Find the best fishing gifts for the anglers in your life! As the holidays are fast approaching, now is the time to choose that unique gift for all the people on your list. Here are some more suggestions to help in that endeavor.
Best fishing gifts for 2019
|Beckman BN2634C Net
This medium-sized Beckman landing net is universal for Alaska’s medium-sized game fish species from sockeye to dollies. Beckman’s coated net features include a Quick-Connect channel from handle to yoke, internal Y-Bar construction on the hoop for strength, and their one-piece aluminum yoke with a lifetime guarantee. Choose from their fixed-length handles or extendable models.
|Alaska Sausage and Seafood Products
For over 50 years, Alaska Sausage and Seafood has provided the finest wild Alaskan smoked salmon and gourmet reindeer sausages available. President Martin Eckmann’s father Herbert founded the business in 1963, and for decades anglers have come to Alaska Sausage and Seafood to have their catch smoked into kippered pieces, strips and lachs (lox). Stop in at Alaska Sausage and Seafood for a delicious gift to take to a party or let them ship a gift pack to your friends in the lower 48.
|Eagle Claw EC2.5 Series: Rods and Reels
Eagle Claw is proud to release a new benchmark series of fishing rods and reels, available now. The rods are available in spinning and casting models in five lengths from 5’6” to 7’ (in multiple actions) and consist of high-end, quality components such as 24-ton graphite blanks and guides designed to reduce tangling. The reels are available in spinning and casting models. Baitcast models come in two gear-ratio options with a magnetic brake system, durable brass gears and a carbon disc-drag system. Spinning reels are available with 8+1 bb (size 10), and with 9+1 bb (size 20-40). Lightweight graphite bodies increase usability on each. Just in time for the holiday season, consider a rod, reel or combo for the angler on your list.
|Sea Tow Membership
If you are already a Sea Tow member you know the true value of having a team of expert Captains standing by should the unexpected happen. Why not share it by giving the gift of a Sea Tow membership? You’ll help make their precious time on the water even more enjoyable. Whether you are currently a Sea Tow member or not, you can give the gift of a one-year Sea Tow Gold Card membership. It’s the perfect gift for the boaters on your holiday list. Captain Trey and Alyssa Hill own and operate Sea Tow in southcentral Alaska and provide service in Homer, Whittier and Seward.
|XTRATUF + FisheWear Groovy Grayling Black 15” Legacy Boot
The first ever XTRATUF boot in black introduces a collaboration with Alaskan-owned FisheWear featuring their Groovy Grayling pattern on the inner neoprene lining. These are the quintessential Alaska boots of today. We are super thrilled for our friends at FisheWear to receive this high honor from the boot rockstars at XTRATUF. Ladies, even if you JUST bought a new pair of ‘TUFS, you need these! They knocked it out of the park with this design.
|Hodgman H5 H-Lock Wade Boot
The dual lock system on the Hodgman H5 H-Lock wading boot holds the sole securely in place. The sole will not come off unless both the front and rear locks are disengaged at the same time. The uppers are made from an abrasion-resistant synthetic material and durable sheet rubber is present in the high-wear areas. Water drains from the bottom of the shoe and cleans the track system as you take steps. Ideal for many different wading conditions, built tough and comfortable. Add these for the mobile anglers on your gift list.
|Knives of Alaska
It’s our pleasure to congratulate Knives of Alaska for 25 years of producing excellent knives that help outdoorsmen process their fish and game. As an Alaskan Master Guide, Charles Allen knew the importance his gear would have on the success of his hunts and found himself needing dependable knives that would withstand the harsh weather of the Alaskan wilderness. With his knowledge of metallurgy in hand he established a manufacturing business, and designed the first in a long line of knives that would be known for their exceptional quality and durability. The company was named in honor of the “Last Frontier” state of Alaska where he continues to fly, hunt, fish and guide every year.Knives of Alaska has been in the spotlight a great deal this year; being selected by the Alaska Professional Hunters Association (APHA) to manufacture two different knives to commemorate their 50th anniversary and selected by Federal Ammunition for their Bucks, Bulls & Blades promotion. Any of the knives produced by Knives of Alaska would make a much-appreciated and useful present for sportsmen on your holiday gift-giving list.
