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Gear Review: Toadfish

Toadfish was created with a mission in mind, it’s not just your average company focused only on the bottom line of sales and profit. They understand fully that sportsmen are the ultimate conservationists and their passion is quality saltwater and coastal bay fishing. The best way to have a quality fishery in our coastal bays and close in ocean estuaries is to have clean water.

Oysters are the way to clean our coast waters. Each oyster can filter upwards of 50 gallons of coastal water per day and help remove toxins from our stream run off from rivers and creeks. This constant filtering creates habitat for hundreds of species can coexist together. This can include, fish, crabs, shellfish, shrimp, birds, and even humans when we choose to eat the fish, crabs and shellfish our oceans and bays provide to us. Oyster reefs provide structure to keep our fish safe, protect the ocean floor and filter the water as well as provide food to many species including humans. It is no question that if you want a very clean bay, you do that by increasing oyster farms, reefs and habitat for oysters.

Toadfish sells fishing products with a specific look and feel for the coastal fisherman and those who want to support a great cause. We got the opportunity to test out a few products from this team and found them to be well thought out and exceptionally made.

Toadfish Folding Cutting Boards

The first product we got the opportunity to test out was the Toadfish XL Stowaway Folding Cutting Board. This made it into our turkey hunting kit for the season and what we liked was that it was quick to deploy on the tailgate of the pick up truck and incorporated a quick built in knife sharpener to keep our blade trued up and performing well. It was quick and easy to deploy this cutting board and it is perfect for inland and coastal fishing when space is absolutely at a premium. I found these to be sturdy and solid and not overly expensive for the quality of what you are getting as a product.

I liked how easy this was to clean, fold up and have ready for the next adventure. Cutting boards keep your knives already sharper than utilizing knives without a cutting board and having the built in knife sharpener is really nice to have. Priced under $50.00 these make great gifts for fishermen and hunters in your circle.

Toadfish Dry Box

When this first came in it sat on my desk for a good 30 days. I was trying to figure out how I was going to utilize it. I currently don’t own a boat so the opportunity to test it out fishing wasn’t going to happen for me. However this dry box has become integrated into my kit pretty quickly. I have started using this for electronics, an extra battery, sunglasses, headphones and a spare knife. I take this on road trips and hunting trips especially when I know the environment is going to be incredibly dusty. I can take the Toadfish dry box and slide it under the passenger seat to keep my electronics safe when I leave. I wish this had a small lock built into it but since I slide it under the seat and almost no one knows it is there, it is generally as safe as my glove box.

The Toadfish Dry Box is crush proof and it sticks well to the dash board with the SmartGrip Suction Technology. The dry box has a soft rubber interior and a tray that holds your gear in a storage solution that keeps it all safe. It can work on your desk, your vehicle and no doubt on your boat. It sticks to your dash or on your boat so you can be assured everything will be safe and secure. Closed up, dust and water is never going to make it inside so this is the perfect container to hold important things you want kept safe. I especially like how easy it is transport the toadfish dry box from my desk to the vehicle or places in between.


The products from Toadfish hold up as quality products. They are well thought out, created in a unique way, well built and at price points that make them easy to recommend. I wish they had a few more color-ways on some of the products but hey that is just me. If you see a product you like buy it and know that more oyster reefs are going to be created as a result of your purchase which helps us all win.

Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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