Chris Grech

Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media.

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February 09, 2014

Screen Bright Smartphone Sanitizer Wipes

by Chris Grech

Screen Bright Smartphone Sanitizer Wipes are a great new product that I recently discovered. The wipes are lint free and can be used to clean virtually all electronic devices. They are also very fast drying and sanitize the surface to remove fingerprints, dirt, grease, grime, germs, bacteria and viruses. Screen Bright can be used to clean a large variety of items including smartphones, cell phones, tablets, MP3 players, eReaders, laptops, cameras, portable video games, eye glasses, binoculars, rifle scopes, GPS screens, etc. If you are an angler, boater or hunter, you will find a ton of uses for these wipes. This great product finally puts an end to saltwater spray causing havoc on the lenses of your sunglasses! Each Screen Bright wipe measures 15 x 20 cm and are sold in resealable packs of 12. They are easy to store in your car's glove box, on the boat, in your tackle box or anywhere you might need them. The price is reasonable so give them a shot. If you like them stock up so you'll always have some when you need them most.


December 03, 2013

Wiley X WX Rush Sunglasses

by Chris Grech

As a member of Wiley X's popular Active Series, the WX Rush features a wraparound-style frame with a soft rubber nose pad and temple grips for a comfortable, secure fit, even when the fishing action gets hot and heavy. The WX Rush is ideal for casual anglers and weekend warriors alike, matching a Gloss Black frame with Polarized Blue Mirror Lenses. These lenses feature Wiley X's proven Filter 8™ polarizing technology that eliminates glare and helps fishermen see underwater structure, schools of bait and suspended fish. Wiley X's versatile Green lens base tint is effective under a wide range of light conditions, especially those found in fishing environments. Anglers need protection, as well, and Wiley X has built its reputation by delivering this in some of the most challenging conditions on Earth. Not only do Wiley X glasses protect angler's eyes against the harmful rays of the sun, they provide state of-the-art protection against a wide range of hazards encountered on the water. Every day, anglers face danger from flying lures and airborne debris, whether they're fishing or racing across the water to the next spot. Every pair of Wiley X sunglasses meets stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, providing OSHA-grade protection for anglers, every time they hit the water. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes. This proven protection is a key reason why Wiley X has long been a leading provider of protective eyewear to the U.S. military, law enforcement and other tactical users. Like many Wiley X sunglass styles, the WX Rush is also RX-ready, making it a perfect choice for anglers who wear corrective lenses. The WX Rush with prescription lenses gives serious anglers a comfortable, no-compromise solution that will help them see better and fish with confidence from dawn to dusk.


November 13, 2013

Timber Hawk Backstrap Waist Pack

by Chris Grech

Don't be fooled by the Timber Hawk Backstrap's modest size, it has plenty of room to fit all of the essentials including bulky items like lightweight rain gear. All pockets are lined with an ultra-quiet durable twill fabric to protect your gear and keep it quiet. The main compartment is flanked by accessory pockets featuring large loop zipper pulls which are ideal for smaller items that need to be accessed in a hurry such as game calls, lures, flashlights or ammo. Secured between the hip belt pockets and the main compartment are dual mesh water bottle holders, which easily accommodate two over-sized water bottles, or you can get creative and use these pockets to stash hats, gloves or a face mask. The pocket backs and waist belt are constructed using high-density breathable foam padding for enhanced comfort in any weather condition or equipment load. The waist belt is fully adjustable with left and right compression straps to balance your load and customize the fit. Need to carry more gear? You can always enhance the Timber Hawk Backstrap's function and capabilities by lashing even more gear to the webbed accessory loops.


