The Season Of Fishing...Er, Giving
1. To help get line on reels, Berkley’s Mini Line Spooler is an inexpensive but perfect stocking stuffer. It clamps on any rod and makes spooling more ho-ho-ho than oh-no-no.
2. Fill your angler’s spinning reel needs with NanoFil, made of Dyneema, the world’s strongest fiber. Grinchy trick: Use some of this line as ribbon and watch them struggle to rip open gift.
3. You won’t get much joy out of that if they’ve already opened their set of Rapala fishing tools. Snip, snip. Awwww.
4. Abu Garcia’s Revo MGX baitcast reel sports a variable brake system to cast the lightest of lures and its low profile would look sharp on any rod, plus it’s easy to wrap.
5. & 6. Holes in their clothes or just wholly unwarm, a Simms G4 jacket and pants will hit the spot. Everyone needs a foul weather suit. Does it come in Rudolph Red?
7. Style and function is also the key to Wiley X Skeet Reese Xcess sunglasses. Santa looks fly wearing them, and with their facial cavity seal, he knows they won’t fly off.
8. A nice stocking stuffer would be some of Luck-E-Strike’s Rick Clunn series squarebill crankbaits. Or get them a bunch and try the box within a box within a box. They’re certain to like the end result.
9. Jiggle all the way with a set of jigs, be it flipping jigs, football jigs, finesse jigs, swim jigs. Just get jiggy with it.
10. Make a holiday wish that they stay safe in their travels on the water, but then make sure of with a SOSpenders inflatable life jacket.
11. For all the fish they’ll be hauling in – ho, ho, ho -- Frabill’s retractable net will help land them, then it gets out of the way as it stows small.
12. When they find their spot, help them stay on it with a PowerPole Blade – it will keep their sled from sliding off the roof.
13. Help them keep from getting entangled with some Stick Jacket rod covers, which make pulling out rods as easy as slipping a candy cane out of a stocking.
14. If your angler truly has everything and you are desperate, or if he could just use a home or office knickknack, hit the home department of the sporting goods store for the likes of a picture frame (sneak in their best fishing photo) or how about a fishing lure hangar. That’s something you could hang your hat on. Sure better than another fishing tie.
15. If you’ve given lures before but they say you never pick the right ones, let them get their own and get them something to organize them, like one of the many Plano storage systems. There’s something for even the most discerning tackle snob. Those ingrates.
16. A Clarus rod from Shimano might bring them some cheer. The series of lightweight graphic rods fit most fishing needs -- the hardest part is wrapping one. We suggest a simple bow.
17. No red beacon guiding their way? Give them a helping hand with
a Lowrance GPS unit.