Unique. New. Refreshing. Quality. Surprising. These are what we think of, when we use the term “awesome” to describe a gift. Get ideas for beyond-the-every-day fly fishing lifestyle gifts from our well-researched suggestions below.
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Beginner Fly Fishing Gifts
Get your aspiring fly angler off to a great start with this “all inclusive” starter package. Wild Water has thought of everything in putting this economical setup together, making this one of the best fly fishing gifts we can recommend. The package includes:
- 9 ft, 5/6 weight, 4 piece rod, slow action, mid-flex graphite design, aluminum reel seat, stainless steel stripper guide with SiC ring, single foot snake guides, and hook keeper. 7” western-style cork grip.
- Diecast aluminum, large arbor fly reel with stainless steel internal components, preinstalled weight-forward floating fly line, 20-lb backing and a 9’ 5X leader on a quick-release spool, disc drag allows fine tension adjustments.
- A rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, flies, and a detailed instruction book.
- Spare leader, zinger and nipper/knot tying tool.
- Waterproof, Floating Fly Box – 5.25″ x 3.5″ x 1.25″, custom foam design, holds up to 372 flies. Includes 3 each of Black Ants, Parachute Adams, Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph flies, all size 14. Best suited for Trout, Panfish, small streams, ponds, and backpacking.
We like this gift for fly tying because it includes not only tools and materials, but is specifically designed to start-up the beginner with basic fly patterns and an instructional video.
Orvis’s comprehensive fly-tying kit includes:
- Head cement
- Spooled materials
- Starter vise
- Ceramic bobbin
- Hair stacker
- English hackle pliers
- Materials for 8 basic patterns, 10 flies each (total 80 flies)
- Instructional DVD from fly-tying videographer Tim Flager, covers tool use, materials, and fly tying tutorials
- Made In USA
Learning fly fishing is a blast with this cartoon illustrated fly fishing primer. The Curtis Creek Manifesto is not only full of fun, it is simply one of the best primers available.
Learn fly fishing strategies, lots of tips, and targeted tactics for how to catch fish in this illustrated book by Sheridan Anderson. The self-described “foe of the work ethic” has assembled a beginner fly fishing best-selling book, described as “the art of fly fishing on moving water.”
This book is one you really must see to fully appreciate. Packed with wisdom to guide you through the early stages of introduction of a new sport, all in large cartoons, it is a fly fishing gift that is guaranteed to please.
Anderson uses his unique multimedia approach to describe fly fishing, through words and drawings, that might otherwise be lost. All conveyed with great humor, something beginning fly fishers may need! Soft cover, 48 pages.
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Value / Budget Fly Fishing Gifts
A treasured keepsake that will be cherished forever, whether hung in the bedroom, retreat, or on a tree, this ornament is a head turner. Add your loved one’s name and it’s all the more special as on of the best personalized fly fishing gifts you can give.
Not only practical, this beautiful gift for fly fishing serves as a great conversation starter. The holder is made of aluminum, and stores one bottle of wine. It fits with any décor, whether rustic or modern, adding a nicely unique touch to any room. If you are looking for great fly fishing gifts under $50, this one hits the bullseye.
When it comes to landing a fish, especially a larger one, you will want your net to be conveniently ready. Conversely, the last thing you want is to be fumbling for your net right when you are ready to land it – the point at which many fish are lost and become “the one that got away.”
Well, the quality team at Fishpond have taken magnetic net releases to a new level. Their design improves on other brands by including some abnormally strong magnets. In addition, the quality and reliability they’ve built in will ensure that it works time and again.
For more value / budget gift ideas, check out the selection at FlyGearAndGifts.com
Classy Fly Fishing Gifts
Both beautiful and functional, these custom wooden fly boxes feature a striking classic fly inlay. They are crafted from sustainably harvested lumber, sourced in the USA.
If you would like the option of personalised fly fishing gifts with initials, you can specify up to 3 characters of wood inlay. Made in USA. Both custom boxes will hold any type of fly (nymphs, wets, dries, and streamers, flies not included).
The Yellowstone version of the box is crafted from cherry, black walnut, tiger maple, sycamore, brass, and abalone shell. Size: 5½”L x 4″W x 1½”D. Weight: 6 oz. The larger Blackfoot box is crafted from black walnut, cherry, birdseye maple, sycamore, brass, and abalone shell. Size: 6″L x 4″W x 1½”D. Weight: 7 oz.
Combine a design specifically for fly fishing with great looks and you’ve got the Costa Del Mar FERG series polarized sunglassses. The Costa “Ferg” is named after the company’s founder Ray Ferguson. The shades feature both top and side eye shields (to help block out the wind and reduce glare), integrated Hydrolite rubber, and are 100% UV protected, polarized lenses.
Not only all that, but Costa sunglasses come with a limited lifetime guarantee. To choose the best color for the type of light and fishing conditions you need, check out our article on how to choose the best sunglasses.
You know the person you’re getting this for the best, but if there’s only one gift you give, whether fly fishing gifts for dad or anyone else, this could be the best gift for fly fishing you give this season.
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Gear Fly Fishing Gifts
If anything new is catching the rage, it is the Catch Cam Net. Fully customizable with colors and handle designs that mimic the colors on your favorite fish, but also available in a large variety of shapes and sizes.
