The perfect fishing gift ideas
You’ve blinked and before you know it we’re halfway through December and the advent countdown is well and truly underway. The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are a distant memory and you’re now in a blind panic as the reality hits that Christmas is almost here and you haven’t brought a single present yet. So, what is the perfect gift for your partner, dad, brother, friend, colleague or person in your life who is mad about fishing? Don’t panic we’re here to help with the perfect fishing gift ideas.
Who you are buying the gift for?
The first thing we would recommend is to try and consider the type of fishing the person likes to do. Of course, there are some exceptions but a keen carp angler generally won’t be impressed by a set of fancy new flies and someone who is into kayak fishing will be happier with a fish gripper than a bass fishing fanatic who fishes from the bank. Budget is another key factor, is it a secret Santa gift or the main present for that important person in your life?
Here’s a selection of fishing gift ideas that the Finygo team would be pleased to find under our tree on Christmas day…
If they have been really good then a new fishing rod is the perfect way to let them know. We like the new Sonik Vader X carp rod and with this buy 2 get 1 free offer you can always keep one for yourself too. The Basspro walleye angler casting rod with tournament grade RT4 graphite rod blanks provides enhanced sensitivity and if budget is no option and they like fly fishing then the Orvis Helios 3D will help them to make the perfect cast.
Practical gifts are always a good option and these Korum digital scales or Swisstool swiss army knife are a good starting point. For the early morning starts when fishing in the winter what better than to take your caffeine fix in a nice flask or thermal cup? Socks are one of the most common items given as a stocking filler or stuffer at Christmas and these Heat Holders ones will keep their feet warm when fishing in the winter or these stylish Barbour ones will remind them of where they want to be when they are stuck in the office longing to be out by the water.
Clothes are always a good option and the Huk packable rain jacket is practical as well as stylish and these Orvis waders will make any fly fishing aficionado want to dash straight down to the river to try them out! For ladies, this Shefishes2 Shut up and fish shirt will be a sure-fire hit. Anglers love a hat and with this selection of Nash fleece hat, Greys peak cap or Carhartt baseball hat there is something for all tastes and seasons. Sunglasses are always a fishing essential whatever the time of year and they don’t get cooler than these Costa or Fortis sunglasses.
As the age-old saying goes you can’t go wrong with something they want, something they need something to wear and something to read. If they do love reading why not treat them to a gift that lasts all year with a magazine subscription? If they like carp fishing then Carp-Talk is popular or Kayak Angler if they like kayak fishing. Field & Stream is a good all-round sports and outdoors publication which covers hunting as well as fishing. Continuing with the literary theme books that they will be happy to unwrap include Fine Lines by Dave Lane, Crafty Carper’s Carp rigs the mechanics or bass fishing champion Mike Iaconelli’s Fishing on the Edge (added bonus this is an autographed copy!)
Finally, you can’t go wrong with a fish themed stocking filler and this Just Fish novelty pen knife or Gorvett & Stone chocolate fish are affordable and fun. If in doubt you can always ask the person who you are purchasing the gift for if there is anything specific that they need or get them a gift card for their favourite fishing store. And the greatest gift you can give this year? What could be better than the gift of your fishing knowledge? Don’t forget to share the Finygo love with your buddies so they can download the app watch them catch more fish in 2018.