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Best Fly Fishing Gifts $25 and Under:

Ivan Orsic / Nov 1, 2021

Are you looking to get a gift for the fly fishing angler in your life this holiday season? Look no further than the Trouts Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. This gift guide is a list of the top fly fishing items to give this holiday season broken down by price point with descriptions of each item! If you have any questions on inventory or if your items will make it by Christmas, shoot us an email or live chat, and we will get you squared away! Without further ado, let's dive into the Trouts Fly Fishing Holiday Gift Guide for 2021.

Best Fly Fishing Gifts $25 and Under:

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. The big Nippa is, as the name implies, a big pair of nippers. The big Nippa comes equipped with a perfect design recessed thumb groove and a textured surface for easier handling no matter your situation. The rising Nippa also comes in a variety of different color combinations, so you'll always know which rising Nippas are yours when you are on the drift boat or wading your favorite river bank. On top of the overall perfect construction of the Rising Big Nippa, the best part is that the big nipper is one of the best values on the market, coming in at a purchase price of only $12.00 (before tax). If you wonder what gift to get the new or seasoned angler this holiday season, go with Trouts Fly Fishing's favorite nippers and the better version of your standard nippers, The Rising Big Nippa.

The Rising Ultralight Plier

The Rising Ultralight plies 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. The Ultralight has been a staple for Rising since 2006, and In 2010 they improved the original design by replacing the external spring with an internal spring. By adding an internal spring, the ultralight pliers operate on an augmented operating tension system. Around eleven years later, the Rising Ultralight pliers are still the best-selling ultralight pliers on the market, especially for the serious trout angler. This high-quality pair of pliers are perfect for long days on the water and comes equipped with a well-placed attachment hole for safely securing your tool just about anywhere. This fantastic minimalist tool comes equipped with: a 3-click lock system with smooth tapered tips - for easily debarbing everything from steelhead hooks to micro-midges, Serrated Scissors - to cut any size line or tippet, or mid-session fly modification, Internal Spring - excellent operating tension in your hand. Our pliers want to be open, making them more responsive in your hand and easier to use and, finally, individually quality controlled in Utah. This pair of pliers is a fantastic option this holiday season and will easily be your next "Go-To" lightweight pliers the next time you step out onto the river. Ensure your loved one never gets caught not having the proper tools; make sure you have the Rising Ultralight Pliers. As with any Rising product, the Rising Ultralight Pliers are backed by Rising's unconditional warranty.

The Little Red Book On Fly Fishing:

Two highly respected outdoor journalists and American authors, Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post & Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream, have cracked open their notebooks & shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new & old experiences—from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego. The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify & un-complicate the tricks & tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the "Take dead aim" spirit of Harvey Penick's classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the essential elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, & selecting flies. In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, & entertaining works on this sport—one that will serve both novices & experts alike in helping them reflect & hone in their approaches to fly fishing. The book has been split into five parts, and each one gives expert advice:

Part One: The Cast

Part Two: Fly Presentation

Part Three: Water Selection

Part Four: Tips For Selecting a fly rig

Part Five: Tips For Fighting and landing fish.

Fishpond Tacky Daypack Fly Box - 2X:

If there is one thing you need to start fly fishing and, more importantly, enjoy fly fishing, it is a quality fly box. When you head out to the water for a day of fly fishing, it is paramount that you have enough flies with you, especially if you are new to the sport. This holiday season, give the gift of storage with the Fishpond Tacky Daypack Fly Box - 2X. The Daypack Fly Box 2X is one of our staff's favorite fly boxes and is perfect for year-round fishing. This fly box comes in a small package yet is equipped with enough storage for just about every freshwater situation you may encounter when you are on the water. This box is an ideal gift this holiday season, especially for anglers who always want to stay prepared for any hatch they may run into on the water. The Day Pack 2X fly box is one of the top-selling fly boxes here at Trouts Fly Fishing and, for a good reason. The Day Pack 2X is genuinely a fly anglers' dream setup with the endless pursuit to always be prepared. With both sides of the box dedicated to fly storage, this fly box is a minimalist dream design that can fit inside your front T-shirt pocket or side the pocket of your wet wading shorts. This updated version of the original daypack fly box is double the size of the original Tacky Day Packs with the same classic blue silicone color and bi-directional slit design. This box comes equipped with Fishpond's traditional Latchless magnetic closures that keep your trout flies dry all day long. With the Day Pack 2X fly box gone are the days when you were forced to decide between bringing enough flies to cover a full day's worth of hatches of the day or heading out on a one-hour twilight session. With Tacky's original, patented silicone anchoring technology and bi-directional slits lining both sides of the box, up to 360 flies fit right in the pocket of your wet wading shorts.

Make sure the angler you love is ready for any hatch that comes their way on the water; make sure they have the Tacky Daypack Fly Box 2X.

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.

Rep Your Water 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? Clearly, there isn't one. The Rep Your Water Enamel Camp Mug is great for hot or cold beverages, travels easily, and is handmade. Due to the nature of hand-made production, very minor differences and imperfections can exist on mugs
Caution: hot beverages will make the mug hot. Handle carefully with hot liquids

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