What is it?
Gear Review: Angler Aid Essentials Kit
What sets it apart?
Angler Aid is a Missouri-based education/reference entity dedicated to providing resources that help ensure safety on and off the water. It makes sense that this organization would have the insight to assemble a kit comprising First Aid elements, convenience items and a few basic utility tools to address the various needs that arise during a fishing trip. The Angler Aid Essentials Kit comes packaged in a watertight Flambeau tray with room to hold vehicle keys, medicine bottles and a few more personal items.
How do I use it?
This diverse assemblage includes a 36-piece First Aid Kit, Angler Aid spray, bob’s butt wipes, multi-tool, waterproof bandaids, medical gauze, medical tape, coban medical wrap, sunscreen, butt wire connectors, fuses (ATC/ATC mini/inline, various sizes), electrical tape, fingernail clippers, super glue, mini sharpie, zip ties, hose clamps, waterproof matches, tweezers, medical gloves, braided line (for hook removal), boat whistle (required by law in most states) and LED flashlight.
It’s the stuff you hope you’ll never need, but if you do, you probably won’t have the time, patience or dexterity to dig through storage containers or overstuffed glove boxes. Angler Aid did a good job of thinking through the common needs and assembling a set of items that will address much of what anglers encounter or near the water.
I like the fact that this kit comes in the kind of container that anglers are used to handling. That means it seamlessly integrates with the routine stacking and spacing with a latching system we can easily manage even in low light.