The holidays are here again! Between holiday parties and powder days, finding the best fly fishing gifts for every fisherman or woman on your list can be tricky. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back this year. We’ve put together a list of our favorite gifts for those who love fly fishing in Montana, and everywhere else.
For Someone Who Just Discovered the Sport | Gifts for the Beginning Fly Fisher
Fly fishing requires a LOT of little gadgets, so make sure they have somewhere to keep them all. Whether it’s the perfect collection of flies from their favorite fly shop in Montana (the Grizzly Hackle) or a beer to enjoy midday, the Simms G4 Hip Pack is designed to hold it all.
Is your loved one just starting to get into fly fishing? Start them off with the Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod. This rod is a great gift for beginners, with both an affordable price point and an impressive performance.
For the One Who Can’t Stop Tying | Gifts for the Fly Tyer – Holiday Exclusive! Online for a limited time.
2 different vices, 2 different price points. We always turn to Regal and Renzetti vices when we’re looking to tie some flies because of the precision and versatility they offer. Whether you’re tying a size 22 dry fly or a much larger streamer, these vices will help get the job done!
Is your tyer just getting started? Set them up for success with the Wapsi Fly Tying Starter Kit. With straightforward instructions and the materials to tie ten of the best modern fly patterns, this kit was designed with beginners in mind and tested on multiple focus groups to ensure perfection.
For Those Who Dream of the Weekend | Gifts for Weekend Warriors
Make sure your weekend warrior has the best maps to guide their limited but focused time on the river. Our River Rat maps include river mileage, access points, points of interest, popular game fish, and more. Literally, every speck of information one could hope for when it comes to making the most of their weekend on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork, and elsewhere.
Who has time to dig through 4 different fly boxes as they’re getting ready to run out the door in the morning? Make mornings more efficient with Umpqua’s Weekender and Day Tripper fly boxes. Durably designed, these boxes feature magnets and micro-slit foam for the tiny guys and Umpqua’s Fly Trap foam for the rest.
For Those Who Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Fishing | Gifts for the Fisher(wo)man Who Has Everything
So, they have everything. All the waders, boots, lines, and rods a person could want. They even have that snazzy little set of nippers that you almost gave them last Christmas before they beat you to it. Our solution? Give them a Grizzly Hackle gift card so that they can get what they need, without giving you a headache trying to pick it out for them.
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For the Ladies on the Water | Gifts for Women Who Love to Fish
Make sure your adventurous lady stays protected on the water with Patagonia’s Sunshade Hoodie. This wicking layer provides 25 UPF protection in the summer, and works great as a layering piece to keep the cold out in the winter!
No one likes rocks on their feet as they’re wading. The Simms Vapor Tread boot is now available with felt, which means you’re getting the same women-specific, lightweight, minimal boot that you love, now with the added versatility of felt. Who wouldn’t love unwrapping this on Christmas morning?
Bonus Gift Idea: A Gift That Will Please Literally Anyone
On the river? Our Grizzly Hackle Performance Long Sleeve will serve as the perfect winter layering piece or a lightweight protective layer in the summer. On a run? It’ll wick away sweat so you can finish strong and make sure you’re looking as suave as possible.