Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers
The Holidays are upon us! Are you struggling to find that perfect item for the angler in your life? If so, this curated list of essential items is sure to please the special person that seems to already have it all. This isn’t run-of-the-mill fishing gear, but rather, top-notch equipment that discriminating anglers strive to own. Read on for some great gift-giving options!
LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp $10.99
Attention saltwater anglers! Everyone knows that inshore predators love shrimp. The LIVETARGET Fleeing Shrimp soft lure, bristling with three-dimensional anatomical features, is rigged on a custom jig head and armed with a strong, corrosion-resistant hook. The Shrimp’s silicone skirt animates the lure’s appearance by mimicking the action of a live shrimp’s front legs while in motion and at rest. The Fleeing Shrimp combines realistic anatomy, profile, colors, sound, scent, and action to provoke aggressive feeding responses from inshore predators. Includes a glass rattle, an attractive shrimp scent, and one replacement body.
LIVETARGET – Mullet Swimbait $10.99
The LIVETARGET Mullet Swimbait is perfect for exciting in-shore action. This soft plastic life-like Mullet can be used in skinny water, over grass and shallows or for fishing in current. The tight tail action brings the Mullet to life. The Mullet Swimbait is the ideal live bait alternative. Perfect for use in any near-surface saltwater fishing situation.
LIVETARGET Sonic Shad Blade Bait $10.99
The LIVETARGET Sonic Shad mimics a young shad fluttering in distress. The profile of the inner core produces a like-like strobing flash, attracting game fish from a distance. Snap the rod tip to impart an erratic darting action, then drop the rod tip to generate a tantalizing falling shimmy and cradle action. The hook creates drag and holds it in the ideal striking position.
LIVETARGET Minnow Jerkbait $11.99
The LIVETARGET Minnow Jerkbait is a one-of-a-kind minnow replica. The high-impact polycarbonate lip is installed separately from the main body fuselage. This unique design feature enables the lure to behave erratically when twitched, which perfectly represents the movement of a distressed Minnow. The lip is extremely durable and has excellent deflection properties making it a great option for anglers targeting fish around cover such as rock or wood. The bait sinks approximately 1′ every 3 seconds and falls parallel. Equipped with a weight transfer, which generates ad dense knock sound. Ultra-realistic paint finishes make this Minnow imitation for targeting fresh and saltwater game fish.
LIVETARGET – Golden Shiner Swimbait $13.99
From shallow pencil reeds and eelgrass to deeper hydrilla lines, LIVETARGET Golden Shiner Swimbaits are designed for shallow water fisheries, where giant bass often chase this elusive baitfish. With two sizes and a medium-slow sink rate, these swimbaits will make even a veteran shiner fisherman take a second look. Best for freshwater anglers.
Wild Water – Deluxe Fly Fishing Kit, 9 ft 5/6 wt Rod $117.00
Perfect for starting a lifelong adventure in fly fishing, this Wild Water Deluxe Fly Fishing Kit includes a 5/6 weight, 9′, 4-piece, medium-fast action fly rod and a high-quality fly reel preinstalled with chartreuse, weight forward 5 floating fly line, 20# orange backing, and 9’ 5X tapered monofilament leader. All Wild Water fly reels are easily changed from left to right hand retrieve. Also included are a 32” hard tube rod case with a reel pouch and side storage pouch with zipper and a 5-section cloth rod bag with ties to protect both rod and reel. What’s more, the kit includes a waterproof, floating fly box loaded with an assortment of 18 flies, plus spare leaders, tippet spools, accessory zingers, line nippers, and stainless steel forceps. This is truly one-stop shopping for the beginning fly angler!
