“Survival Kit” Fishing Accessories

EGO Fishing offers essential problem-solving products for every angler.

Caldwell, ID – Whether you’re fishing from a local dock or pier, the bank, or hitting big waters in a bass, crappie, or walleye boat, preparation is part of the process. Writing down a simple checklist can help you stay organized and ensure you have everything you need. Cell phones make this easier than ever before…

Of course, you need rod(s) and reel(s), tackle, bait – and gas, charged batteries, etc., if you’re fishing from a boat, but when it comes to organized and efficient fishing anywhere, the devil is in the details. Like remembering to bring braid cutters, a pliers to remove metal from maws, a scale/measuring tape to validate new personal bests, and a quality fillet knife for those “catch & cook” outings…

Here are several affordable, yet quality accessories from Idaho-based fishing equipment manufacturer, EGO Fishing, a company renowned for their superb, hook-defying landing nets, bait containers, and a bunch of other cool products. 

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EGO Line Cutter

Given the widespread use of superline for various techniques and species, a braid cutter needs to be in ever angler’s survival kit. Sure, you can use a knife in a pinch, but it’s hard to beat a dedicated tool for the job—especially one with a split ring jaw tip to help replace old treble hooks on crankbaits and such. Ultimately, the inexpensive EGO Line Cutter is a compact scissor tool designed to cut through some of the toughest braided line on the market.

  • Super sharp jaw blades
  • Compact design
  • Durable ABS plastic finger grips
  • Split ring jaw tip
  • Size: 4.5” L X 2.75” W X 0.3” H

MSRP $6.99

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EGO Retractable Lanyard

Where’s the best place to keep your EGO Line Cutter? Answer: On the end of a similarly inexpensive EGO Retractable Lanyard—a tool designed with a larger-size carabiner loop to easily hook around belt and Molle loops and most other strap-type systems. The lanyard will fully extend to 28 inches allowing for tools and/or keys to be used without ever having to unhook and remove the unit.

  • 3” overall length
  • Large carabineer style hook
  • 8” lanyard extension

MSRP $8.99

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EGO Kryptek – 4.5” Aluminum Pliers

Looking for the right size (and weight) pliers for smaller fish – like cold-water stream trout, panfish, or just something unobtrusive that will work with larger freshwater gamefish, too? Enter the EGO Kryptek Aluminum 4.5” Pliers, which features the high-tech Kryptek camo technology and are made from durable aircraft-grade aluminum resulting in an ultra-lightweight set of fishing pliers.

As a bonus, these pliers are equipped with stainless-steel cutters for cutting braided and monofilament line and come with sheath and lanyard. The versatility and finish quality make these pliers the best value for savvy anglers with a wide variety of fishing demands.

  • Stainless Steel Jaw Plates
  • Replaceable Stainless-Steel Cutters
  • Cuts Mono and Braided Lines with Ease
  • Aircraft Aluminum Body
  • Kryptek Camo Technology
  • Plier Sheath Included
  • Belt Loops for Securing to Your Shorts or Pants
  • Quick Clip Lanyard

MSRP $39.99

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EGO Kryptek – 8” Aluminum Pliers

Every angler needs that one pair of larger pliers that will handle everything the water might throw at you—from small to large, treble-hook entangled gamefish…

The EGO Kryptek Aluminum 8” Pliers feature high-tech Kryptek camo technology and are made from durable aircraft-grade aluminum, resulting in an ultra-lightweight set of fishing pliers. As a bonus, these pliers are equipped with a split-ring tool, crimping slots, and replaceable stainless-steel cutters for cutting tough braided, stiff fluorocarbon, and standard monofilament line. The versatility and finish quality make these pliers the best value in the highly competitive fishing plier market.

  • Contoured Handles for Comfortable Grip
  • Thumb Posts
  • Stainless Steel Jaw plates
  • Replaceable Stainless-Steel Cutters, Split-Ring Tool & Crimping Slots
  • Aircraft Aluminum Body
  • Kryptek Camo Technology

MSRP $48.99

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EGO Kryptek Plier Sheath

For anglers on-the-go, nothing beats the EGO Kryptek Plier Sheath to house your EGO Kryptek 8” Aluminum Pliers or the ultra-high-end, saltwater-approved EGO Ti22 Titanium Fishing Pliers (the last pliers you’ll ever buy, we promise!)

The EGO Kryptek Plier Sheath is constructed from heavy-duty fabric and rubber materials to provide longevity and durability even in the toughest fishing conditions. It features a coiled lanyard and modeled pocket designed to protect the pliers from damage and the angler from self-injury. The universal design of the sheath will allow most 6.5” and 7.5” pliers to be securely held in place.

