Bigger and better than ever before, Fish Alaska’s Editors’ Choice Awards are back with a bang, highlighting every piece of gear, apparel and related angling accouterments that our fishing staff found indispensable during a range of adventures in the field in 2017.
From trolling for saltwater coho to slinging feathers and fur for trophy rainbows in the tundra rivers of Southwest, and even drilling through the ice to drop hardware and bait for a winter fix of fish, our field-testers have pushed every angling boundary in the Last Frontier in the past year, putting gear through the paces in just about every scenario imaginable. We’ve been on backpacking excursions, float trips and lodge stays; we have motored into the salt, rowed roadside rivers, set up both elaborate and basic base camps, dropped float tubes into the lakes and snowmachined to winter ice-fishing locales around the state.
Amongst it all, a number of products stood out as better bets to help get the job done in comfort and style, and it’s all listed here. Whether young or old, experienced or just beginning, we’ve got the gear you need. Check it out and then get going on your fishing dreams.
Our editors test a gamut of fishing reels for Alaska each year putting all kinds to the test from fly and spey reels to spinning, trolling, and casting reels best suited for Alaska. Here are several f
Here are Fish Alaska’s 2018 choices for the best tackle for Alaska for a wide variety of fisheries and techniques. Whether you are twitching jigs for steelhead or trolling squid for silvers, Fi
All the gear and modern technology available to anglers today—what we like to call field accessories for Alaska’s anglers—sure do make the time in the field more effective, more comfortable,
Take a look at these polarized sunglasses for fishing in Alaska. We’ve tested a plethora of polarized sunglasses over the years and this year we prefer this bifocal listed below. From prescripti
Stay dry and comfortable in the best wading gear for Alaska. From breathable chest waders to convertibles, wading boots to jackets, we’ve tried the best wading gear for Alaska fishing. ThereR
Stay warm, dry and stylish in the best jackets and pants for Alaska’s anglers. From down to Gore-Tex, heavy rain gear to lightweight jackets, find the best jackets and pants for Alaska’s a
Find hats, belts, gaiters and gloves—quality and stylish apparel accessories useful for Alaska fishing as determined by Fish Alaska magazine field testers. Arcade Belts Guide Belt www.arcadebelts.co
Outdoor enthusiasts know that a variety of the best footwear for Alaska is crucial for keeping us outdoors. Rubber boots, hiking boots, extreme mountain wear, cold weather boots, slippers for lounging