October 23, 2013

Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper

by Chris Grech

The Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper which will give you peace of mind that your smart phone is safe and there when you need it. Featuring a retractable, super-compact design and simple functionality, it allows you to stay focused on the task at hand. The Gear has a low force 40-pound break-strength industrial retractor made from a high tensile spectra/nylon line. The line extends to 36 inches and quietly retracts, zipping back into place. This simple yet amazing device is made to prevent your phone from hitting the ground, becoming lost or damaged and has been specifically designed to operate in saltwater environments. Attaching the device is anything but complicated with multiple mounting systems including a snap clip to D-ring or an SS threaded stud to secure inside a pocket or to your fishing vest. A pad-eye phone fastener with heavy duty adhesive safely joins the phone to the Retractable Smart Phone Keeper. An easy to use iPhone adapter (excluding iPhone 5) is also included for a quick connect/disconnect. Finally, the Q/C disconnect system can be easily detached from the Gear Keeper for extended talk times, obtaining the latest updates from apps or when it's not needed. The original Geer Keeper system was engineered specifically for SCUBA diving literally born out of a need to secure items in situations when hands are otherwise occupied. Gear Keeper systems are now available in countless configuration options and used in a wide range of applications from fishing, snowsports and hiking to law enforcement, the military and trucking.


August 19, 2013

NoNoSquito Bands

by Chris Grech

Got mosquito problems? Enter NoNoSquito mosquito repellant bands. Simply open the package, put one around your wrist and enjoy the bug-free life. NoNoSquito Bands defend against mosquitoes, bees, flies, gnats, yellow jackets and all other flying insects. They can be used at anytime without the hassle of spraying toxic chemicals on your body. The best part is that they are DEET-free and use natural repellents and non-toxic oils that are safe for all ages. The bands are formulated with 100 percent natural oils made from Geraniol (15%), Lemongrass Oil (5%), Citronella Oil (2%), Polyethylene / Ultramarine Blue / Zinc Oxide / Iron Oxide (78%). In addition, NoNoSquito Bands are waterproof, last up to 200 hours once the package is open and are available in patriotic red, white and blue colors. You can help the used bands last longer by storing them in a sealed zip lock bag when not in use.

3 for $6.00

July 09, 2013

Grundens Rum Runner Backback

by Chris Grech

When we think of quality foul weather gear, Grundens is always the name that comes to mind. If your looking for a waterproof backpack for fishing or just about anything that involves water and/or rain, check out the new Gage 30 Liter Rum Runner Backback. This backpack is made from tough 500d PVC tarpaulin fabric that is 100% waterproof and made with 100% radio frequency welded seams. The Rum Runner is ideal for protecting your gear from the elements with its roll top closure and two ways to close for bulkier items or for easy access. Padded shoulder straps, a heavy duty waistband and a padded moisture wicking back panel keep the backpack snug for maximum mobility while maintaining amazing comfort. Other features of the Gage Rum Runner include a front mesh pocket, water bottle pockets and Lycra shoulder strap pockets all for easy access.

$79.50 MSRP

Click here for a video of the Rum Runner Backpack

May 31, 2013

Flying Fisherman Key West Sunglasses

by Chris Grech

With their simple wrap around design and the premium triacetate polarized lenses, the Flying Fisherman Key West Sunglasses provide maximum UV protection while remaining lightweight, durable and very affordable. The 62mm lenses are hard coated for increased resistance to scratches and the AcuTint Polarized SunLens Systems eliminate glare. These lenses sit in a polycarbonate frame and weight in at only 0.7 ounces. The Key West line also feature non-slip nose pads, grip-tip temples and a clean overall look. Flying Fisherman offer them in black frames with smoke or amber lenses as well as a matte silver frame with smoke lenses. We all know that polarized sunglasses are a must for fishing, but at this price, you can afford to outfit your entire family in style and have a couple extra pairs as backups.

$21.95 MSRP

March 09, 2013

Yacht Shine Phenomenon

by Chris Grech

The Brite Group feature a selection of high performance maintenance products specially formulated to tackle all of your boat cleaning needs while being environmentally friendly. Yacht Shine Phenomenon is contemporary chemistry at its finest since the company has literally integrated liquid glass with the finest gloss agents to form a product that will generate the highest level of appearance and protection for all of your onboard solid surfaces, both interior and exterior. The "Polished Jewel Finish" can be attained via a fast and easy application to produce the finest gloss finish with long lasting protection. Simply spray a light mist of Phenomenon and wipe dry with a microfiber towel. If applying in direct sunlight, do small areas so the product does not dry on the surface.

