2018 In-Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide
November 06, 2018
Check out these great products every angler would love as a gift.
Panga Backpack 28
The Panga Backpack 28 features ergonomic shoulder straps that offer extra carrying comfort, while the removable chest straps and waist belt provide added stability and security. And because the pack and the HydroLok Zipper are 100-percent waterproof, there’s absolutely no need to carry the pack over your head while you wade or worry about the contents in the pack if you get caught in a downpour. yeti.com
ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G2N All-Season
The ICE HELIX features crystal-clear Dual Spectrum CHIRP Digital Sonar, built-in GPS with Humminbird Basemap (Includes charts of more than 10,000 lakes), plus easy to adjust Interference Rejection settings. Connect your smartphone and other Bluetooth-enabled devices with your ICE HELIX G2N model to allow wireless software updates, and transfer of ChartSelect digital lake maps from available Humminbird FishSmart App. This model also includes all necessary components and features to mount on your boat for open water use, including AutoChart Live (create real-time maps) and Ethernet Networking (connect multiple fish finders, or upgrade to add-on technologies like Minn Kota i-Pilot Link). You'll watch it all take shape on a full color, 7-inch HD LCD display. Professional-grade carrying case, battery and charger included. Humminbird.com
Micro Revolution 5.0
$349 - The Aqua-Vu micro Revolution 5.0 has a reel system that provides effortless camera deployment and retrieval. An extra-bright 5-inch high resolution LCD is easy to read in bright, sunny conditions; while a durable waterproof monitor adds peace of mind & dependable performance in all weather conditions. Includes an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 8-hours of continuous use and a battery charger and a free Pro-Viewing Case/Car Charger Accessory Pack ($60 value.) For more information, visit www.aquavu.com.
$139.99 to $149.99
These durable sunglasses have all the high-performance features anglers desire in a pair of shades. Made from one of the strongest types thermoplastic material on the market, the frames are designed to last. Available in a variety of lens color and mirror combinations, the polarized option provide anglers with the resolution, clarity, and contrast needed for sight fishing or spotting a following fish across a variety of changing environments and light conditions. Available in three styles, the Terrain model is a larger lightweight frame that offers maximum coverage and wrap and the padded low profile temples fit comfortably under fishing caps. The Summit’s have the same high-quality frame and lens options, but the lower profile frame is a better fit for medium sized heads. Explorer is a casual design that have many of the same high performance features. MAGPUL.com
Columbia Super Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt
Columbia’s newest shirt combines Realtree’s Mako camo patterns on a quick-drying shirt with UPF 50 Omni-Shade and Omni-Wick technologies. The shirt is available in 15 Realtree Mako colors/patterns including Riptide and Hyper Blue for salt water, and black (shown here) and Cypress to fit the landscapes associated with freshwater fishing for trout and bass. columbia.com
Magellan Aransas Pass Window Check Fishing Shirt
Stay cool and comfortable during a long afternoon on the water wearing this Magellan Outdoors Men's Aransas Pass Window Check Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt. This shirt wicks sweat away from your skin and provides UPF 30 protection against harmful UV rays. The 2 pockets offer added storage for small accessories. academy.com
Cabela's Breathable Boot-Foot Waders for Men
The Big Cypress Insulated Breathable Waders keep you dry and warm on the nastiest late-season hunts. Waterproof, breathable uppers surround a warm, quilted lining packed with 100-gram Thermolite insulation to lock out the frigid cold. Warm, neoprene-lined boots feature 5.5 mm felt insoles and 1,600-gram 3M Thinsulate Insulation to keep your feet warm in the coldest water. Reinforced boot attachment features overlays for added protection and durability. Adjustable elastic suspenders with magnetic closures, side zippers and gussets and a waist belt with belt loops give you that safe, optimum fit. Lined hand-warmer chest pocket with six shell loops, magnetic pocket flap with an inside zipper and interior hand-warmer pocket. cabelas.com
$30 to $50
The Groove Ring is the first silicone ring crafted with the comfort and safety of your fingers in mind and backed by a NO BS lifetime guarantee. Available in a number of styles and flattering widths, Groove Ring has come to stand as a symbol of many things from wedded bliss to intrepid adventuring. Most important to anglers, they are incredibly breathable and comfortable, in fact, you can barely tell you are even wearing it. No BS Warranty -- If the ring gets damaged cut, stretched, eaten by a fish, or even just lost, Groove Ring will replace it for free--no questions asked. You have to check out their website because the design option and collections seem to expand daily. https://groovelife.com
Stay Powered Up for Less
