We’re another week closer to Christmas this year, and we got four more gift ideas for that pesky fly angler in your life. If you missed last week, click here for part one of the Christmas gift guide.
A fly tying vise is literally the foundation for fly anglers who tie flies. Like a lot of other fly fishing gear and equipment, not all tying vises are created equal. Thought of as more of an investment, this vise will last longer than any of us and will be handed down to the next generation, at one time or another. Contact your local fly shop to pick one up or get more information. You can find out more about Regal Vises at www.regalvise.com.
Like vises, all nets are not created equal, but for different reasons. Good fishing nets consider many things, including design, application, durability, and even fish mortality. Fishpond nets consider all those things. For its namesake, the Fishpond Nomad Boat Net is great for your drift boat or skiff. Well designed with a balancing basket, extended handle, the Fishpond Nomad Boat Net is easier on your back on the fish in it. Just don’t forget to grab it before you launch from the bank you were just on. If you don’t need a boat net, Fishpond has a net for various fly fishing situations. You can check them out at www.fishpondusa.com. Contact your local fly shop for availability.
Not all fly anglers have been bonefishing, but I’m sure all of them want to go. Bonefish are one of the most challenging game fish to catch on the fly. Why not improve your chances by understanding where, when, and how bonefish operate. It’s always better to understand your opponent before you play the game. Fly-Fishing for Bonefish by Chico Fernández will give you a leg up if you are new to bonefishing. Even experienced bonefish anglers will learn something from this book, making this an excellent gift for any Fly Angler. Check your local fly shop for availability.
Swing the Fly has a new Anthology book for 2021. The Ultimate Coffee Table Book for any house, the beautiful imagery, and stories cover all things, fish, flies, history, art, and of course, Spey casting. You can find more information here at www.swingthefly.com. Check your local shop first for availability.
Next week we will have the last four gifts for the fly angler. We’ll also feature at Stocking Stuffers List for the fly angler. Stay Tuned!