Don’t sweat the stocking stuffers, we have what the fly fisherperson in your life really wants.
Check out our Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide below for some of our favorite gift ideas (and maybe what we are asking for this year too). May this fly fishing holiday gift guide inspire you, but as always, we got you covered with gift cards, but guided trips are also a great gift option.
$25 and Under
The gift that keeps on giving…and one that can be partnered with another great gift: your favorite drink!
No fly angler has “everything”, and we would bet the fly angler in your life does not have a seine. What’s a seine? A way to quickly collect bugs and figure out what the trout are actually eating.
Artist-crafted Christmas ornaments that celebrate fly fishing in Colorado is a very niche market. Fortunately, we have that perfect ornament from Artist Cody’s Fish.
$50 and Under
Keep your head warm on the river in the cool weather, and look cool while you do it!
Tailwaters, midges, and small flies have found a perfect home here. This is our absolute new favorite San Juan River fly box. Perfect for the fly tying tailwater junkie in your life.
“We stand for the waters we stand in”. With a slogan and design so cool, anyone would love this hat for Christmas!
If you know someone who wants to learn to tie flies, there is no better gift than this book. Even expert fly tiers will learn a few great tricks from this book.
$100 and Under
Flannel hoodies have got to be one of the best things 2022 has brought us. Great for warmer winter or cooler spring days, we have found the Santee Flannel Hoody to be one of new favorite everyday shirts.
Just tell us where your giftee plans on fishing, and we will assemble a custom fly assortment tailored to where they will be headed! (plus, pick your price from $25-$200)
Slipping into a brand new fly line is like pulling on a brand new pair of socks. Feels so good, and everyone needs them at some point. The RIO Premier Gold is the long lasting standard fly line taper by which all other tapers are measured.
High-end nippers are cut better and last longer…plus this is a great gift that most fly anglers won’t buy for themselves. Couple with the Simms Guide Lanyard and you got a fantastic gift that will last for years.
$200 and Under
The popularity of backpacks on the water has grown, and the Orvis Bug Out Backpack was purpose-built for the fly angler to carry everything you need: fly boxes, nippers, snacks, fly rod, laptop, and even a net.
If you have a fly tying addict in your life, we would bet that this industrial light will be exactly what they need. Seriously, good light is a gamechanger and they will love it, even if they have “everything” else.
We have found rod/reel bags to be an absolutely vital piece of our gear. Keeps all your gear in one spot for when you don’t know what rod you will want on the river. Not just for flying, we can just toss our gear in the trunk and go! We prefer this to a car top rod tube.
A good net is a really good gift, and any fly angler who spends any amount of time on the water and they will tell you a net is a necessity. Help your fly angler upgrade this year.
Did you ever think you could get your fly angler a functional and usable boat for under $500? This bad boy was built for kicking around lakes and slower-moving rivers to access water previously inaccessible.
Light with a beautiful design, strong, absolute monster drag, and made in the U.S.A. The Orvis Mirage LT has quickly become one of our favorite fly reels for all the right reasons. We would be real happy to get this as a gift this Christmas.
Quick on, quick off. The Simms Guide boots are built with the BOA system make dealing with wader boots a breeze for the winter fly angler, or any angler who is sick of dealing with laces! Also comes in felt bottom.
The Fitz Roy Nano Puff hoody is exclusive to fly shops…meaning you won’t find this bad boy at your local Patagonia store. Keep your fly angler warm on the water, or through the winter.
The do it all, mid-priced big-game fly rod for throwing streamers or targeting pike, bass, and saltwater species. When your favorite fly angler has the means to tame big saltwater fish, more trips to bigger water are in order.
The Simms G3 Guide waders are the standard of waders by which our guides measure all other waders. Built for daily fishing through multiple seasons on the water, new G3 waders will keep your fly angler fishing for many years.
The Ross Evo R Salt is light with a massive drag. What this means for you, the gift giver, is that this is the reel you want to pick up for your fly angler who is planning an exotic trip to target hard-fighting fish. Maybe a nice “hint hint” for a tropical getaway…
At over a G, is anyone reading this anyway? Is the fly angler in your life really worthy of this category? If so, this is our favorite trout rod out there that fishes dries, nymphs, and streamers with ease and is what we are asking for this year for Christmas!
The gift of all gifts for your favorite fly angler: a hosted trip with us to tropical destinations. We have a few on the books for 2023 including:
Argentina Golden Dorado – April 22-29
Belize Saltwater Grand Slam (a great couples trip) – May 6-13
Mexico Saltwater Grand Slam – October/December
Abaco, Bahamas Bonefish – Spring
And even a sneaky Puerto Rico Tarpon and Permit exploratory excursion…
With your 2023 saltwater plans shaping up, it never hurts to put one of the best saltwater rods in the hands of your favorite fly angler. The Scott Sector won so many gear awards that it was hard to keep track, but safe to say this is one of the best in the game.
Did you know we offer multi-day high country pack trips? Fun for the whole family in the Weminuce Wilderness. We can help facilitate organizing a memorable backcountry pack trip with guided fly fishing to see some amazing high country water not often touched. Call us for more info!