While a lot of everyday carry is made for city dwellers, not everybody calls the concrete jungle their home. For some folks, swamps, wetlands, rivers, and streams are far more comfortable and familiar. And since EDC is all about preparing you for the things that come your way on a daily basis, we can’t help but feel like we’d be doing a disservice if we didn’t at least consider what kind of gear a day-to-day fisherman might need — professional, amateur, or casual. With that in mind, we put together the following pocket dump with a complement of waterproof, corrosion-resistant gear that will serve you well from the first cast of the morning all the way through the end of the night.
Pelican R20 Personal Utility Ruck Case
While it’s a bit too big to slip into your pocket, Pelican’s R20 Personal Utility Ruck Case is still one of the absolute best solutions for keeping your everyday carry gear safe and dry when you’re out on the water. This is because it features an IP68 ingress rating — meaning it’s resistant to water, dust, dirt, mud, snow, and more. It’s also abrasion- and impact-resistant and has a handy internal organizational system.
Olight S30R Baton III Flashlight
With its IPX8 water-resistance rating, there are few flashlights quite as resistant to moisture as the Olight S30R Baton III. On top of that, it’s constructed from ultra-durable aluminum, offers a monstrous output range of 0.5-1,050 lumens, can run for up to 100 days, and recharges by micro USB. Truly, this is one of the best flashlights ever made.
MWC Kampfschwimmer Military Dive Watch
Built specifically to be used in extreme environments by law enforcement and military personnel, the mil-spec MWC Kampfschwimmer Military Dive watch is one of the toughest dive watches ever made — making it perfect for fishing and then some. That’s bolstered by a 24-jewel automatic movement, 416L stainless steel case, included NATO nylon webbed strap, 12- and 24-hour markings, 300m of water resistance, and so much more.
Spyderco Abel Reels Native 5 Rainbow Knife
Built in collaboration with one of the world’s best fishing brands, Spyderco’s Native 5 knives are as gorgeous as they are useful, durable, and reliable. This one, which features aluminum handle scales that mimic the appearance of rainbow trout, comes with a highly corrosion-resistant LC200N blade, a sturdy back lock, and more. As an added bonus, these knives are also made in the USA.