Hobie Cat Kayaks make the world’s best shallow water and offshore fishing kayaks. These kayaks are indispensable for targeting prized game fish here in Southwest Florida. From their industry leading design and craftsmanship to well thought out fish-ability. Hobie kayak is the choice of The Intrepid Angler. Email to schedule a demo day!
Hogy Lure Company is the industry leader in salt and freshwater soft baits and rigging. From tarpon to redfish, Hogy has an effective bait for almost any situation. When searching for the industry’s best jig heads and swim bait hooks, I know that Hogy rigging will never let me down.
Shimano Fishing Reels are the only reel we trust to land the fish of a life time. These top quality reels are able to handle the day to day abuse of trophy saltwater fish. No other reel matches the dependability and consistency of Shimano reels.
Sewell Custom Rods are built locally in Fort Myers, FL. They feature industry leading design and function, matched with the best blanks and components available. Each rod is a functional piece of art. We use Sewell Custom Rods for all of our saltwater fishing needs.
AFTCO (American Fishing Tackle Company) has an exceptional lineup of technical fishing apparel, tools and rod building components. We love to use our AFTCO gloves for leadering big tarpon!
RCI Optics You can’t catch what you can’t see. At least, that’s the case 99% of the time when we are on the flats. RCI (Right Coast Independent) Sunglasses are by far the clearest and most durable sunglasses I’ve used. They utilize some pretty awesome Italian technology that the other guy’s can’t afford to do on a mass scale. While they may cost just a little bit more, I guarantee you, they are worth every penny. I don’t leave home with out them.
Yeti Coolers are the last cooler you’ll ever need to buy. I use them every day in the hot Florida sun. They save me time and ice, which makes my life easier. Toss a couple 10lb bags in on the weekend and you can bet they will still be cold mid week.
GoPro As they say, no pictures, no fish. That’s why I always try my best to document the day’s excitement with my go-pro camera. Easy to use, light weight and waterproof. It’s a good bet, if we catch a monster it’s going to be on film.
Yak Attack I’m pretty sure these guys think of it all! If you are a kayak angler you need to check these guys out. From rod mounts to tackle organization and push poles, everything they have is great and American made!
Princeton Tec More than half of my fishing happens after dark. That means you’re going to need some light. The techs at Princeton Tec offer a HUGE assortment of headlamps and hand held lights perfect for the marine environment. Most are designed for night diving or military use, so you know they are built tough. I’ve still got my first headlamp from 2 years ago, it’s still going strong.
SeaDek Your feet’s best friend! SeaDek leads the industry in marine grade padding for your boat or kayak. We use SeaDek anytime we can and our feet thank us!
Power Pole Are leaders in silent hydraulic anchor systems. Power Pole systems are dependable and rugged enough to stand up to professional abuse. We use them on all of our Flats Boats and Hobie Pro Anglers.
Raymarine has updated it’s product and operating system platform. These GPS/Fish Finders are extremely user friend and now offer HD Down and Side Imaging Technology. We use Raymarine electronics to pinpoint structure, bait and fish inshore and near shore.
Simms Fishing Gear If you have ever worn Simms clothing, you already know they are one of the industry’s best for fishing and outdoor apparel. I use their lightweight SPF clothing to stay cool and protected during the hot summer months and use their lightweight wind proof layers when the winter winds blow. Anyway you look at it, Simms has the right apparel for any situation.