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Rusty Flybox: Fly Fishing Gifts

‘Tis the season.  The season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. The season for shopping small, opting outside, and, of course, giving.

A quick jaunt around the internet will yield an unfathomable number of deals, incentives, and other fly fishing gift temptations. Since November/December is the off season and the holiday season, now is the time to buy.

Earlier this week I put together a fly rod gift guide. If that isn’t your speed, either because it is a high-risk or a high-cost purchase, I get it. So I have some alternatives.

Below are  three different posts with about a half dozen options. Most of them are under $30. One might not cost you anything, but could be the best gift you give.

Click on the image or the title to check out each article:

Fly Fishing Gear: 3 Things I Use Every Time

Whether you’ve been fly fishing for decades or you’re just getting started, there are some inexpensive items out there that will help streamline your experience on the water. Organization and expediency are two things that anyone can improve. Regardless of if you use a thousand dollar fly rod or a big box-store beater, the little things that surround the actual fishing can make a big difference. Here are pieces of gear from Appalachian Furled Leader Co., Fly Trap, and Pirate Fly Fishing that I’ve incorporated into virtually all of my fly fishing.

A Lot for a Little: 2 Great Fly Fishing Products Under $25

Affordable and game-changing pieces of gear are worth serious consideration. Two fly fishing items that fit this description are recent releases from Vedavoo and Appalachian Furled Leader Company. Both of these companies have stellar catalogs for the fly fisher, but each offers a little product at or under $25 that could potentially streamline your angling in a big way. Read a quick review of each.

The Perfect, Nontraditional Fly Fishing Gift

Before you start copying and pasting Amazon links and fly shop web pages, hear me out.   Or, you could  ask for something better. Something nontraditional. Something that requires a little effort on the gift-giver’s part, and a little bit of thinking on your’s. Incidentally, this is what gift-giving looked like before the dawn of the 1,000 page Sears catalog. How novel! Try this: “I want to go fishing with you.”

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