This revolutionary product can be used on painted/gelcoat surfaces, varnish or urethane coated surfaces, metallics (brass, chrome, gold, silver, stainless, etc.), glass, mirrors, clear vinyl, in the galley (countertops, appliances, sinks, faucets), in the head (shower walls, doors, fixtures), wooden tables and chairs, outdoor vinyl fabrics/furniture and inflatables, tenders and toys. It also safely cleans and then repels fingerprints on smartphones, tablets and marine touch screens...realistically any surface that looks best highly polished. The company has also developed other great products including an algae and waterline stain remover, exhaust stain cleaner, teak cleaner and sealer, mold and mildew eliminator, as well as many others. Yacht Shine Phenomenon and their entire line of products are proudly made locally in the USA and are available at West Marine stores and online at

$19.95 for 16-ounce spray bottle (larger sizes available)

November 07, 2012

Outdoorsman Bracelet

by Chris Grech

The Outdoorsman is a double weave bracelet with a stainless steel buckle. The outer weave is placed over a standard bracelet and is much thicker than the standard bracelets offered with twice as much 550 paracord. You can remove the outer layer and still have a bracelet.

Paracord has long been known to anglers, hunters, campers, etc as a very useful item to have in your possession because it has so many uses only limited by your imagination. They range from having a rope to tie down a trunk lid to tying tent flaps to providing emergency shoelaces. Use for tying sticks together for making a shelter or securing an emergency splint. Another use is a makeshift clothesline to dry wet clothes by a fire in a survival situation. The possibilities are endless.

Simply find the ends of the paracord and unwind the bracelet to access this useful cordage. Once unwound carefully check to see that the paracord is in good condition and straighten the strong yet thin rope. It has seven inner threads that can each be pulled out of the cord and be used as finer thread. The Outdoorsman is available in nineteen colors and six wrist sizes.


August 11, 2012

The “Fisherman’s Assistant” Deep Hook Remover

by Chris Grech

Caliber Outdoor Products offers a fish hook remover that is specifically designed to free a gut-hooked fish without causing additional injury to the fish. In addition, with the price of today's increasingly expensive hooks, the "Fisherman's Assistant" Deep Hook Remover will pay for itself over time. The product was developed, tested and proven by anglers to reduce fish mortality by dislodging and flipping the hook 180 degrees for easy extraction. It can remove all types of hooks, including circle and J-hooks, even if your line is already broken off. The Fisherman's Assistant is made of non-corrosive materials to handle the harsh saltwater environment, the cable is replaceable (with basic 90-pound coated stainless steel fishing wire) and it even floats. It will tackle any size hook up to size 9/0. Check out their website for additional information and videos.

July 04, 2012

Berkley Superline Shears

by Chris Grech

The compact Berkley Superline Shears are the perfect size for easy transport. They are specifically designed for cutting braid but will also give you a very clean cut with any other type of fishing line. The serrated stainless steel blades are extremely durable and will have no corrosion issues out on the surf or on a boat, day in and day out. I've used Berkley Superline Shears quite a bit and they have kept a surgical sharp edge so I have not needed to sharpen them, which is always a good thing. As with all cutting tools used in a saltwater environment, it's always best to rinse them off with water at the end of the day and sharpen them if they get a little dull. This little tool is an excellent value.

June 12, 2012

Tsunami Aluminum Pliers

by Chris Grech

Tsunami's Aluminum Pliers are a necessity in every angler's tackle box. Aircraft grade ultra-light aluminum, which has been heavily anodized for greater corrosion resistance, makes this 7.5" tool a perfect combo of light weight and durability. Titanium coated stainless steel jaws and replaceable tungsten-carbide cutters mean these pliers are a must have for any situation. The handy coiled tether and clasp mean they will always be handy when the going gets tough. I have been using a Tsunami 7.5" Aluminum Plier for years in a saltwater environment and it is still remains rust free and cuts braid with ease even after extremely heavy use and abuse. They remain a great value.

