Anyone who ever said fishing was a simple sport doesn't really understand it. It is one that may seem simple, but catching a fish can be as much the right equipment as it is skill and patience. There are now plenty of accessories that can also make it more fun. These can include covers for your rods and reels to protect from the elements, and keep them stored when not in use to ensure these will be ready for your next casting call. Repair kits, clippers and other tools allow you to maintain your equipment, while a rod with line counter can measure out the exact length of line your throws out.
While some of these accessories may seem like you're going off the deep end, these add convenience and function that enhances the fishing experience. Having the equipment in good working order ensures that you cast off with ease on every outing.