Targeted mainly to the backpacking crowd, Solstice rain gear is made of lightweight Microshed HC fabric. The material is breathable, an attribute especially beneficial to anglers in warm climates. All seams are welded, rather than sewn, in order to keep water out. The jacket, available in four colors, weighs just over a pound. The pants, in black only, weigh 7 ounces. (Jacket, about $129, pants, $59; 503-239-6991; www.solsticegear.com) fishing line near the float. If nothing else, take along one of the small flashlights that attach to the bill of your fishing cap. These LED-enhanced lights range in price from about $5 to $20 or so.