Here are a list of the best holiday gifts for the fly fisher on your list!
It’s that time again. Santa is harnessing those reindeer, Mrs Claus is baking Christmas goodies and all those elves are putting the finishing touches on that new 5 weight and those fresh waders. Forget about the elf on the shelf, these gift ideas will make you the G.O.A.T. on the Boat!
Rods and Reels
Recon Saltwater 6- $595
I’m a big fan of saltwater 6 weights and this one is my favorite. The Recon delivers the performance of a $1000 fly rod at about half the price. If you have a saltwater and/or on your list, it’s sure to please.
Scott Wave- $675
Scott’s newest offering the Wave is another mid-price saltwater fly rod that delivers in a big way. In addition to being a great flats fishing tool, I find the Wave to be a great rod for streamer fishing in fresh water. Top notch quality and a great price.
Superfine Glass- $498
Perfect for the stream angler the Superfine Glass fly-fishing rod series is built with S-2 fiberglass for smooth, slow casting with the strength to get the job done. Black type III anodizing aluminum reel seat with wooden insert (2-5 wt.) or aluminum tube (6 and 8 wt.). Hard chrome guide and double-foot striping guide. Matte olive blank with quick rod identifier. Nylon-covered rod tube and cloth storage sack included.
Echo Boost Blue- $299
Echo’s new and updated fast action saltwater rod. The all-new actions are a result of Tim’s relentless tweaking to Echo’s Boost Salt Series. With its light tip section mated to a powerful bottom section, these rods pack the punch needed to fight the wind and other challenging conditions.
Winston Air 2- $1195
When they’ve been so good, only the best will do. The next generation of all-around freshwater fly rods (3wt-6wt). These rods can do anything – present tiny dry flies to wary trout on flat water, cast a heavy streamer to the far bank in the wind, launch the entire line when you need it, and make quick, accurate close-range shots
Echo Gecko- $179
There’s no better way to get your littlest angler started in fly fishing than the Gecko. With a modest forgiving action and kid hippy friendly cosmetics the Gecko is ready for action Featuring a small lower grip for two handed casting the Gecko can be fished with one or two hands Also available as a rod reel line package that comes strung up and primed for the water.
CFO Reel $169-$329
A classic. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the USA-made click-and-pawl C.F.O. III Reel is inspired by renowned fly reel designer Stan Bogdan’s 1971 revival of the timeless, ventilated-port design first patented by Charles Frederick Orvis in 1874. Worthy of display and even more fun to fish, this classic click-and-pawl is an elegantly simple and effective design with the same black frame and spool with silver accents as Bogdan’s 1971 icon. Features an easy left- to right-hand retrieve conversion.
Hydros II Euro Reel- $279
The wildly popular Hydros® fly-fishing reel now makes its debut as a fully caged European nymphing machine to completely eliminate lines from slipping between spool and frame. We’ve also increased the reel’s weight slightly to better balance with the 10′ and 11′ rods so common in Euro circles. Complete with the same forward-thinking attributes of the standard Hydros series, the reel includes a ergonomically accessible drag knob, a sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism, and a radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection.
Simms G3 Stockingfoot Wader- $599
Available for men and women Simms’ long-standing, award-winning wader is back with an exciting update to the material package, improved fit, and an enhanced feature set while remaining the most comfortable, reliable, and performance-driven wader ever. Made with hands, heart and soul and individually tested for waterproofness in the USA, of imported materials, first and foremost, world-renowned GORE-TEX fabric.
PRO Hybrid Wading Boots- $279
The PRO Hybrid Boot features Michelin Hybrid Outdoor Extreme technology on the outer edge and under-toe zones for reliable, wet rubber, out-of-water traction and durability. Inside that rubber you’ll find grippy, long-lasting felt that grabs well on slick rocks. This felt zone also allows for the buildout of an optional custom stud pattern for even more traction. The upper is made of quick-drying Clarino® microfiber that provides a better strength-to-weight ratio than traditional leather. A cast PU upper eliminates seams while providing a zoned cage for added stability, grip, and extreme abrasion resistance without the added bulk.
A lean, mean, trail-to-river machine. Flyweight Men’s Wading Boots cut ounces in exchange for maximum output, relentless grip, and standup stability and comfort. Optimized for best-in-class wet-slip resistance, the exclusive-to-Simms Vibram Idrogrip Flex outsole is engineered with a rubber compound that is softer and therefore grippier than the sole materials in other Simms wading boots.
Men’s PRO Underwader Pants- $139
The performance of breathable waders is largely dictated by what you wear underneath—the new Men’s PRO Underwader Pants feature an active fit with tapered leg that won’t bunch and wears well with or without the wader. Four-way fabric provides the durability of a woven with the comfort of a knit. High-pile fleece interior for optimal warmth and comfort. Lightweight stretch panel on cuff hem reduces unnecessary bulk when worn with waders and boot, and stirrup straps prevent pant legs from riding up. Rear zip security pocket with two handwarming front pockets. Two mesh side zip vents increase ventilation when needed. Full elastic waistband with belt loops and a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish.
Fall Run Jacket- $139
I live in this remarkably versatile jacket, in the cooler months. The versatile fit for autumn fishing days, the Fall Run Collared Jacket features a smooth exterior finish for seamless layering under bibs and waders, plus recycled fabrics and insulation for bolstered warmth and a better environmental footprint.
