Holiday Gift Ideas for People you Like and Don’t Hate

24 November 2017
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24 November 2017, Comments: 0

Holiday Gift Ideas for People You Like and Don’t Hate

Holiday shopping, fun fun fun!  We all know how that goes…it doesn’t sometimes.  In this day in age, the default go-to is a gift card: “Buy yourself something with my money because I don’t actually know you well enough to pick it out myself!”  It’s rough.

Of course, if you really don’t know the giftee more than “they like fly fishing”, well we got you covered with gift cards too!  Even I would appreciate a Duranglers gift card, and I work here.  That puppy would be spent on fly tying goodies stat (hint hint Mom).

However, if you are one who wants to go the extra mile.  Someone who really cares about getting the perfect gift for people that you like.  Gifts that say “Hey, I really took the time to think about you”, well then read on.  We have gift ideas for the fly fisher in your, and for every budget too!

(Make sure you also check out our Holiday sales!  We have lots of good stuff at sweet prices in there too.)

Gifts $25 and Under

Fly Assortments – Every fly fisher needs flies, even if they have a million and “tie their own”, they still go through them like Natty Lites at a high school bonfire.  You cannot go wrong with flies, and we even have assortments in every budget range.  Pick one up online, or stop by the shop for our pre-selected assortments this holiday season.

Dr. Slick XBC Scissor/Clamp – If you don’t fly fish, you may not understand what the heck this is.  To put it simply, it’s the one tool any fly angler would need on the water.  Plus it comes in cool colors!

River Rat 2.0 Beverage Holder – This is a gift to show you REALLY care about your favorite fly angler’s well being on the water.  If they like keeping the party alive on the water or wherever they go (be it rafting, hiking, climbing, camping, etc.), this is the gift!

Buffs – Hot days and cold days on the water often call for a Buff.  They keep your neck warm in the winter and sun un-burnt in the summer.  This is a gift that shows you care about your favorite fly fisher’s well being.

Gifts $50 and Under

Streamer Assortment – You may not be able to give someone a “giant trout” for Christmas…but this is the next best thing.  Not for the faint of heart, these flies are for targeting the biggest and most aggressive trout in any water.

Fly Tying Tool Kit – This is really a good idea for any fly angler of any age.  This is every tool needed to tie flies.  Just add materials and get creative!!

Simms Guide Nippers – The best nippers available, period.  These babies have stocking stuffer written all over them!

Fly Casting for 2 – The perfect couples date.  $50 gets you an hour lesson for two people looking to start their fly fishing adventure, or brush up on their cast for an upcoming trip!  If you have a saltwater trip on the books, this is a good way to freshen up!  Spey lessons too!

Gifts $100 and Under

Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody – This jacket far surpasses it’s price point.  It may just become a favorite cold day fishing layer.  Not quite a soft shell, it’s also not quite a true hoody.  Wind and water-resistant, this hoody comes in women’s sizes and even with your favorite fly shop logo!

Patagonia Fjord Flannel – No matter who you are, the Patagonia Fjord Flannel for is a shirt for every day.  From rivers, to mountains, to office, to bar: it does it all in comfy, comfy style.  (Flannels, for that matter, work for everyone!)

Fly Tying Starter Kit From Wapsi – This kit contains everything to get started in the fly tying game.  Kids to adults: if they are interested in fly fishing, chances are they are also interested in creating their own flies.

Simms Guide Mid Pant – The gift of warmth does not go unnoticed by the hardcore angler.  Great for the river, great for shoveling snow.

Gifts $200 and Under

Redington Path Outfit – Know someone with an interest in fly fishing, but they have no gear?  First up is a fly rod, and there is really no better option for the beginner than the Redington Path Outfit.  Just add a few flies and water, and they are ready to fish.  Bonus: check out the Redington Minnow outfit for younger anglers or the Redington Vice for anyone looking to target bigger game such as pike, bass, bonefish, or snook!

Fly Tying Class – The perfect gift for anyone of any age who wants to learn the craft and art of fly tying.  This is even a great gift for a current fly tier who wants to cut down the learning curve on advanced fly tying techniques.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket or Pants – Out West, the Nano Puff is a staple for warmth.  We also carry the Nano Puff Vest and Nano Puff Jacket for Women.  This is one of those gift that YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH!  Great for anyone who loves spending time outside in the cold.

Insulated Fjord Flannel – Mountain winter style.  Nuff said.  A great log splitting, coffee sipping, trout fishing, every day heavy flannel.

Gifts $500 and Up

Hatch Reels – Custom Blue and Bronze – A distinguishing color combo on the water, the Gen 2 has been built lighter, stronger, and with an updated fully sealed drag system.  (We also have special closeout pricing on all our Generation 1 Hatch Finatic Reels!)

Sage Salt HD – Got a trip planned to somewhere salty this winter or spring?  Well the Sage Salt HD would be a welcome surprise under the Christmas tree.  Unsure what model?  Give us a call, let us know where it will be used, and we can help you pick the best!

Scott G Series Fly Rod – Trout bums take note: the Scott G Series was built with you in mind.  From small creeks to large rivers, the G series was made for finding heavy fish on dries and nymphs…even on very light tippet.

Simms G3 Waders – Waders are the necessary item that keeps us fishing year round.  Everyone needs a pair eventually if they are new to the game or upgrading their old pair.  The Simms G3 stockingfoot wader has been updated for 2018 and will last many years on the water!

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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