Problem: Another could've-been-great fishing day ruined by waterlogged tackle. Solution: The AquaFly Flybox. The 6 ¾ "-by-4"-by-2" tacklebox fits snugly in your palm, and its textured exterior makes it easy to grip. Impact-resistant plastic protects your flies from UV rays and prevents the box's outer shell from yellowing or cracking. With its outer shell tightly sealed to the inner foam at all four sides, the box shields your flies from water and weather damage, and its hinge pins resist rust. Bonus: It floats. Price: $34. Contact AquaFly at 415/922-1163, www.aquafly.com.
Want to know what's going on where the fish gather? Through a transmitter attached to a Cannon Mag 20DT downrigger cable, the Cannon Speed-N-Temp measures the water conditions around your bait and displays the readings on Bottom Line NCC5300 and 6500 fishfinders. It registers lure depth, bait speed, light intensity, and water temperature. It shuts off after 15 minutes of in-activity, and its nine-volt battery lasts up to 200 hours. Price: $500. Contact Cannon at 208/846-9000, www.cannondownriggers.com.
We applaud adjustable things, like our favorite pant's expandable waistline, especially after a hearty fish fry. Here's another-the Revomaster S105. It's a variable-pitch propeller designed for outboards from 40 hp to 130 hp or stern drives up to 140 hp. This junior version of the Revomaster S110 features an adjustable control knob, located in the prop's hub, that lets you change its performance to match your needs. Price: $400.
Best of Both
There's no need to sacrifice the big ballgame for a fishing trip with your friends. You can have both with Casio's SY-30 portable TV. Water and shock resistant, this handheld boob tube can endure all your bumps, drops, and pitches. Watch your team bring it home on the 2.7", color antiglare screen and plug in the headphones so the crowd's cheers don't frighten the fish. If the kids are coming along, add a VCR or DVD player and their favorite videos and enjoy uninterrupted fishing. It's battery operated, but you can opt for an AC adapter. Price: $180. Contact Casio at 800/ 962-2746, www.casio.com.