Fishing is an ever-popular activity that allows you to get out on the water to relax and experience the thrill of reeling in a big catch. It can, however, get expensive. Here’s some fishing gear for your next outing that’s under $300.
If you’re looking for a new bib and waders that won’t break the bank, check out this set from Simms. Made from waterproof polyester with a three-layer-upper and four-layer-downer, you’ll stay dry and protected this fishing season. If you’re someone who likes to ice fish, these waders come with reach-through hand-warming pockets and elastic guards at the waist and ankles to keep in the heat.
This medium-to-fast-action rod offers good flexibility and power, and it includes a 25-year guarantee. This rod is best for freshwater fishing and a disc-drag system. It comes with a composite tip for durability and a hardshell rod tube, so you can pack it away at the end of the trip for safe and easy storage.
Whether you’re going on a camping trip or out on the lake for a day of fishing, if there’s certain gear you don’t want to get wet, this dry box is a great choice. The box is about the size of a picnic basket; it’ll easily fit into the trunk of a car and has two compression straps to ensure a tight seal.
Made for keeping gear close by, this breathable vest offers quick access to line and fly changes. It has a number of different-sized pockets for holding all of your gear, no matter how large, including zipper and velcro pockets and rubberized pads for tools. Thanks to its fixed buckle closure and padded collar, this vest is both durable and comfortable, so you won’t mind wearing it all day.
Keep your gear safe by protecting it in a durable case like this one. Made from crush-resistant, ballistic nylon, this vault is made to hold up on even the most rough-and-tumble excursions. Designed to hold up to eight reels, this vault can also be attached to luggage for convenient travel. The vault features a clamshell zipper opening, a polyester lining, and mesh pockets on the inside.
Sometimes when you’re fishing, you’ve just got to get down and dirty and play in the mud—or, in this case, water. Simms made these lightweight wading shoes for all of your summer adventures that involve water, thanks to drainage holes that keep water out and prevent squishing, as well as lace garages to prevent line snags out on the water. Riverbeds can be slippery, but with these shoes, you can keep your footing.
If you like to fish in your kayak or canoe, you’ll want to keep a net close by. This one has a rubber net bag, which makes it harder to tear. The aluminum handle keeps it lightweight and easy to pack. It can be disassembled for compact storage in between fishing trips.
Whether you’re a budding angler or a seasoned one, this fly line will make an excellent addition to your gear. The Orvis Clearwater fly line is especially good for helping inexperienced fishers and offers integrated slickness to reduce friction. This fishing line works best for catching trout and will reduce the learning curve that often comes with fly fishing. This line works best in moderate water temperatures.
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