The holiday season is fast approaching and gear junkies will be jonesing for a stocking full of schwag. Knowing what to get isn’t always easy but there are a few sure fire options that every angler will love. Here are our top picks for fly fishing holiday gifts.
1) Post Fly Box
It's like Christmas every month with a subscription to Post Fly Box
Why fuss over the details when the pros can pick out the best flies and gear for you? The Post Fly Box system offers several options with single or monthly deliveries. The regular box comes with flies, instructional guides, stickers,a Trout Unlimited membership, and more. You can upgrade to the Guide box for double the flies and a branded product in every box. The option to choose your target species means the flies are hand-picked for your exact needs. They even have starter kits for new anglers and fly tying boxes to get you started on the vise.
Don't wade for It, get them fly fishing now!
High quality fly rods often come with a major price barrier. No angler wants to wait all year when they could be fishing immediately and Wade Rods solves this dilemma with a subscription option. You can pay upfront or on a monthly basis without waiting to receive your rod. The rods are flat-out amazing and they even offer reels and kits that include everything. The Streamer Express is a favorite for aggressive anglers who like throwing big flies while the Nymphster is ideal for sensitive high sticking and Euro nymphing needs. Every Dragon Glass model is worth considering for fiberglass aficionados and the Tide Chaser is versatile in saltwater situations. If you want big smiles on Christmas morning, any of these rods will produce.
If It says Simms Fishing Gear, it's going to last a long time.
The wardrobe is important on the water and Simms makes great gear. Head over to Karl’s Bait and Tackle and you will find a bunch of nice options. The CX Bib and CX Jacket are perfect for cold-weather anglers. You will also find great layers and jackets like the Fall Run Hoody and Rogue Vest. Protecting your loved ones from the sun is also a good idea and the Simms Solarflex Hoody and Sun Gloves will keep them safe from UV rays. Clothing, bags, and accessories from Simms are available in male and female models and they make great presents for the angler who has everything.
If your angler has everything, a guided trip is the ultimate gift. You can go exotic to lodges in foreign countries or find something local to really learn and improve on the home turf. Guided trips are fun, educational and they create long lasting memories. Do some research, make a budget, and find a reputable guide or fly shop that offers gift certificates for future trips.
Updated November 3rd, 2021 at 4:25 AM CT