For the fly angler who has it all there is always room for just one more item of tackle….. right?
In this blog post we take a look at ten popular fly fishing tackle stocking fillers – perfect gifts for Christmas!
1) Airflo EVA fly box – £12.99
A nifty little pocket box that can accommodate 264 flies in both slotted and slitted foam inserts. The box uses secure magnetic corners to keep it closed; it also floats and is crush proof – what more do you need in a fly box?
2) Dr Slick XBC Series forceps – £15.99
Good quality forceps from Doctor Slick – robust, useful and made of the best surgical alloy, coated in an attractive coloured gloss finish in your choice of blue or red. Dr Slick are our preferred fly fishing unhooking tools by a long margin!
3) Streamtec Wading staff – £44.99
Whether you fish a river or a reservoir, a wading staff is an extremely handy bit of gear. For crossing raging rivers to testing for soft spots in the lake-bed, a staff ensures you can fish in safety. Collapsible and supplied in its own sheath, this staff is a great gift for any fly angler who does a lot of wade fishing.
4) Mustad Filleting Knife – £6.99
A knife is a handy bit of kit for any angler – for cleaning fish or just general usefulness whilst out and about on the bank. This offering from Mustad also includes a sharpening block, representing superb value.
5) C & F Design 3 in 1 Clippers – £14.00
Not all nippers are created equal – these C & F design clippers are the Rolls Royce of the tippet severing world! Razor sharp, they feature a fly eye cleaner for stubborn varnish and also two sizes of fly threader, making attaching even tiny flies to your leader a complete doddle.
6) Tools and Vice Set – £29.99
A great little portable tyers kit including a vice and all the tools you will ever need, encapsulated within a solid wooden storage box. A perfect gift for a budding fly tyer or for somebody needing a travel fly tying kit.
7) Overboard Phone case – £18.99
The ever present danger of slipping into the water whilst fishing is a genuine peril that happens to even the best of us. This quality waterproof phone case will ensure your communication device remains in full working order – even if you are forced to retreat home from a dunking. An essential that no fly fisherman should be without!
8) 1080P HD Action Camera – £34.99
For capturing your fishing moments for eternity this superb value action camera is hard to beat. Fully waterproof and submersible, it has options for still images, as well as 720p and 1080p wide angle video capture. In addition, this camera also has WiFi connectivity, allowing you to stream recordings to your phone or activate it remotely.
9) Airflo Pro Priest – £13.99
Dispatching the catch is a necessary thing, should you wish to retain a fish for the table. As well as being weighted for efficient stockie slaying, these aluminum priests are ergonomically designed for easy gripping. Three colours to choose from – silver, blue and red.
If in doubt, a gift voucher is a sure-fire festive gift. Available in online or physical formats, Fishtec gift vouchers are sold in £10 blocks and can be ordered right up to (and through!) the Christmas period for delivery to the recipients inbox.