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28 Essential Fly Fishing Gifts for Beginners and Fly Fishing Fanatics

Any hobby requires certain equipment and tools, and angling is no different. Take a look at these awesome and essential fly fishing gifts for beginners and fanatics alike that will up their game and increase their love of the sport. Whether they need a complete starter set or just accessories to make life easier, these fly fishing gifts will be a welcome addition to their hobby’s collection.

28 Essential Fly Fishing Gifts for Beginners and Fly Fishing Fanatics

Utility Bracelet

Utility Bracelet

Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this utility knife bracelet will make a great fly fishing gift by keeping tools close at hand. With a touch of the button they will release a knife with an integrated flat head screwdriver on its tip, so it’s perfect for those little jobs that might occur.

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40 Premium Hand Tied Fly Fishing Flies Set

40 Premium Hand Tied Fly Fishing Flies Set

Make sure they’re well prepared on their next fishing expedition with this set of 40 premium flies. Presented in their own waterproof box, these colorful flies are hand tied and selected by experts, and include nymphs, terrestrials, and streamers in different sizes from 8 to 18.

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Fly Fishing Vest

Fly Fishing Vest

They will be fully equipped and hands-free with this amazing Bassdash Strap Fishing Vest. Adjustable to fit men and women, this vest boasts an incredible 18 pockets with specific design functions, adjustable shoulder and waist straps, padded shoulder straps, and a D ring on the back for holding a net.

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Fly Fishing Belt Clip Rod Holder

Fly Fishing Belt Clip Rod Holder

Give them a helping hand the next time they go fly fishing with the O’Pros Fly Fishing 3rd Hand. This handy device clips onto the belt and provides a space to hold any rod securely, with a 360 degree rod rotation. Suitable for any 1” or 2” belt.

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Chill Beer Adventure Vest

Chill Beer Adventure Vest

Their drinks will stay nice and cold when they have this fun but functional Chill Beer Adventure Vest. Available in khaki or ranger green, this utility jacket will zip up to keep a can cold and refreshing, while also protecting hands from the chill and condensation.

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The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

The perfect gift for novices and returners to the sport alike, The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide is packed with essential information, such as which tackle to buy and how to look after it, a step by step guide on casting, how to fish in still, stream, and salt water, and loads more.

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Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Starter Set

Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Starter Set

Give them everything they will need with this completer Wild Water starter kit. There’s a 9 foot, 4 piece graphite rod, a die cast aluminum fly reel, flies, and more, which all come in a sturdy case that will hold all the components, and includes a carry strap and hang ring.

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Simms Stockingfoot Waterproof Chest Fishing Waders

Simms Stockingfoot Waterproof Chest Fishing Waders

Keep them dry and warm when they’re walking in the water with these men’s tributary stockingfoot waders. With a 3 layer upper and a 4 layer lower, these waders are breathable and waterproof, offering comfort and easy movement even in steep waters.

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Personalized Fly Fishing Box

Personalized Fly Fishing Box

This beautiful box will make a stunning fly fishing gift for anyone, and because it’s personalized, it will be even more special. You can select the fishing design shown or choose your own, and have it engraved with the name or message of your choice. Buy it alone, or with 6 handmade flies.

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Fly Fishing Enamel Coffee Mug

Fly Fishing Enamel Coffee Mug

If fly fishing is their passion, extend that love to their choice of mug with this fabulous one that’s just perfect for outdoor use. Made from enamel and holding 17 oz, this mug has a base of cold rolled steel, and features an all over design of brightly colored fly fishing hooks.

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Ventures Fly Co. Ultimate Fly Set

Ventures Fly Co. Ultimate Fly Set

Hand selected by fly fishing experts, this collection of 122 premium flies come packed neatly inside 2 sturdy, 24 compartment plastic boxes. With 48 different types included, these flies have been proven to work with trout, bass, bluegill and many more fish. A reference card is included with bug hatching info, too.

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Flying Fishing Polarized Sunglasses

Flying Fishing Polarized Sunglasses

Made specifically for fishing and other outdoor pursuits, these Flying Fisherman Cove Polarized Sunglasses come with lenses that don’t just darken like other shades, but also still allow clear vision even in low light. With anti-glare technology, they’re perfect for being in and around water.

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Fish and Forest Shirt

Fish and Forest Shirt

If you’re searching for a clothing gift for the man who loves the outdoors, this t-shirt will make the perfect choice. Soft and comfortable, this easy wear tee features a forest silhouette in the shape of a trout, and comes in an athletic gray color so it will go with anything he wears.

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Know Kneedle Tool

Know Kneedle Tool

Tying knots can be the bane of every angler’s life, so make it easy for them with the Knot Needle. This handy gadget can fit inside a pocket or tackle box, but is capable of tying more than 20 different knots, which is especially useful when hands are cold or wet.

