Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Fish
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Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Fish

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Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Fish
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Know a guy who loves to cast a line in the water, waiting for the big one to strike? Whether he prefers a rushing mountain stream, a tranquil country lake, or the thrill of the open sea, one of these gifts for guys who love to fish is sure to make his day.


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Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool

$100 from Amazon

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This multitool includes 18 tools in total, including screwdrivers, scissors, a saw, wire cutters, and more. Will it get used? Yes, and probably in a multitude of ways, from removing fish hooks to making repairs on the fly. Available in silver or black. Order direct from Leatherman and you can have it personalized.


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Lazzo Inflatable Fishing Float Tube
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Lazzo Inflatable Fishing Float Tube

$106 from Amazon

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Float tubes allow an angler to venture away from the lakeshore and into open water where the big fish lurk, all while seated comfortably and safely. There are numerous models available, so shop based on price and features. Look for ample storage, and remember that you’ll also need waders and flippers.


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Riversmith River Quiver
Riversmith

Riversmith River Quiver

$430 and up from Riversmith

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Gift the fly fishing enthusiast in your life with one of these fly rod roof racks made in Boulder, Colorado. Lightweight and easy to install, they come in a few different styles, including 2-banger and 4-banger racks, and a handful of color options.

Colorado Anglers Wooden Fly Tying Tool Kit
Amazon

Colorado Anglers Wooden Fly Tying Tool Kit

$33 and up from Amazon

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Anglers tell us there’s something satisfying about knowing how to tie your own flies, not to mention it can be fun for other family members to help out. This kit includes all the basics: vise with base, bobbin, threader, bodkin, dubbing twister, hackle pliers, scissors, and whip finisher. 


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Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler
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Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

$35 and up from Amazon

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Whether it’s a small 30-quart cooler to stash drinks and sandwiches or the jumbo 94-quart model for stashing the day’s catch, Igloo’s Marine Ultra coolers get enthusiastic owner reviews for their durable construction, resistance to sun and saltwater damage, and range of sizes.


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Tilley LTM6 Airflo Broad Brim Hat
Tilley

Tilley LTM6 Airflo Broad Brim Hat

$90 from Tilley

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Long days out on the water can increase the risk of sunburn or heat stroke if he's not protected, and that includes covering his noggin. This Tilley hat is available in nine sizes and four colors, has a hidden hook-and-loop pocket in the crown for ID and other small valuables, and provides sun protection equivalent to 50 UPF. Bonus: It’s buoyant, so if it blows into the water he won’t lose it.


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Coddies
Coddies

Coddies

$24 from Coddies

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If your friend is into fishing, a pair of these colorful flip-flops will leave them reeling, as their feet will have newfound allure. The Fish Flops have been deemed by one customer to be "hilariously weird and surprisingly comfortable." Available in four colors.


FlyBandz
Etsy

FlyBandz

$25 from Etsy

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He'll keep his fishing flies close at hand (literally) with this wristband, which earns wildly enthusiastic reviews from buyers on Etsy. It’s also available with six or 12 flies included for an additional fee.

Wireless Handheld Fish Finders Boat Wired Transducer
Amazon

Wireless Handheld Fish Finders Boat Wired Transducer

$109 from Amazon

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Here’s a gift for the fisherman who’s got it all — or wants to rely on more than luck when casting for fish. This battery-powered transducer has a 3.5-inch color display and has a maximum depth of 1,600 feet in freshwater or 750 feet in saltwater. 


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Fish Socks
Etsy

Fish Socks

$12 from Etsy

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When he’s not on the water, he can still display his love of fishing for one and all with this pair of cotton-blend socks. These crew-length socks are available in a handful of colors and fish designs, including bass, trout, and tuna.

Magreel Fly Fishing Boxes
Amazon
Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller
Amazon

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller

$20 and up from Amazon

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Mosquitoes are a fact of life when you’re fishing, but repellent sprays can contaminate your fishing line and repel fish, too. This battery-powered mosquito shield can repel mosquitoes in a 15-foot radius for up to 12 hours on a single fuel cartridge. Available in multiple colors.


KastKing Fillet Knife
Amazon
Plano Angled Tackle System
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Plano Angled Tackle System

$51 from Amazon

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Any serious angler needs a tackle box that’s roomy enough for his gear yet not so large as to be unwieldy. This storage is rugged enough to survive a fall from a pickup truck, according to reviews, and there are ample compartments for tackle and supplies.


Fishing Lover Theme Sticker Pack
Etsy

Fishing Lover Theme Sticker Pack

$6 from Etsy

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Who doesn’t love decals? With this set, he can jazz up a car, cooler, water bottle, or anywhere he wants to proclaim his love of fishing to one and all. Each of these waterproof stickers measures approximately 2 inches.


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Essex Side Bag
Finn

Essex Side Bag

$265 and up from Finn

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Give your favorite fisherman a gift that will up his fashion and fishing game. Made of waxed canvas with leather and waxed twill accents, this side bag is designed for fly fishers. It has pockets inside and out, with a dry patch for flies and loops to secure his tippet sling and floatant holder. And it’s made in the U.S.A.

Fishing Hook Disgorger
Amazon
Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt
Amazon

Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt

$29 and up from Amazon

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Water reflects sunlight, intensifying its effects on your skin while you’re fishing. A long-sleeved shirt like this nylon-poly blend one provides protection from harmful UV rays, with two large pockets plus a utility loop to stash gear and sunglasses. Available in seven colors and in sizes from small to 3XL.


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Fly Tying Material Feather and Dubbing Starter Kit
Amazon

Fly Tying Material Feather and Dubbing Starter Kit

$40 from Amazon

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Once he’s learned the basics of tying flies, don’t be surprised if that becomes his favorite new hobby (besides fishing, of course). This kit includes a selection of features to tie wet and dry flies, as well as nymphs and streamers.


Freshwater Bait Rigging Chart
Bass Pro Shop

Freshwater Bait Rigging Chart

$4 from Bass Pro Shops

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This waterproof chart illustrates how to tie knots and rig live and artificial bait to attract bass, trout, pike, and other freshwater fish. 


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Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Amazon

Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

$6 and up from Amazon

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Don’t let the wrong kind of monofilament line break on submerged debris or scare off the fish he's trying to catch. This line is a great choice for all rigging styles, and it’s available in a range of breaking strengths.


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