Fishing tools, gear, and accessories should make your time on the water efficient, easier, and sometimes more enjoyable. Here are our latest finds for fishing tools and accessories that work well in Alaska.

Garmin inReach Mini
The inReach Mini is the small, palm-sized satellite communicator that lets you stay in touch, no matter how far off-grid your adventure takes you. It provides two-way messaging and interactive SOS plus basic navigation. Wireless connectivity lets you remotely sync to send/receive messages using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables or other mobile devices, and online location tracking lets you share your whereabouts with friends or loved ones at home.

HT Enterprises E-Drill Auger Kit with NAXT-1 Adapter
This product allows you to use your 1/2-inch cordless drill as a power source, in conjunction with this kit, to make a power auger. It contains a 33-inch shaft with synthetic nylon flighting, steel cutting blades, a safety cover and strap, and a 10-inch extension with built-in adapter for your drill. It comes in either 6- or 8-inch (hole diameter) options. Three Bears Alaska just added a big selection of HT ice fishing products to their Outpost locations including this E-Drill Auger kit.

FisheWear Reel Cases
These stylish, neoprene reel cases come in multiple sizes; large fits 7- to 10-weight reels (up to 4.5-inch diameter), and small fits 2- to 6-weight reels with diameters up to 3.75 inches. They feature thick, protective neoprene fabric, water vents and an over-rod flap with a Velcro closure so the case can go on the reel while the reel is on the rod. Troutrageous Rainbow and Kaleido King patterns are super-cool looking.

Garmin GPSMap 86i
Cast off confidently with the GPSMAP 86i. This premium, floating handheld has a sunlight-readable 3-inch color display plus inReach satellite communication capabilities. Wireless connectivity with compatible chart plotters and instruments makes it a virtual extension of your onboard marine system.
Garmin GPSMap 86i
The new SPOT Gen4 offers more tracking features in a new, enhanced mapping interface, improved product specifications for water resistance and a new carabiner with strap to complete the modern design. The SPOT Gen4 provides an affordable and vital line of communication with friends, family, colleagues and the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) using GPS location. SPOT provides widespread satellite coverage including Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Northern and Southern Africa, South America and Northeast Asia as well as hundreds of thousands of miles offshore.
Black Hills Ammunition 2020 Dual Performance Lineup
Black Hills Ammunition’s Dual Performance projectiles are precision machined, monolithic copper projectiles that immediately expand upon impact to form a large cavity exceeding that of conventional bullets. Once the large primary cavity is created, the petals release from the body of the projectile to cut separate tracks. The body of the bullet, still retaining a substantial portion of the original weight, but now free from the unnecessary drag, penetrates deeply to ensure maximum effect. Now available in 5.56mm with a 62-grain projectile at 3000 fps from a 20” barrel and a .308, 152-grain version at 2800 fps from a 24” barrel.
Black Hills Ammunition
Rapala R12 Heavy-Duty Lithium Fillet Knife
Featuring twice the speed and three times the torque of other cordless fillet knives, Rapala’s new R12 Heavy-Duty Lithium Fillet Knife will provide 80 minutes of continuous runtime. Lithium-ion batteries give the knife a consistent speed and torque from fillet to fillet, without reduced power or slow-down as battery power wanes. A power gauge keeps you apprised of remaining battery power. It comes with two sizes of stainless-steel PTFE-coated non-stick blades (6-inch and 7.5-inch), a 2-amp rapid-charging base and two 2 Ah lithium-ion battery packs. A battery will charge completely in one hour; the charging base features built-in cell optimization. The R12 Heavy-Duty’s radical ergonomic design features a positive-force power button. It’s outfitted with a built-in LED light for filleting in low-light conditions and comes with an EVA storage case. It carries a two-year warranty.
Rapala R12

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