Our Favorite Gifts To Beat The Holiday Rush
For the Beginner:
1. Orvis Encounter Kit 9ft 5wt
Instead of the term "entry level," we prefer to describe the new Encounter rod outfits as "affordable awesomeness." Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance-packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. The Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind.
2. Orvis Lanyard (Available Unloaded or Fully Loaded)
The new Orvis Lanyard optimizes fly-fishing tool storage and workflow efficiency. The Molle-style webbing lays flat on your body, preventing the lanyard from twisting. The lower webbing style strap allows many places to customize your lanyard and tool storage. Six paracord loops offer easy docking and points for attachments. The upper forceps dock is designed to keep forceps from swinging. The lower fly dock has a spot to keep flies for quick access and easy drying.
3. Simms Flyweight Waders
Designed for bringing hard-to-reach waters into focus, Flyweight Stockingfoot Waders fuel the advance with a thoughtfully designed fishing accessory system for gear on the go, lightweight yet durable engineering for added stamina, and best-in-class GORE-TEX waterproof-breathability for guaranteed dry performance — day in and day out.
For the Fly Tier:
4. Renzetti Cam Traveler 2000 Series Vise
The Traveler True Rotary Vise was first introduced in 1988, since then it has become the most popular in the world. It offered the True Rotary feature Renzetti Inc is known for, as well as portability, unquestionable hook holding power and an affordable price.
5. Hareline Fly Tying Materials Kit
47 different materials make this fly tying kit the ultimate for a beginner tier. All premium materials, hooks and veevus threads. Lets dealers assemble their own vise and tool selection. Includes our full color 60 page 20 fly pattern book with step by step.
For the Experienced Fly Fisher:
6. Hatch Iconic 5 Plus Fly Reel
We’ve used this workhorse surf ﬁshing in So Cal, light steelheading in Oregon, chucking nasty streamers to ravenous browns in Montana, and stalking small bones on the ﬂats in Belize.
7. Wayward Trading Post Nets
TCO Fly Shop partnered with Wayward Trading Post to create handmade, one-of-a-kind, wooden nets featuring TCO's Steal Your Face logo meticulously etched. Each net is unique and has a different variation of the wood grain.
Wayward Woodshop’s flagship Fat Jake landing net is handcrafted by Tina and Justin Skaggs in their Philadelphia-based woodshop. Constructing the Fat Jake with multiple types of wood is essential for a lighter-weight net that won’t drag you down while infusing enough strength to wrangle the fattest and strongest fish. To ensure smaller river trout don’t slip out, they chose a silicone net with smaller holes.
The Fat Jake features a Walnut wood handle with Cherry wood inlays. The Hickory hoop with a Walnut center makes it incredibly durable.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast:
8. Yeti Rambler Tumbler 20 oz
Any tumbler that’s coming along for the ride needs to be tough enough to keep up. Our Rambler® 20 oz is made from stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverage at all costs. No freezing mornings or sweltering days will compromise your drink. Comes with the MagSlider™ lid and is available in stainless and DuraCoat™ colors
9. Simms Wool Half Finger Mitts
The go-to choice for high dexterity and low bulk warmth, these gloves offer the highest value versatility in the Simms glove lineup.
- High stretch and comfort knit wool/nylon fabric blend
- TPU palm overlays for enhanced durability and grip
10. Yeti Tundra Cooler
The YETI® Tundra® 45 combines versatility with durability. This premium cooler is infused with that legendary YETI toughness — a durable rotomolded construction and up to three inches of PermaFrost™ Insulation. It’s UV-resistant and damn-near indestructible. The durable, marine-grade polyester rope handles with textured grips let you easily haul your Tundra 45 to the campsite and out on quick hunting excursions. It’s also great for a day on the lake, due to its molded-in tie-down slots and non-slip feet.
For the Book Worm:
11. Favorite Flies for Pennsylvania: 50 Essential Patterns from Local Experts by Eric Naguski
The second in a new Stackpole Books series featuring 50 important flies from a particular region, tied by anglers with close ties and local knowledge of the place. Written by our own Eric Naguski.
12. Smallmouth Bass Flies Top to Bottom - Jake Villwock
Smallmouth bass swims in lakes and rivers across the United States and Canada and are a premier fly-rod game fish in almost every way—they take flies readily, feed on diverse foods for a long period of time, tolerate higher water temperatures than trout, and fight harder than any other North American freshwater fish their size. This is the first book dedicated to the best modern flies for these fish that includes both detailed step-by-step tying instructions as well as top patterns and recipes for flies that cover the complete water column, from top to bottom. With over 500 full-color step-by-step images and 300 patterns by today’s top tiers from around the country, this book is the definitive resource for smallmouth bass.