Fishing and Music? A Review of the Waterproof JBL Flip 4 Speaker and Fishing
July 13, 2018
Learn the facts and myths about fishing while listening to music, and if you're in the market
Fishing and music are two of my favorite things, but it’s fair to say they aren’t always a match made in heaven. I can appreciate the silence and peacefulness of being on a boat in the middle of a lake, but after some time I crave the serene sounds of my playlists. This begs the question, does listening to music while fishing spook away all of your prospective catches? Many anglers say yes. However, I’ve come to the conclusion there are moments when music and fishing in conjunction is acceptable and will not affect your angling success.
Along with my rod, tackle box and cooler on a fishing trip, I am never without my speaker. I am a proud owner of the JBL Flip 4 – a waterproof, portable and durable speaker. Considering a fishing trip already requires transporting a decent amount of equipment, it is important to ditch extra weight when possible. At only 1.1 pounds, the Flip 4 is incredibly light and can fit in most water bottle holders.
The JBL Flip 4 can be fully submerged in water, and still play like it did the first day you bought it. Since I am often on the water, purchasing a non-waterproof speaker was out of the question. I’ve tried that before and an unfortunate wave-induced incident damaged my previous music maker. Fully putting my speaker to the test and submerging it in water for the first time was a little unsettling, but just like the website says, the Flip 4 can handle it! This awesome waterproof feature means you can take the speaker literally ANYWHERE you go – middle of a thunderstorm, pool party, in the shower … you name it!
JBL Flip 4 Features:
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- 12 hours of playtime
- IPX7 waterproof – fully submergible
- JBL Connect + (link up more than 100 JBL speakers to further amplify the listening experience)
- Echo-cancelling speakerphone
- JBL bass radiator – dual external passive radiators
- Available in 6 colors: Black, White, Blue, Grey, Red, Teal
- Weight: 515g (or 1.1 pounds)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 68 x 175 x 70 (mm)
All of these top-notch features would be nothing without the stellar sound quality. The 360-degree speaker allows your music to compete with the purr of your boat engine and provides you with 12 hours of crystal-clear sound. With that being said, let me circle back to my initial question – when is it appropriate to listen to music when fishing?