Saltwater fishing is all about the gear. Saltwater fishing rods, reels, nets, gaffs, pliers, clothing and electronics don’t just make saltwater fishing easier and safer; they make it more fun.

Whether you’re surf fishing with a couple of rods and a handful of rigs, or heading offshore carrying an arsenal of heavy saltwater fishing equipment and tackle, the amount of fun you have will be directly proportional to the quality of the saltwater fishing gear you use.

The saltwater environment and saltwater fish can be brutal on equipment. However, today’s saltwater fishing gear is made to withstand the rigors of saltwater fishing and offer years of reliable service. Look for high-quality, non-corrosive, UV-resistant materials. Then, vigilantly maintain your gear by rinsing it with fresh water after each use, and cleaning and lubricating metal parts as needed.