- Cabela's Whuppin' Stick Spinning Combo
I know we’ve looked at this Cabela’s Whuppin’ Stick before, but I maintain my affection for this affordable combo so it’s worth mentioning again. Aside from just liking this spinning combo, it also has a kick butt name, “Whuppin Stick”. Go ahead, yell “Whuppin Stick” and tell me that’s not fun to say :) There are several different Whuppin’ Sticks and Whuppin’ Stick combos available from Cabela’s, but they are all super affordable and crazy tough. The rods are made from advanced polymer fiberglass blanks and are virtually indestructible. They have graphite reel seats that lock your reel in place without adding a lot of extra weight to your rod and the blank-through-handle is known for making it easy to feel even the lightest bites. The reel has a five-bearing system, a graphite-frame rotor, aluminum spool, instant anti-reverse, one-touch fold-down hand and a convertible retrieve. You can pick up this combo for only $39.99. This combo is a great choice for occasional anglers, those that like to stretch a line on the weekends. They are also great for kids because they are light weight and hard to hurt. Trust me, I know. I have a 3-year old that can’t mess this Whuppin’ Stick up.
- Cabela's Watertight Utility Boxes
Organization is incredibly helpful when you’re fishing. If you have a tackle box that is a mess of line, baits, hooks and the works, it can be hard to find what you need quickly without ending up with a hook stuck in your palm. These Cabela’s Watertight Utility Boxes range in price from only $8 to $14. They don’t cost an arm and a leg, but they are incredibly functional. These boxes come in three different sizes – small, medium, large – and are color coded accordingly. A rubber gasket lines the lid and four latches firmly snap shut to help form a watertight seal and keep the box and contents secure. These boxes are made from a tough plastic that won’t chip, crack or break easily and are also tinted with dark-smoke color to protect the finish of your lures. This is an easy and affordable way to stow and organize all your fishing gear.
- Cabela's Alaskan Guide® Fillet Knife by Buck Knives
I’m a knife guy and personally don’t think you can ever have too many. Last year I was introduced to the Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Series Knives, made by Buck Knives. The blades are made of S30V steel that are tough and also keep an edge really well. They all have high chromium content for oxidation resistance and for even more corrosion resistance each knife in this series is treated with a titanium aluminum nitride coating. They also feature nice rosewood handles. Now, today I’m talking specifically about the Cabela’s Alaskan Guide Fillet Knife with a 6-inch blade. The fillet knife really shines with fish making quick work of filleting and removing bones. However, the fillet knife can be a handy tool to have if you don’t have a boning knife. The fillet knife works exceptionally well when boning out your deer or other big game. It’s definitely a handy knife to have in your drawer.
- Cabela's Boundary Waters Duffel Bag
Everybody needs a good bag, one you can throw all your stuff in, zip up, throw around and it can take the punishment you put it through while keeping everything on the inside in good condition. May I introduce you to the Cabela’s Boundary Waters Duffel Bag. It’s a durable and 100% waterproof bag that will keep all your gear dry. Depending on the amount of gear you haul around or where you’re going, you may need different sized bags to accommodate the load. This bag comes in four sizes – regular, large, x-large, magnum – there is a bag for everyone. The durable thick 500-denier shell can take a beating. Put it in the back of your truck, send it through airport baggage, strap it to the back of your ATV, drag it behind you – it really doesn’t matter. The thick and tough construction is going to make this bag tough to rip, tear and fall apart at the seams. As outdoorsmen and women, dealing with the elements is real and rain and snow can be real spoilers if your gear is left exposed. This bag is completely waterproof with a PVC construction and welded seams that will keep your gear dry even if the outside of the bag is soaked. The top of the bag rolls down and has quick release buckles for additional waterproofing. And finally, the handles are reinforced. Have you ever had a handle rip or the seams come loose? It’s a pain, but that won’t be a problem with this bag. Check it out!
It’s not about having a lot of gear, it’s about having the right gear. Listen in to this week’s Buy or Bust for a more in-depth look at these products!