Gear News


Choosing the Right Cooler

In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host George Gozdz goes over a few things to consider when choosing the choosing the right cooler for you. Gozdz covers features such as size, functionality, insulation and more.

Bill Boyce w-rooster

REACTOR Watch & Bill Boyce Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot Sweepstakes

Winner and guest will receive over $7,500 in prizes including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fish with world famous Bill Boyce on their tournament team.


Hobie Pro Angler

Considering Hobie Pro Angler’s outstanding stability for standup casting, it’s effective in sight-fishing flats redfish. We snuck in a quick test trip to Indian River Lagoon flats in search of snook and trout.


New Fishing and Hunting Gear from Pyle

Water Resistant Day and Night Infrared Night Vision Wild Game Trail Camera with Time Laps Function; Digital Fishing Watch with Moon Phases, Tides and More; Digital Fishing/Hunting Conditions Watch.

Yvon Chouinard, fishing / IDAHO

Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Campaign

Patagonia’s new campaign aims to demystify fly fishing – making it more accessible by offering simple gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for all ages and skill levels.

Fishing Camp

Outdoors-Oriented Gifts for Kids

Many parents try to find ways to get their kids playing and exploring outside, and it’s not a bad idea to get them started with a toy or game geared to their level of play and interaction. Here are a few gifts to get boys and girls interested, curious and exploring outdoor pursuits.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp features 165 lumens and a burn time of 150 hours.

New Lights for Outdoors

Tech improvements in LED lights and batteries open a new era in lighting gear. The new LED bulbs that manufacturers use in these lights run cooler, use less energy and throw light that heightens color better than conventional incandescent bulbs.


Great Sun Protection Options

You want to stay cool but you also want to cover up to protect yourself from the sun. That’s always been a quandary for anglers in warm climates. Here are 7 great options and features to look for when purchasing sun protection clothing.


EGO Ti22 Titanium Pliers

Press Release – EGO The EGO Ti22 titanium pliers have set a new benchmark in titanium plier design and functionality.…»


You Test It: Ford Offers Opportunity to Be Among First People Behind the Wheel of All-New F-150

Ford, America’s truck leader, is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through some of the toughest testing it might ever encounter – their own.

Savage Model 11/111FXP3 combo with scope, chambered for .243 Win (other calibers are available): $599.99.

Florida Deer Rifles for Under $600

Looking for a deer rifle-and-scope package for under $600?


Lure Organizer – Bump Pro Series

The Bump Pro Series Lure Organizer designed by Capt. Roger Bump, Inshore Saltwater Fishing Guide and Northeast 4Caster for Florida Sportsman, is manufactured right here in the states by Raw Accessories USA and is the answer to the woes of storing hard plastic baits.


Buying a Wetsuit

Whether free-diving or tank diving, having the right wetsuit can make all the difference. Being cold underwater is never fun when on a dive trip, especially when your trying to focus on bringing home dinner.


Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II

Ocean Kayak, a recognized leader in the kayak fishing community, introduces its new Prowler Big Game II fishing kayak. The Big Game II features a host of advancements designed to deliver a superior on-water experience.

Rich Vidulich demonstrating his casting stance on a Stuart Beach.

Surf Fishing Gear the Pros Use

Akios Reels and Cast Pro Rods paired up for max-cast distance. While researching for the new Sportsman’s Best: Surf Fishing book, written by Florida Sportsman contributor David Brown, I checked in with surf fishing pro Rich Vidulich on some casting technique and tackle questions.


Need Help Selecting the Right Speargun?

During the dog days of summer there’s nothing better than beating the heat by getting wet. A lot of Florida’s bottom fishermen take the 90 degree hint to take the plunge and either go scalloping[...]


Them’s the Breaks: Flyrod Disaster Stories

Everyone knows about the usual stuff… breaking rods in car doors, snapping tips on ceiling fans, high-sticking while fighting fish …


Night-Ops “Recon” Underwater Lighting

Night-Ops Gear by I-Lumenate recently revealed a new and innovative underwater lighting system, dubbed “Recon,” aimed toward paddleboard, kayak, and canoe enthusiasts.


Gloves for Fly Fishing

On our On the Fly Forum, several other members offer advice for covering up hands to minimize skin cancer risks.


Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper

Never worry about losing your expensive smart phone again with the new Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper designed with versatile mounting attachments and a user-friendly connect and disconnect system.