Pro Insulated Vest- $169
The Men’s PRO Insulated Vest uses body-mapped insulation to provide optimal temperature control through a wide range of activity level and environments. 80g PrimaLoft® Gold Active insulation (45% recycled content) protects the body’s core, with weightless, highly packable warmth ideal for active pursuits. Polartec® Alpha® (80g) (55% recycled content), designed for Special-Ops teams, regulates body heat and moisture through the side panels allowing the vest to be comfortably worn through a wide range of temperatures and activities. The outer is a 20D mechanical stretch ripstop nylon shell with unique coating to improve wind and weather resistance. Zippered, fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, zippered chest pocket for storage, and internal zippered security pocket that doubles as a stuff sack. High-quality YKK® zippers and DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating. Active fit ideal for layering.
Women’s Recycle Drift Jacket- $158
Look good, feel good, do good—choose the lightweight warmth and stand-out-from-the-crowd style of our Recycled Drift Jacket, made entirely from recycled materials—even the zippers. Built to last years—not seasons—it sports a ripstop recycled polyester shell, 80G PrimaLoft® Gold insulation (also recycled polyester!), and YKK® NATULON Plus™ zippers made from recycled plastic so when this jacket does eventually wear out, it can be recycled. Packs into an interior pocket—perfect for tossing into your day pack or carry-on. One zip chest and tricot-lined zip handwarmer pockets keep small essentials secure while princess seams give this piece shape and show off yours. Active Fit, shaped to contour your figure without restricting.
Gore-Tex Infinium Wind Beanie- $49
If there’s a silver bullet for cold days on the water, this is it. Keep your angler warm and happy on the water all winter.
Orvis Pro Stretch Shirt- $129
My personal favorite fishing shirt. At first glance, the industry’s highest UPF rating of 50+ in our Men’s PRO Stretch Shirt might seem like its standout feature. Until you put it on and it becomes apparent: This shirt is so light, it hardly feels like you’re even wearing one. The main body is made from a stretchy, woven fabric that allows for enhanced comfort—even when making aggressive movements like casting for distance, poling, or back rowing the boat above a pod of risers.
Carry It All Travel Case- $175
The perfect gift for the angler who travels to fish. The Orvis Carry-It-All bag was designed years ago by Orvis Chairman Perk Perkins to be sure his equipment stayed safe and in his possession on flights to fly-fishing destinations. It’s been a customer-proven success for almost two decades and now it’s even better. Built from 100% recycled CORDURA® ECO®, the Carry It All protects and organizes all your fly-fishing equipment in a separate internal zippered storage compartment for rods and internal compartments with improved adjustable dividers to securely customize the storage of all of your gear.
Riversmith River Quiver- $479
Your fly rods are valuable. So is your time. The River Quiver is the best way to save both. Store rods safely and ready to fish while on the road.
Tornado Anchor- $70
Yep, an anchor for Christmas. You simply can’t believe what a difference it makes. The Tornado anchor is a serious upgrade to any boat. It hold when other anchors don’t and comes free when they hang up. It’s environmentally friendly too and outlasts other anchors, leaving no led in the water.
Freestone Backpack- $159
Simms’ do-anything, go-anywhere daypack, the Freestone supports the hustle with dual-access points for extricating must-grab gear, right-sized interior and exterior storage for essentials, and a built-in rainfly that defies whatever’s threatening to turn your bag into a wet bog.
Regal Tying Vise- $275
My favorite tying vise for over a decade, nothing is easier and more reliable than a Regal.
Rising Crocodile Tool- $20
A perfect shocking stuffer, the Crocodile tool does everything you need on the water. Trim line, pinch barbs, secure shot, groom flies and, best of all, release fish with ease. Even if they take the hook deep. I never fish without it.
Rising Net- $149-$249
These beautiful nets never let you down when it’s time to seal the deal. This is a gift that will last a lifetime. Available in a variety of colors and styles.
Amplitude Smooth Trout- $99
A perfect all around trout line. The Amplitude Smooth series of lines are, simply put, the highest-performance smooth fly lines in the world. With up to five times less drag and eight times the durability of traditional lines, this will change the way you look at fly line performance.
Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam- $99
My current favorite saltwater fly line. Tarpon. Bonefish. Permit. All in one day. All on one fly line. That’s the idea behind the Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam, a line designed specifically to help you achieve one of angling’s most elusive accomplishments. With a short, powerful head the Grand Slam cuts through wind and turns over crabs, shrimp, and tarpon toads with ease. We’ve got the line. You just need the fish.
Regulator Spool- $29
Short of a $1000 professional line winder, this is the best way to load, change and store your fly lines. Every angler needs one.
Oru Lake- $509
This little boat is unbelievable! Fish anywhere, anytime with this 18 pound wonder that folds so small you can take it in an Uber. The Lake is one of the lightest kayaks on the market. All you need to connect to the water, it assembles in under a minute. It’s a stable and beginner-friendly boat that’s great for all ages. Our smallest, most portable kayak with the same durability as our expedition models fits easily in a backseat, trunk, or even a plane for all your adventures.
Cody’s Fish Art- $200-$850
These are the coolest creations out there for anglers who love art. Share your love of fish and the places you find them with a true one of a kind original.
Sightline Provisions Notebook- $95
Perfect for the angler who journals, writes, or just wants to remember the experience. These lovely leather bound notebooks are an heirloom gift.
G&G Bonefish School- $5800
Anglers learn to become self sufficient saltwater anglers, make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The remote flats of South Andros offer the best bonefishing on the planet and are the perfect place to unwind and forget you troubles. Life is good in the Bahamas. Truly the trip of a lifetime. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With all my heart, I wish for a safe and happy holiday for you and he ones you love!