“I have enough fishing gear,” said no angler, ever. The ongoing accumulation of the latest and greatest fishing tackle, apparel, and knickknacks is part and parcel with being a fisherman. When the saltwater season winds down, and the holiday season ramps up, it’s prime time to restock, upgrade, and expand your fishing arsenal. In this year’s Angler’s Gift Guide, we’ve accumulated our most coveted gear for the 2023 season and divided it into categories by fishing style with the hope that you’ll find that perfect fishing gift, even if the recipient is yourself.
Great Gift Ideas for Surfcasters
Polarized and scratch resistant, the Costa Lido sunglasses also feature top and side shields to keep excess sunlight out and minimize glare and light interference.
The waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed Columbia Men’s Drift Guide Wading Jacket is easy packable and cut to the perfect length for wearing over waders.
The multi-purpose Sea Striker Deluxe Surf, Pier, and Beach Cart has a lightweight, galvanized steel frame and features seven built-in, durable PVC rod holders, and capacity to hold up to a 54-quart cooler.
The Daiwa Free Swimmer‘s’ secondary bait-feeder drag system allows stripers, sharks, or blues to take a bait with minimal resistance until the angler engages the Daiwa ATD drag with a turn of the reel handle.
Save your wedding band from damage or loss while on the water without losing the sentiment. Groove Life’s Guy Harvey Rings are made of silicone and come in an array of fish-themed prints.
Designed to be stronger, more flexible, lighter, and more impact resistance, St. Croix Seage rods are ready to for the hostile conditions encountered in the surf.
The Van Staal VS X2 features a fully machined 6061 aluminum single-piece body with a lengthened stem, power-grip handle knob, and an oversized drag knob. Fully sealed and 100% submersible, it is designed to handle the harshest conditions and meanest fish in the surf.
With a blunt tip, the stainless-steel Turtle Cove Tackle Rescue Knife was designed with personal safety at the forefront. The sheath features a belt loop for easy access in the surf and a 24½-inch lanyard secured to a dive ring and carabiner.
With a mug-handle grip and leak-resistant, twist-on lid, the heavy-duty On The Water YETI Rambler 20-ounce Travel Mug will keep coffee hot while getting knocked around during a dawn patrol in the surf.
Constructed from a durable stretch ripstop softshell fabric that has a DWR finish and keeps the wind chill out, the AFTCO Women’s Reaper Windproof Jacket features a built-in face mask lined with ultra-warm fleece material.