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2021 Holiday Fly Fishing Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Ivan Orsic / Nov 30, 2021

If you are looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping for the angler in your life, look no further than our Stocking Stuffer gift guide. The best stocking stuffers are timeless gifts. Although stocking specific items are typically small items found on the lower section of the price spectrum, they often pack the most bang for your buck compared to those big-ticket items. From tools you never knew you needed to socks and glassware, we here at Trouts Fly Fishing have compiled a list of great stocking stuffer ideas that will make any angler happy. Oh, and these little presents won't break the bank either.

If you are looking to expand your list of stocking stuffer ideas, head over to our Best Fly Fishing Gift Under $25 and Best Fly Fishing Gifts Under $50, and if you want to see our complete 2021 Fly Fishing Gift Guide broken down by price point, click here!

Tools and Fly Boxes

The Rising Big Nippa

When it comes to fly fishing accessories, a pair of nippers is an indispensable tool for any angler, regardless of their skill level. When searching for which nippers are best, the pair that stands out above the rest is Rising's Big Nippa. The Rising Big Nippa is one of the top-selling fly fishing tools on the market and is an overall staff favorite here at Trouts Fly Fishing.

Rising Ultralight Pliers

The Rising Ultralight pliers are simply the best pair of pliers on the market. It does not matter if you take a week-long trip to the San Juan River or an after-work strike mission to your local pond; the Rising Ultralight Pliers are a must-have for any trout angler.

Loon Ergo Knot Tool

Nail knots aren't tested often, but when they are, there is a lot on the line. It is worth getting it right, but it is best to avoid spending all afternoon cursing and trying to find a substitute for a solid knot tool. The Ergo Knot Tool makes nail knots easy and comes with clear instructions on how to be tied.

Grayl GEOPRESS Purifier

No other portable purifier rivals the speed, simplicity, and effectiveness of GEOPRESS. It makes 24 ounces (710 ml) of safe, clean drinking water in eight seconds – anywhere in the world. Effective on all seven continents, you can tap into the world's water sources and safely drink from sketchy spigots, hotel sinks, murky rivers, wells, or lakes. GEOPRESS protects from global waterborne pathogens (virus, bacteria, protozoan cysts), pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, and even microplastics.

Fishpond Tacky Pescador Fly Box

We're reaching for the Pescador most days, a waterproof, grab-and-go system for technical tailwater bugs and bushy high mountain hoppers to smaller saltwater crabs and shrimp. These ultra-durable boxes will keep a full complement of flies secure and bone dry. With room for up to 210 flies, our signature waterproof gasket, and a 100% recycled plastic outer shell, this highly versatile box seems to make its way into the bag every time we hit the water.

Tandem Fly Co Dropper Rig Box

Stop wasting time tying up your dry dropper rigs...The Dropper Rig Box by Tandem Fly Company makes organizing your flies and rigs easy. This is a unique box and is a perfect gift for the angler who desires to have their fly gear ready at a moment's notice and who enjoys fishing more than they do tying up rigs. With the Tandem Fly Company Dropper Rig Box, you can store up to 8 tandem rigs and 276 flies. Tandem Fly Co also offers additional interchangeable leaf clips if you desire more storage for your dropper rigs. The fly box itself is made from an extremely strong polycarbonate shell that can withstand whatever the day throws at you.

Staff Picked Flies (12 Count):

At Trouts, we live and breathe the Colorado trout streams. With one of the largest fly selections in the west and guides on the water 365 days a year from the Front Range to the Roaring Fork Valley, we can pick you the best flies, day to day, to fill your box. With guide reports coming in daily, we are always on top of what is producing the highest numbers and best fish. Forget the struggle of wondering what's working and get right to the flies the trout cannot resist.

Clothing and Accessories

RepYourWater Basecamp Belt

No matter if you are headed to work or kicking back at an evening BBQ the basecamp belt will provide a nice accessory piece to any outfit no matter the time of year. Designed with insight and components from white water rafters, backpackers, and other outdoor aficionados, the basecamp belt will be at home around your waist no matter where you take it. Developed with our friends over at Wingo Outdoors, the Basecamp belt is lightweight, quieter, and more stylish than any of the RepYouWater belts so far!

RepYourWater Trout Socks

This medium-weight crew sock made in collaboration with Point 6 out of Steamboat Springs, CO is great for wading, hiking, biking, the office, or anything in between. These socks are 75% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 5% Spandex, and provide medium crushing that provides great support when you head out to your favorite river or high alpine lake. These socks are also machine washable, and if you need any more reason to buy these as a stocking stuffer, 3% of the cost of the sock goes towards Colorado Trout Unlimited.

Simms Boxers

Keep your goods dry and fresh with Simms' Cooling Boxer Brief. Heat conquering Avra™ yarn comes together with exceptional stretch to provide all-day support and comfort for your adventures in or out of the water.

Rep Your Water Beer Can Glass

The best companion to a delicious beverage: RepYourWater Beer Can glasses. Whether it's for a hoppy pale ale, a light Kolsch, or a glass of water, you want it surrounded by the perfect design. These glasses are sold individually, so you can make sure each one of your loved ones this holiday season gets the gift of a 16 oz originally designed pint glass.

RepYourWater Wine Glass

Beer not your beverage of choice? No worries, RepYourWater has you covered with their 12 oz stemless wine glass. This wine glass makes the perfect gift for those who prefer wine at the end of the day. Trust us when we say that the RYW wine glass is ideal for post-river sessions no matter where you are.

RepYourWater Old Fashioned Glass

RepYourWater Old Fashioned glasses. Whether you call it a lowball, rocks glass, whiskey glass, or old-fashioned glass, when you want to sip the good stuff, you want it surrounded by the perfect design.

RepYourWater Enamel Camp Mug

What better way to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage of choice than in handmade enamelware showing your love of fishing? There isn't one. The RepYourWater Enamel Camp Mug is great for hot or cold beverages, travels quickly, and is handmade. Due to the nature of handmade production, minor differences and imperfections can exist on mugs. Caution: hot beverages will make the mug hot. Handle carefully with hot liquids.

RepYourWater Enamel Tumbler

RepYourWater's brand new enamel tumblers join the collection. These, like their enamel mugs, are the perfect way to enjoy your beverage of choice. Due to the nature of handmade production, minor differences and imperfections can exist on each tumbler.

I hope you found this year's Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide helpful in your search for the perfect gift this holiday season. This list makes great stand-alone gifts and always a few fantastic add ons for those hard to shop for individuals. As always, if you have any questions about items or need a bit more clarification, messages us over live chat, give us a call over the phone, or shoot us an email at Or, come swing by the shop, and we will help you get dialed in for this holiday season.

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