Designed and engineered to bring reliable power to the outdoors at an affordable price, the 44.1-pound unit delivers up to 2,000 watts of clean, sine-wave power to handle heaters, fishhouse lighting, microwaves, and more. Its inverter is also equipped with Yamaha’s advanced Noise Block technology, resulting in noise reduction to 51.5 to 61 decibels. It runs for up to 10.5 hours on a gallon of gas, with a Smart Throttle function that senses load and automatically adjusts RPM control. It also includes an Electric Overload Breaker and Oil Watch Warning System to prevent potential generator damage. The Yamaha EF2000iSv2 also has an auto-warm-up feature that helps cold-starting and an independent fuel petcock, which allows users to shut off the gas to run the carburetor dry, preventing stale gas problems and costly carburetor cleaning and repair. It also easily hooks up to a second EF2000iSv2 for a combined 30 amps of lightweight, portable power. Comes standard with a 3-year factory warranty. yamahamotorsports.com
Marcum Lithium Shuttle
Add the long-life power of Lithium ION to your MarCum sonar units (compatible with other ice electronics that use 9 to 12.6 volts batteries with optional Lithium Shuttle Power Adapter, sold separately). Compact, lightweight and long-lasting, the Lithium Shuttle, powered by a 12-volt 12-amp hour Lithium ION polymer battery, can extend your unit’s continuous run time up to 40 hours. Designed for MarCum M-Series, LX-Series, I-Series flashers digital sonar systems. rapala.com
These lightweight, comfortable, and durable shades also float! All Rheos sunglasses feature polarized UV protected and dual-sided anti-fog coating lense that automatically clear the lenses so you do not need to remove them and do it yourself. The Rheos lens also includes a speciality Hydrophobic coating, which acts like RainX for a windshield helping water to bead off the lens without settling in and covering your view. rheos.com https://www.rheosgear.com/collections/floating-sunglasses
Garmin Panoptix LiveScope
Panoptix LiveScope is a live scanning sonar that gives anglers high resolution and easy-to-interpret images of structure, bait, and fish swimming below. Garmin's revolutionary Panoptix all-seeing sonar technology delivers live sonar images in real-time—forwards, backwards, sideways and below the boat—even while stationary. Now, thanks to the active scanning capabilities, anglers can see images and movement so clear and precise that it's even possible to distinguish between species of fish. The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10 sonar black box with LVS32 transducer and simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector, making it easy to install and seamlessly integrate many Garmin units. Panoptix LiveScope in action here
ABU Garcia Ike Signature Series
New Ike Series rods leverage the angling expertise of bass pro Mike Iaconelli, as well as customized cosmetics to Ike’s own standards. 36-Ton graphite blanks yield a lightweight, balanced feel. Ike’s “Delay Series” feature tailor-made crankbait actions, utilizing high-strain glass (HSG) Construction for a smooth, parabolic bend. Twenty-one different models cover Ike’s favorite techniques, from Finesse series spinning rods to Power Series casting rods, all with comfort-giving Fuji reel seats and stainless-steel guides with Zirconium inserts. www.abugarcia.com.
G. Loomis E6X Bass Series
$189.99 to $249.99
Weights of the newly designed E6X Bass rods has been reduced by 5-percent over previous models, while a smaller sized guide train provides better balance in all fishing situations. Spinning models have been updated with a more streamlined reel seat for improved hand comfort. Thirty-three total models, including five Mag Bass Rods and six Spin Jig Spinning rods cover all bass bases. MSRP range is $189.99 to $249.99. www.gloomis.com.
St. Croix Legend Glass Spinning
Specialization rules at St. Croix, a fact crankbait casters will greatly appreciate the first time they heft a 7-foot 2-inch Legend Glass spinning rod (LGS72MM). The newest entrant among award-winning Legend Glass series, this medium power, moderate action rod fishes impressively light, thanks to St. Croix’s linear S-Glass blank and Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) mandrel technology. Everything about this crank-rod screams elite: Fuji K-Series tangle-free guides with Alconite rings, Fuji DPS reel seat, split-grip, super-grade cork handle and a Kigan hook-keeper. www.stcroixrods.com
Berkley Flicker Shad Shallow & Jointed
$4.99 to $5.99
With design input from professional walleye anglers, Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz, two new additions to the popular Flicker Shad series offer a rolling, “flicker” action, imitating the scaly flashes of fleeing baitfish. Flicker Shad Jointed models swim with an even more exaggerated action and tail wag. For targeting shallower fish, the new Flicker Shad Shallow carries the same shad-profile, and rolling action as the original Flicker Shad. Individually tank tested to ensure out-of-the package success, both new baits sport internal rattles and Fusion19 hooks in two sizes (2” and 2-3/4”). www.berkley-fishing.com.
$24 (two bottles)
A superb Bloody Mary mix, Sister’s Sauce is singularly hand-crafted, gluten free, no high fructose, no additives, and fat free, in a 32-ounce bottle. Mix with your favorite liquor or serve without on the rocks with a splash of lime. sisterssauce.com
This style is part of Costa's new Untangled Collection—a collection of frames made entirely from recycled fishing nets. The brand partnered with Bureo, the pioneer in recycled fish net products, to turn discarded fishing nets into sunglass frames. The collection is 100% recyclable and made from 100% recyclable materials---perfect for conservation-minded men and women. The four new sustainable nylon frame styles each feature recycled aluminum Costa logos, PLUS foam recyclable temple and nose pads and mineral glass lenses. The Untangled Collection includes the Pescador, Baffin, Caldera and Victoria styles. costadelmar.com