It doesn’t have to be a challenge to find Christmas fishing gifts that everyone wants and needs. In fact, it is very easy to track down fishing-related items that almost any individual fisherman can use.
Better not to sulk, better not to cry … This list of the best gifts for fishermen will help you make some quick, smart decisions.
1. Fishing trip voucher
That day fishing Christmas present on the water will probably be cherished more than anything under the tree. Since family plans are often filled with deadlines and commitments, plan a special fishing trip that you can all go on together. Plus, this will add some fun to your favorite anglers to look forward to when the excitement of the vacation has come and gone.
2. Fishing ornament
There are tons of fun fishing Christmas decorations that you can find online or at your local sports store. Your fishing buddies may already have an ornament or two to remind them of their favorite pastime, but it only seems right to help by adding a new post to their collection. Start a Christmas fishing vacation tradition by giving a different fishing-themed ornament each year.
3. Needle nose pliers
When it comes to fishing for Christmas ideas, needle-nosed pliers are as practical and practical as possible. Corrosion-resistant pliers can be used for everything from quickly removing the hook to making the cut line. Even if the angler already has a pair on your gift list, a replacement pair is important and appreciated.
4. Circle hook
Circle hooks are among the best gifts for fishermen who fish with live bait. Not only are hooks something that anglers can always use, but the use of circle hooks in particular results in a higher survival rate if proper catching and loosening is practiced.
Ever see your friends or family members stuff their keys and wallets into a plastic sandwich bag before going on the water? Sandwich bags are for sandwiches! One of the best fishing Christmas gifts you can give a fisherman is a stuff sack. Keys, wallets, cameras, cell phones … all of these are items that will stay safe and dry when kept in a sealed stuff sack.
6. Digital fish scale
Do you know someone who never seems to have a specific answer when asked how much a new catch weighed? This problem can easily be solved with the addition of a digital fish scale. A digital fish scale can make the Christmas holidays a lot brighter because your favorite angler knows if he has a new personal best or a new state record!
7. Fishing rod stand
Anglers need to protect their valuable fishing tools by storing them properly. If you notice a collection of fishing rods stacked in the corner of a friend or family member’s garage, or if you see a couple of fishing rods leaning against a wall, this is a good indicator that a fishing rod stand is a welcome gift for the fishing vacation .
8. Reusable stainless steel water bottle
Help reverse the buildup of plastic water bottles in our oceans and waterways. Encourage the fishermen in your life to bring reusable stainless steel water bottles on every fishing trip. Not only do they help the environment, but they also give a loved one a great Christmas fishing gift. Give them a gift or two for this year’s holidays!
9. Fishing hat
Even on cloudy or overcast days, you want to protect your favorite anglers from UV rays by making sure they have a good fishing hat. That’s why hats have long been one of the best fishing gifts for fishermen. Find a hat that will protect your eyes and face from excessive sunlight. Depending on where you are fishing, one that offers protection from mosquitoes and other insects is also valued.
10. Fishing barometer
Does your recipient of fishing gifts really get into the science behind high fishing quotas? If you know someone who is always asking questions about fishing, a fishing barometer might be a good choice. If the barometer rises, they can look on the water to see whether high catch rates correlate with increasing air pressure.
Do you have other anglers on your list? Check out freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing for more gear and tackle gift ideas …
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, advocate of sport fishing for women, IGFA world record holder and freshwater guide in southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has been featured in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @ shefishes2.