Gift Ideas for the Fly Angler

Gift Ideas for the Fly Angler

Christmas is here and we all have that one person in our life that seems to have everything, is a little or a lot outdoorsy, and gets a generic gift card every year from you. Spice it up this year with a fly fishing gift that they’ll actually like! These three companies we personally use have some great gift ideas for every budget.


Ergo Micro Tip Point Scissors

We recommend the new Ergo Micro Tip Arrow Point Scissors or the Ergo Micro Tip All Purpose Scissors  which come with enlarged ergonomic handles for a comfortable grip in any hand. They are hand-tuned in the USA to give precision priority, and the surgical quality stainless steel will last while keeping the cutting blades extra sharp. Choose the Arrow Point Scissors for perfect precision and the All Purpose Scissors for versatility. Available now for a retail price of $17.95 and $18.95, respectively.
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Micro Scissors from Loon make a great gift under $20
If you need gift ideas and something that conventional anglers could use look at these three:

Nip N Sip

A nipper and beer bottle opener combined in one perfect tool.  The Nip n Sip 2.0 now includes a heavy duty lanyard keeping your indispensable tools even closer. The nippers are comprised of removable stainless steel cutting jaws capable of cutting even the heaviest line. Grated pads for grip, an eye cleaning needle and, of course, a bottle opener. $35

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Any angler could use a line nipper + bottle opener combo!

Line Up Kit

Possibly the best line cleaning tool on the market. The kit comes with the Line Speed agent and the cleaning tool.  $16
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Gotta get that line through the guides better? Here is your solution.

Essentials Tools Kit

The holy trinity of fly fishing tools: a zinger, forceps, and nipper. Ok, maybe more like the three wisemen but you get the point. One kit to rule them all. $32
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The three tools you need to have with you as an angler. Right here.

How about gift ideas that are a little bit more like Santa gifts than stocking stuffers?


VICE Outfit

If you have a little more money to spend you should check out the VICE Outfit from Redington. The VICE is a classically styled, fast-action rod range designed to be accessible to all anglers. The multi-modulus carbon fiber blanks offer increased levels of recovery for casting with greater accuracy and control to create a fly rod that anglers can’t resist. A wide range of specialty sizes for unique applications will not only feed a fishing habit, but may just transform it into a VICE. $300
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You’d be the coolest if you got the angler in your life one of these!

Minnow Outfit

For the aspiring young anglers on your list, check out the Minnow Outfit with rod, reel spooled with line and leader and a case for just $149.99. The all new MINNOW rod was designed and tuned to meet the needs of younger anglers, with its shorter rod length and a medium action that allows for easy casting and enjoyable days on the water.
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I’m going to be the coolest uncle in the world when my nephew unwraps this!

Or maybe you need gift ideas that also double as your blowing your Christmas bonus on your favorite angler!



From Sage, the FOUNDATION Outfit is an incredibly made rod right in the U.S.A. and is paired with the durable, reliable 2200 reel spooled with RIO’s Gold fly line. Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION has a fast action providing excellent casting power and effortless control. It’s the very foundation of what defines a Sage rod – Performance – taking your game to another level. Whether you are a guide on the Madison or exploring your backyard waters, the FOUNDATION series delivers the signature Sage feel. For over 35 years we’ve built performance rods one at a time on Bainbridge Island, WA. The same 27 sets of skilled hands that craft all Sage rods construct the FOUNDATION. $550
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Hey, Santa! I’ve been REALLY good this year.
And then of course we have more practical gift ideas for that brother-in-law or sister-in-law.


RIO‘s Favorite Knots DVD

Take some down time during the holiday season to perfect your knots with RIO‘s Favorite Knots DVD. $20
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Should it be too cold to go out, or maybe too late in the evening, you could pop this in and get some knot practice in.
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