National Fishing and Boat Week Kicks off Summer

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s National Fishing and Boating Week is coming up June 2-10, 2012. This national celebration, which occurs annually on the first full week of June, coincides with the free fishing days in most states. This is the perfect time to update your tackle box with must-have fishing gear.

National Fishing and Boating Week Events

  • Free fishing days that allow the public to fish without a license. (Check with your state’s fish and wildlife agency to verify the exact free fishing days.)
  • Fishing lessons and clinics for children, families and individuals.
  • Fishing rodeos.
  • Boat safety lessons.
  • Community service events.
  • Smokey Bear birthday celebrations.
  • Tournaments for anglers.
  • Conservation efforts.
  • Boating festivals.
  • Boat shows.
  • Take the Angler’s Legacy Pledge.

Events vary by state. Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood.

Essential Gear for Your Tackle Box

Having the right gear in your tackle box can make your fishing excursions more productive, simpler and safer. Here’s a look at some of the essentials:

Fishing multi-tool. A folding fishing multi-tool that comes with a 12-bit set and storage pouch is the perfect space-saving tool for any adult or teen angler. Made of stainless steel, our fishing multi-tool has a set of pliers, wire cutters, scissors, crimpers, bottle opener, marlinspike, screwdriver and blade all in one. Use the compact 12-bit set to tighten and loosen any part of your gear on the go

Fishing knife. Carry all the stainless steel angler blades you need in one compact fishing knife set. Our exchange blade fishing knife set comes with one handle and three interchangeable blades you can use for any part of your fishing adventure – a 6-inch filleting blade, 5-inch boning blade and 4-inch bait-cutting blade with a serrated edge. Protect and carry your fishing knife in the included sturdy nylon sheath.

Fishing pliers. Perfect for the aspiring or serious angler, a pair of quality fishing pliers is one of the ultimate performance and convenience tools your tackle box can house, making them the ideal accompaniment to a fishing multi-tool. Fishing pliers have a stainless steel construction coated with titanium to make them ultra-durable. The 9-inch spring-loaded pliers come with three crimpers for brass sleeves and weights, split-ring remover, wire cutters, a sure-grip handle and a lanyard you can tie around your wrist.

When you tote the essential fishing gear in your tackle box, you’ll be prepared for the biggest fish you and your friends catch.



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