Your fly in fishing trip will be a little smoother with these.
Canada is known for its pristine fishing waters, from British Columbia’s trout-filled lakes and rivers all the way to the streams of Newfoundland teeming with brook trout and Atlantic salmon.
Canada’s fly-in fishing destinations offer the chance to experience remote wilderness areas and places where few others have ever had the fortune to cast their line.
No matter where you go, a fly-in fishing trip in Canada is sure to be an experience of a lifetime, and these gadgets were designed to help you make the most of it.
Casio Pathfinder Fishing watch
This is the ultimate back-country angler’s watch. The Casio Pathfinder features a moon phase indicator and alerts you to prime biting times. Sunrise and sunset data, as well as an electroluminescent backlight, make it an ideal angler timekeeper. Of course, it’s water resistant to 100 meters.
Personal Locator Beacon
When you’re in Canada’s remote wilderness areas, your smartphone is not likely to get a signal, which is one of the drawbacks of adventuring in areas practically untouched by humans. Fortunately, you don’t have to stay cut off from the rest of the world. A Personal Locator Beacon will help rescuers find you, even from the shores of a secluded Yukon lake or along the banks of the most remote river on the island of Newfoundland.
Garmin Oregon 600
If and when you catch that fish, you may want to take note of the spot. The Garmin Oregon 600 is a supremely rugged outdoor GPS that comes pre-loaded with detailed topo maps of most inland rivers, streams and lakes. If you aren’t sure what’s around the corner, you can even use the touchscreen to activate a 3D flyover to see what’s there. It replaces your map and compass as primary navigation tools and also eliminates having to keep track of landmarks. A dot shows you where you are on the map and a line shows the route you’ve come from while an arrow points to your destination. It’s much tougher than a smartphone and doesn’t require a cell signal.
Panasonic Lumix TS5
A rugged camera that can withstand all that you’ll be subjecting it to in the back country is a must if you hope to capture the best (or some of the worst) moments of your adventure on film. The Panasonic Lumix TS5 was called the very best ruggedized, waterproof point-and-shoot camera available by The Wirecutter. It also takes beautiful pictures in a wide variety of conditions, even underwater.
Of course you will need something to charge those high-tech gadgets while you’re outside of civilization. The PowerPot is a thermoelectric generator that serves as a cooker and a phone charger. The 5V USB plug provides power for any type of phone, tablet, or camera as well as a USB-connected fish finder and GPS. Whenever you use it to boil water or cook a meal, the generator transforms the energy to electrical power.