2018 Fly Fisherman Gift Guide

2018 Fly Fisherman Gift Guide
Check out these innovative products that would make awesome gifts for the fly fisher in your life.

Groove Ring $30-$50
The Groove Ring is crafted with the comfort and safety of your fingers in mind. Available in a number of styles and flattering widths, anglers will appreciate how incredibly breathable and comfortable these rings are to wear, in fact, you can barely feel it. If the ring gets damaged, cut, stretched, eaten by a fish, or even just lost, Groove Ring will replace it for free--no questions asked. Lots of design options. groovelife.com

Columbia Super Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt $50
Columbia’s newest shirt combines Realtree’s Mako camo patterns on a quick-drying shirt with UPF 50 Omni-Shade and Omni-Wick technologies. The shirt is available in 15 Realtree Mako colors/patterns including Riptide and Hyper Blue for salt water, and black and Cypress to fit the landscapes associated with freshwater fishing for trout and bass. columbia.com

Panga Backpack 28 $299
The Panga Backpack 28 features ergonomic shoulder straps that offer extra carrying comfort, while the removable chest straps and waist belt provide added stability and security. And because the pack and the HydroLok Zipper are 100-percent waterproof, there’s absolutely no need to carry the pack over your head while you wade or worry about the contents in the pack if you get caught in a downpour. yeti.com

Magellan Aransas Pass Window Check Fishing Shirt $29.99
Stay cool and comfortable during a long afternoon on the water wearing this Magellan Outdoors Men's Aransas Pass Window Check Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt. This shirt wicks sweat away from your skin and provides UPF 30 protection against harmful UV rays. The 2 pockets offer added storage for small accessories. academy.com

Floating Shades $50
These lightweight, comfortable, and durable shades also float! All Rheos sunglasses feature polarized UV protected and dual-sided anti-fog coating lense that automatically clear the lenses so you do not need to remove them and do it yourself.  The Rheos lens also includes a speciality Hydrophobic coating, which acts like RainX for a windshield helping water to bead off the lens without settling in and covering your view. rheos.com

Tacky Flydrophobic SD $35
The Flydrophobic SD is a waterproof fly box that has a vented, breathable lid. Just like breathable waders, the box keeps water out, but allows moisture vapor to pass through the lid so your flies can actually be drying inside a sealed box. The box is 7"x4"x1" and has the same slitted silicone anchoring system as previous Tacky boxes. tackyflyfishing.com

Fishpond SwitchPack $100
The SwitchPack features a gear pack that slides on rails, so getting your pack from behind your back is now an easy one-handed maneuver. There’s also a small but feature-loaded drop-down workbench that slides on the rail system of the shoulder strap. It has enough room for two Velcro fly patches, and enough attachment points for you to rig it up for how you like to fish. A net holster at the back of the belt makes it comfortable to use a long-handled net. There are also several separate accessories like the drink holster, which holds a beverage. Keeps things out of the way and handy at all times. fishpond.com

MAGPUL Shades $139.99 to $149.99
These durable sunglasses have all the high-performance features anglers desire in a pair of shades. Made from one of the strongest types thermoplastic material on the market, the frames are designed to last. Available in a variety of lens color and mirror combinations, the polarized option provide anglers with the resolution, clarity, and contrast needed for sight fishing across a variety of changing environments and light conditions. Available in three styles, the Terrain model is a larger lightweight frame that offers maximum coverage and wrap and the padded low profile temples fit comfortably under fishing caps. The Summit’s have the same high-quality frame and lens options, but the lower profile frame is a better fit for medium sized heads. Explorer is a casual design that have many of the same high performance features. MAGPUL.com

Simms Flyweight Boots $200
The Flyweight hiking-wading boots are for the adventurous anglers. Built light but tough from the ground up, these boots are constructed on durable Vibram Idrogrip rubber soles, which are stud- and cleat-compatible if you need more surefootedness on slippery stream bottoms. The lightweight, low-profile synthetic uppers feature welded TPU film in high-abrasion areas for reduced wear. High-cushion, dual-density EVA midsoles enhance comfort for hiking rough terrain and negotiating boulder-strewn waterways. Flyweight boots have speed-lace hooks and lace toe closures. simmsfishing.com

Sage Spectrum C $150-$175
This is a solid, no-frills die-cast aluminum reel with a flat no-gloss and no-spook powder-coated finish. It comes in 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10 sizes with a large-arbor design so you can pick up line quickly and you don’t have to waste an extra 100 yards of backing to just fill up space. The reel is less expensive because it isn’t machined and anodized and polished the same way as Sage’s top-tier reels, but it has the same consistent and dependable sealed carbon drag system as other Sage Spectrum reels with a one-revolution drag knob and numbered, detented drag settings. It comes in black or gray with a neoprene and embroidered nylon reel case. Extra spools are available for $80-$90. sageflyfish.com

Cortland Fairplay 5/6 Outfit
The Fairplay outfit has a 4-piece 5/6 rod and a graphite matrix composite reel preloaded with a 65-foot WF fly line and 150 feet of backing. It’s perfect for trout, bass, and panfish. cortlandline.com

Simms Kids Tributary Wader $130
The new Kids Tributary Wader are made with a 3-layer polyester breathable material in the upper, and a 4-layer design in the lower wader so they are tough in high-wear areas and still breathable on hot days. They have reach-through fleece-lined handwarmer pockets to keep little hands warm and there’s a back loop for the 38mm nylon belt. Keep that belt cinched up at all times, kids. And we also recommend a PFD in boats, or wading anywhere near deep water or fast, strong current. simmsfishing.com

Abel TR $395
Abel’s TR reel is simple and elegant with only 21 machined parts, including the threaded quick-release cap and the reel foot. It’s missing some things you’re used to seeing on a trout reel, like a counterbalance and a drag adjustment knob. The precision-balanced clicker fixed on the spool opposes and counterbalances the reel handle, and since this lightweight clicker is not adjustable, there’s no need for a drag adjustment knob. Instead, this reel has a clean, no-snag face on one side, and handle on the other. You can still land large trout if you know how to use the exposed rim to discreetly palm the reel without breaking the line, but the reel won’t just do it for you. You have to be a little more involved. abelreels.com

TroutHunter EVO $10
TroutHunter EVO tippet material has a proprietary organic coating so knots seat better, and the coating also repels water, making these nylon tippets stronger in terms of real breaking strength in actual fishing conditions than other uncoated nylon monofilaments of the same diameter. According to Rich Paini of TroutHunter, the knot strength (not the tensile strength) of the new EVO tippet material is comparable or better than the same diameters of fluorocarbon. The coating also helps the nylon float better, and the airtight sealed packaging on each tippet spool makes sure you get a “fresh” spool of tippet each time.

Costa's Slack Tide $269
Slack Tide is named for the relatively still water experienced between the rise and fall of the tides. This new style offers a sporty, yet stylish look for adventures on and off the water. The ventilation ports and Hydrolite® nose and temple pads help manage perspiration and heat while preventing slippage, and the frames are keeper-ready—perfect for multiple tide changes. costadelmar.com


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