OUR STORY

Adam Nelson, Daggerfish Gear Founder

Welcome, friend. I'm Adam, founder of The Daggerfish Gear Company. Thank you for visiting and learning more about us. There’s a long story behind why I created this business, but for now, I’ll just stick to the basics:

As a kid, I was lucky enough to grow up in the National Parks. My dad was a park ranger, and so my family lived in some of the last wild places in the country. I grew up spending my summers camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing with my dad and brother.

These experiences taught me how to take care of myself in the wilderness, and I’m exceptionally grateful for them. Learning to be comfortable in the woods gave me a kind of freedom that I’d like to help you find in your life as well.

Our company exists to provide you with exceptional products and information to help you learn how to take care of yourself in the wilderness. Each product we create, video we make, and article we write is designed to support you as you explore.

Our functional craft products are made by talented people who love their work, and our craftsmanship is guaranteed for a lifetime. You can trust the products we make to give you the courage to venture into nature, and find confidence and calm within yourself.

I appreciate you taking the time to visit our site and explore the products we’ve created for you. If you have any questions or want to share your thoughts on Daggerfish products, please feel free to reach out to us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. I especially love to see photos of people field-testing the products we make, so tag us when you catch a fish!

HANDMADE WILDERNESS GEAR

Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

$45.00
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry

$60.00
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Each Daggerfish Handreel includes a complete lead-free tackle kit, with hooks, sinkers, rubber grubs, and a float from Trout Magnet
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut
Black Walnut

Black Walnut

$75.00

THE CRAFTSMAN'S COLLECTION: LIMITED RELEASE 

Each year, we celebrate Labor Day with a special product release that pushes the bounds of our craftsmanship. This year, inspired by memories of late-summer beach trips and the nautical buoys strung along the docks, we've created our Coastal Ash Edition. This limited release is hand-painted and distressed using traditional milk paint, and each is equipped for fishing in both freshwater streams and off of saltwater piers.

You can learn more about this and all of our handcrafted products at our full store

Coastal Ash
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Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash
Coastal Ash

Coastal Ash

$70.00
Hand-Painted Wooden Handreels for Backpack and Pier Fishing 

Learn about this special release:

 


I have fond memories of my family's trips to the northeast Atlantic. Every time we went, it felt like we were squeezing the last bit of summer out of the season, savoring the salty air, hot sun, and fresh seafood before autumn set in. I remember being fascinated by the weathered-yet-brightly-colored wooden buoys hanging along the docks, whose mysterious patterns read like a secret code.

Those late-summer trips are the inspiration for this limited release of Coastal AshPart of our annual Labor Day celebration of craftsmanship, these handreels are hand-painted, distressed, and then finished to give a rustic look with an ultra-smooth feel. 

Each kit comes with 30 yards of 10-lb copolymer fishing line, a lead-free tackle kit, and a solid-wood hand reel with 3.8 cubic inches of built-in storage space. Each reel is painted by hand with all-natural milk paint, and the included bait and tackle is perfect for freshwater streams or surf-side fishing from a dock or pier. Want an upgrade? Add-on a Leather Reel Cover for just $5.

See all the features of the Daggerfish: