Deciding what to buy a loved one for Christmas can sometimes be challenging. What will they love and appreciate? If you have an angler on your shopping list – fisherman or fisherwoman – this list should help give you some great Christmas gift ideas.
The fishing gear on this list are sure to put smiles on their faces when they haul these in on Christmas morning.
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I fish sometimes, but I’m by no means an avid angler at this point in my life. So to help me write this article I reached out to a man who previously had his own fishing guide business and lure business. These are items that he uses and recommends. I hope you find them to be good Christmas gift ideas for the anglers in your life.
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1) Deeper Chirp Castable Fish Finder
The Deeper Chirp fish finder is a great gift idea for any angler. You actually cast this fish finder out into the water and it uses Wi-Fi to send data back to your smartphone. It gives you an idea of what’s out there.
You can see the sonar readings right on your phone! Pretty cool.
The Chirp can cast out to 330 feet and maintain a solid connectivity with your smart device, allowing you to really reach out with maximum casting distance to see where the fish are. It has a maximum sonar depth reading capability of 330 feet as well (pretty darn deep).
Plus, it is very accurate allowing you to tell the difference between the species you’re going for and other small fish in the area.
It can also be used to make contour or bathymetric map readouts that you can save, and use anytime you return to the area with your smart device.
It is rechargeable with a fast charging time (reaching 100% in as little as 75 minutes).
Who is this for?
This is an awesome gift for the fisher casting from shore who can’t have a boat-mounted fish finder.
Here is a Youtube Video of a guy using the Deeper Chirp casting into a fishing hole.
2) Aqua-Vu AV715c Underwater Camera With 7-Inch Color LCD Screen
Want to know what lurks beneath? This underwater camera will give the angler in your life a chance to clearly see what is down there.
This camera has some of the best features available while being one of the most affordable cameras.
It gives you an absolute bang for your buck during the Christmas season.
This is a great gift for ice fisherman, but can also be a handy tool to keep in a boat as well. The camera comes with a 7-inch sunlight viewable LCD screen with video out capabilities, the screen is also IP67 rated for waterproof performance.
The camera comes with 50 feet of camera cable you drop into the water giving the angler plenty of cable to fish deep. It also has a rechargeable battery and charger. Plus, all this comes with a Custom Storage Bag System.
Who is this for?
This is a great product for ice fishing. (Plus it’ll give you something to look at besides the inside of your ice fishing hut. 🙂 )
Here is a video review of the Aqua Vu 715C and the man is ice fishing with it. You can see the perch fish at the bottom of the lake under his fishing hole.
3) KastKing Day Tripper Fishing Backpack
The KastKing backpack has a special coating on the outside that repels water and also has a super effective PVC layer on the inside ensuring your tackle and gear is protected from moisture.
The KastKing Day Tripper can hold 4 of the 3600-size storage containers for all your lures and tackle. And the large storage compartment is great for lunch, rain gear, or anything else you might need for a day of fishing.
The backpack also has mesh pockets, thick and breathable padding to keep you comfortable while wearing, and a removable main storage compartment bottom.
Who is this for?
This Kastking Daytripper backpack is a great Christmas gift idea for someone who fishes from shore, or travels frequently when fishing.
4) Abu Garcia Black Max Combo Rod and Reel
The Black Max is a great affordable rod and reel combo from Abu Garcia.
The angler on your shopping list probably already has a rod & reel, but if they’re looking for an inexpensive second rod, you should check this out.
The rod and reel complement each other perfectly, being designed to work together. The baitcast reel features 4 stainless steel bearings and 1 roller bearing, alongside a machined aluminum spool, Abu Garcia’s Power Disk drag system, and MagTrax drag system.
The rod is made from high quality 24 ton graphite and available in 3 different lengths, though for general overall fishing situations we would recommend the 7 foot length rod.
If the fisher you know prefers a spinning reel, you can also buy the Black Max with a spinning reel.
You can buy this rod and reel combo at most outdoor sports stores including Walmart. If you can’t find it locally, here is a link to Walmart.com
Average Price: usually around $50
Here is a good video review on YouTube from Kcbassguys.
5) KastKing Speed Demon Pro Fishing Pliers
Every angler should have a good set of dedicated fishing pliers!
The Speed Demon pliers are 420 stainless steel, and to top that off, the pliers are also Teflon coated, giving you excellent corrosion protection.
The Speed Demon has non-slip grips to give you a solid grasp in any weather condition. You can also tune baits in the built-in tuning slots, it has holes in the top jaws for cinching knots, wire cutters, and an extra-long tooth on the tip of the pliers for easy split ring opening.
These Speed Demon Pro fishing pliers are popular and available on Amazon.
Who is this for?
This is a great stocking stuffer for all anglers.
I hope you enjoyed these inspiring Christmas gift ideas for the fishermen and fisherwomen in your life.
Some of them are a bit of an investment so make sure you keep your receipts just in case they already have the same product.