There’s no shortage of gadgets, gizmos and personalized boating gifts you can fish with or add to your boat for your next fishing trip, but what about for your vehicle? Whether you drive a car, a truck, or an SUV, you can outfit your ride to optimize your trip to and from the perfect fishing spot. In this article, we’ll share the top auto and boating accessories for your next fishing trip.
When fishing in a remote area, you may have to trudge through some serious brush to get to just the right spot where the fish are biting. This can leave your clothes covered in burs and other plant material. Additionally, if it is raining or has rained recently, your clothing can become wet and grimy. This dirt and debris can be brought back into your vehicle, staining, scratching, and even permanently damaging your vehicle’s factory upholstery. High-quality seat covers that are custom-made for your vehicle are a lifesaver in this situation and help protect your vehicle’s resale value. You can even find custom camouflage seat covers which add a woodsy flair to your interior.
Fishing trips also tend to include walks through sand, mud, and other messy terrains that could very likely get tracked back into your vehicle. Floor mats are the obvious choice, but if you’ve been looking for floor mats that suit your outdoorsy style, camouflage floor mats could be just what you’ve been looking for.
One thing about bugs is they love open bodies of water. So if you’re driving to the lake on a hot summer day your windshield is liable to get painted with bug guts. But a camo bug deflector will not only increase the rustic look of your ride, it will also aerodynamically redirect bugs from hitting your car at all. Your windshield will think you for it.
Rooftop Cargo Mounts
Depending on the particular fishing pole you have, it might be the most expensive piece of gear in your vehicle. And of course, the more expensive the rod is, the more delicate it can be. The last thing you want is to snap a pole in half in your tailgate. With a cargo carrier, like the Rhino-Rack Stow It Utility Holder, you can safely and securely stow your fishing rod under lock and key where it won’t get bent or broken.
When it comes to storing your boat, sun and weather are the enemies. Harmful UV-rays can break down your boat’s finish and deteriorate the upholstery. But when you have a form-fitting boat cover, you can keep the vulnerable interior of your boat protected from sun, rain, and other weather that can make a mess at best and cause permanent damage at worst.
Outfitting your vehicle and your boat will help you make the most of your next fishing trip. And it will pay off again and again, because when you see your fishing-related accessories every time you drive your car, you’ll be inspired to schedule more and more fishing trips. Score!