This time of year is often called the "most wonderful time of the year" but for a lot of folks, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Figuring out gifts for anyone is tricky enough, but figuring out a gift idea for an angler? Forget about it. Anglers become attached to their own styles of flies, their own line weights, tippet sizes, etc. Unless they buy it for themselves, it's impossible to know what they want (and even then, it may not be the right thing).
So to make the holiday season easier for everyone, here are some gift ideas from local, Colorado based companies for that angler in your life.
Sportsman Bumper- $19.99
The Sportsman Bumper is the perfect stocking stuffer for the angler or hunter in your life. With three small clips for fishing poles and two larger clips for shotguns or rifles, the Sportsman Bumper attaches to the side of any car with strong embedded magnets to keep paint safe. From now until January, use the promo code "TUholiday" to receive %10 off and a dollar from your purchase will be donated to CTU.
As a Colorado founded and based company, Rep Your Water captured the essence of fly fishing in Colorado with this hat that features a resemblance to the state flag with a fly around it. The back of the hat is made of mesh to keep anglers cool on hot days. Rep Your Water also donates at least %1 of all sales to Colorado Trout Unlimited and it's chapters.
RodCuffs - $15.99
Rodcuffs were designed to hold the rod and reel while they're not in use. This allows the angler to free up his hands to tie on a different fly, change the tippet, hold the fish they just landed, or traverse over different terrain to get to the best fishing hole. The two strap system allows for adjusting the size of the cuffs to fit where it's most comfortable.
Fishpond Boat Caddie - $99.95 Although the name suggests it only works with a boat, the Fishpond Boat Caddie can also attach to a cooler, chair or even a nearby tree. With two top hooks that latch on to the boats gunwales, the Boat Caddie will hold all of the essential fishing tools including a receptacle for cut line, tippet and leader holders, fly storage and a beverage holder.
IWANA Tenkara Rod - $157
Tenkara USA features the IWANA rod, a 12ft ultra-light weight rod that's great for all around fishing. Tenkara rods are different than typical fly rods because they don't include reels. The line is tied to the end of the telescoping rod that is moved back and forth as casting.