Nothing sounds better than the sound of a screaming reel drag. In between bites, it can get pretty quiet. A waterproof sound system makes long hours shorter, Fusion’s new StereoActive does even more. In addition to a Bluetooth connection that streams music, the StereoActive also receives FM, AM and weatherband signals. The compact speaker sits on a suction cup system that will attach to any smooth surface. We like the gear compartment that keeps small items like keys and smartphone safe and dry. Best of all, the StereoActive floats.
Buff Polar Reversible
Kayak anglers love a neck gator for sun and wind protection. Buff’s new winter collection also protects against ice and snow. Made of micro-fiber and polyester fleece, the Polar Reversible traps heat and releases moisture. Anti-microbial properties keep the gator from smelling like a fish. Like all Buff gators, the Polar Reversible can be worn 12 ways to trap warmth in any weather. The new winter models come in dozens of designs and colors so you rock your style even with your face covered.
Kayak Angler Subscription
Not sure what to give the angler on your list? Get them a subscription to Kayak Angler magazine! Every quarterly issue is packed with fishing kayak reviews, great saltwater and freshwater hotspots, the latest rigging techniques and pro fishing tips for every species, plus industry news and fishing reports on what's biting near you. The lucky recipient will also get access to each issue on their phone, tablet and computer. Plus if you select an 8 or 12 issue subscription, we’ll send them a FREE gift at no extra cost!
Kokatat SuperNova Gortex Angler
Nothing protects a paddler from winter’s deadly cold better than a full dry suit. On the kayak or in the water, Kokatat’s new Supernova in Gor-Tex keeps the angler warm and dry. Latex neck and wrist gaskets keep water out without restricting blood flow. A full-front zipper makes it easy to get in and out of the suit. The relief zipper is a must. Dry suits take a beating in a kayak, Kokatat added Cordura to the legs and butt to prevent holes from fishing hooks and fish spines. In a comparison test, Kokatat’s dry suit stayed drier and easier to move than waders or splash systems.
YakGear StandNCast Bar
Stand up fishing is all the rage, and YakGear makes it easier with their new StandNCast bar. The lightweight aluminum bar attaches to any kayak using gear tracks. The bar lies flat when not in use and easily lifts for action. Attach a paddle holder and rod holder to go from fishing to paddling without bending down.
Some of the best kayak fishing is at night and YakLights complete kit has everything you need to follow the fish into the dark. The kit includes a green and red navigation light made of tough aluminum. A compact spotlight projects 1800 lumens in a waterproof beam. The light has a magnetic mount, so if it pops on and off and is infinitely adjustable. Our favorite is the worklight that will stick almost anywhere. The small LEDs stay out of the way while illuminating the deck taking up space. Best of all, the kit comes with high quality components that will keep it running in all conditions.