  • Easy Plier Access
  • Durable Material Construction
  • Quick Clip Lanyard
  • Designed for Both Wet and Dry Use
  • Kryptek Camo Technology
  • Belt Loops for Securing to Your Shorts or Pants

MSRP $22.99

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EGO Vice Grip Tool

Do yourself a favor and stop playing tough guy (or girl) and grabbing toothy critters like pike and various inshore species with a seemingly firm hand. Trust us: No matter how strong you think your mitts are, fish slime and unpredictable movements can leave to treble-hook tossing gymnastics bound to put you in the E.R.

The solution? The EGO Vice Grip Tool is one of the most innovative ABS plastic grip tools available for handling fish of all species. Its unique design allows for easy one-handed use and when the jaws are closed they automatically lock in place like a pair of vice grips. The tool comes with an adjustable wrist lanyard and although very affordable will ensure you hang on to your catch for as long as you choose.

  • 11” total length
  • Vice grip jaw locking design
  • ABS Plastic
  • Adjustable wrist lanyard

MSRP $12.99

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EGO Waterproof Scale/Measuring Tape

We’ve all been there… You catch a big fish and there’s absolutely no way to verify its weight, girth, and length membership because you left grandpa’s ol’ rusty De-Liar scale and seamstress tape in the garage. And cell phones don’t do it. Everyone knows we’re now in an era where AI can make any fish look like a trophy. Or at least, that’s what the kids tell us.

The EGO waterproof fishing scale is the ultimate digital fishing scale with 110 lbs. capacity and 100% waterproof body. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold and lift the scale even with heavier loads. Finally, a digital scale that will meet the demands of the most aggressive anglers. Plus, it features an internal tape measure that can also be curved around a big fish’s belly to take girth (besides length) measurements – a consideration if you ever want to have a wall replica of that PB made by your favorite taxidermist.

  • Weighs up to 110 lbs.
  • Waterproof
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Weighs in LBS, KG, OZ
  • Tare / data lock function
  • Stainless steel hook
  • Strong ABS plastic body
  • Built in measuring tape
  • Includes user manual, screwdriver and 2 AAA batteries
  • Size: 7”L X 4.75”W X 1.5”H

MSRP $59.99

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EGO 34″ Measuring Board

If you’re fishing from a boat, best not to forget a bump board—especially for waters with slot limits—for for tournament fishing.

The EGO 34″ measuring board was designed to provide an efficient and accurate way to measure fish length without having to deal with hassles of using a tradition tape. The angler can quickly get an accurate measuring length by simply setting the fish on the board and placing the nose against the vertical end. The rugged EGO 34″ aluminum measuring board is laser etched for accurate 1/16″ increment fish measurements.

  • 3/16″ Anodized Aluminum Plate
  • Accurate Measuring Length (1/16″ Increments)
  • Laser Etched for Longevity and Durability

MSRP $52.99

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EGO Fillet Knife (Kryptek)

Like mouse traps, seems like there’s always someone hawking a better fillet knife. Well, our drawers are full of sub-par knives that didn’t live up to the claims. Most have an edge that you could ride into town on…

The EGO Fillet Knife is definitely an exception. Designed as a multi-purpose fillet knife to fillet just about any kind of fish, it comes standard with a titanium-coated blade and poly sheath to protect the blade. The knife works extremely well when filleting fish in a variety of sizes.

The key? Flexibility. The knife is not too stiff, not too flexible; just right for cutting around rib cages and ripping skin from fresh on everything from panfish to larger, legal gamefish. Plus, it has a great point that makes starting any fillet job easy, puncturing tough fish skin and scales with ease. Add the titanium-coated blade and an edge that lasts long without needing a stone—plus the sub-$25 price-tag—and you’ve got a new classic.

Give it a shot, you’ll be glad you did. Then sell some of those ol’, worthless fillet knives at the garage sale to pay for it!

  • Titanium-coated blade to prevent corrosion
  • Poly sheath for blade protection
  • No-Slip-Grip handle for outstanding grip security
  • Kryptek camo technology
  • Size: 11.5”L X 2”W X 1”H

MSRP $24.99

About EGO Fishing

Fourteen years ago, we set out on a simple mission – to develop a better fishing landing net solution that addressed the many functional and performance problems that existed with the traditional products. What started out as a small landing net company has now grown into the innovation leader in the fishing net and accessories category of the sport fishing industry. EGO products are sold at most major sporting goods retail chains and are carried by a large network of distributors and independent dealers in the United States. Distribution has also grown internationally to include countries such as Canada, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Japan.

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