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.
|Spyderco Endura 4 Titanium Damascus Plainedge|
Stunningly beautiful and wickedly sharp, this folder is a beauty and a beast. Like all of Spyderco’s products, we are enamored with the design, function, usability and performance of this knife. The blade is made from D.P.S. 15, which is a blade material which consists of VG-10 stainless steel sandwiched between two outer layers of Damascus steel. Each Damascus layer is comprised of 15 layers of forge-welded steel which is patterned and etched. In sum, the blade is made from 31 layers. The result is an awesome, eye-catching knife. The handle scales are made from 6AL-4V titanium, and the knife is assembled with stainless-steel parts including back spacer, liner tube, hardware and clip. Clip configuration allows for left or right side, tip-up or tip-down carry.
|Hi-Point Firearms 1095TS and 1095TS Edge|
The Hi-Point 10mm carbine is the perfect companion for any outdoor adventure in Alaska. It is built to take a beating, and with its 10+1 round capacity, it has enough firepower to discourage an intrusion of any type. The 10mm cartridge is the “go-to” caliber for the extra-tough critters that you may bump into while fishing, camping, or just enjoying the outdoors. This Hi-Point carbine is 100% American made, backed by a lifetime warranty, is affordably priced at around $400, and is available through your local gun shop.
|Simply Rugged Holsters Chesty Puller Suspension System with the Sourdough Pancake Holster|
Simply Rugged came up with the idea for this product while fishing on the Russian River in Alaska. A brown bear crossed the river to check out the stringer. While reaching down inside neoprene waders for the .44 mag, the idea came about; the gun and holster should be up where it can be reached easily. This chest harness is very handy while wearing chest waders or a backpack, worn with life jackets while boating, and under a coat in the winter. This is a set of straps to suspend one of their pancake holsters on your chest and it is rugged, comfortable, and versatile. The straps connect through the belt slots on your pancake holster (three slots required) and the strap that loops around your belt is included. This item will fit a wide range of folks from 5’6” and 130 pounds to 6’3” and 325 pounds; 64-inch chest is the widest it can accommodate. You can add on a 15-inch extension. It’s named in honor of one of our nation’s most highly decorated and truly heroic Marines, General Chesty Puller. The rugged Sourdough Pancake Holster is made from 8- to 9-ounce Hermann Oak beef hide. It is tightly molded to the gun and does not require a thumb strap for retention. The gun is positioned so that the back of the trigger guard is exposed, while the trigger remains covered, ensuring a good grip every time you reach for your pistol. They can make the holster to fit almost any length of barrel. This design securely holds the revolver with the opposing tension of the offset belt loops and can be carried either strong side or crossdraw.
|Garmin GPSMAP 66i|
Precise navigation meets global communication in the rugged GPSMAP 66i. The button-operated GPS handheld and satellite communicator comes preloaded with Garmin TOPO mapping and inReach technology, which enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS alerts.
|Beckman BN2025R, BN1822 and BN3446C|
Beckman is continuing to expand their product line with several introductions this year. Trout anglers have two great options. The first one, BN2025R, is a new rubber basket and is perfect for catch-and-release rainbow fishing since the rubberized basket is extremely fish friendly. The second option is the BN1822 which has an extending handle which telescopes from 4- to 8 feet. The coated basket of this net is knotless and has a depth of 12 inches. Beckman is well known for their big nets and they did not disappoint with the new BN3446C. This huge net is built to handle monster kings. It is a coated net with a 44-inch-deep basket.
|Honda Generator EU2200i|
This super-quiet, fuel-efficient generator produces 2200 watts of power. It runs at a whisper-quiet 48 to 57 dBA, operates for eight hours on one gallon of fuel, and weighs only 47 pounds. Inverter technology produces power suitable for computers and other sensitive electronics and the unit is backed by Honda’s top to bottom three-year warranty. Honda generators are available at Alaska Mining and Diving in Anchorage.
|Spyderco Native 5 Salt|
The Native 5 Salt is the combination of the best-selling Native 5 Lightweight platform and the amazing corrosion-resistant qualities of a nitrogen-based blade steel. The knife showcases a full-flat-ground LC200N blade in either the PlainEdge or SpyderEdge. The blade is mated to a lightweight, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle with a high-strength back lock mechanism and four-position pocket clip that supports all possible carry options. The handle is high-vis yellow and incorporates Spyderco’s Bi-Directional Texture pattern to give you a solid grip in all conditions. The knife is 6.95” when open, 4” when closed, has a 2.95” blade length, and weighs 2.4 ounces.
|Work Sharp Ken Onion Elite Knife Sharpener|
Sharp matters—in the field, on the water, or on the job. Sharp knives get your job done faster, cleaner, and safer. The Elite Sharpening System is built on the base of Work Sharp’s award-winning Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener and the pro-upgraded Blade Grinding Attachment. Variable speeds and customized angles sharpen knives quickly and precisely. Professionally engineered 1” x 18” abrasive belts ensure clean, consistent, and cool grinds when touching up or refining any blade in your collection. This is the ultimate sharpener and will sharpen every knife you own.
|ACR Electronics ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon|
The all new ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from ACR Electronics has been professionally engineered and tested to ensure it can withstand even the harshest elements. This buoyant PLB requires no subscription for use and includes a digital display providing live status and GPS coordinates. With three levels of integrated signal technology–GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability–the ResQLink View quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search-and-rescue satellites. Simply deploy the antenna, press the on button, and the beacon will guide rescuers to within 100 meters of your position.
|Skinner Sights Ladder Sight|
Skinner Sights now offers a traditional Ladder Sight that mounts on any rifle’s 3/8-inch (nominal) dovetail. It is machined from solid bars of steel and features proportional graduated lines for easy yardage reference. It is made in Montana with Skinner Sights’ famous, made-in-USA quality.