Frost covered the ground this morning when I let the dog out to do her business. Groggy and delusional at 3AM, I started coming to grips that winter is pretty much here. Winter always means Christmas because as soon as Halloween is over Walmart puts out the fake trees flocked with some flammable white substance. Walmart is here to remind us “Hey, people, it’s time to spend all of your money!”
I have given into that thought and started to formulate what to get my family members. I have scoured Black Friday ads (most of which are crap this year) and decided to make my own list. The women folk in my family have a hard time knowing what to get me so this is a little help in that direction. Some of these gifts I already have but could always use another or twelve. I’ve tried to come up with stuff in several price ranges so if it’s a company party or your significant other’s BIG gift, you might find something on here. And if you wanted to get me something off this list, it’s a guaranteed sure thing I’ll like it. (It is my list after all.)
Hawg Trough– This special design cradles the fish and holds it steady for accurate measurement. 30″ in length, the measurements are readable from either side. Both ends have holes to leash to your kayak.
Measurement numbers are raised.The Hawg Trough is made of durable plastic and is injection molded.
Hoo-Rag– For maximum protection from the sun, or maximum anonymity, the Hoo-Rag takes care of business. Cover your entire face except for your eyes and achieve complete Hoo Rag ninja status, a new breed of ninja that wears sunglasses.
E-merse Waterproof Camera Bag– E-Merse™ Clear Dry Cam cases offer great camera protection and allow you to take pictures and operate point & shoot cameras right through the case. Features a DryMax pocket to help eliminate fog build up and maximum moisture control. Comes in two sizes.
Fish Grip– Made by makers of the Norton Brass Rattler – “You have our assurance that this quality product will help to successfully land a fish with a less chance of injury to either the fisherman or to the fish, which may be released”.
Over center locking – grip to lock, flip to open.
Unique jaw design – holds the lip of the fish.
Durable materials – plastic and stainless steel.
High viz color – easy to see, day or night.
Weight scale slot – attach a scale, deduct 5 oz.
Wrist lanyard – in case it slips.
Flat surface on jaws of the Fish Grip helps to prevent the puncture of thin tissue of the mouth of the fish. Lip bone of the fish rolls to either side of the point of the jawx of the Fish Grip securing your catch.
Less injury to the fish too!
Gear Trac Lite (multiple colors)– Yakattack’s innovative, highly versatile Geartrac is now available in lightweight, high performance polymer… and did we mention they’re in colors?!
Hags Tornados in Watermelon/Chartreuse F4/F8– The Hag’s Tornado is constructed in a manner to where it has an action like no other soft plastic worm. The Hag’s Tornado has a built-in rattle chamber in the tail so that the fishermen can easily insert a rattle without damaging the worm. If this rattle chamber is left empty it will create an air pocket that will add extra buoyancy to the tail.
Zooka Tube– YakAttack teamed up with RAM to produce this innovative, soon-to-be-coveted rod holding system: The ZookaTube! The ZookaTube holds virtually all types of rods: spinning, level and fly. Left handed or right handed? No problem! The ZookaTube is ambidextrous! The ZookaTube is constructed from RAM’s high strength composite, which is lightweight, strong and will last forever! The ZookaTube easily adjusts pitch by releasing the large thumbscrew on the side. The ZookaTube comes in a range of mounting options
Gerber River Shorty Knife– Serrated blade features a blunt tip to prevent accidental punctures and to serve as a prying tool. Highly polished medium-carbon stainless steel inhibits corrosion and holds a sharp edge to cut quickly through entangled rope and webbing. The quick-release sheath clips to a las tab on your PFD so you can get to the knife instantly. It holds the blade securely yet releases it with a single one-handed pull. The strong composite handle has a large, comfortable grip with ridges that help you immediately orient the serrated edge. Holes in the handle minimize the weight and accommodate a lanyard. 6¾”L open, 3¾”L closed. Blade is 3″L. 6.4 oz. Made in Italy.
