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Knot Tying Reference Cards

Knot Tying Reference Cards

ReferenceReady’s card sets are a great addition to your outdoor load-out, offering diagrams of how to tie a number of useful knots. They come in camping/backpacking, boating, fishing, climbing, and equine versions. Each set is printed on waterproof plastic cards, and comes with a mini carabiner. Also sold as a 57 knot set.

Nebo Bucket Flashlight

Nebo Bucket Flashlight

Nebo’s collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick, and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under sink repairs, or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.

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Gerber Neat Freak Fishing Scissors

Gerber Neat Freak Fishing Scissors

Gerber’s specialty scissors are optimized for cutting braided fishing line without fraying. Their micro-serrated blades cut with precision, and full tang construction means durability. Their finger holes and squared-off shape offer comfort, and they have a built-in bottle opener and lanyard hole for carrying.

Drinking Straw Grasshopper

Drinking Straw Grasshopper

While we all know that plastic drinking straws are bad for the environment, it’s also true they’re good for making art. YouTuber Imaginative Guy shows off his crafting skills by turning a bendy green straw into a very convincing grasshopper fishing lure. He also made a shrimp using the same technique.

GoFish Underwater Fishing Camera

This wireless camera sits on your fishing line and not only gives you insights about what’s down there, but can capture some cool video footage of undersea life too. It shoots up to 1080p/60 resolution, has a nightvision green light, and works at depths up to 500 ft. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop with code GoFish10.

Cobra Garage Door Storage Rack

Cobra Garage Door Storage Rack

This smartly-designed rack turns your garage door into an added storage space. Its two ABS plastic bars work together to hold up to 10 pounds of fishing rods, brooms, and other long, lightweight tools. They clamp into most standard 18″ or 21″ garage door panels without tools, or can screwed into a wall or ceiling.

MadBite MadBrite Fishing Pliers

MadBite MadBrite Fishing Pliers

KastKing’s spring-loaded aluminum pliers are a must have in any fisherman’s toolbox. They can safely remove hooks, cut fishing line, crimp sleeves, hold small objects, and have a bright LED light that shines on whatever you’re working with. Perfect for night fishing.

Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Our friends at Rides & Drives head to Northern Wisconsin and tell a tale of big fish, cold beer, Hawg Wobblers, supper clubs, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. If you’ve ever thought of taking a fishing trip to the northwoods, you might want to read this first!

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

If you thought that you could just stick a piece of fishing line on a piece of bamboo and call it a day, you’d be very wrong. Nick Taransky does it the right way, paistakingly handcrafting a proper split bamboo fly rod that we’d be truly proud to own.

Literally Catfishing

Literally Catfishing

In recent years, the term “catfishing” has come to mean the act of taking on a fictitious persona that’s very different than they actually are. That’s exactly what happened to Lance Burgos and his son when they were fishing for actual catfish in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Flankers

Flankers

(PG-13 Language) Catch cold glimpses of the rugged coastline in rural Newfoundland and watch the whirling drama unfold as two discordant sets of fishermen attempt cooperation during a heavy storm, in Justin Oakey’s Flankers.

How to Catch Piranhas

How to Catch Piranhas

We actually never knew that piranhas were worth catching, but apparently some people eat them. This video from Brazil shows a really easy way to catch the little carnivores – though we’d be afraid they’d take off our hand.

Ultraskiff Angler 360

Ultraskiff Angler 360

It may not look like much, but this circular boat’s got it where it counts. The Angler 360 gives you a 360º vantage point at all times, turns on a dime and is extremely buoyant. It has large compartments, rod holders and more.

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Sneaky Sea Lion

Sneaky Sea Lion

A couple of fishermen show off their giant dorado catches when somebody else decides that the big green fish is their lunch and not for human consumption. We also like the stoic pelican just hanging out in the bottom right.

Marlin Fishing

Marlin Fishing

Fishermen in the Dominican Republic were attempting to catch, weigh and release a marlin, when it panicked and jumped right into their boat. You really don’t want to be anywhere near a flying 350 pound fish with deadly spear.

Manfisher

Manfisher

We don’t know how this happened, because as soon as this video starts we immediately see an unlucky diver stuck in a Soviet Russian joke: a monkfish caught him. Fortunately he was able to get free from its massive mouth.

Chompy the Shark

Chompy the Shark

(NSFW: language) Isaac Brumaghim was minding his own business, kayak fishing, when he received an unexpected visitor. His reaction is priceless (and way better than if Chompy had actually made contact). (Thanks everybody!)

Whale Jump

Whale Jump

A fishing boat off the coast of British Columbia encounters an unexpected visit from a humpback whale, as it goes flying into the air just feet from the side of their boat. Photo: Matthew Thornton.

The One That Got Away 2

The One That Got Away 2

(NSFW: Language) These folks seem a lot less serious about fishing than the enthusiasts we saw a while ago, hence their response to their catch being stolen by a big ass shork shawk shakkk shark.

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

(NSFW: Language) These fishermen had the catch of a lifetime, with a 600lb marlin on the end of their line. Unfortunately, two tiger sharks had different thoughts about who should collect this bounty.

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Fishing Under Ice

Fishing Under Ice

These Finnish divers head underwater to look for fish, capturing and sharing their adventures below the ice. It’s even more amazing once you realize where they’re standing. (Thanks, everyone!)

Canadian Ice Fishing

Canadian Ice Fishing

We always thought that sitting out on the ice, waiting for fish to bite sounded like a difficult way to get a meal. But in Canada, they take their ice fishing seriously (and perhaps a bit too literally).

Deadliest Catch: Season 6

Deadliest Catch: Season 6

We’re eagerly anticipating another fascinating, adrenaline-and-Bering-Sea-soaked season of Deadliest Catch starting April 11, even though our favorite Captain Phil is no longer with us. RIP Phil.

R/C Fishing Boat

R/C Fishing Boat

Here’s the perfect gift for lazy weekend warriors who like to fish. You’ll never cast a line again with this motorized vessel lets you drive your bait to the location of your choice using a remote control.

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