What really makes these nets awesome is the GoPro mount right on the handle, which takes landing and release shots – not to mention anywhere you want to point it – to the next level.
Not to stay with just the nets, Catch Cam has also released a new net holster, making it easier to carry and stow. Increasingly used by pros and guides to capture awesome footage of their clients fish, be sure to give this one a good look if you’re interested in the latest net designs and technology.
GoPro never stops innovating, and beyond the cameras here’s a new gadget that will be useful for any angler pursing trophies at dawn, dusk, or at night. New on the market, this is one of the best fly fishing gifts 2020 you can give.
The Zeus Mini Light is so well done it’s becoming a necessity. Tired of AAA-battery clip on lights and headlaps that die early, aren’t waterproof, and don’t last that long? GoPro has solved these issues with a clip on / hands-free, waterproof illumination (yes go ahead and dunk it if you want). Does not require a GoPro camera, rather, perfect to clip on your hat, vest, boat, or where ever you need light.
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For Her & Him Fly Fishing Gifts
Coming quickly onto the fly fishing scene, start up company FisheWear is revolutionizing designs for women fly fishers. With colorful, fashionable and bold designs such as Groovy Grayling, Troutrageous Rainbow, and Abstract Char, you almost can’t go wrong with a present from Fishewear. Not to stick to clothing, check out the Fishe Fly Box, Dry Bag, Forceps, and other practical yet stylish products.
If your loved one has to wear a necktie….he might as well have it remind him of fly fishing! Made with 100% microfiber jacquard, this fashion design for both formal and casual wear is the perfect tie virtually every occasion. The sizes is 146cm length x 7cm width, and it comes beautifully packed in a gift box. If you are looking for fly fishing gifts for dad or the gentleman in your life, this one will hit the mark.
For more gift ideas for her & him, check out the selection at FlyGearAndGifts.com
House & Home Fly Fishing Gifts
Protect your favorite furniture in style, with 4 unique coasters stored in an antique-style fly fishing reel holder. Flies shown with classy artwork include the Wooly Bugger, Stimulator, Royal Wulff, and Dave’s Hopper. Idea for many rooms, including a den, office, rec room, or family room. Made of cast iron. The holder measures: 5 inches wide x 5 75 inches high. Great in combination with the Angler’s Pint Glasses.
Made by the Furniture Cove, this carefully finished side or end table fits well in both formal and informal settings, with a rich color like espresso or cappuccino. With a striking trout inset, the table is 24″ long x 12″ wide x 24″ tall.
For more house and home gift ideas, check out the selection at FlyGearAndGifts.com
Fly Tying Gifts
Your favorite fly tyer will never be more organized than with this station. They can organize 35 spools of thread, flosses, and yards, plus dozens of tools and adhesives. If that weren’t enough out of this quality, solid oak desk top station, you have the option to purchase either empty, or “fully loaded” with tools and materials! We’re bringing this one back this year, after it was one of our favorite and best fly fishing gifts 2019. Here’s what it comes with:
- Empty – Use the desk to get all your existing tools and materials organized and looking good!
- Loaded – Comes with: 39 spools (Six UTC 70, eight UTC 140, five UTC 210, one monofilament thread, six holographic tinsel, two mirage tinsel, three D-shaped vinyl rib, one Ultra Wire XS, three Ultra Wire SM, 3 Ultra Wire Brassie and one Ultra Wire medium); 21 fly-tying tools (EZ hackle pliers, medium long-nose hackle pliers, hair stacker, bobbin threader, hair packer, rotating hackle pliers, dubbing rake, 4” iris scissors, 4.75” tungsten-carbide scissors, deer-hair comb, bodkin, whip finisher, tweezers, dubbing hook, knot/leg tool, debarb pliers and four deluxe ceramic bobbins); and head cement and adhesives (fly-head cement in a 0.5-oz. plastic squeeze applicator, 1-oz. bottle of fly-head cement, 1-oz. bottle of fly-head cement thinner, 1-oz. bottle of Flex Seal, 1-oz. bottle of Flex-Seal thinner, 0.5-oz. bottle of Fly-Tyers Z-ment with brush on applicator and premium wax dubbing).
- Loaded with Vise – Same as loaded, only with a Fly Furniture Vise that has a true rotary, lever-actuated locking jaw for hook ranges #2-#24.
For more fly tying gift ideas, check out the selection at FlyGearAndGifts.com
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What to get the fly fisherman who has everything?
Even the angler with everything will love the newest gear & gadgets, or a big box of flies. You can also surprise them with art, a personalized gift, quality book, something for the home, destination trip, etc. Try snooping around (or call their buddy) to determine what they like.
What to buy someone who loves to fish?
Someone who loves to fish will love anything related you give them, because they are so enthusiastic about their sport. If they are a beginner, consider getting them the next level gear. If they are an expert, get them something unique, such as personalized or custom made.
What is the best fly fishing starter kit?
Today there are several companies that offer economical “all-in-one” fly fishing starter kits. We like Wild Water, for their comprehensive gear plus flies kits in a variety of sizes. You may also want to check out packages by Net Angler, Maximum Catch, FishingSir, and others.
What time of year is best for fly fishing?
We like to say, any time is a great time! Of course, even a bad day fishing beats a great day at work, right? That said, fish are most active from April to October. Some streams are best in spring, others in the fall. There are plenty of winter and warm salt water destinations, too.
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