It's that time of year again; the '22 holiday season is upon us. So go ahead and put your jammies on, stoke that roaring fire, and kick back in your favorite chair because we've got the only gift guide you will need for the fly fishing enthusiast in your life this holiday season. We've included everything from the best gifts for the most technical gear junkie, to stocking stuffers for under $50.
Now that you're nice and comfy, break out the eggnog and practice your HO-HO-HO's, because it's time to talk shop and check those gifts off of your holiday shopping list!
Gear for the junkie who fiends for the latest and greatest!
We all know that person - the gear junkie. The person that knows every single detail about every last piece of gear known to man.
We're not calling anyone out here because hey, as fly shop employees, we're all sort of those people, too. We see nothing wrong with it. As those kinds of crazy gearheads, we've put together a collection of gifts that we would enjoy ourselves, so we know that the person in your life will, as well.
Smooth drag, bomb-proof construction, and fast line pickup. What more could you need in a fly fishing reel? The Nautilus X reel comes in four different sizes and in titanium or black anodized models.
The best tippet holder on the market, in our opinion. Easily managed and prime for organization, this fully-loaded tippet holder is perfect for the fly fishing gear junkie in your life.
The Simms G3 are ultra light award winning fly fishing waders and are the best on the market. Their world-class warranty isn't so bad, either.
Bananas on a boat are bad luck in fly fishing... but a banana towel is always the right move.
If there's one thing we love, it's keeping our fly gear safe and secure. This large reel case does just that. Perfect for the fly fisher with a solid collection of reels!
Fly tiers, rejoice!
There are two types of fly fishers... those who tie, and those who do not. We're not saying one type is superior to the other (*cough, cough, it's the second type). However, we are saying that if you know someone that loves tying flies, or is even wanting to start down the deep, dark rabbit hole that is the fly tier's journey, this collection is for them.
If you're interested in a more curated collection of materials for specific fly fishing patterns, we can help there too. Give us a call at 303.733.1434 or drop by the shop and we'll help you choose the appropriate materials for the patterns you had in mind.
Renzetti vises are made in the good ole USA. They're true rotary, which is a feature that we love. This fly tying vise is great for an experienced fly tier or someone looking to get into tying their own flies.
The Tailwater Fly Tying Kit by Fishpond is the best organizational tools for traveling with tying materials, or for even keeping a relatively "small" collection of tying materials organized. This fly tying kit is the perfect gift for the fly tier in your life.
If you're looking for a vise for an experienced fly tier, this is the vise for you. The Norvise is heavy-duty, and has some pretty cool features that make it one of the best vises on the market. Please note that the base for the vise is sold separately!
Loon makes incredible fly tying tools. This complete collection of all the tools you could need is a great gift for someone starting out in the world of fly tying or even someone looking to upgrade their current fly tying tools. Featuring Loon's Ergo tool series from ergo bodkin to their killer hackle pliers amongst a host of others, this complete fly tying tool kit hits all the right notes.
Landon Mayer knows how to catch big trout. In fact, he does it for a living. Landon's Guide Flies book breaks down flies that are easy to tie, but are super productive, even for the pickiest of trout!
Mmmm, yes Watson, I do say...
For that person in your life with a "refined" palate. You know the type.
The person that enjoys reflecting on ancient Greek philosophy with a glass of scotch in one hand, and a full-bent tobacco pipe in the other, while they lounge in a Victorian armchair in front of a roaring fire in the middle of their stately, fully-stocked library. This collection is for them. Well, we think it is, at least.
Us? We're partial to sleeping under the stars in the beds of our trucks after enjoying a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon (or many) at the end of a long day out on the river. To each their own, we suppose.
The Superfine Glass series by Orvis is an excellent value for those who enjoy a slower, more methodical life... or in their fly fishing cast. Made of fiberglass, this old-school rod is made for those looking to try something new or that already love glass fly rods.
