7 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Angler

7 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Angler

The holidays are coming fast, and if you're reading this, you probably know—or are—an angler and need to find a gift. Well, we're here to help! Here are seven holiday gift ideas for your favorite angler.

Orvis Pro Vest

Although it’s designed with fly anglers in mind, the Pro Vest from Orvis would make a great gift for any angler. Constructed from breathable, quick-drying spandex, mesh, and nylon, the Pro Vest is packed with pockets to store anything from lures and reels to extra line. There’s even an extra-large net pocket on the back of the vest. You’ll also find plenty of gear loops to keep the equipment you use most often close at hand and out of the water.

Extreme Combo Caddy Rod and Reel Carrier

Another awesome gift idea for the angler in your life—especially if she or he enjoys traveling to fishing destinations—is a travel bag for their gear. Look for a bag with plenty of storage space and room for both rods and reels. The Extreme Combo Caddy Rod and Reel Carrier from Bass Pro Shops. A rod-and-reel bag is also a great solution for gear storage during the off-season.

Handy Pak Collapsible Net

A landing net is a must for most any freshwater angler—especially if they wade or fish from the shoreline. The problem with nets, though, is they can be cumbersome and unwieldy: they get in the way when you carry them and while you're fishing. This is exactly why a Hand Pak collapsible net is a perfect gift idea. The net collapses into its own pouch and can be stored in a pocket, creel, or tackle box so it’s ready to go when your angler is ready to land a lunker.

Line Nipper

All anglers need a line nipper from time to time, whether it’s to change lures or flies, splice on a leader, or get rid of a snarl—and a nipper makes for a super stocking stiffer. The Guide Nipper from Simms, for example, is crafted from ultra-light aerospace aluminum, so your angler will barely notice the additional weight, while its stainless-steel jaws will cut through just about any line you put between them.

Tenkara Rod Co. Sierra Rod Package

Maybe your angler is looking for something new to try or for a way to keep fishing gear close at hand at all times. If so, a tenkara rod package, like the Sierra from Tenkara Rod Co., may be ideal for holiday gift giving. The Sierra is a 10.5-foot rod that collapses into an ultraportable, 20-inch tube. Tenkara fishing is a type of fly angling that uses only a rod, line, and a fly—there is no reel. Your angler can store the rod rigged and, when the mood strikes, be fishing in minutes, wherever they happen to be. The Sierra package ships with the Sierra rod, storage tube, line, tippet, and three flies.

AFTCO Packable Fishing Jacket

When you’re out on the water—fishing from a boat of from the shoreline—you never know when you may need a jacket. This is why the AFTCO packable fishing jacket is a perfect gift for any angler in your life. It packs down into its own pocket but provides 10K waterproof protection to ensure that the only thing getting wet is your bait.

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Columbia PFG Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt

When your angler is out on the water, exposure to sun and wind is inevitable. One of the best ways to keep your favorite fishing enthusiast safe is to make sure they have the sun and wind protection they need—like the PFG Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt, a technical tee made from breathable, moisture wicking fabric that also offers UPF 50 sun protection.