Last minute shopping for someone who loves fly fishing and stuck on what to get them? If you like to live dangerously AKA starting your Christmas shopping at 2pm on the 24th, you're not alone. Here are five Christmas gift ideas for the fly fishing enthusiast in your family or friend circle:
1. A gift card to your local fly shop - While I am not typically one to purchase gift cards as a Christmas present, there are a few reasons why a gift card to a fly fishing specialty shop is a great Christmas idea. The most relative is that fly fishing nuts know what they want, what they need and what they like. There are few things more fun than a guilt-free shopping spree at a local store, and no better way to support a local small business.
2. A great pair of nippers - While more of a novelty than anything, a good pair of nippers makes for an excellent fly fishing gift. There are a ton of customizable nippers on the market, I've always been a huge fan of the Simms Guide Nipper. The satisfaction that comes from slicing through the tag end of your knot with a fresh set of nippers is one of fly fishing's small, enjoyable details.
3. Tippet - One of the things an angler can never have too much of is fresh leader or tippet material. On the list of things that are better to have and not need, than need and not have, tippet sits right near the top.
4. Custom fly fishing art - There are some truly incredibly fly fishing artists in this day and age. A piece of fly fishing art, regardless the form it comes in, is a thoughtful gift that is almost guaranteed to be something that the fly fisherman you're shopping for doesn't have. Three that I can recommend are Charlie Clark (www.charlieclarkart.ca ), Jeff Currier (www.jeffcurrier.com) ) and my friend Jeremy Koreski (www.jeremykoreskigallery.com)
5. A guided trip or fly fishing course - What is the adage about teaching a man to fish? Giving someone the gift of increasing their fly fishing education is undoubtedly one of the best things you can do for someone that is interested in fly fishing, especially if they are just starting. If you're totally stumped on ideas, grab them Fly Fish University's 5-part Fly Fishing Fundamentals Deep Dive program for 20% off with the code "christmas" at checkout.
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