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Fishing For Tranquility Charm

Fishing For Tranquility Charm

Remind someone that calm and tranquillity can be theirs even when life is frenetic with this stunning fish charm. Available in a silver or gold finish, this sweet charm can be a reminder to the wearer to go with the flow, and comes on a 16” or 18” matching chain.

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I'd Rather Be Fishing Socks

I'd Rather Be Fishing Socks

Whether they’re doing DIY, visiting the in-laws, or slogging it out at the 9 to 5, these socks will let their partners or bosses know where they’d rather be. Funny but comfy at the same time, these ‘I’d Rather Be Fishing’ socks add a fabulous splash of color to any outfit.

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Quick Dry Sun Protection Fishing Shorts

Quick Dry Sun Protection Fishing Shorts

He’ll stay cool and fresh when fishing in these angler’s cargo shorts. Water resistant and with a sun protection UV UPF of 50+, these shorts are quick drying, and feature several handy pockets for keeping tools to hand, so he can concentrate on what’s most important – his catch.

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History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

As any fly fisher knows, the flies are one of the most important aspects of this absorbing sport. Let them trace its history right back to the very first feathered fly, right up to the most modern design. ‘The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies’ will enhance their enjoyment through a thorough understanding.

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7 in 1 Fly Fishing Tools Kit

7 in 1 Fly Fishing Tools Kit

This 7-in-1 tool kit will give them pretty much all the accessories they will need for a productive fishing trip. With a stainless steel hook remover, a knot tying tool, a 3” zinger retractor, hook eye cleaner, and a fishing lanyard included, it makes a great gift for beginners and experts alike.

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Gehrke-Feets GINK Fly Pro Original Flotant

Gehrke-Feets GINK Fly Pro Original Flotant

Keep those dry flies buoyant with a drop or two of Gink Fly Pro Original Flotant. Lighter than water with a specific gravity of 0.77%, this liquid emulsifier penetrates deep into the body of dry flies, to ensure they stay near the surface instead of sinking to the bottom.

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Fly Fishing Knot Cards

Fly Fishing Knot Cards

Knots can be a complicated affair, especially when they’re just starting out, so help them to learn more quickly with this set of instruction cards. Showing 14 of the most popular and most-used knots, these waterproof cards come with a handy carabiner so they can be clipped to a belt or bag.

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Father Son Fishing Partners For Life Shirt

Father Son Fishing Partners For Life Shirt

If he has a little fishing buddy who’s always by his side when he’s out by the river, this kid’s t-shirt makes a gorgeous gift. Also available in men’s sizes, father and son (or daughter) can wear matching tees as Dad teaches them everything he knows about his favorite sport.

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Fly Fishing Waist Pack

Fly Fishing Waist Pack

This lightweight fishing pack comes with both a neck strap and a waist strap, and is the essential bag for carrying those all-important pieces of kit. With 10 different zippered pockets for keeping tools and tackle safe and to hand, there are also two retractable leashes for nippers and forceps.

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Orvis Encounter 8-Weight 9 Foot Fly Rod

Orvis Encounter 8-Weight 9 Foot Fly Rod

If saltwater fishing is their preferred leisure activity, this Orvis Encounter 8-Weight 9′ Fly Rod Outfit is a great all-rounder. With the Orvis Encounter fly rod, fly reel, floating fly line, tapered leader, Cordura rod tube, and Dacron backing included, it’s the perfect choice for landing redfish, snook, and other saltwater varieties.

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Fly Fishing Bee Kit

Fly Fishing Bee Kit

Strikingly lifelike and with vivid colors, this set of fly fishing bee flies will make a colorful change to anyone’s kit. Designed to resemble bees, mayflies, and all sorts of other flying insects that frequent the water, this set includes 24 flies for rivers, lakes, and streams.

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Gerber Linedriver Fishing Line Multi-Tool

Gerber Linedriver Fishing Line Multi-Tool

Lightweight and super easy to carry, this Gerber Linedriver Fishing Line Multi-Tool will quickly become invaluable. With a spinning line vise, tether ring, eyelet clearing spike, hook threader, scissor snips, and a split shot crimper included, it does the job of 6 tools in one lightweight aluminum body.

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Fly Fishing Long John Jogger Pajamas

Fly Fishing Long John Jogger Pajamas

If he lives and dreams fishing, let him dream in comfort with these awesome men’s pajama pants. Made from machine-shrunk cotton, these pants are also perfect for lazy weekends at home, and are covered with a colorful fly fishing design to keep him happy until he can get his rods out again.

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Fly Fishing Fish-Safe Net

Fly Fishing Fish-Safe Net

They’ll be able to land their fish more safely when they have this innovative net, which not only captures the fish perfectly, but also acts as a measuring device (so there will be no more ‘it was ‘this big’’ stories!) Invisible under water, the nylon mesh bag makes it the perfect net for trout.

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