January/February 2022 Fishing Products Review

ThermaSeat Spin Seat
ThermaSeat Spin Seat transforms any five or six-gallon bucket into a comfortable, dual-purpose seat for outdoor activities. The Spin Seat fits any standard five or six-gallon bucket, providing comfort, warmth and storage versatility – perfect for a long day on the ice. The Spin Seat’s thick, flat-top design is exceptionally comfortable and creates a thermal barrier against the cold. Sitting on a bucket, on a frozen lake, has never been so luxurious! ThermaSeat’s exclusive Comfotek foam cushion provides comfort, while Softek closed-cell foam creates a thermal barrier preventing the transfer of too much heat or cold. The seat silently swivels 360 degrees, making it perfect for many outdoor applications. The waterproof two-tone orange and black outer cover is removable and washable. The Spin Seat easily detaches by the turn of a screw on the backside of the lid.


MSRP: $18.99 USD



Smith’s Guide's Choice sunglasses

Smith’s Guide’s Choice sunglasses incorporates advanced eyewear technologies into a stylish frame. On the ice or the water, sunglasses are essential for comfort and safety. The Guide’s Choice sunglasses boast wide temples and an aggressive wrap for superior, 100 per cent UV light protection. These premium sunglasses include Italian spring hinges, megol nose and temple pads, a detachable sunglass leash and optional premium eight base ChromaPop or Techlite lenses. All Smith’s polarized lenses, including Techlite, cut glare, while ChromaPop and ChromaPop+ lenses also enhance colour and contrast. Lenses include a smudge and moisture-resistant coating for easy cleaning and clear optics, and an anti-reflective coating improves clarity and reduces eye strain. Chose from a combination of six frame colours and 18 lens options to suit any fishing style.


MSRP: $220 TO $320


Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT spinning reel

Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT spinning reel is a compact, lightweight, monocoque-design reel. It’s powerful, durable and sports an exceptionally smooth drag. The reel’s true one-piece, compact, monocoque frame features a tough rust-free Zaion V body. Inside, it has the room to carry up to 30 per cent larger gears, generating greater cranking power with an imperceptible increase in the overall weight-to-size ratio. It also includes a Magsealed shaft (reducing the chances of water in the gearbox), a Zaion V Air Rotor and Air Bail, tough Digigear technology for extra torque, smoothness and durability, plus a dual ball-bearing-supported waterproof advanced tournament drag (ATD) system. A machined screw-in handle fits tight and secure, while a dual-ball-bearing-supported spool ensures a smooth and stable drag. The Ballistic MQ LT is available in sizes 1,000 to 4,000.

MSRP: $229.99 USD


Orvis PRO HD hoodie

Orvis PRO HD hoodie stops winter’s cold bite. The men’s PRO HD hoodie is incredibly warm, using 170 grams of two-layer, body-mapped insulation. PrimaLoft Gold insulation provides optimal loft and warmth retention across the body and hood. Stretchier PrimaLoft Gold Active insulation in the arms and back has the same exceptional warmth qualities and mobility during athletic movement. The tear-resistant PRO HD hoodie outer shell, made from 2L 20D mechanical polyester ripstop, is fully windproof and with superior water resistance. A re-designed pocket configuration features two zippered, fleece-lined lower pockets and a second set of fleece-lined upper pockets welcoming chilled hands. The hoodie also features two large, stretch mesh pockets and a zippered inner security pocket. A durable, abrasion-resistant stretch-woven cuff and weather-proof drop hem seal off cold draughts. This burly, deep-winter puffy will keep you warm all winter long. Available in shadow (grey) or camo.

MSRP: $329 USD


Zak Tackle steely jigs

Zak Tackle steely jigs or twitching jigs offer a dynamite selection of lures this winter. The steely jig is a lightweight combination of high-quality feathers and yarns tied around a razor-sharp Gamakatsu hook. It’s available in 14 fish-catching colours and two key sizes. The steely jig works in various presentations, from drifting under a float to casting and jigging for hard water applications. The Zak Tackle twitching jig combines vibrantly coloured materials and holographic Mylar with the Mustad Ultra Point hook. It’s available in 14 fish-catching colours and two popular sizes. As its name indicates, this lure is designed for twitching and is effective for a multitude of species and freshwater fishing applications.

MSRP: Steely jig $3.59; twitching jig $7.59