The coronavirus lockdown isn’t going to last forever. And when it comes to an end, we imagine people are going to flock to all of the places they may have previously taken for granted. That probably means a big influx of people going out of their way to visit natural public spaces — like museums, monuments, national and state parks, etc. For others, however, it might just mean heading down to your local river, lake, or shore and casting out a line in the warmth of the sun. And that’s what inspired this week’s everyday carry pocket dump. It’s not all you need to go out for a calm day of fishing, but it will certainly help and make the trip just a touch more enjoyable.
Case XX WR Pocket Knife
Made specifically with fishing applications in mind, this Case folding knife actually has two built-in blades. One is a standard clip point — thin and elongated like a fillet knife — and the other is actually a scaler with a hook disgorger on the end. It’s also made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty — just like all Case offerings.
Orvis Fish Flask
We’re not saying you can’t enjoy a fishing trip without a stiff drink, but it certainly doesn’t hurt things — so long as you imbibe responsibly. And what better way to make that happen than the Orvis Fish Flask. Crafted from food-safe stainless steel (yes, even the fish), this flask can hold up to 2.5 ounces of liquid, it’s leakproof, and it’s perfectly suited to stashing in your pocket.
Peak LED Solutions El Capitan Flashlight
Made in the USA from stainless steel and equipped with a nigh-indestructible polycarbonate window (the same stuff used in bulletproof glass), this exceptional water-resistant everyday carry flashlight is actually compatible with alkaline AA, lithium AA, and rechargeable NiMH battery chemistries. It also functions with a simple twist operation and is still small enough to affix to your keychain.
Garmin Quatix 3 Smartwatch
Garmin makes some of the best outdoor-focused smartwatches around and, while the Quatix 3 certainly slots in amongst its brethren, it has some pretty major features that set it apart for fishing purposes. That is to say, it has a number of built-in modes specific to casting a line, including onboard GPS and GLONASS, the ability to stream NMEA 2000 data from compatible fixed-mount Garmin electronics (like your speed, water depth and temperature, wind data, and more). For anglers everywhere, there might not be a better smartwatch.