May 13, 2012

AccuSharp Knife Sharpener

by Chris Grech

One of the most important and commonly overlooked aspects of fishing is a sharp knife. Most times any knife will get the job done cutting bait or a line, but in order to properly clean your catch a very sharp knife is crucial. I've been using the AccuSharp Knife Sharpener for years and it does an excellent job with everything from fillet knives to serrated knifes to just about every knife I own. It can even put a super sharp edge on larger items like cleavers, axes and machetes. The sharpening is done via Diamond Honed Tungsten Carbide sharpeners which provide years of use and are also reversible as well as replaceable. Simply follow the included directions and you'll end up with a razor's edge in about 10 seconds. The most important thing with the AccuSharp Knife Sharpener is to always use light pressure when sharpening. Heavy pressure will still give you a great edge but will wear out your knife much quicker. AccuSharp also produce many other products so their website is definitely worth a look. A quality product at a great price with a Lifetime Warranty that's made in the USA. You really can't beat that.

April 24, 2012

Fish-Strips Measuring Tape

by Chris Grech

Every angler needs some type of tape measure on their boat or cooler. The problem is all of them include fish pics, fish size regulations and seasons that change every year (or even multiple times per year!) or a bunch of other unnecessary nonsense. Enter the Fish-Strip.

Fish-Strips are 48-inches long by 1-inch wide which makes them perfect for most locations on your boat or on your cooler. If you don't need all 48-inches, simply cut the Fish-Strip down to whatever size you need. They have simple, easy to see black numbers and hash marks for quick measuring of your catch. The material used is a top quality matte white 3M vinyl that is 7 mils thick for each Strip. This combination allows it to stand up to the rigors of fishing day in and day out. Sun, saltwater, soaps, chemicals, fish…Fish-Strips can take it all and they simply look awesome anywhere. This is a very simple yet quality product that performs when and where you need it. Just peel and stick!

Plain, white, durable and simple. That's what I like about it.


Video:Installing Fish-Strips

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February 14, 2012

GreenFish CPR Camera Mount

by Chris Grech

The GreenFish CPR Mount (Catch, Photo, Release) is a universal camera mount with patent-pending technology that ensures the mount locks into most tube-style rod holders, rocket launchers and Scotty flush mounts.

Developed by sustainable fishing company GreenFish, the CPR Mount's Expansion Lock technology fits most rod-holders, providing a stable platform for taking photos or capturing video. Its universal camera mount fits most digital cameras and the GoPro. The Flex Arm lets you position the camera to film the action from multiple angles– even underwater.

The GreenFish CPR Mount is ideal for kayaks or small boats, but it can also be an effective sales tool for charter boat captains. They can film an epic battle between a bolting marlin and the crew using one CPR mount, or multiple mounts to shoot the action from different angles. The angler can replay the action at home; the captain has a great promotional video.


February 03, 2012

Pelican i1015 Smart Phone Case

by Chris Grech

More and more of us are using Smart Phones these days. Why not protect your investment? After all, you won't be able to call for help with a wet or broken phone. Enter the Pelican i1015 Smartphone Case. Designed for the iPhone, iPhone 4, iPod Touch and many models of Smart phones, this tough case will keep your mobile device working in even the worst conditions. It features an external jack, built-in cable manager, active sport carabineer, easy open latch, custom rubber liner that doubles as an o-ring seal and stainless steel hardware. The Pelican i1015 is water resistant, crushproof and dustproof and is available with a clear or solid color lid. The case measures 5.14" x 2.64" x 1.37" and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

January 11, 2012

Loon Outdoors Nip N Sip

by Chris Grech

The Nip N Sip from Loon Outdoors is like a mullet. I'm not talking about the fish, I'm talking about the hairstyle. Just like that popular redneck hairstyle that we all secretly wish we had, the Nip N Sip is "Business in the front and party in the back!" All kidding aside, there are two very important tasks that must be completed on each fishing outing; cutting line and opening bottles. (Catching fish is also important.) This handy little tool accomplishes both jobs in style with its stainless steel cutting blades, built-in bottle opener, extra wide grated pads for grip and eye clearing needle. The Loon Outdoors Nip N Sip allows anglers to cut their line easily and enjoy a beverage without breaking their teeth or breaking the bank. Pick one up for yourself and a true friend today.