No matter the time of year, there is always something to fish for. Whether it’s perch through the ice, trout in the spring, or summer bass fishing, there is never an offseason for the hardcore angler. If you’re looking for the best fishing gifts out there then you’ve come to the right place. With so much gear and tackle to choose from, you might not know where to start. This list, broken down into categories, will help you find that perfect gift.
- Best Fishing Gifts for Men Who Love Gadgets: Boomerang SNIP Fishing Line Cutters
- Personalized Fishing Gifts: Sight Line Provisions Fishing Bracelets
- Birthday Gifts for Ice Fishers: Wool Mittens
- Best Fishing Accessories: Smith Guide’s Choice XL Sunglasses
- Best Bass Fishing Gifts: Digital Fish Scale
- Best Fly Fishing Gifts: UV Neck Gaiter
- Best Boat Accessories Gifts: YETI Cooler
- Best Kayak Fishing Gifts: Kayak Cart Carrier
- Best Fishing Gifts Under $10: Hook Sharpener
A no-stress guide to getting the best fishing gifts
Finding the perfect gift for an angler can be overwhelming and difficult. After all, fishing is one of the most gear-intensive hobbies out there. So, how do you choose a great fishing gift? The products below were chosen because I believe in them and are what I recommend to a friend. I put my gear through harsh conditions during the season, but these items have come through for me time and again. Here are my favorite field-tested best fishing gifts to give.
Best Fishing Gifts for Anglers Who Love Gadgets: Boomerang SNIP Fishing Line Cutters
Easily Accessible Snippers
These snippers clipped to you at all times to make changing lures easy. Boomerang Tool Company Store
The Boomerang retractable snips clip onto a fishing vest or waders to keep them instantly accessible. The 36” retractable tether makes tying on a new fly or lure fast and easy. Your angler will never have to worry about losing clippers again.
Unique Fishing Gifts: Sight Line Provisions Fishing Bracelet
The Sight Line Provisions fish bracelets are stylish and unique. There’s a wide selection of both salt and freshwater species, from tarpon to bass. The metal fish badge is mounted on a .80” leather cuff with adjustable sizing.
Birthday Gifts for Ice Fishermen: Wool Mittens
Warm and Comfortable
Wool mittens keep hands warm and dry. Jacob Ash
Ice fishing gives it away right in the name—it’s a really cold sport. But for the diehards who like to catch fish through the ice, staying warm is a must. These mittens are warm, but the design allows fingers to be exposed when necessary to tie knots and manage gear.
Best Fishing Accessories Gift: Smith Guide’s Choice XL Sunglasses
Fish Spotting Made Easy
Polarized sunglasses are a crucial tool on the water, and these are ideal. Smith
Having a good pair of polarized glasses is an absolute must for fishing. For helping an angler navigate slippery rivers to spotting fish and protecting eyes, polarized glasses are crucial. The Smith Guide’s Choice XL glasses look great, cut glare on the water surface, and prevent eye injury from errant hooks, lures, and sinkers. The extra-large fit combined with the ChromaPop lenses offers the best eye protection and polarization in fishing sunglasses.
Best Bass Fishing Gifts: Digital Fish Scale
Weighs fish accurately and instantly. Cabelas
Every serious bass fisherman knows to the ounce the biggest fish he or she ever caught, and it serves as constant motivation for one more cast. This digital scale features a fish-friendly gripper that allows anglers to weigh fish and release them unharmed.
Best Fly Fishing Gifts: UV Neck Gaiter
Comfortable UV protection
Keeps face and neck protected. BUFF
This BUFF neck gaiter keeps the sun off of anglers during those bright days on the water. Available in multiple fishing designs and patterns, this UV-blocking gaiter is extremely comfortable while serving a vital purpose.
Best Boat Accessories Gifts: YETI Cooler
Drinks and snacks stay cool all day. YETI
Staying hydrated is crucial during a long day of fishing on a boat, and this YETI Hopper cooler keeps drinks and snacks cold all day. The 8-liter cooler holds six cans plus ice, and won’t take up a lot of space on a boat.
Best Kayak Gifts: Kayak Cart Carrier
A Helping Hand
Save your back with this kayak carrier. Bonnlo
Kayaks are getting heavier, not lighter, which makes them difficult to carry long distances. This kayak cart carrier makes it easy to transport a kayak from home to vehicle to water and back.
Best Fishing Birthday Gifts Under $10: Hook Sharpener
Keep ‘em Sharp
Sharp hooks catch more fish. SE
Dull hooks don’t hook fish, and this small sharpening stone will let anglers sharpen hooks to their finest point. It’s a very useful and inexpensive gift that will definitely help fishermen catch more fish.
Field and Stream is here to help you find the most useful and expert shopping recommendations for the best gift ideas. Searching for more unique gifts? Check out more gift guides here: Gift Guide for Fly Fishermen, Fishing Gear Gift Ideas, Best Gifts for Him.