3-in-1 Backpack: With a detachable bottom bag that includes three Shimano utility boxes for all your terminal tackle, the Blackmoon Deluxe Fishing Backpack is the angler's complete hands-free storage solution that gets you to and from your boat with ease. The 2,780-cubic-inch bag is made from tough 1200 Denier poly fabric. Its drop-open main compartment has three dividers and two pockets for reels and larger items, along with multiple outside pockets to hold extra gear. Mesh rod holders are found on both sides, and a bungee cord across the back will keep your hat secure. The pack has a molded EVA back, plus sternum and waist straps, for security and comfortable fit. Price: $130. Contact: (800) 833-5540; www.shimano.com.
Get a Grip: Equipped with a tungsten carbide cutter to handle braided line, the XTools Floating Pliers have soft-grip handles and come with a safety lanyard to help prevent loss overboard. Three models are available-61/2-inch bullnose or bentnose ($16.50), and 9-inch bullnose (18.50)-and are carefully engineered and warranted to last a lifetime. A plastic sheath with rotating belt clip is also available ($9). XTools also makes other floating fishing tools, including two fillet knives, a gaff and a dehooker, to name a few. Contact: (877) 498-6657; www.xtools.us.
Portable IGFA Scales: The BogaGrip is a saltwater-tough tool every catch-and-release fisherman should have in his tackle box for landing, handling and weighing fish. With durable scales (that can be certified by the IGFA) built right into the nonslip sheathed handle, you'll know right away if that catch you just boated is a potential world record. Available in 15-, 30- and 60-pound models. Price: $115 to $240. Contact: www.eastabogatackle.com.