The Best Women’s Fishing Gear of 2020
Kit to keep you casting all day long
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Vedavoo Ripple Pack ($180)
Made with small-statured anglers in mind, this sling weighs just 22 ounces. The wide, adjustable, four-way-stretch harness is comfortable enough for all-day wear and keeps the load securely out of the way.
Orvis Women’s Pro Waders ($498)
These waders are unbelievably tough, with four-layer proprietary Cordura construction and an additional layer on the legs for durability. They’re loose and comfortable, yet trim enough to be flattering.
Rio Summer Redfish Line ($100)
Monster redfish at 20 feet? No problem. This line’s easy-loading head makes short-distance casting a breeze. The medium-stiff core means it won’t wilt in the heat.
Seigler MF Reel ($1,000)
There’s no need to adjust the drag on this reel for more line. Just flip the lever, pull your line, and slide it back. The simplicity lets you focus on the important things, like the fish you’re about to catch.
Gerber Linedriver Multitool ($40)
This pocket-size six-in-one multitool has everything you need to change flies efficiently: crimper, scissors, spinning hook vise, hook threader, eyelet clearer, and tether ring.
Orvis Recon 8-Weight 9' Rod ($549)
To redesign the popular Recon, Orvis used the same techniques it did for the high-end Helios 3. The result tracks and recovers like a premium rod but costs $400 less.
Simms Women’s Flyweight Boots ($200)
Clocking in at less than 20 ounces, the Flyweight has a shock-dispersing midsole that supports your arch, like a trail runner. Four millimeters of tread keep you sure-footed on the slickest stream bottoms.
Mammut Aada Longsleeve Shirt ($79)
This lightweight UPF 30+ shirt is sleek and tailored. The antimicrobial treatment will reduce any unpleasant odors and keep you fresh after a long day on the flats.
Yakima DoubleHaul Rooftop Rod Carrier ($699)
Don’t waste time putting your stick together. The DoubleHaul can safely transport four fully strung rods up to ten feet long, including two spey rods, on the roof of your car.