag in place of a hard cooler, and also bring it with us on commercial flights when harvesting fish. The Katch Kooler is then used as a checked bag to transport fillets home.
Ultradeck Marine Flooring
Offering an industry-unique, heavy-duty, orthopedic-grade, crosslinked and closed-cell blend providing unmatched on-deck traction especially when wet while also providing anti-fatigue comfort for the long days on deck. Tested and proven in the Pacific Northwest on both sportfishing and commercial vessels, the product is custom produced to order, easy to clean, and is backed by a non-prorated, no-frills, 5-year warranty. From new builds to upgrading your current vessel, Ultradeck can assist you with your vision. With winter ahead, this would be a great time to get a set ordered and installed before fishing season.
Kenetrek Corrie II Hiker
We’ve been wearing these boots for several years and have nothing but positive reviews. They offer excellent stability and protection, are waterproof, and very comfortable. We’ve hiked miles in these boots, sometimes with a heavy pack, and they are among our first choices when hiking moderate terrain. Kenetrek is a great company that stands behind their products.
PEET Advantage Plus Shoe Dryer
This unit provides fan-assisted drying for two pairs of boots (or shoes) at the same time. The dryer can be run with or without heat and features a timer that ranges from 15- to 240 minutes in 15-minute increments. We highly recommend that you dry your boots, shoes, and gloves when they get wet, as that will significantly prolong their lifespan. We’ve also found that drying boots helps control odor that develops in footwear.
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