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    Gift Ideas for Fishermen from Family and Friends

    I just received an email from a member that would like to start a "Gift Idea" thread. I will ad some ideas myself and if anyone else has some ideas feel free to ad to the list. I guess a sort of gift "wish list" for fishermen.

    This was the email:

    "Will you guys please consider a side bar on your website linking to tested, quality gift ideas for our sons, husbands, fathers, grandfathers? Most of these guys are so hard to buy for and it would be great to have a go to site for shopping tips. I think you are missing an advertising opportunity here. I will volunteer to test items on my son, husband and dad! Kind of a ladies corner of sort I would be happy to share my "support staff" experiences".

    Let me ad that to be sneaky you need to do some digging or just secretly take a cell phone shot of his/her gear in the garage etc. and show it to someone at the tackle store to get more of what they actually fish with.

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    OK,
    I will get this rolling.

    Inexpensive gifts:

    Boat guys:
    Lemon joy
    Plastic-handled scrub brush
    zip lock bags
    needle nose pliers
    Hook sharpener
    fingerless gloves
    beanie
    master lock sets with keys for boat trailers etc. (I always loose or misplace mine good thing I have a cut-off wheel)
    new or extra boat plug
    LED head lamp
    rubber gloves
    fillet knife sheathed
    gift card to their favorite tackle shop
    small bait cooler with attached opening lid
    ball cap
    fish dispatcher (club)
    rubber rain boots (with fuzzy inside)
    books on fishing or magazine subscriptions STS of course

    Bank Guys:
    fanny pack
    needle nose pliers
    Hook sharpener
    fingerless gloves
    beanie
    LED head lamp
    back pack
    rubber gloves
    folding compact fillet knife
    gift card to their favorite tackle shop
    zip lock bags
    ball cap
    books on fishing or magazine subscriptions STS of course

    A little more spendy:

    Boat Guys:
    fish net
    rain gear (Grundens is top of the line)
    life jackets

    Bank Guys:
    fish net
    Wading boots
    Waders
    Rain jacket
    fish bag


    OK, I think that is a good start...

    Most of this stuff doesn't need to be name brand.

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    polarized sunglasses
    suntan lotion
    carmex
    large cooler
    pocket knife
    quality scissors
    fingernail clippers
    womens stretchy hair ties to hold rods for transport
    plastic boxes to hold tackle that clip shut with dividers (plano)
    tackle box
    rubber floor mats with the cupped up edges for wet wader boots to keep the floor clean and can be rinsed off
    SUV cars rear rubber fitted and cupped edge matt
    Last edited by The INSTIGATOR; 05-08-2013 at 10:50 AM.

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    Ugly Stick rods - Iuse the 9'2" 8-20 lb rods with line counter reels for my boat rods. LOVE THEM!!!
    Daiwa baitcaster reel
    Breathable waders and boots
    Fish Scale
    Float and Jigs
    Quality hooks in the 25 or 50 count packs - I prefer Gamakatsu hooks myself
    A good knife that won't rust out
    Fish bag to carry the days catch

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowDrag View Post
    Ugly Stick rods - Iuse the 9'2" 8-20 lb rods with line counter reels for my boat rods. LOVE THEM!!!
    Daiwa baitcaster reel
    Breathable waders and boots
    Fish Scale
    Float and Jigs
    Quality hooks in the 25 or 50 count packs - I prefer Gamakatsu hooks myself
    A good knife that won't rust out
    Fish bag to carry the days catch


    A tarp to keep the "Trailer Princess" from getting dirty?

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    Expensive Gift - TR1 Gold Autopilot for the kicker motor.

    They will thank you every time they come back from fishing and probably call you to say thanks while they are fishing!

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    good list. Most guides have a Gift Certificate for such things. especially if a guy or gal would not normally hire one.

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    A couple of years back my “Better-Half” bought me a key bob as a stocking stuffer at Christmas. Best fishing item she’s ever bought me. A diamond encrusted hook sharpener w/groove. I don’t leave home without it.

    Martin
    "Sometimes I'm out for the fish, sometimes I'm out for the fishing" Ziggy

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    A fishing license is always a nice gift. No way to go wrong there...

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    You may also add a crochea hook for digging out those nasty birdsnest

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    I think a pair of reading glasses might be a good idea as well. My eyes aren't what they used to be

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    I received a couple of Photo Frames from my fishing buddy with pictures of us holding fish. The frames were old school "fish" themed and I thought this was a cool gift. I'll be giving these out too.

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    Paid fishing trip
    A portable fish cleaning table

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    a good water proof camera.

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    Lots of rubber gloves, and a lot of salmon eggs.

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    I received a fish cleaning mat (like astroturf) and a good fillet knife as a birthday gift, it is great.

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    If you're fishing and the gift giver is not, they may not want to hear from you.......Just joking.

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    I just told my wife today I need a package of rubber bands for keeping 2 piece rods together for transport. Great, in-expensive, stocking stuffer.

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    I'm always happy when I get new line!!

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    Money cures all pains

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    Yard care service.
    A tank of fuel.
    Shrimp pump.
    Good boot socks.
    Water proof camera.
    Annual launch permit for your favorite pay launch.
    And lastly a:

    Get out of jail free card.

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    All those are great ideas, my family always gets me the fishing licenses for father's day, including there own so we can all go fishing together!

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