Stuck finding the perfect gift for the fly angler who “has everything”? We can assure you, they don’t, it will just take some creativity. How do we know this? Well, that hustband/wife/friend/uncle/dad always comes in after Christmas to pick up what they need. They key is finding out.
Why not just ask them what they need? Be specific: “what rod/reel/wader/fly tying material/fly/etc. are you needing this year?” It doesn’t hurt to ask.
Everyone needs or wants something, and really, fly anglers always have an idea for that next something they want…but if you can’t ask them, don’t worry, we are here to help.
We gaurntee that this guide will help you get the creative gift giving juices flowing, but if after reading this, you are still having trouble figuring it out, stop in the shop or give us a call at 970-385-4081 and we can help tailor the perfect fly fishing gift for the angler who “has everything”.
Everyone wants something, and maybe they only want some time to spend with you on the water, fishing the day away, chatting about life, and communing with the outdoors. A guided trip is a great gift option that can make this happen. Of course, if all else fails, we got you covered with gift cards! These are great for the veteran fly-tying angler who can pick up the materials they need or the traveling angler in need of a few more flies for their next trip!
For a more personal touch though, see our ideas below.
$25 and Under
This two-sided Tacky fly box from Fishpond is the minimalist’s dream fly box. Up to 360 flies fit right in your shirt or shorts pocket, ready to move light and quick!
Keep your head warm on the river in the cool weather, and look cool while you do it!
There might not be a “perfect” indicator out there with the best castability, floatability, and sensitivity; but NZ wool comes darn close. Give the gift of better strike detection.
If you have a fanatical fly tier in your life who has a tying desk that looks like a bomb went off, these will help organize the disaster.
$50 and Under
Wait, why is a fly in the $50 category? Because this is one of the best articulated streamers that you can throw on a 5 weight. Get 2 in each color for a cluch gift.
Not only will this waterproof box be your one-stop shop for any bug you could carry during hopper season, or on the salwater flats; but feel free to add a leaflet to double your capacity if you think you might need a few more flies.
A fly tier’s best friend (or maybe a fly tier’s spouse’s best friend), the Peak waste catcher keeps all the trimmings and random tying scraps in one place to be trashed later.
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
Absolute comfort along with comfort makes for a combo that will have the angler in your life thinking of you every time they wear this great shirt out on the water.
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)
Great for the backcountry angler…but also great for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. Purify any water, anywhere!
The Rogue Hoody has been a staple for us from early fall through late spring. Water and wind-resistant at great price, this hoody will be a “daily driver” for the angler in your life.
$200 and Under
The grab-and-go for beginner fly tiers! All tools and materials that you will need to learn to tie 16 important patterns, plus a high quality DVD instructional to teach you how to tie them all!
Comfortable, modular, and designed to carry everything you need, the Simms Freestone Hip Pack is the ultimate answer for keeping go-to gear and accessories in place and ready for rapid deployment.
Style on the water. Style at work. Style when you are stylin. This is the do-everything jacket to wear to work, on the water, with a chainsaw, or at the bar.
At one point or another, every fly angler will need a new fly line. Today, or a year from today, they will need one, and a 5 weight is the perfect option for anyone. Plus, this fly line will last twice as long as that old stuff!
Christmas is a good time to pick up a new skill, like Euro Nymphing! An entry-level Rod that will help you learn to be an expert Or start here with everything from flies, to Euro lines, to sighter tippet!
The best of the best sunglasses built for finding fish. You can catch more fish when you see more fish, so essentially this is the gift of more fish.
Good gear makes for good gift-giving, and the price on these just DROPPED. The most comfortable, longest-lasting boots ever made (in America) with a Patagonia Ironclad Guarantee. We bet these will be the best gift they will get this year…unless they also got a trip to the Seychelles which is better.
A light trout reel built for everything from smaller creeks, to hucking streamers on open water, and everything in between Plus, rocks a drag system that puts the brakes on any hard running fish.
$500 and Over
The Iconic gift that your fly angler will use for the rest of their life! Hatch builts beautiful reels made for everything from putting the finesse on trout, to stopping a hard running saltwater fish.
Is your giftee fly angler no longer a beginner, but now a full-fledged “trout bum”? This is the upgrade for the angler putting in 100 plus days on the water.
American made waders, and the best Gore Tex waders with a twist: the Flyweight HEXGRID attachment system that parters with all Simms Flyweight packs, bags, and accessories.
Looking to fish the high country with the best rod made for the job? The DART was purpose built for high country creeks, high alpine lakes, and really just getting away from the crowd.