Academy fishing

Academy Sports + Outdoors Releases New Spring Fishing Lineup

The popular cost-efficient outdoors store is ready for fishing season.

Any outdoorsman who lives near an Academy Sports + Outdoors store knows all about its exclusive Magellan Outdoors brand. Because it's a store brand, you often have to go in to see new products when they come in.

Magellan has earned a reputation for being a cost-effective avenue for outdoorsmen to gear up while still getting quality that's up to par with many of the bigger names. They touch on essentially every outdoor niche, making them the go-to option for many of loyal customers.

Academy's new, exclusive fishing gear for 2019 isn't limited to Magellan, though, as its H2O fishing lineup has also received a facelift.

Well, if you were debating making a trip to your local Academy to check out new fishing products, we're here to show you what's new for 2019. Additionally, you can visit the Magellan Outdoors section at

Women's Apparel

The Magellan Outdoors Women's Falcon Lake 5 in Shorty Short is a practical, cost-effective option for the female anglers out there at $14.99. Using moisture-wicking, 100-percent polyester, mechanical stretch twill fabric, you stay dry from any unwanted splashes or sweat. These offer UPF 20+ sun protection and a 5-inch inseam, too, making them durable against the elements.

Protecting you from UV rays just as well as the shorts, the Magellan Outdoors Women's Laguna Madre fishing shirt also offers UPF 20+ sun protection. Made from 100-percent nylon taslon, this shirt is designed to wick away sweat the entire time you're on the water. Plus, the classic ventilation system will keep cool and comfortable.

This shirt is available in both long-sleeve and short-sleeve options.

The Laguna Madre shirt is $19.99.

Men's Apparel

The Men's Overcast Hybrid Fishing Shorts aim to offer anglers the best of both worlds. Anglers often find themselves at a crossroads when they have to decide whether dryness or efficiency is more important.

Typical shorts offer pockets, but obviously need to stay dry to be comfortable, whereas swimming trunks offer a water-repellant option, but usually without the pockets.

For $19.99, he Overcast Hybrid shorts offer four pockets, UPF 30+ sun protection, and fabric with Flex technology for a wide range of motion.

The classic men's fishing shirt comes by way of the Magellan Outdoors Men's Aransas Pass Mini Check short-sleeve shirt. Front pockets on the front provide easy access smaller items, while the flap on the back provides ventilation.

Additionally, it boasts 100-percent polyester mesh lining and UPF 30 sun protection, which looks to make the hottest days on the water much more enjoyable.


The new H20 Xpress Mettle spinning reel features a 9+1 bearing system and a 5.6:1 gear ratio for the size 100, which are pretty impressive specs for a reel coming in at only $59.99.

It also boasts a multi-disc drag system to lend anglers a little more control over their line. Additionally, the aluminum spool is anodized for long-term durability.

To go right along with the Mettle spinning reel is the the H20 Xpress Premier spinning rod, which uses a tough, but lightweight graphite blank with a cork handle. It then employs stainless-steel guides with ceramic inserts for a smooth line movement.

This 1-piece, 7-foot medium-action fishing rod is $29.99.