On the go

On the go

A far-flung fishing trip can be a great adventure—unless getting there in the first place results in lost or damaged equipment. Want to avoid disappointment and spend more time actually fishing? Here are some handy products for protecting, managing and lugging your gear to that next exotic hot spot.

FLY-TYING BAG (U.S.$29.99)

FLY-TYING BAG (U.S.$29.99)

Key features: Soft-sided bag with four one-pocket and four two-pocket zippered sleeves; tool/thread storage sleeve and exterior pockets for larger items. The promise: “Space for 40 thread spools and 18 tools.” More info: <a href="Cabela's

TOUGH DUFFLE (U.S.$149)

TOUGH DUFFLE (U.S.$149)

Key features: Almost three feet long, and made from waterproof heavyweight tarpaulin for durability and flexibility in all temperatures; sealed seams and roll-down top to keep gear dry. The promise: “The perfect duffle for expeditions.” More info: L.L. Bean

SUMO (U.S.$149.95)

SUMO (U.S.$149.95)

Key features: Attaches to vehicle with super-strong lever-action suction cups or magnets; keeps rods level and securely in place with double-shock cords and thick EVA foam. The promise: “Mounts to any passenger vehicle.” More info: Rodmounts

FAMOUS 2500 BOAT BAG (U.S.$199.99)

FAMOUS 2500 BOAT BAG (U.S.$199.99)

Key features: Moulded lid that serves as workstation; waterproof, non-skid base; internal and external pockets, detachable shoulder strap and attachment points for securing to a boat. The promise: “Ensures that tools and accessories stay in place.” More info: Umpqua

REEL TOTE ($27.99)

REEL TOTE ($27.99)

Key features: Holds up to 10 freshwater spinning and baitcasting reels in adjustable padded compartments; outer shell is water-resistant Cordura. The promise: “Perfect for protecting your reels when travelling.” More info: Bass Pro Shops

BAZUKA PRO (U.S.$78.86)

BAZUKA PRO (U.S.$78.86)

Key features: Contoured, moulded construction; telescopes from 72 to 102 inches; six-inch diameter can hold numerous rods, including those with oversized guides. The promise: “Won’t bend, crush or break.” More info: Flambeau Outdoors

TRAVEL ROD TUBE (U.S.$80-$150)

TRAVEL ROD TUBE (U.S.$80-$150)

Key features: Sturdy aluminum construction; rubberized end caps to keep out water and grit; comes in 33-, 44- and 55-inch lengths, and diameters of two, 2¼ and four inches. The promise: “Sets the new standard for rod protection.” More info: Sage