Accessories for fishing: Clothing, Drinkware, Gadgets & More

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Fishing effectively often relies on having the right accessories. This can be anything from the right pliers or net, to having the right clothing to stay warm and comfortable, through to safety features such as personal locator beacons.

This page sets out all our fishing accessories content broken down into categories.

Gadgets and Tools

Fishing is a great sport for tools and gadgets. There are literally thousands of them and all can play a really useful role in letting us catch more fish and do so in comfort.

Fishing tools and gadgets can range from knot tools to knives and packs and tackle boxes.

Check out the links below for more of our content on gadgets and tools to make fishing easier:

Wild River Tackle Bag Fishing Backpack
The Wild River Nomad is one of our favorite tackle bags.

Coolers and Drink Bottles

A key part of fishing is spending as much time in the great outdoors as you can. And to do that, you need to have good insulated drinkware and coolers to enable you to carry enough water and food.

It’s not just about survival, we all love to have little luxuries like coffee or a glass of wine when we are out camping or fishing.

Yeti Rambler 30oz Seafoam Tumbler Product
The Yeti Rambler 30oz tumbler is our first choice outdoor drink carrier

Fishing and Outdoor Clothing

Companies such as Simms and Patagonia have been making great outdoor clothing for fishing for decades. We have spent a lot of time using their gear and reviewing it to help you decide on the right shorts, sweaters, pants, and more for fishing, hiking, and camping.

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Patagonia’s Trail Harbor Hoodie is a great option.

Sun Protection

Fishing is great for getting out in the elements. And that means sun protection is really important.

We’ve reviewed the latest and great polarized sunglasses, hats, and face masks to help you to make the right choices for your skin and eyes.

We’ve got lots of info on why polarized sunglasses are worth it, which ones are best for low light conditions, and what VLT means when it comes to sunglasses.

The Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley polarized sunglasses are a great choice for saltwater fishing.

Gear Lists by Species

To help people pick the right accessories and rods and reels for their chosen form of fishing, we’ve put together a series of comprehensive checklists for what you need for a trip fishing for trout or bass or a range of other species and types of fishing:

Check out our fly fishing gear list to help you target big brown trout like this.

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Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He's appeared in fishing movies, founded a successful fishing site and spends every spare moment on the water. He's into kayak fishing, ultralight lure fishing and pretty much any other kind of fishing out there.