|Fish Alaska Subscriptions
Well, of course we recommend our magazine! We learn something new about Alaska fishing in each issue we put together and you will too. Find new destinations you’ll want to fish, the latest in angling gear, boats, and electronics, plus tantalizing seafood recipes and tons more—and it’s all about Alaska. Whether you make your annual pilgrimage to Alaska or live here as a diehard year-round, our fishing and hunting magazines and websites are right on target. Pair a two-year Fish Alaska subscription with our SMOKE EM’ IF YOU GOT EM’ custom t-shirt for $80 or take advantage of our HOLIDAY OFFER of 4 one-year Fish Alaska subscriptions any way you want to divide them (including all for you) for a total of $80 (33% Off). You can add a Hunt Alaska holiday special as well—5 years for $40.
Fill a box with jigs from P-Line for your favorite saltwater angler. The Halibut Drop Jig is perfect for deep-water jigging with a glow treatment on the belly to increase visibility. Available in 9-, 11-, and 14-ounce sizes which all serve a purpose in Alaska. P-Line’s Diamond Jig is also a bottomfish winner in Alaska, especially for lingcod. The 10-, 12-, and 16-ounce are good size choices. Any salty dog can appreciate a box full of P-Line hard baits for their thoughtful gift.
|Caddis Women’s Deluxe Breathable Bootfoot Waders
Known for making a high-quality wader at an affordable price, Caddis Waders once again creates a wader for women that makes high marks for durability and function. The simple design provides only the most necessary features now including a built-in boot foot. These would make a perfect gift for the angling women on your list.
|Grizzly Tech Safes – Made Exclusively for Three Bears
New this winter Three Bears Alaska is offering a smaller sized Grizzly Tech Safe. It’s got all the extensive features of the larger 48 + 8 sized gun safe now in a smaller footprint with 24 long gun + 4 handguns sized storage. And the features list is extensive on these safes including fireproof, waterproof, zero-sag shelf, and anti-theft, plus it’s warranted for life. The external dimensions of the new smaller safe is 59” X 25” X 24”. They’ll even provide home delivery to some select Mat-Su Valley addresses. You can call the Palmer store to inquire about delivery at 907-746-3888 or visit one of the Three Bears Outpost locations around the state.
|Okuma Kenai Red Fly Rod – Made Exclusively for Soldotna Hardware
Okuma makes a special fly rod exclusively for Soldotna Hardware with high quality design, materials, and construction technology. This 9-foot, 8-weight rod is meant for the task of limiting out on sockeye on rivers such as the famed Kenai. With the huge Kenai sockeye escapement we had this last summer, even Alaska’s newest anglers would love a gift like this.
|Rep Your Favorite Lodge
Do you have a go-to fishing lodge or charter business you go out with every year? Ask Santa for a nice wind-resistant jacket, hoodie, or hat from your lodge, guide or outfitter and represent your love for Alaska fishing everywhere you go.
|Norvise Travel Case
Going on the road, or to that lakefront cabin getaway is easier with this secure, ample and convenient carry case designed for your Norvise, tools and materials. Thick, die-cut foam ensures your prized Norvise will be protected during transportation as will your light, Norvise bobbin, bobbin spools and tying tools. It features individual spaces for smaller tying materials such as hooks or beads and one huge compartment for larger items like buck tails or capes. The Norvise Travel Case now includes one of their bamboo mounting boards and a Norvise waste basket making travel even easier. Made of durable, water-resistant ballistic fabric, its dimensions are 19” x 13” x 4”. To see more about this great gift idea for the Norvise fly tyer on your shopping list, go to nor-vise.com.