From narrow, mountain trout streams to vast sand beaches, here are a few gifts for fly fishermen that will keep them well-equipped for adventure on any water.
The Hardy Sovereign Fly Reel, a long-standing classic in the Hardy lineup, allows an angler to switch between a right- or left-handed reel handle without tools, while the self-lubricating disc-drag system keeps it smooth during the most ferocious runs by cow stripers, slammer blues, or false albacore. Starting at $595
Made from 100% nylon, the lightweight HUK Men’s Creekbed Pants have an adjustable elastic waistband and are treated with a moisture-repelling, anti-microbial agent to keep the fly fisherman in your life comfortable and dry between wading pools or tides. Starting at $70
Constructed with 3 layers of GORE-TEX fabrics and thick but breathable 80-denier nylon, the Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket is both waterproof and windproof. The high collar and 3-point adjustable storm hood keep you dry and shielded from gusty conditions so there’s never a reason to call it quits. $700
The conveniently-sized Toadfish Outfitters Dry Box is easily carried downstream or down to the beach. It boasts an IPX7 waterproof rating, making it submersible in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without risk of leaking. A snap lock on the hard outer shell, combined with a soft rubber interior, protects your gear from damage. $55
Present larger flies like streamers to big fish dwelling lower in the water column with the super-tapered Cheeky All-Day Sink-Tip Fly Line, featuring a strong nylon core and slick coating for seamless casting. $59
Designed for hardcore saltwater applications, the lightweight, fast action Imperial Salt Fly Rods tout high-modulus SCIII carbon construction with a machined aluminum reel seat and PVD coated snake guides for prolonged durability against heavy pressure from striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and more. $385