Fishing supplies and fishing gear selected for the rivers and saltwater of Alaska. No matter the season, the right footwear is especially important to a good experience fishing. We have selected several excellent options to get the job done. Check these out and more in this edition of Fish Alaska’s Gear Bag.
XTRATUF 15” Legacy NXT Ice
Offering all of the features of the Legacy NXT, including form-fitting last with expanded room in the calf and ankle and a dual-density midsole for added underfoot cushioning and all-day comfort. The NXT Ice stays true to XTRATUF’s Legacy DNA while also being equipped with added insulation for greater warmth in cold conditions as well as the Glacier Trek Pro outsole which provides traction on soapy tile, glycerin on steel, and wet ice for truly elite traction.
Dave’s Tangle Free Hover Pack
For your hover fishing weight needs. Each pack includes a selection of weights, barrel swivels, EZ sliders, duo-lock snaps and beads. Weight options include: (4) 2 oz, (4) 2.5 oz, and (4) 3 oz. This terminal gear pack combines all the gear needed to rig your rods for the popular hover fishery for fall salmon in the Columbia River Gorge, or wherever. Just in case you forget what size your weights are, we have labeled them for you. Items in the pack are high-performance, lead-free and made in the USA.
Korkers Polar Vortex 1200
Both the Men’s and Women’s Polar Vortex 1200 feature Korker’s OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System for customized traction on the fly; easily change soles as conditions or terrain demand. 100% waterproof, breathable bootie construction combined with waterproof leather keeps feet bone dry. 1,200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation, highly rated for extreme winter cold, give these boots a temperature rating down to -60°F. Boots feature a molded TPU toe cap for durability and protection with recessed stitching for added abrasion resistance. Other noteworthy features include Korkers’ BOA M4 Fit System for fast and effortless on/off and custom fit, as well as a premium aerogel frost-barrier footbed for comfort.
BUBBA Multi-Flex Interchangeable Knife Set
A first of its kind, the Multi-Flex is the ultimate fillet knife for any type of fisherman. Featuring four different full-tang blades (7” Tapered Flex, 8” Ultra Flex, 9” Serrated Flex, 9” Stiff), the Multi-Flex brings the best of Bubba all into one set. An easy-to-use squeeze-and-slide mechanism allows you to switch between blades quickly and seamlessly while the Flex-Change locking system keeps the blade safe and secure. Bubba’s signature non-slip grip handle provides a consistent and classic feel to their new style of knife. The Multi-Flex comes in a premium EVA carrying case with a puncture-resistant inner lining, removable tray for easy cleaning, and a magnetic insert for blade security.
Daiwa Prymal Front Load Box
In terms of smart, easy, and spacious tackle organization, Daiwa’s Prymal Front Load Box is tops. With a front-loading construction and zippered top, it holds an amazing (3) 360 Daiwa tackle boxes (included) and a 340-size tackle box on top. The unique design makes retrieving tackle boxes from the interior simple. It also features #8 and #10 nylon zippers for a long, rust-proof life. A waterproof bottom negates the wet conditions associated with boats and banks. The top also features divided sections for other necessities like your phone, keys, and spools of leader material. Size-wise, it fits perfectly underneath a steering console.
Muck Boots Pathfinder
Built for pursuit in cold weather, the Pathfinder finds itself at home in a variety of environments. 100% waterproof and 100% muckproof, the 5 mm neoprene bootie is designed for comfort, performance, and all-day wear. This boot is equipped with flex notches in the front for added comfort and high performance. Its stretch-fit topline binding snugs your calf to maintain warmth while the safety-orange airmesh lining improves breathability. The Pathfinder’s reinforced toe tip and heel counter provide durability while the modified rubber bob sole quickly disperses debris.
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