October 30, 2018 6 min read
We get a lot of folks in the shop looking for Christmas gifts for their significant other, children, or family friend that fly fishes, and they often are a little stumped on what to get them. There’s such a huge amount of gear out there in the fly fishing world, and it can often be intimidating to try and pick something out. We’ve put together a list of some of the latest gear that we think will all make great Christmas gifts for the fly fisher in your life – here’s few of our favorite offerings from some of our favorite brands for this year!
The updated Simms G3 River Camo Wader has all the latest technical features, legendary durability, and proprietary Veil Camo. Veil Camo combines scientifically proven patterns and colors to scramble a fish’s ability to see you coming. Simms G3 waders have been the benchmark for high quality waders for at least a decade, and now they are available in this much antipated camo pattern. You can rely on their rugged built in Montana construction to last. The latest generation of the G3 has improved breathability from the latest Gore-Tex fabric, comes with a flip out tippet tender pocket, and the best fitting neoprene feet in the wader world. Take your fishing to the next level with the super stealthy River Camo G3. Ever hunt ducks while floating the Bighorn? These are dual hitting fishing hunting combo- match up your G3 Waders with other River Camo prints.
Perfect for getting the boat put in, walking around in the snow in the the winter, or fishing during damp conditions! On the river and off, everyone appreciates warm, dry feet. Our men’s Riverbank Chukka Boot is made for easy on and off wear. The fully waterproof rubber and neoprene boot features a grid-fleece lining to insulate your feet and our Right Angle® Footbed for a supportive, comfortable fit. A multidirectional outsole grips wet surfaces and is non-marking for general boat deck wear.
T&T Zone rods bring the latest R&D along with the legendary T&T feel to a versatile new line up of fly rods. 9 models cover both freshwater and saltwater use. The Zone Fly rods are in sizes 3wt-10wt. Whether you’re fishing the 5wt for trout in Montana, hunting stripers on Cape Cod with the 10wt, or on a DIY bonefish trip in the Bahamas with the 8wt, the Thomas and Thomas Zone Rods will have your fly in the strike zone and give you the backbone needed to land your next personal best.
Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity Fly Line combines the durability and slickness of the textured Amplitude series, but as the name implies this line is smooth rather than textured. The all new Infinity taper is extremely versatile. The Amplitude Smooth Infinity has the power to bomb out streamers, yet retains delicacy for dry flies. It mends like an absolute dream, and delivers flies at all distances. Built a half-size heavy, with a long head and substantial front taper, it’s perfect for everything from trout and panfish to pike and steelhead.
The Katafront Hoody is a technical fishing jacket that meets all conditions. Layer it under a rain shell or wear it on its own on drier days. Water resistant forearms move in and out of the water while keeping you dry, and an adjustable hood provides shelter and warmth as needed. It’s cut for a full range of motion with just the right amount of stretch.
The new series of Umpqua fly boxes feature SureGrip TPE inserts to keep your flies secure and last for years, and come in a wide range of sizes and styles to fit every need. Lightweight boxes that will keep you organized!
Nomad Nets are constructed with carbon fiber/fiberglass composite material. The result is a very lightweight and durable net. Nomad Nets are built for the conditions that prevail where great fishing exists; they are waterproof, UV protected, and float like a cork. All Nomad Nets come standard with a rubber bag.
Redington Butter Stick II Fiberglass Fly Rods – Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to slow it down and just enjoy being out on the water. The new BUTTER STICK does just that. Built using T-Glass construction on our Heritage Taper, the BUTTER STICK is a slow action glass rod that will delicately present a fly even in the tightest of places. The retro cosmetics and slower action will make every day feel like throwback Thursday. Features Slow action T-Glass construction built on our Heritage Taper, a traditional fiberglass taper providing a classic glass feel 1wt – 5wt feature unique all cork handle with slide rings 6wt and 8wt feature saltwater-ready anodized aluminum reel seat and increased butt section strength for fighting larger species Alignment dots for easy rod setup Durable cordura rod tube with dividers Lifetime warranty
Redington Grande Reel is a fully anodized, machined aluminum fly reel that features our new sealed SUPER-TORQUE carbon drag system that will KO any fish you hook. After years of field testing, we bulked up the GRANDE with an oversized palming rim, increased backing capacity, and designed an easy to locate handle and drag knob so you can make quick adjustments in the heat of the battle. Never stand down from a fight, regardless of the opponent.
The Lamson Remix reel is a hybrid machined and cast aluminum construction that gives you the value you want, and the durability you need. The frame of the reel is machined aluminum, which will hold up to the toughest conditions. The spool is cast aluminum, which also has the added benefit of the spools being relatively inexpensive – so if you fish multiple lines on one rod, it’s a great value.
Rio InTouch Big Nasty Sink Tip Fly Line is the perfect sink tip for casting large streamers, with a front-loaded weight distribution that easily casts the biggest of flies. The line features RIO’s Multi Density Control – a seamless blend of three or four densities that ensures the smoothest transition of energy when casting, and the best depth control when fishing. It is made with an ultra-low stretch core for the maximum in sensitivity and performance. This is the easiest casting, fishiest sink tip line ever made.
Simms ExStream Core Top features a two-layer weave to trap the heat close to your body. Cut for a free range of motion, it features thumbhole cuffs to keep your sleeves in place as you cast and reach. An integrated hood and neck gaiter design helps seal out the cold, so you can settle into your cast. Unleash your inner fly fishing ninja
RIO Fly Clips – Twist Clips create a fast, easy connection to allow anglers to change flies quickly, and to prevent leaders and tippet sections from getting too short. Twist Clips require a simple twist-on/twist-off operation and are ideal for bigger flies between 1/0-10. 10 clips per package
Stretchy comfortable glove that keeps your hands very warm. Fold back pointer and middle fingers as well as fold back thumb allow for added dexterity when tying knots etc.
Rising Aluminum nets are lightweight, durable, and even double as flask! Now availble in 3 sizes. The 10″ handle (Brookie), 24″ Handle (Lunker), and 38″ (Lunker Boat Net). The hoop size of the Brookie is smaller than the two longer handled nets. The quality of these nets really stands out. We have put them through the paces in our daily use when guiding. Rising Aluminum nets are as rugged as they come.
That’s a small portion of the cool gear that’s out on the market, but is a great start for ideas for a fly fishing Christmas gift. Feel free and give us a call, shoot us an email, or swing by the shop if you need any help picking out a gift, or have questions about any of the stuff on this list!
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