Kid Fishing Gear, Part Two

by • September 16, 2015 • Accessories, Apparel/Footwear Reviews, Paddle, Seat, and PFD reviews, Product ReviewsComments (0)2836

Kid fishing gear is important for your junior angler. Kids need gear designed specifically for them, whether it be a kayak, paddles, PFD’s, or apparel. Having the right equipment to make your day on the water is extremely important, and that’s more true when it comes to kid fishing gear. You need a paddle that is the right size, a PFD that fits correctly and comfortably, and apparel which keeps them protected and comfy. Here’s a range of products of kid fishing gear that will have your junior angler feeling and looking great on the water.

kid fishing gear

It’s no different when it comes to kid fishing gear than it is when we’re choosing accessories. A paddle that is too long or short will be cumbersome on the water. A life jacket that doesn’t fit correctly can make for a day not so fun. Not having the correct apparel for the water can also make for a bad day. Besides, if you’re anything like me, then you want your kid fishing gear to protect and take care of your little ones. As we introduce our junior anglers into the sport that we all love so much, we want to make sure it’s a great experience for them.

Kid Fishing Gear

In part two of this series we’ll focus on the accessories that will make your junior angler complete. A focus on kid fishing gear which will include paddles, pfd’s, apparel, and other gear that will not only make your junior angler look like a pro, but feel like one too!


A paddle is one of the most important tools we use as kayak anglers. There are many variables involved when choosing a paddle: length, weight, etc. It’s even more true for our junior anglers. A paddle too long will have your kid overworking themselves, but a paddle too short will also make for a tough day on the water. Many paddle companies offer sizing charts on their websites to help you choose the paddle that best fits your build.

Bending Branches


Bending Branches offers a great paddle for kids with the Splash. With the Splash kids recreational kayak paddle, now kids have a quality-built paddle all to themselves.

  • Length: 180cm, 200cm
  • Weight: 32 oz.
  • Shaft: Aluminum, small diameter
  • Blades: Fiberglass Reinforced Polypropylene
  • MSRP: $59.95

Aqua Bound


Aqua Bound features a more high end kid’s kayak paddle with the Sharkie. The Sharkie kids kayak paddle features Aqua-Bound’s new, exclusive abX II resin blade and a shorter, smaller diameter shaft, making it light and durable. The kids paddle that is big on performance.

  • Length: 190, 200, 210cm
  • Weight: 30 oz.
  • Shaft: 100% Carbon
  • Blade: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
  • MSRP: $109.95

Carlisle Paddles


Carlisle Paddles offers the Saber kids paddle. Short and sweet, this paddle is lightweight and kid proof. This durable paddle is sized down making it a great option for small hands to grip and maneuver.

  • Length: 190cm
  • Weight: 31oz
  • Shaft: Aluminum
  • Blade: polyethylene
  • MSRP: $49.99


Having the correct PFD is an integral piece of kid fishing gear. You not only want a PFD that fits well, but also meets USCG regulations. Keeping our kids safe is important, especially while out on the water. Here’s 3 great PFD’s for your junior angler.

NRS Vista Youth


The Vista Youth PFD from NRS is a great PFD for your junior angler. It offers two pockets which easily hold snacks, flowers, bugs, rocks, action figures and deflated water wings, and comes at a great price.

  • Universal 50-90 lbs
  • Adjusts at the shoulders, sides and waist to fit securely on kids
  • 420 denier Nylon outer shell resists snags, tears and all the abuse kids put their gear through.
  • Colors: Blue, Red, Yellow, or Periwinkle
  • MSRP: $59.95

MTI Adventurewear


The BOB from MTI Adventurewear offers outstanding performance with grown-up fit and features for youth in the 50-90 lb range. The BOB also comes standard with a whistle giving you that extra sense of security as a signaling device for your junior angler.

  • Soft shoulder straps are buckle-free yet micro-adjustable with the new tuck-away shoulder strap management system.
  • Sculpted low profile foam body with the mesh PORTHOLE on the back is cool.
  • Generous reflective panels and trim with contrast color stitching.
  • Colors: Fractal Mango/Dark Gray, Black 
  • MSRP: $73.95



A deep cut neckline and wide-open armholes make the Inlet Jr from ExtraSport a good choice for just about any watersport. The Inlet Jr. offers a front zip, two side adjustment straps, and a neoprene-covered adjustable waist belt for superior comfort.

  • Sleek left chest pocket
  • Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets
  • Hypalon zipper garage
  • Laser cut, mesh covered logo drain holes on the pocket
  • 3M™ Scotchlite Reflective shoulders and logo
  • Colors: Red/Black, Hot Pink/Black
  • MSRP: $79.99


Having the right apparel can make ya feel great while out on the water. It’s no different for our junior anglers. Kids wanna look cool like mom or dad on the water too. Having cool and comfortable gear during those hot summer months can make a world of difference between a quick uneventful trip, or an all day having a blast kind of trip.

Columbia Sportswear

When it comes to fishing apparel, Columbia Sportswear is usually the first that comes to mind, and for good reason. Long known as the top choice amongst anglers, Columbia Sportswear makes high quality apparel with a purpose for anglers. Columbia also offers a great selection of kid fishing gear too!

Boys PFG Bonehead Short Sleeve Shirt

kid fishing gear

The Bonehead Short Sleeve shirt is constructed of cotton poplin that’s garment washed for lived-in comfort, it features hook and loop closed fly box pockets at the chest, a tool holder and utility loop, and mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder to keep you cool and comfortable.

  • Fabric: Shell – 100% Cotton, Lining – 100% polyester mesh
  • Colors: Gulfstream, White, White Cap
  • MSRP: $29.99

Youth Bora Bora Jr Booney

kid fishing gear

The Youth Bora Bora Jr Booney is a youthful version of the classic Columbia fishing hat. It is crafted of textured nylon poplin to shun heat and block harmful UV rays. A wicking sweatband and mesh vent panel keeps little ones cool and prevents sweat from dripping in their eyes.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Adjustable drawcord and toggle at back
  • 100% textured nylon poplin
  • MSRP: $30

Youth Supervent Shoe

Boy's Supervent ShoeGirl's Supervent Shoe

Let’s face it, kids are going to want to play in the water if it’s anywhere near them, especially on the water. Having a shoe that is designed for play on the water is what a kid needs for his fishing apparel. The Supervent shoe from Columbia Sportswear is a quick-drying and ventilated hybrid land, boat and water shoe perfect for kids.

  • Breathable single layer open mesh upper
  • Synthetic leather overlay
  • Hydrophobic lining
  • Quick lace toggle system
  • Cupsole construction midsole
  • Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole
  • MSRP: $50





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