Three Bears Alaska Grizzly Tech Dry Bags
These dry bags come in a range of sizes and options including duffels, dry bags and dry packs. Features include an airtight waterproof zipper on some models, adjustable shoulder straps, and 100% waterproof high-quality material that is easy to clean. Field tested by our editorial staff, we gave the camo backpack an Editors’ Choice Award in the 2021 Annual Gear Guide for both Fish Alaska and Hunt Alaska, as well as their 40-liter roll-top model in the 2022 gear reviews.
Columbia Women’s Powder Lite Mid Jacket
This lightweight jacket provides a lot of warm without much weight. It features Columbia’s Omni-Heat reflective lining which directs your body’s heat towards you and traps it, keeping you warm. The outer shell is made from water-resistant fabric and incorporates Columbia’s Thermarator insulation. It sports a two-way center front zipper, zippered hand pockets, a mid-thigh-high hem and hood. This jacket makes a great top layer on cold days and a layering piece when the mercury continues to plummet.
P-Line offers a range of jigs that are effective in the saltwater of Alaska for targeting salmon, rockfish, lingcod and halibut. The Laser Minnow is available in multiple sizes (½- to 6 ounces) and many fish-catching patterns. The jig is made with holographic tape which creates very realistic-looking baits. It features an oblong shape and sharp edges which create a wounded-bait action. We’ve caught piles of rockfish and salmon on this jig. The Halibut Drop Jig is made for deepwater jigging and is available in seven patterns and three sizes (9-, 11- and 14-ounce models). Each jig has glow treatment on the belly for better visibility; we’ve landed many halibut on this jig. The Kodiak jig is another one of P-Line’s highly effective hard baits and features a long, slender shape. It produces a fluttering action that drives halibut, lingcod and yelloweye to eat. This jig is available in 9-, 11- and 14-ounce sizes in several colors. If you are jig fanatics like us, you’d be well served to add all three to your arsenal.
Silver Horde 6-inch Gold Star Stubby Dodger
If you wait long enough, something old is new again. Silver Horde’s 6-inch Gold Star Stubby Dodger is back in a selection of new, fish-catching color patterns, including UV Chrome Herring Aide. This smaller dodger has a snappy, dodging action and will rotate at faster speeds. The dodger’s motion produces a gentle drag on the line, so it presents well when used with other gear. Try one with bait or your favorite lure. For a complete selection of colors available visit silverhorde.com.
Sampo Ball-bearing Swivel with McRosco Snap
This swivel is preferred on the West Coast for big-game fishing and all types of trolling. Often called a Scissor snap, the McRosco snap is made to the exact specifications as the original McMahon snap. Sampo swivels are made in the USA and are available in nickel or black finishes. This model comes in three sizes, in small-quantity retail bags or twelve-packs.
LEM MaxVac Pro
Chamber Vacuum Sealer
This chamber vacuum machine produces vacuum-packed fish and game that is superior to that produced by smaller, portable machines. What’s more, the bags cost much less than the rolls of bags you have to buy for the non-chamber machines. The machine is simple to use with customizable preset buttons, plus has digital controls to adjust vacuum pressure, seal time and sealing temperature. It has a ¼-horsepower oil pump and dual (3 mm and 1 mm) sealing elements, and comes with a 5-year warranty. If you vacuum pack large quantities of fish and game, this unit will pay for itself through many years of service as well as the savings generated from less-expensive bags.
Skinner Sights Two Paddle Bag
Skinner Sights, in addition to offering many different sights and useful products, features a sewing shop. The new Skinner Sewing two-paddle bag with magic inner layer protects your investment and keeps those beautiful paddles looking like new. Made from heavyweight Cordura fabric, there are no zippers, snaps, or Velcro to wear out. The bag is lightly padded and the magic inner layer ensures the paddles are protected from each other. Wrap-around handles make carrying easy, leaving the other hand free to navigate or carry other items. The bag is currently made to order by custom length to fit your paddles.
Rapala R12 Heavy-Duty Lithium Fillet Knife Combo
Featuring twice the speed and three times the torque of other cordless fillet knives, Rapala’s R12 Heavy-Duty Lithium Fillet Knife Combo will provide 80 minutes of continuous runtime. Lithium-ion batteries give the Rapala R12 Heavy-Duty Fillet Knife a consistent speed and torque from fillet to fillet, without reduced power or slowdown 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 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, comes with an EVA storage case and carries a two-year warranty.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt
First introduced in 1994, the Dragonfly has long been a staple of Spyderco’s lineup. This iteration of the Dragonfly 2 introduces a hollow-ground, H-1 steel blade, high-visibility yellow handle, and specially coated handle hardware. The result is a pocket-friendly, ultra-corrosion-resistant cutting tool that is perfect for use in and around the water. This extremely capable knife is available in both PlainEdge or fully serrated SpyderEdge formats and includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that provides for left- or right-side tip-up carry.