New Fishing accessories are an integral part of an angler’s arsenal. Having the correct fishing accessories could be the difference between having a successful trip on the water or simply striking out and coming home with the infamous skunk. In our continuing coverage of ICAST 2016, we’ll dive right into the new fishing accessories which includes tackle bags, fishing pliers and knives, kayak accessories, and much more.
New Fishing Accessories
There was definitely plenty to see and take in during ICAST when it came to fishing accessories. Flambeau had cool new tackle bags, Plano had an amazing new livewell bag, Cuda had some great new tools, Bubba Blade had new toys, and there was much more. Here’s a comprehensive list of some great new fishing accessories that we can all add to our wish list!
The Flambeau River is an active aquatic artery in northern Wisconsin filled with many gamefish species. It is from this river that W.R. Sauey took the name for his company that he started with his brother, Ed, 70 years ago. In a structure the size of a garage, Flambeau made its first molded product, the popular Halik Frog fishing lure, from an injection molding press the two brothers built with the help of their immigrant father. From that time on Flambeau had grown its brand and business in the sport fishing industry and from those humble beginnings Flambeau grew to serve the outdoor community and businesses worldwide.
Ritual 40D – Medium 4000 Series Duffle
- Front saddle-pouch with rubber-coated utility mesh fits (1) 3000 series Ultimate Tuff Tainer
- (2) exterior V-cup tool holders
- Side zipper pockets for miscellaneous storage and (2) exterior mesh pockets
- Integrated rear zipper pocket
- Line spool purse in side pocket with exterior grommet for quickly accessing leader or line
- Interior waterproof vinyl phone pouch
- Adjustable, padded shoulder strap with measurement marks
- Carabiner utility loops
- Includes (4) 4007 Tuff Tainers with Zerust
- MSRP: $55.00
Portage Beta – Medium Duffle
- Holds up to (6) 4000 series Tuff Tainers in main compartment (or (5) TTs and (2) HD Tuff Boxes), (1) 4000 series Tuff Tainer on top worksurface and (2) 3000 series Tuff Tainers in each side compartment
- Frontloading hatch door design with access to main compartment adjustable shelving
- Interior rubber-coated mesh zipper pocket
- Interior waterproof vinyl cell phone pouch
- Exterior rubber-coated rear utility mesh pocket
- Hideaway rain cover
- Padded shoulder strap with measurement marks
- Removable injection-molded work surface
- MOLLE/PALs system
- Foam padding and polyethylene inserts for form when only partially filled and protection
- 3-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
- Includes (3) 4007 and (2) WP4005 with Zerust
- MSRP: $135
A tradition of excellence. Owning a Plano® tackle box has become a heritage that has endured for more than half a century. In 1952, Plano introduced the first molded plastic tackle box. For the next fifty years, the Plano brand found its way into the hearts and hands of four generations. Today, there’s a 4 in 5 chance that if you own a tackle box, it was made by Plano. There are many reasons why consumers choose Plano, including quality, durability and innovation, but our favorite is “It’s what my dad always used.”
Guide Series 3700 Size Tackle Bag
- Topside Utili-Tackle™ Rail System holds 3700 StowAway® Utility Box for quick access
- Hydro-Flo™ base with elevated, rubber feet and ports to drain water
- Utili-Tackle™ Rail System includes 17 accessory attachment points, plus tie-down slots
- Clear zippered pocket inside lid
- Collapsible, zippered side pockets with external tool holders
- Large, zippered front pocket with HDPE D-rings and mesh slip pocket
- Large rear mesh slip pocket
- Dimensions: 21” x 14” x 14.5”
- MSRP: $109.99
Frabill, Inc. is in its 77th year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Frabill’s ice fishing product lineup consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, and premium ice fishing apparel. Open water products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, accessories, and premium open water F Series Storm Gear.
Frabill Weigh Bag System
Frabill’s three-part Weigh Bag System consists of an insulated and reinforced freestanding Weigh Bag, a removable inner Mesh Bag, and a compact portable aerator. Components will be available separately, or as an assembled system. The exterior shell of the soft Weigh Bag is constructed of reinforced PVC tarpaulin. The flat bottom duffel-bag-design with internal reinforcing stands upright on it’s own. Oversized, padded handles wrap around the bag to fully support its contents, even when filled with up to 11.25 gallons of water and fish. An internal zippered pocket inside the lid holds G-Juice or other weigh-in supplies. The top of the Weigh Bag closes securely with an oversized zipper. MSRP: $79.99
The Cuda® story began nearly 40 years ago as Rick Constantine grew up in the hunting and fishing world. Guided by his best friend and father Capt. Ted Constantine, Rick spent countless hours on the water and in the woods. His passion drove him to become a charter boat captain and commercial fisherman. This provided him the opportunity to test nearly every fishing knife and tool on the market and in the most extreme conditions. During charters and tournaments, Captain Rick expected more from tools and often found himself frustrated with the quality and performance of what was commercially available. Already employed as Vice President of Marketing for Acme United Corporation, a leader in cutting tools and material technologies, Rick decided it was time to develop a line of marine tools that combined his passion with Acme United’s patented technologies and innovations. And so it began, Rick put a team together and set his sights on a brand that would exceed anything currently on the market; a brand that would set itself apart from the pack…Cuda Brand!