Everest – Caliber Membership $9.99 a month
Here’s another item for those gentlemen who already seem to have it all. Get them a Caliber Membership with Everest! Everest is the Amazon of the outdoor world. They have a robust shopping platform, and as a Caliber member you always get free Express shipping and some crazy deals to boot. They offer daily deals through the “My Deals Mobile App,” and if that’s all not enough, you also get gas, hotel, rental car, and airline discounts through the Caliber membership program. Finally, one of the niftiest perks of Caliber is access to an unbelievable array of outdoor programs in their video library. There are thousands of hours of video content in their library, so when that angler in your life can’t get time away to go fishing, they can watch their favorite on-the-water adventure programs.
Smith’s Consumer Products – Lawaia Pliers & Scissor Combo $32.99
For the angler who has it all, here’s an item you can never have enough of! It is especially handy to be able to wear these on your belt, or you can mount them right to your boat. Braid scissors and pliers are always a must-have when fishing! Smith’s Lawaia Pliers and Scissors Combo kit includes the Lawaia 6.5″ stainless steel pliers, the Lawaia 3″ braid scissors, and a ridged sheath with the optional belt clip or compatible boat mount option
Smith’s Consumer Products – Lawaia Fishing Combo $39.99
Smith’s Lawaia Fishing Combo includes the Lawaia 7″ Stainless steel fillet knife with sheath, Lawaia 3″ braid scissors, and the Lawaia 6.5″ pliers.
This combo features-
Feature 1: Pliers: Split shot crimper; Side cutters; Rugged nickel plated carbon steel construction; leaf spring for quick and easy use
Feature 2: Scissors: Serrated cutting edge; Cuts both mono and braided lines
Simms – Men’s Superlight Pants $79.95
Give the gift of amazing comfort! These pants aren’t just functional, they’re the most comfortable fishing pants you could ever wear. You’d swear you were wearing PJ’s fishing! Simms‘ Superlight Pants wick moisture, dry in a flash and stave off scorching sun with powerful UPF 50 protection. Water-repellent, nylon woven construction with a cooling touch for a full suite of on-water comfort and protection.
Grundens – Deck Boss Sandal $64.99
Is your angler looking for the most comfortable flip-flop he’s ever worn? Tired of the stinky footbed, or marking up the deck of your boat? Enter the Deck Boss Sandal! Comfort, performance, and style all in a flip-flop. The DECK-BOSS™ Sandal is the result of a strong collaboration with SeaDek™ Marine Products to deliver an incredibly durable shock-absorbent sandal. Reduced fatigue and exceptional traction are two things all anglers have on their wish list, and the SeaDek™ footbed and non-marking natural gum rubber with razor siping outsoles deliver exactly that. We’ve also prioritized cushioning using a molded EVA midsole and added properties to ensure all-day comfort, and that stench is left behind. Offered in several new colors for Spring, you’ll have plenty of style options and your feet will be thanking you.
Rose Metal Products – Trophy Graph Systems
Looking for a reliable, affordable way to mount your marine electronics on your boat? Trophy Graph Systems graph mounts are perfect for anglers who want to keep their electronics safe and within easy reach. High-quality, powder-coated aluminum mounts are designed for durability and easy installation. The lightweight, one-piece design means no complex assembly, while the wire guide center hole keeps your wires out of the way. Best of all, these universal designs work with most major brands of marine electronics on the market today. No matter what kind of setup you have, Rose Metal Products has a mount that will work for you. And because these mounts are made in the USA, you know you’re getting a quality product.
Clic – Soft Headband Readers
For those fishermen whose eyesight maybe isn’t what it once was, Clic’s might just be a lifesaver! If you use readers, you know how frustrating it can be to find them when you’re in need. Just as tough is finding a spot to store them when you’re in an active outdoor sport. Clic’s solve all these issues by having a great set of readers that separate above the nose piece and reconnect with a magnet. They have both soft and rigid neck bands to keep them on but close by and ready to use at a moment’s notice. For those fishermen that need readers to tie a new leader, tie on a new lure, or tie flies, these little gems are a must-have item!
Now you have a list of great gift options for the angler in your life. Any of these items would be amazing to find under the tree this holiday season!