Polar Bear Soft Sided Cooler (12 pack)– Polar Bear Coolers are made with the highest quality most well blended materials. Built stronger to last longer! You can reliably count on the Polar Bear holding ice for 24 hours in 100+ degree heat. (That’s Fahrenheit)
1120 Pelican Case– This Pelican 1120 case comes with Pelican’s unique Pick ‘N Pluck foam. This foam is pre-cut which allows you to customize the interior by half inch cubes. Trace out the item you want in the case and simply pluck the foam out by hand, no tool required. You can customize your case in less than 15 minutes. It is unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof. These are some of the features of this Pelican Protector Case that offers total protection for your equipment. It is made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable. Its exclusive 1/4″ (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure. Your equipment can fit into the high density foam of the case for total subjection and protection against impact, vibration or shock. This case is NATO codified and tested to MIL C-4150J (Military Standard), IP-67 (Ingress Protection) and ATA (Air Transportation Association). Unconditionally Guaranteed … forever.
Bomber Gear Halo 5.0 Top/Bottom– THE HALO 5.0 THERMAL CREW IS WARM BY ITSELF on moderately cool days and ideal as a thermal inner layer.
VisiCarbon Pro Light and Flag– Designed to meet the needs of serious kayak anglers as well as recreational paddlers, the VISICarbon Pro™ sports unprecedented performance combined with light weight, low drag, and portability with plenty of style.The main mast section is designed with carbon fiber tubing for high strength and ultra light weight. The VISICarbon Pro™ weighs in at just 14 ounces, complete with 3 AA batteries. The ultra thin mast and safety flag combine to offer excellent performance with low wind drag. The 48 long VISICarbon Pro™ breaks down to 14 long in seconds. The Silent Snap™ flag attachment system provides a secure attachment that allows the flag to be removed in seconds. The folded down unit can be stored inside the nylon safety flag which doubles as a carry bag.
Leverage Landing Net– What makes The Leverage Landing Net™ unique is its innovative handle design, utilizing a simple arm brace and “pistol” grip that enables the fisherman to deploy and operate the net one-handed while maintaining control of the fishing rod in the other hand. The brace and grip combination enables your arm to act as an extension to the net’s handle, and increases strength and control when your netting fish. The new Kayak model is the same net with a handle extension beyond the arm cradle which enables this net to be used in a traditional rod holder.
Stohlquist Pi-Seas PFD– Economical fish hunting vest with the right features for safety, comfort, and practicality. Large “drawbridge” front pockets act as fold-down work surfaces when opened. Right pocket includes adjustable strap for locking down long lure boxes. Left pocket feature 3-D inner pocket with hook and loop closure sized just right for thread spools. Other features include anchor points, lash tab, and “D”-ring for net attachment.
PanFish Camera Pole– Getting your camera pointed in the right direction just got a little easier. The PanFish™ by YakAttack™ features a split mast design with adjustable friction disks that allow quick and easy horizontal panning. Just grab the foam grip above center mast and rotate. Nothing to loosen, nothing to get loose. Just point and let go.
The PanFish™ was designed for over-the-shoulder video with lightweight cameras. We recommend a maximum payload of 1 lb, including camera and housing (if applicable). This covers most lightweight and point-and-click style cameras.
BlackPak– Brand new for 2013, the BlackPak crate system is poised to set a new standard in rod, tackle, and gear management on kayaks and standup paddleboards. It ships flat and assembles quickly using common hand tools. The interlocking joint design creates incredible strength, promising many years of trouble-free service. The clean, tactical appearance demands attention and the rapidly developing line of BlackPak accessories means there’s always another problem solving innovation just around the corner.
Kistler KLX Speck and Red Baitcasting Rod (Medium)– With the foundation of an American Made Hybrid 42.7 Million Modulus blank, adding top quality components and Kistler innovations make the KLX a rod that has to be experienced to be believed. And of course it is built right here in Magnolia TX by Kistler’s certified rod technicians.
Werner Kalliste 240cm– The Kalliste’s performance core blades have an exceptionally light buoyant feel on the water and offer silky smooth strokes that make paddling all day long feel effortless. The Kalliste is the ultimate choice for low angle kayakers. Mid-size blades offer gentle power and a smooth easy stroke.
SuperNova LED Lights Extreme Kayak Kit – Fully Jacketed, Fully Encased and Silicone Encapsulated Strips. The ONLY strips that are fully submersible!