The Best Men’s Fishing Gear of 2020
Gear to make landing lunkers easy, no shooting required
Simms G4 Pro Stockingfoot Waders ($750)
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.
Patagonia Fitz Roy Trout Hat ($35)
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.
Roka AT-1X Polarized Sunglasses ($170)
Perfectly placed rubber on the nose and temples keeps these glasses from slipping, and sturdy polarized lenses reduce glare.
Columbia Terminal Deflector Zero Mock Long Sleeve Shirt ($65)
A proprietary chemical compound embedded in this UPF 50 shirt wicks moisture and keeps you cool when you sweat.
Farm to Feet Missoula Socks ($22)
These comfy merino-wool socks pair equally well with waders and Vans. The nerd-tastic trout pattern can be your little secret.
Filson Backpack Drybag ($295)
This nylon pack fits all the essentials: six-pack, rain jacket, camera, and lunch. Padded straps ease long hikes.
Orvis Pro Wading Boots ($229)
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.
Abel Vaya Reel ($495)
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.
Orvis Pro Trout Line ($98)
Proprietary treatment makes for smoother casting and greater durability.
Sage Trout LL Rod ($800)
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.