It is time for last minute shoppers to get frantic about what to buy people for Christmas. Well if you are looking for a gift for a fly fisherman or just a cool present in general, here are some ideas for you searching for the perfect Christmas Gifts.
The YETI Hopper– Available in 20 or 30 quart these soft sided coolers are perfect for bringing to the beach or throwing in a boat. It will hold 24 cans of beer and 26 pounds of ice. My wife likes to use this as a carry on when traveling. You can keep all the necessary items for your little ones when on a plane. Then once you get to your destination you have a cooler that is sure to keep your beverages cold. While these coolers are not inexpensive be sure you really like the person you are giving it to.
The YETI Rambler – We are not pushing YETI products at all but these stainless steel cups are terrific. I own one of these beauties and it is my favorite beverage container. It keeps your drinks extremely cold/hot and is a must have. They are great for coffee or tea (if you drink tea) as well as your favorite beverage that you like to consume on ice. Anyone you buy this for will surely appreciate it. In fact you may as well buy 2 because you are going to want one as well.
Tacky Fly Fishing Box – Not sure why but these fly boxes are a hot item right now. They hold flies tighter, have a clear lid for visible access to flies and is extremely durable. There are an assortment of fly boxes to choose from on the Tacky site so don’t be afraid to think outside the box and get various sizes and styles. This is a great gift for the fly fisherman with too many flies… Wait you can never have too many flies.
Titan Rod Vault – No not another one of these bazookas riding around on the roof of a Subaru. The Titan Rod Vaults are certainly a favorite item amongst fly fishing guides and anglers throughout Colorado. If your favorite fly fishermen in the family doesn’t own one or two of these rod carriers it might be something to look into. Again this is a fairly expensive item but it will surely be appreciated.
Orvis Clearwater Setup– Excellent value for a rod reel and line combo. This is a perfect gift for anyone new to the sport of fly fishing. This set-up comes with a 25 year warranty and there is nothing wrong with it. In fact it will catch trout just as well as the 1200.00 set-up. The Clearwater Combo comes with a Fly Rod and Reel, Line and a Carrying Case.
Stocking Stuffers – Buffs, Weights, Tippett, Socks (everyone needs socks), sun screen, lip balm, Gink (do not use as lip balm) and leaders. These are all great little stocking stuffers that are sure to be used. If the person you are shopping for owns a raft 303 Inflatable Protectant is also a gift that will be used as soon as the spring hits.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.