2014 Best Fly Fishing Accessories & Gadgets

Gadgets , we love gadgets, some essential, some nice some well, judge for yourself. These are our pick of the year.

 

Snowbee XS Plus Thistle-Down #2-#5 fly line

Best all Round Accessories & Gadgets Monomaster Waste Fishing Line Holder

We love Monomaster. We have sadly seen too much discarded monofilament left by careless fishermen and the effects this has on the environment and bird life - Monomaster can help avoid this.  Monomaster helps everyone, fishermen, animals, fishery owners and most importantly the environment. When we learned about the effects our lines can have when discarded and the huge amount of time they take to degrade, Monomaster was a clear winner....... nylon monofilament takes 530 years to biodegrade and is often left about our rivers and lakes. So let’s consider our other big material, fluorocarbon.  The formal IUPAC definition of a fluorocarbon is a molecule consisting wholly of fluorine and carbon, this material we need to think about for 4,000 years. That’s how long it takes for fluorocarbon monofilament to biodegrade. For all practical purposes, fluorocarbon monofilament never biodegrades.   More Details

Our second place will cause problems and uproar, traditionalist fly fishermen will be up in arms. We used this Deeper Fishfinder on boats and attached a backing line and threw it in the water to see what depth fish were at. Reality is we were able to identify depth of fish with the superb Android application that came with Deeper and it can be trawled from a boat for the same purpose. It does not help us understand what the fish are feeding on but it saved us an hour of counting down line drop through the water, so for those short on time its is a great gadget. In saltwater, on boats and abroad this will go down a storm. We think this is just for large stillwaters  and saltwater.

Third place went to the new Wychwood River and Stream tippet straightener and dryer. Stunning design and quality leather with foam and polymer pads to dry and straighten leaders, we like this!


1st Place

Monomaster Waste Fishing Line Holder

Monomaster Waste Fishing Line Holder

2nd Place

Deeper Smart Fishfinder

Deeper Smart Fishfinder

OOh that WILL stir things up a bit.....

3rd Place

Wychwood River & Stream Tippet Straightener / Dryer

 

Wychwood River & Stream Tippet Straightener / Dryer