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2017 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

by Jeff Simpson   |  November 3rd, 2017 0

Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the fly fisher in your life.

Yeti Rambler Jugs
Half-gallon and gallon Yeti Rambler Jugs fit nearly every outdoor situation where drinks or soups need to stay hot or cold. With double-wall vacuum insulation and one-inch of lid insulation, the Rambler™ One Gallon Jug is built to keep things ice-cold (or piping hot) for longer.  It has the same durable 18/8 stainless steel construction as the rest of the Rambler series, which makes it damn near indestructible, with a hefty stainless steel handle to make hauling your one gallon jug easy. It’s also outfitted with the quick securing MagCap and dock, so you can keep your cap close at hand while you grab a swig. Stainless-steel double-wall vacuum insulation and beautiful to behold. $99.99 (half gallon), $129.99 (gallon) | yeti.comINFP-171100-NEW-012.jpg

 

Rx Shades
SportRx, makers of prescription sunglasses for anglers, a variety of brands, styles, models and colors, giving you the UV protection you need in a sunglass that is customized just for you. Their professional opticians will help you find the right sunglasses for your needs from their large collection of popular name brands including Costa, Oakley, Smith, Bolle, and more | sportrx.com

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Columbia SOLAR SHADE
Columbia Solar Shade Shirts features thousands of small titanium dioxide dots that reflect light and greatly reduce heat absorption. The deflecting dots keep sunlight away from your bod to help you stay cool and protected all day on the water. The comfortable and tightly woven synthetic garment wicks away moisture and protects you from the sun (Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation with sun protection of UPF 50+). $70.00 | columbia.com

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Magic Chef Countertop Ice Maker
Choose from two ice cube sizes and produce ice in as little as 7 minutes. Decorated with the Realtree Xtra pattern, the digital control panel indicates when the storage bin needs to be emptied. Compact and small enough to fit on countertop or patio table.  Makes up to 27 lbs. of ice per day. $199 | mcappliance.com

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Simms G3 Guide
A redesign of one of the most popular vests ever made, the new G3 Guide Vest boasts a staggering 24 pockets of all sizes, suitable for any box you can find. It provides a comfy ride with cushioned, stretch mesh shoulders and a padded rib knit collar. This vest, complete with two built-in retractors, a backside net carry,  and a Teflon finish on Cordura ripstop nylon, suits gearheads and guides alike. The  two hook fields are enormous, and with a third-hand rod holder, reel sling, Velcro chest tab, and easy access to oversize compartments, this is a hatch-matcher’s delight. If it doesn’t fit in this vest you don’t need it on the water. $250 | simmsfishing.com

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Fishpond Muchacha
Designed for women, this one-size-fits-most vest can swallow your gear for long days on the river. Complete with fine details including lined hand-warmer pockets, it’s adjustable to fit a range of chest sizes, is clean, and shatters the function-not-fashion mantra. The Muchacha is both, and if you’re a woman, you’ll not only look good on the water, you’ll have everything organized for that next tight line. $140 | fishpondusa.com

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Predator Fly Box
The new Just Encase Predator Fly Box was designed to store large streamers. It features an expterior tool caddy, individual removable sleeves, and magnets at the top for drying flies. The ultra-durable polycarbonate case also protects flies from harmful UV rays that fade colors. The box has holes at the top and bottom for maximum circulation and water drainage, which allows you flies to try and prevents rusting. Choose between slotted foam, stainless steel hangers, or neodymium magnets to hold your flies. Two sizes available—both can be customized. $135 to $185 | justencase.com
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Redington i.D.
Personalizing your reel is no longer expensive or permanent. The new Redington i.D. is a cast aluminium reel with a flat matte black finish where you can affix one of 34 different decal options to represent your personality. The decals are only $1 and can showcase your home state, favorite species, pop art, or make a political statement on the importance of public lands. If you get tired of one sticker, or your mother doesn’t like the “strip, strip, set” exotic dancer motif, you can stack the decals neatly to cover up the previous one. It’s much easier than a tattoo removal. $90 | redington.com

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Dropper Rig Fly Box
Orvis Dropper Rig Fly Box Pre-tied dropper rigs save time on the water but only if you have a functional storage system that keeps the flies and tippet neatly organized and prevents tangling. The Orvis Dropper Rig Fly Box has five removable foam inserts—each insert holds multiple rigs. The box measures 4″x7¼”x 1¼” and is also a convenient holder for trashed leaders and tippet. $30 | orvis.com

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 Super Scissors
The Super Snip has a 40-milliwatt UV LED light for night-fishing and charging UV lures, stainless-steel scissors for heavy-duty cutting, and a hook-eye cleaner, kept ready on a 36-inch nylon retractor cord. $19.99 | boomerangtool.com

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Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders
There have been packable waders before, but the problem has always been the bulky neoprene feet. Patagonia has changed the playing field with its new Middle Fork waders by securing a new proprietary rubber material for the feet. There are no seams in either foot piece, and the four-way super-stretchy material is extremely durable for its weight. In large part due to the changes to the foot material, these waders weigh 1.6 pounds (with the wading belt) and roll into a sack that is about the size of a water bottle—and you don’t have to stuff the waders into the sack like an oversize sleeping bag; the waders roll and fit in the carry sack easily.The waders are made from 3-layer material in the upper (with a breathable membrane and recycled nylon face material), and 4-layer material in the lower wader (also with recycled nylon), so these aren’t just the most packable waders on the market, they are the only ones we’re aware of that are made from recycled material. Middle Fork waders have a lightweight chest harness you can use to roll down the waders into waist-highs on hot summer days. Although “stripped down,” these waders still have the essential TPU waterproof inner pocket for your cell phone. You can use your smartphone without removing it from the waterproof pouch. $350 | patagonia.com

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Worlds Toughest Coffee Maker
The OXX COFFEEBOXX is the world’s toughest coffeemaker. Designed to withstand the rigors of of most any outdoor activity it’s the perfect companion for any devoted outdoors person. It brews a cup of coffee in 90 seconds and has a separate hot water line for ramen noodles, tea, or even a clean shave in the field. IBrews using single-serve pods and works with all Keurig® K-Cup®-compatible pods, as well as no-waste reusable pods. $229.99 | OXX.com

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Yeti Panga
The new 50-, 75-, and 100-liter Pangashas the same durable HydroLok zipper, EVA molded bottom, and a tough exterior that isn’t just waterproof—the laminated nylon exterior is built to withstand anything a roaring river or miles of baggage carousels can throw at it. The comfortable backpack straps are tapered at the bottom to  form a duffel-style carry handle. Inside there are two internal mesh pockets to keep things like cell phones, money, and passports organized. Outside there are plenty of lash points to strap this down in a whitewater raft or SUP. $300-$400 | yeti.com

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