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It’s that time of the year again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, and the Holiday Season is right around the corner. Hopefully, you capitalized on some timely deals during our recent seasonal promotions. But what do you get the avid angler who has more rods than he/she can fish and equally as many tackle bags, fly reels, and rain jackets? Similarly, how do you encourage a loved one who may be new to the sport of fly fishing? Don’t fret. We have the perfect list of must-have holiday gifts for the angler in your life. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned river veteran or a friend who is hesitant to get his/her feet wet, you’re going to want to read this.
Wingo belts are a great gift option for that special someone this holiday season. Wingos are made in the USA with durable, abrasion resistant Polyester. These high-quality belts are made for long days on the water or in the office. Wingo makes a variety of belt styles including wading belts, everyday belts, bottle opener belts, and even dog collars! All belts and collars come in festive color schemes. If your fishing buddy has trouble holding up his/her pants, a Wingo belt ought to do the job. And if you have a furry fishing buddy with a particular affinity for dog treats and fly fishing… Wingo has a present for them, too.
The Hatch Pliers are a perfect tool for seasonal saltwater trips to Christmas Island and beyond. The Nomad Plier is made with a strong, durable stainless steel design for impeccable corrosion resistance. The arms of the pliers are made with aluminum and protected with an anodized finish. Hatch wraps multiple functions into this small gift package including cutters, a bottle opener, and more. Shopping for the serious saltwater angler in your life this holiday season? Hatch Pliers are the way to go.
Abel makes some of the highest-quality nippers in the business, and they’re small enough to fit in any stocking. These nippers feature knife grade steel and have the ability to nip the toughest lines including braided backing. The jaws on these nippers are made out of premium grade Crucible CPM S35VN stainless steel. That’s strong. If the jaws dull over years of use, simply remove and replace. These nippers come in a huge spectrum of colors including Brown Trout, USA Flag, Atlantic Salmon, and many more. Show the angler in your life how much you care with the timeless gift of Abel Nippers.
Ok, so maybe you’re shopping for someone who splits time between the river and the flats. The Simms Superlight pant is the perfect gift for someone with a freshwater and saltwater angling addiction. These pants are perfect for wet wading on the Yellowstone River in Montana or touring the flats of central America. Made from 100% peached face nylon with UPF 50 and Cool Control Technology, these pants quickly dry for increased comfort and ultimate reliability.
The Regal Aluminum Base Travel Vice caters to the avid fly tier and the traveling angler alike. Whether you’re in the car or on the bank of your favorite river, Regal’s holiday vice travels with you to encourage timely tying. This vice is loaded with features like a 360-degree rotating head and a compact design. The travel vice fits in any backpack, boat bag, or duffel. Have you noticed that special someone churning out a lot of bugs lately on an outdated vice? You probably want to check out the Regal Traveler.
Orvis makes a bag that'll impress the adventurer in your life. Whether you're shopping for an avid angler or not, this bag has features that are perfect for boating, hiking, and more. With a YKK Flexseal Zipper, the backpack is fully submersible and keeps gear dry all day long. Perhaps more importantly, it's lightweight and extremely durable for performance that lasts. The bag also has comfortability scores that are off the charts and plenty of features for angling gear and beyond. Give the gift of adventure this season with the Orvis Waterproof Backpack.
We’ve talked a bit about gifts for the ‘serious angler’. Maybe you’re shopping for someone who takes serious to the next level. Does your loved one guide or spend long days in a boat? The Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net is the gift for him/her. Nomad nets are made with a carbon fiber and fiberglass composite material to stand the test of time on the water. They’re also waterproof, UV protected, and water buoyant. The Nomad series is arguably the best net out there.
If you’re reading this a couple weeks before the holidays, you’re probably in a rush to get all your shopping done. Don’t panic. A Trident Trucker Hat is a quick and easy option. Give the gift of style and functionality on the water this season. I’ve never met an angler who doesn’t appreciate a good hat.
Taylor makes some of the brightest reels on the market. Lucky for us, they make a Christmas-colored version of their Enigma ESD 2.0 Fly Reel. Beyond the color scheme, however, this reel features a minimal frame design, an ultra-lightweight spool, and a powerful drag system. If you're shopping for the freshwater angler this season, this reel is as festive and functional as it gets.
Hopefully, you’ve noticed by now that we recently added a MASSIVE amount of fly tying materials to the Trident Website. We have it all, from Hair & Fur to Synthetics to Feathers & Hackle. If someone you know ties flies, fly tying materials are a simple gift that goes a long way. Our collection includes a large variety of colors and styles. Who knows, your friend may even tie a festive fly to hang on the mantle over the fireplace.
Wading Boot Soles are always a fantastic holiday gift option. Korkers makes boot soles for every stream bottom from rugged river rocks to small stream sand. Korkers soles come in studded Vibram, studded felt, felt, Vibram, and more. These soles work to keep the angler happy and safe while wading in tough conditions. If the angler on your shopping list already has Korker Boots, soles are a great gift to keep them on the water. If not, boots make a great gift, too.
The info provided here should be enough to get you shopping in the right direction. Did we leave something out? Let us know in the comments. Fly fishing gifts aren’t easy, so it’s important to get the right ones. Questions about products listed here or any other products on the Trident website? Call the Trident Headquarters at (888) 413-5211 to talk to a professional or email us at [email protected].
Best and Brightest Holiday Wishes from the Trident Team