SUPER FAT CAT
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Spare the rod? Never!

Rather, spoil the angler with nifty new advantages — real or imagined.

SUPER FAT CAT
The Hummer of float tubes features sewn seams, an inflated seat and backrest, and two storage and two beverage pockets. Weight? Only 12 pounds. The five-year construction warranty covers punctures (excellent!). Load capacity is 300 pounds. Also available in blue and green. $369. (800) 966-0976, www.outcastboats.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photographs by Eric Boyd ()
HARDY WADER BAG
Leave it to the British to create an elegant way to transport waders. A tough exterior of 900-denier nylon cloth contains a removable leakproof bag for easy cleaning and a waterproof ground sheet that permits the user to change into dry socks on a clean surface. $165. (800) 847-6787, www.house-of-hardy.com ()
CABELA’S TXS ROD
This “chuck ‘n duck” spinning/fly rod is nifty for its convertible handle system, which allows users to choose from two butt sections of differing lengths (included) or to remove the section entirely for fly-rod action. Made of ultra-high-strain XR-III graphite. A fine value at $100. (800) 237-4444, www.cabelas.com ()
THULE CAST AWAY
Thule’s first rack for fishing rods houses up to four poles and mounts on most roof racks. The lock would deny opportunists but not determined thieves. Most fishermen will prefer to keep their finer rods with them, away from strong wind and damaging dragonflies. $140. (800) 238-2388, www.thuleracks.com ()
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