2015 fishing and marine accessories

by Justin Hoffman | January 1, 2015


Here are some handy items you might want to consider for your boat or other watercraft this season. For more on the newest boats and motors for 2015, check out the fishing boat buyer’s guide in the Jan. – Feb. issue of Ontario OUT OF DOORS.

Secure your divers
Keep your Dipsy Divers close and within easy reach with the new Dipsy Diver Holder from Rapala. This flush storage solution can be mounted anywhere on the boat with 3M sticky strips or screws (provided.) Fits all sizes of Dipsys.
MSRP: $14.99

Mounting made easy
New from Scotty is the No. 386 Universal Sounder Mount. This straight-forward system uses a multi-pattern universal top plate and the patented Scotty post mount design for quick removal and infinitely adjustable rotations. It’s as simple as fastening your sounder bracket to the top plate, then locking down the sounder mount into your favourite Scotty mounting system.
MSRP: $18.99

Safeguard your life
The Mustang Survival Elite Inflatable PFD has been engineered specifically for the serious angler. The revolutionary 3D chassis enhances mobility and improves the body’s aerodynamics to reduce drag at speed. Add in the breathable mesh back panel, body-armour tested fabric outer shell, and the hydrostatic inflator technology — and you’ve got an advanced PFD that can save your life.
MSRP: $409.76

Cuts like a knife
Shimano Brutus 5-inch PowerPro Braid Scissors are made from stainless steel and built to last. With a custom two-tone rubber grip for easy handling, these scissors are both comfortable to use and efficient at handling all braided lines.
MSRP: $17.99

Protect your rod
The new Berkley Rod Armor protects rods and reels and is adjustable from 6 1/2 to 8 feet. With a built-in bait wrap, this tightly woven PVC material will prevent guide tangles and hook snags, while keeping rods and reels protected and ready to use. Available in packs of one or two for both spinning and casting rods.
MSRP: $19.99 2-pack; $12.99 1-pack

Weather the storm
Stormr’s Fusion Series is a new line of jackets and bibs that offer a DWR treated, windproof, waterproof, and breathable shell combined with high-stretch neoprene panels for increased range of motion and superior comfort. The jacket features include an interior cell phone pocket, ergonomic curved sleeves, pit zips, and a two-way adjustable and storable hood. Both are 100% seam sealed.
MSRP: $285.95 each

Personal watercraft to fishing machine
Maverick Fish Hunter has the components necessary to turn your personal watercraft into the ultimate fishing platform. The lineup consists of three brackets: a bow guard, console mounting bracket, and an aft fishing rod holder bracket. Compatible with RAM mounting accessories, as well as Berkley, Cabela’s, and Scotty fishing rod holders, these brackets mount fishing rods, lights, fish finders, sound systems, bait trays, phones and more.
MSRP: $129.99 to $359.00

Find your food and drink
Lit Coolers are tailor-made for anglers who work the water during low-light conditions. Night-Sight technology fully illuminates the contents of your cooler with an unbelievably bright, removable and rechargeable LED liner. Ice retention is measured in days, due in part to the 2.5-inch thick lid and easy-release rubber seal. Lit Coolers come in three colours and three sizes.
MSRP: $269.99 to 389.99

Stay cool and shielded from the sun
Protect yourself from the sun with the new Men’s PFG Terminal Tackle Hoodie from Columbia. This lightweight performance fishing hoodie is constructed from Omni-Wick, a high-performance wicking fabric, and UPF 50 Omni-Shade. It features a high neckline and streamlined hood for optimal coverage of the neck and ears and is available in vivid blue and black.
MSRP: $49.99

Light up the water
The Trolling Motor Mount Light Kit from Rigid Industries LED Lighting was designed to provide safety when motoring, launching, and loading at night. Compatible with Minn Kota Fortrex 80, 101, 101H, and 112 units, this high-powered spotlight replaces the original diversion plate mounted on the nose of the trolling motor mount. It comes with an amber lens cover for use in rain or fog and a 25-foot plug-and-play harness with waterproof switch.
MSRP: $189.99

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  1. Maverick wrote: Fishing from a Jet Ski fishing or PWC fishing craft is awesome, so fast, safe, these brackets are easy to install and economical, no drilling holes into your PWC, mount and go. They hold RAM mount rod holders, bait boards and fish finders, there are lights as well. You can see some of the Maverick gear in action here: www.maverickfishhunter.com go to the video section.
  2. Fishing village wrote: Extremely educational info, savored just about every word yourself wrote around this matter. http://www.learn-fishing.com