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The Best Men's Fishing Gear of 2020

Gear to make landing lunkers easy, no shooting required

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
buyer’s guide

Simms G4 Pro Stockingfoot Waders ($750)

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Seams down the front and back of these ­durable waders enhance your range of ­motion. Streamlined stocking feet and a fleece-lined chest pocket add comfort. 

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Patagonia Fitz Roy Trout Hat ($35)

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With a bill made from recycled fishing nets and that iconic trout logo, this hat is for those who love to fish—­and want everyone to know.

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Roka AT-1X Polarized Sunglasses ($170)

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Perfectly placed rubber on the nose and temples keeps these glasses from slipping, and sturdy polarized lenses reduce glare.

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Columbia Terminal Deflector Zero Mock Long Sleeve Shirt ($65)

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A proprietary chemical compound embedded in this UPF 50 shirt wicks moisture and keeps you cool when you sweat. 

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Farm to Feet Missoula Socks ($22)

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These comfy merino-wool socks pair equally well with waders and Vans. The nerd-tastic trout pattern can be your little secret.

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Filson Backpack Drybag ($295)

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This nylon pack fits all the essentials: six-pack, rain jacket, camera, and lunch. Padded straps ease long hikes.

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Orvis Pro Wading Boots ($229)

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Orvis’s tough-as-hell cast polyurethane upper and molded insole keeps feet happy all day. A Michelin rubber outsole grips slick gravel and boulders.

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Abel Vaya Reel ($495)

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The drag system on this aluminum reel feels like it could stop a Chevy Colorado. It’s also fully sealed, so it won’t corrode in salt water. 

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Orvis Pro Trout Line ($98)

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Proprietary treatment makes for smoother casting and greater durability. 

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Sage Trout LL Rod ($800)

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This update to Sage’s Light Line rod from the 1980s retains its legendary feel and presentation, but has enough backbone to hurl double-dropper rigs at 50 feet.

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