First Aid Kit (Inshore)
The Cuda Marine First Aid Kit features water-resistant construction with a zip closure and shoulder strap. The kits are compact and are constructed for easy stowage for a convenient onboard first aid center. Included in the kit are first aid essentials for burn, CPR and shock treatment (offshore kit only), as well as sunscreen, sting relief, aspirin and wound care necessities. MSRP: $69.99
6″ Cuda Fillet Knife
Cuda is excited to announce the launch of the company’s first ever professional line of knives. Featuring USA CTS 40A Titanium NonStick Bonded corrosion resistant stainless steel blades, the collection is designed for serious anglers who need knives that are sharp, cut through anything, hold their edge, are easy to use, and most importantly, extremely durable. MSRP: $49.99
As fishermen, we were sick and tired of our fillet knives going dull, rusting, pitting, slipping out of our hand and not being able to hold up in a harsh saltwater environment. We wanted a knife that could handle a rigorous life at sea. After searching for this perfect knife, we found that one did not exist anywhere, for any price. That’s when we set out to make the best fillet knife possible. The end result is a set of fillet knives that stay sharper longer, resist rusting, and hold up under the harsh environment of saltwater fishing. The Bubba Blade also has a handle that is safer and easier to grip. This new patented no slip grip handle was created so that there is protection from the blade and protection from the spines of fish like Scolpin. When filleting fish on the back of the boat, hands covered in blood and fish slime you need to be able to bear down on the knife without the fear of your hand slipping off the handle easily.
7.5″ Titanium-Bonded Fishing Pliers
Bubba Blade’s™ Fishing Pliers are designed and built to be the ultimate in control, strength & durability. The pliers feature our patented “No-Slip-Grip” handle just like BUBBA BLADE™ knives, ensuring that this tool will stay firmly anchored in your hand. Fishermen have come to rely on our patented red handles for safety and control, and now you can have them on your pliers. In addition to the handles, these pliers feature a super tough Cobalt cutter and convenient split shot and leader sleeve crimping cutouts. The pliers are outfitted with a lanyard and hard case with a belt clip for ease of use.
- 6″ Famous patented Bubba Blade “No-Slip-Grip” handle provides ultimate knife control
- 5″ High carbon, non-stick, titanium bonded, stainless steel blade
- 1.5″ Serrated cutting edge
- Secure lock-back design
- Thumb and finger pads for control
- Safety guards for protection
- Rockwell hardness rating of 56-58
- Black synthetic sheath with belt loop
- Blade folds completely into 6″ handle
- MSRP: $49.95
An unabridged line of paddle sports accessories for a more enhanced, customized paddling experience. Paddle sports enthusiasts are a rapidly growing population that turn to the water to exercise, explore and experience the wonders of the natural world. To meet the increasing demand of this growing segment of outdoor enthusiasts, Shoreline Marine, a trusted name in affordable quality, inctroduces Propel Paddle Gear by Shoreline Marine™. Designed to empower consumers to customize their own outdoor experiences, Propel Paddle Gear by Shoreline Marine™ makes it easy for consumers to maintain, repair and improve their kayaks and SUP boards. Propel Paddle Gear by Shoreline Marine™ takes it to the next level with a tiered series of performance paddles engineered to address the needs of each degree of skill – while bringing bold colors and unique patterns to fit paddlers’ unique styles.
Ultimate Kayak Bag
- Accessory Pouches with Elastic Retainers
- Two Fishing Rod Holders
- Lined Storage Compartment with Heavy Duty Zipper
- Fishing Tray Mesh Pockets (Trays Not Included)
- Tie Down Loops to Secure Bag to Your Kayak
- Water Resistant 1200 Denier Coated Canvas
- Accepts Standard Crate
Suction Cup Tie-Downs
- Add custom lashing points to the smooth surfaces of your kayak and Paddle Board
- Quick locking and releasing lever
- Secures firmly to smooth surfaces
- Spring locking clip
EGO Fishing never stops working to stack the odds of a successful day on the water in your favor. Whether catching live baitfish for a targeted game fish species or landing the next trophy, EGO fishing gear is designed to meet the most demanding sport fishing situations. The EGO S2 Slider, EGO S1 Genesis, EGO Wade nets, EGO Reach nets, EGO Trout fishing nets, EGO CAST bait nets, throw nets and live bait nets deliver maximum performance at an exceptional value.
EGO introduced a new and updated line up to their already popular fishing accessories by going with Kryptek camo. The gear that floats now has a bold new look!
T-REIGN™ (pronounced terrain) Outdoor Products is a company founded on American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Over 65 years ago, our parent company, KEY-BAK, invented the self-retracting key reel and we’ve applied that technology to outdoor products.
6″ Fishing Pliers with Medium Retractable Gear Tether
Retractable Gear Tether
- Corrosion and impact resistant
- 36″ Kevlar cord
- Strap or carabiner attachment
- Designed and assembled in the USA
- Lifetime Service Policy
- Corrosion resistant stainless steel jaws
- Replaceable tungsten carbide cutters
- 5-year service policy
- MSRP: $49.95
Small Retractable Gear Tether with FOX40 Safety Whistle
T-REIGN® Retractable Outdoor Products builds the finest retractors for boaters and fishermen to secure their tools and tackle. The Retractable Gear Tether with FOX40® Safety Whistle meets current safety regulations for personal watercraft. It’s the perfect sound-producing device to attach to a life jacket. Our retractors are made in the USA and the whistle is made in Canada. MSRP: $19.95