If you’re shopping for an avid fisherman, here are four great fishing accessories under $50 that even the most picky, well-outfitted fisherman will appreciate on the next special occasion like Christmas, Father’s Day, or a birthday.
1. Protect Fishing Rods with the Cushit Rod Butt Cushion and Rod Float
Someone that has been fishing for a while can grow quite picky with their equipment. All of a sudden, the $50 Walmart combo spinning rod isn’t enough anymore and only a St. Croix rod or Shimano setup will do. These come at an expense, so what can you do to protect expensive fishing gear? Try a Cushit over the rod butt! The Cushit cushions your abdomen, armpit, or whatever body part you lean it against for leverage when fighting fish. It can also float most fishing rods, so those expensive rods won’t be gone forever if dropped overboard!
Cushits Increase Rod Sensitivity
The other amazing feature of a Cushit is its ability to enhance the sensitivity of a rod. This means you feel more bites, and you know what that means, right? You catch more fish! Just ask Bassmaster Classic Champion, Edwin Evers, about his success with the Cush-it!
2. Organize Leaders with the Leadermate
Most fishing rods average 6-8 feet in length. Some are shorter, some are longer. This limits your ability to hook up rigs that are longer than your rod. For example, if you clip a dipsy diver to your line, then run a flasher a few more feet down, and finally your lure several more feet after that, you quickly run out of room to just hook your lure to the lure holder near the handle and go. The Leadermate solves this problem! Made of a proprietary soft plastic foam, the Leadermate’s unique design allows you to wind your rig around it, tucking any terminal tackle into the gaps and grooves as you go. The lure can be hooked into the foam or pinned in place with the included pins. Then just snap the Leadermate onto the rod handle, and it’s ready for quick deployment next time! You no longer have to disassemble time-consuming rigs, so spend more time fishing and less time rigging!
3. Float Landing Nets with the Ultra Float
Another great fishing accessory under $50 is the Ultra Float. Like the Cushit and Leadermate, it’s proprietary soft foam protects expensive, long landing nets. When that massive King salmon rips the net from your hands, you’ll be thankful to have an Ultra Float (some nets require 2) on the handle! Test your net to see if you need one or two, or contact Luna Sea and we can probably tell you.
Surf Fishing is More Comfortable with the Ultra Float
Besides making landing nets, gafs, fishing rods, and camera poles float, the Ultra Float also works great as a cushion on the rod handle. This will protect your groin, ribs and abs from otherwise uncomfortable fights with big fish. Watch this video of Luna Sea’s owner, Mick Saunders, describing the Ultra Float and fighting big fish comfortably with the Ultra Float on the handle of his shark fishing rod. Saltwater rods & reels can get extremely expensive. Luckily an economical fishing product like the Ultra Float, for less than $50 can protect your prized fishing gear!
4. UV Safe Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts
Protecting your fishing equipment with some of the above mentioned products is a great idea, but don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun with a long sleeve, UV resistant fishing shirt! Luna Sea offers the highest quality fishing shirts that keep you cool, look great, and protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Brought to you by Bigfish Gear, these Australian knitted polyester fishing shirts are designed for tropical climates and have an incredibly soft feel. They are unbelievably cool, durable, wrinkle free, and rated to UPF 50.
Shop Luna Sea Sports for Fishing Gear Less than $50
Whether you opt to protect your fishing gear with a Cushit, organize your tackle with the Leadermate, float your landing net with an Ultra Float, or protect yourself with a great long sleeve fishing shirt, you now have some great fishing accessories under $50 to shop for the avid fisherman in your life.