Your Guide to Gifting an Angler
Buying a gift for a fly fisher can be tough. There is a technical aspect of this challenge - being familiar with the right gear for their specific fly fishing technique and style. In addition, picking a perfect gift that matches their unique taste can add to the stress so the whole process becomes overwhelming. We've come to the rescue and compiled the list of our best fly fishing gifts, your ultimate Frosty Fly fishing gift guide. These are gifts that are thoughtful and show that you know the person you are buying the gift for.
You probably know by now, but fly fishing is a sport that their participants take very seriously and with their whole heart. By giving them a fly fishing gift, you hit a sweet spot there, becoming their ultimate best gift-giver ever. We'll help you get there.
If you want to get an original and super intuitive gift for a fly fisher, Amadou Patch is your perfect choice. This little gadget used for drying flies is lined with Amadou, a really magical, natural material with amazing water-absorbing qualities. Amadou, made from a tree fungus, has been used by fly fishermen for centuries and is the quickest and most natural way to dry flies on the water. It is essential for dry fly fishing as it absorbs water from a soaked fly, restoring its ability to float. Bound with veg-tanned leather and handmade in Canada. Made fully from natural materials. A really unique and beautiful gift for any avid fly fisher, especially the ones that prefer dry fly fishing.
What a better gift for an angler than a t-shirt with some mean looking flies. Check out our exclusive collection of unique fly fishing tees. All feature prints of original artwork by Palamar, the artist’s portrayal of our most favored flies. Excellent quality tees, super soft, 100% cotton, light fabric, amazingly comfortable. A range of designs and colors to choose from. Original, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
Fly fishers treat their flies with uttermost respect. Flies are one of the most important pieces of the quest for that perfect catch. Why not get them a gift that will protect their treasures. And what would be better and more stylish than a handmade wooden fly box. Our premium quality fly boxes were handcrafted from Spanish cedar, and black walnut and are made entirely from natural materials. They are durable and strong, and provide great protection for the flies while smelling great at the same time - cedar wood has a specific, woody scent, which is relaxing and soothing. (So, this would definitely qualify as the 'best spa gift for a fly fisher'.) The inside is lined with strips of Amadou, a natural, tree fungus material that absorbs water and keeps the flies dry when fishing (there you go, you learned something today).
Superior workmanship, crafted with great attention to detail and built to last for years to come, this box makes a beautiful, luxurious, and thoughtful gift for any passionate fly fisher.
If you want to win fly fisher's heart, give them a gift of a great reel. ARCTIC 3 is an outstanding reel, beautifully designed and perfect for trout fly fishing. It is lightweight and super-tough with impressive drag power and ultra-smooth starting friction, all of which are very important features when it comes to fly fishing reels. This is a large arbor, full-frame reel, made from aerospace aluminum. Its innovative and modern, multi-disc carbon drag system gives it powerful braking power. All in all - a remarkable piece of machinery. It is also anodized and fully saltwater resistant, great for anglers that fish saltwater. Definitely, a gift that's gonna be cherished for a long time.
CAD $180.00 – CAD $320.00
A great gift idea for someone that spends days chasing trout on the streams is a good lanyard, a little gadget that keeps all the gear handy, minimalistic, and easily accessible. Hemingway’s high-quality fly fishing lanyard is hand-crafted from genuine natural leather and rawhide beads. The top is closed with a bead that breaks away when pulled. Features 5 spring clips. A gift you will definitely be remembered for.
If there is a Bond-worthy fly fishing gadget, this would be it. The Lid Rig system is truly revolutionary. Super-handy and versatile, solidly built with many great tools integrated. The nippers are strong, super-sharp, and easily cut thick backing and sturdy braided lines. Extremely well designed, they clip easily to hats, waders, bags, or just about anywhere. 100% magnetic powered, there are no springs and no replacement blades. Equipped with a built-in hook eyelet poker, an integrated bottle opener :), an eyelet clearing needle, and a hook-sharpening groove. It's like tons of handy tools rolled into one. Will become their absolutely irreplaceable gear.
When buying a gift for a fly fisher, you can never go wrong with a set of awesome fly fishing flies. And, we are the place to find the most innovative on the market. Our realistic fly fishing flies are world-known and favored by top anglers. We don't need to tell you that they look so amazingly authentic. We will tell you that these are real high-quality flies, tied with the best materials. What's most important, these little bad boys are deadly. Fish absolutely love them. Even the most finicky ones :). And that means more strikes, all resulting in many happy anglers. Hard to find a better gift.
Let's help you with your quest. Our most popular sets and best-selling ones are Stonefly Nymph Selection for nymphing fly fishing techniques (naturally), and Mayfly Selection, and Hopper Selection, both for dry fly fishing. Get either set or get them all, you can't go wrong, they are all definite winners.
One thing that no fly fisher can be without is a good-quality fly line. Sinapsi's Micro Bullet is a superb quality, competition-level fly line developed specifically for Euro nymphing fly fishing techniques. For a serious 'nympher', this would be a go-to line. It is thin and soft, super-light, and without memory. All this makes it very sensitive and able to detect subtle takes, a most desired trait when it comes to nymphing. You just can't go wrong with one of these.
The ultimate fly fishing gift is definitely a great rod. And, we can recommend a truly remarkable one. The Black Sheep really stands out. It is a top performance rod designed for European nymphing techniques, but also an excellent all-purpose rod - great for dry fly fishing, and mini streamers. In essence, this is one rod to carry to the stream, you can quickly switch from nymphing to dry fly fishing. Made in limited series, with highest quality components, perfected to the smallest detail, and equipped with all the bells and whistles. It is a fast action rod, extra strong, smooth, and powerful, with incredible sensitivity and very low weight, developed to maximize strike rates. For the latest, they will be eternally grateful :).
"I love this rod’s ability to feel more strikes and it’s obvious that every aspect of nymphing was thought of in the design of this rod from the reverse reel seat, to the custom pearl white paint job, this rod is perfectly balanced and fished like a dream for me. This is my new go-to nymphing rod!"
If ever in doubt, and not sure what to get, FrostyFly Gift Card always makes an amazing gift. They are a great way to give the gift of choice and ensure you get it right. They are a guaranteed people-pleaser that will never expire or lose value. Our gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Five denominations to choose from.
We hope we've helped you in your quest for a perfect fly fishing gift. If you have any questions about our suggestions above, or you need more information, we are here to help, anytime.
Tight lines and happy shopping!