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Long days on the water require fishing gear that is sure to hold up and keep you safe.

Accent Hero Paddle

The hero kayaking paddle from Accent Paddles. 

$159

www.accentpaddles.com

The Holidays are a time for giving. Giving gifts to family and friends and giving back to folks in need. You can kill two gifts with one paddle by giving Accent’s Hero paddle. The high-quality paddle is built of high impact fiberglass-nylon blades and fiberglass shaft that will go the distance. The full-size, dihedral blades push a lot of water to move a big fishing kayak. The shaft has an embossed measuring tape and Accent’s KingPin connection which allows the blade to rotate 15 degrees for offset adjustment and 20 cm length adjustment. Best yet, for each paddle, Accent donates 20 dollars to Heroes on the Water, an organization that takes veterans fishing.

Hobie Catch Bag

Image of the Hobie Catch Bag for kayak fishing. 

Small: $129 Large: $179 

www.hobiefishing.com 

First questions newbies ask a seasoned kayak angler is: "Where do you keep the fish." Hobie has the answer. Hobie Catch Bag is designed to fit the stern or bow of Hobie kayak, but they work equally well on any boat. D-rings and bungees make tie-down easy and secure. Insulated soft-sided cooler can be stuffed in a hatch until needed and cinched down to remove air that will melt ice and ruin fish. A half-inch of closed cell foam insulation keeps ice cold. The white outer layer reflects sun while a dark blue interior traps cold. For an extra cool catch, freeze the bag before leaving the house. I love the carry handles that make it easy to go from the kayak to the cleaning table.

Mustang Traction Conductive Gloves

Image of the traction conductive gloves from Mustang Survival for kayak fishing.

$32.95

www.mustangsurvival.com

Many kayak anglers would rather have cold hands than lose a fish due to poor grip and feel. Mustang Survival’s Traction Conductive Glove actually increase grip and feel over bare hands! Using special suede in the fingers and gel coating, the gloves increase grip by 30 to 50 percent over bare hands. The pointer finger and thumb feature special material that is touch-screen conducive. Check out the high-vis pull tab at the wrist for easy on and off.

Kayak Angler Subscription

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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!

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Globalstar Spot Gen3

Image of the Globalstar Spot Gen3 emergency device.  

$119

www.findmespot.ca

Staying safe just got 50-bucks cheaper. Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 accompanies many anglers on their wildest adventures. The satellite locator system allows folks at home keep tabs on anglers on the water. You can leave pins, check in and send for help with the push of a button. The SPOT Gen3 is easy to use and hard to beat as a safety net. Now, there are 50-fewer excuses for staying safe.

Truth Reels Jim Sammons Signature

Image of the Truth Reels signature edition reel from Jim Siammons. 

$350

www.truthreels.com

One of kayak fishing's most famous anglers has partnered with Truth Reels to design a new signature model that combines sassy good looks with smart kayak fishing features. A shorter crank arm makes for easier and faster retrieve. The Truth Reel is carved out of billet aluminum and constructed with top quality components to produce 30-pounds of smooth drag. The 6.1:1 retrieve ratio pulls in over 50 inches of line per crank for super fast jigging action. 

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