Fishing products essential for a successful trip in Alaska recommended by the experts at Fish Alaska magazine. 
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P-Line 7.5” Coated High Carbon Plier

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The P-Line 7.5” High Carbon Plier features a tungsten-carbide cutter to easily cut through nylon or braid. The ergonomic handles are spring loaded for smooth operation.

Diamond D Outdoors Denali Chest Holster

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The Denali Chest Holster is a ballistic-nylon chest holster that is rugged, comfortable and provides a universal fit for your handgun. It’s been designed and tested in Alaska and built to withstand the most challenging weather conditions while providing unmatched comfort and versatility. The Denali Chest Holster is designed to be worn tight on your chest for one-handed, quick-and-easy drawing. It’s handmade in the USA and offers a streamlined, minimalist design, providing the most universal-fitting and comfortable chest holster on the market.

ZOLEO Satellite Communication Device

Over the last several years, this unit has been our go-to communication device when we travel to remote locations. It has never let us down. In conjunction with the ZOLEO app which we use on our iPhones, this device allows you to send and receive messages when you don’t have cellular coverage. We find the app on the cell phone to be easy to use, making the communication device more functional and providing a better user experience.

Some noteworthy features include: Medical Assist with 24/7 access to non-emergency medical advice, SOS alerting with 24/7 monitoring and progress updates, a dedicated SMS number and email for your device, weather forecasts, a check-in function, location sharing, and the ability to type messages of 900+ characters. Version 6.1 of the ZOLEO app was released last year and added new features including automatically start sharing Location Share+ Updates and message details now include remaining battery life. Three affordable monthly usage plans are available based on your needs.

Yakima Bait Company Spin-N-Fish

Pull apart Spin-N-Fish and fill with bait such as tuna (in oil), chopped-up shrimp, herring, anchovy, sardine, or alewife, then push it back together and fish. Straight scent works well too, such as Pro-Cure or Northwest Bait and Scent products. Gels are best for this application when not using bait. Rig alone or 30- to 50 inches behind Fish Flash, or conventional sinker; 18- to 30 inches behind rotating flashers. For downrigger trolling, let back distance should be 10- to 30 feet. Ideal hook sizes for salmon are 2/0 on the 2.0 and 2.5, 3/0 on the 3.0, and 4/0 on the 4.0. Adding a hoochie skirt to the Spin-N-Fish can be a deadly combo as it’s a great way to add profile to your bait.

PacBak P88-MK Cooler and ROAM 18-V Vacuum Sealer Combo

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Discover the ultimate outdoor companion for hunting and fishing enthusiasts: the P88-MK Cooler and ROAM 18-V Vacuum Sealer Combo from PacBak. Crowned as the Big Rock Sports 2024 Best New Product for Camping/Outdoor and Fishing/Marine, this duo redefines freshness in the wilderness. The P88-MK Cooler, with its roto-molded construction, boasts a multi-chamber design offering separate areas for hot and cold, as well as wet and dry storage, complemented by a slide-out cutting board and a detachable table with fold-out legs. Its industry-leading ice retention ensures your harvest stays fresh. Paired with the ROAM 18-V Vacuum Sealer, featuring a removable, rechargeable battery and lightweight design, this combo ensures your outdoor adventures are well-equipped for both the harvest and the camp.

White River Knives Ursus Cub

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The White River Ursus Cub is the perfect balance of size and performance. Light, compact, and easy to wield, the knife is comfortable for extended use but small enough for everyday carry. Great for food prep, carving, light firewood processing, and processing game. It comes standard in CPM MagnaCut steel for great corrosion resistance, edge retention, and toughness, and includes a Kydex sheath and ferro rod. Like all White River Knives, this is 100% made in the USA and covered by the White River Knives Lifetime Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with this knife, send it back for free repair or replacement, no questions asked. Specs: 4.9 oz. weight; 3.5″ blade length; 7.6″ overall length; .130″ blade thickness.

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