Every Gentleman (or Gentlewoman) needs a crystal old fashioned glass, right?
Made of certified organic waxed cotton canvas, the Bighorn Kit Bag will withstand years of abuse. It's perfect for storing your gear on and off the river.
The Ross Colorado is a click-and-pawl fly fishing reel. Basically, that means that there is no functional drag other than applied pressure with your hand. It doesn't get more throwback than that!
Reading Trout Water is an absolute must for trout anglers. Think you know about reading trout water? Think again. This book is an incredibly useful read for those looking to step-up their trout fishing knowledge.
BALLER, SHOT CALLER... The World Traveler.
For the person in your life that you envy. The person that's always jet-setting around the world, chasing fish and adventure at every turn. They've got it all, but you still need to buy them a gift.
Don't worry, we've got you covered. These gifts are pretty special. They're amazing, in fact. There isn't a person in the world that wouldn't love every last gift in this collection.
If you're in the position we described, trust us. These fly fishing gifts won't let you down.
The Rover is the newest reel to grace us with its presence from Abel. Made in Colorado and boasting the best drag money can buy, this reel is a winner 100% of the time.
The Scott Centric is an incredible rod. The latest and greatest from Scott fly rods, the Centric is fully-loaded with all of Scott's newest technology. Casting the Centric is a breeze, even with big flies. It's fast, but still maintains all the feel that we've been missing in modern, fast-action rods.
This thing is huge. It's also waterproof. It's big enough to get a person through a lengthy fishing trip and then some with room to spare. For the person constantly hitting the road to chase fish on the fly, the Thunderhead Submersible Duffel is the bag for them!
The H3 fly rod by Orvis has been a dominant force on the fly fishing rod market for a few years now, and that isn't going to change anytime soon. One of the best fast action rods that you can buy, the Helios 3D (Distance) won't disappoint.
If the World Traveler in your life has a boat or will be on a boat at any point in time, a waterproof boat bag is a must. The boat bag keeps all your gear safe and dry, and Orvis makes one of our favorite models on the market.
The *certified* best fly fishing gifts for under $250.
If you're looking for a fishing gift that checks all the boxes and comes in under the $250 mark, this collection will steer you in the right direction. This collection is all about value, and these gifts deliver. These products are affordable, pack a punch, and deliver that "WOW" factor that everyone is looking to dish out during the holiday season. If you want a gift that says "tight lines" and still comes in under budget, this collection is for you!
The Hydros reel is an incredible value and is offered in a number of sizes. Coming in just under our $250 budget, this reel makes the perfect gift!
You cannot, and we cannot stress that you cannot enough, cannot buy a better pair of nippers. These Abel Nippers are the most durable fly fishing nippers made and will last a lifetime of use and abuse on the river.
New this holiday season from Orvis, the redesigned Guide net! Ergonomically designed to keep the fisher and the fish safe, the new Guide and Hand nets from Orvis hit the nail on the head! The new composite coating on the net bag means no more carrying a large, heavy net!
The Clearwater fly rod received a redesign a couple of years back and is still pushing the boundaries of what an entry-level fly rod can mean. For under $250, this rod is a steal of a deal.
Budget-friendly stocking stuffers.
Looking for a little somethin' somethin' to give to someone in your life, but you need it to be affordable? These fly fishing gifts are excellent options and they all come under the $50 mark! From "how-to" fly fishing guides to fish-patterned enamel camp mugs, these inexpensive gifts are sure to please.
In our opinion, the best how to fly fish book. You can't go wrong with this all-encompassing classic by Orvis.
Our old logo on a new hat. Offered in several color combinations, this hat only gets better with time... like our logos.
Rep Your Water makes cool things, and we think these enamel camp mugs adorned with trout patterns or flies make a pretty darn cool gift.
What says the "holidays are here" to a fly fisher than a trout-shaped ornament made out of Colorado license plates? That's right, nothing does.