If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime. And he also might develop a deep, long-lasting love of the activity. Furthermore, he might just want to incorporate part of the world of fishing into his daily life through style, gear, and perhaps even everyday carry. In fact, that’s exactly the kind of person this week’s EDC pocket dump is geared toward: anglers, trawlers, casters, etc. To some, fishing is merely a hobby. To others, it’s a lifestyle. And if that latter claim sounds up your alley, you’ll definitely be interested in this marine-inspired loadout — which looks great, to be certain, but is also comprised of genuinely useful, high-quality pocketable gear. So have a seat, cast a line, crack open a cold beer, and stay awhile.
Billykirk No. 423 Fish Hook Key Holder
Inspired directly by classic Japanese fish hooks, Billykirk’s No. 423 is a combination keychain oddity and pocket suspension clip — the latter making it easy and convenient to store and retrieve your keys from your pocket at a moment’s notice. It’s also made in the USA from solid brass, which is a nice little pair of bonuses.
Rogue Industries Salmon Leather Front Pocket Wallet
A unique take on a classic bifold wallet, this offering from Rogue Industries was actually crafted specifically to fit perfectly in your front pocket. And while it has the capacity to carry all your cards and cash in that interesting format, perhaps the most interesting thing about this particular wallet is the fact that it was actually crafted in Maine from genuine salmon leather, all while still offering RFID protection.
Nodus Sector Sport Salmon Watch
Inspired by the go-anywhere and do-anything wristwatches of yesteryear, the handsome Nodus Sector Sport Salmon Watch boasts a durable 316L stainless steel case with a matching H-link bracelet, a Seiko automatic movement, Swiss Super-LumiNova markings for visibility in all lighting conditions, and a water-resistance rating good for depths as deep as 100m.
Spyderco x Abel Native 5 Knife
Spyderco specifically designed this version of the Native 5 knife for fishing brand Abel, as noted by its fish-inspired handle scales — made to resemble a rainbow trout, in this case. Of course, while the styling certainly helps this knife stand apart, it’s also super well-built — boasting a blade crafted from corrosion-proof LC200N steel, aluminum scales that are tough and lightweight, and a sturdy backlock.