Have you started making your holiday fishing gift list and have you checked it twice? Do the names of a few lady anglers happen to be on it? Chances are pretty good that the answer is “yes” since, according to a 2014 report released by the RBFF and The Outdoor Foundation, almost 42% of all first-time fishing participants are female.
Here are 10 holiday fishing gift ideas for lady anglers that include a range of prices for every budget:
- “Sip Some Fisherwoman Fuel” Mug. Buy one of these “Sip Some Fisherwoman Fuel” mugs from Zazzle.com, and then fill it with a small bag of red and green Swedish fish or a few popular lures (gold and silver spoons or a pack of red and a pack of green soft plastic bass baits). Tie a red bow around the mug and you have a creative holiday fishing gift at a cost of about $30.
- Frabill Hiber-Net. The clever design of Frabill’s Hiber-Net makes net storage fast and easy for those with smaller boats with less space. A push of the grip opens the net so that the fish can be landed quickly. With a pull of the grip, the net stores inside the handle. Sold in 40″ – 52″ – 72″ sizes. Hiber-Net prices range depending on size from about $90 to $165.
- Odor-Off Handsoap. The smell of fish might not be a bother to some, but if you have a lady angler friend who loves to fish, but still likes to come home and clean up for a night out on the town without the lingering scent of bait on her hands, Odor-off really works. The formula uses activated carbon to remove odors versus masking them. Works well for kitchen odors like onion and garlic too. Available in 1 ounce or 6 ounce sizes (priced at $2.95 and $9.95 respectively) that make perfect stocking stuffers.
- Wild River Gear Tackle Tek Mission Soft Tackle Bag. For lady anglers who like to fish from shore and travel light, the Wild River Gear Tackle Tek Mission Soft Tackle Bag is an ideal storage solution. This quality-made soft tackle bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap that converts to a waist belt, and has a clip-on LED light with a flexible neck that allows for fishing with ambient light. The bag’s tray compartments feature storage for up to five 3500-series trays. The Mission Soft Tackle Bag is priced around $85.
- Women’s Columbia Zero Rules Long Sleeve Shirt. This long sleeve Zero Rules shirt has been constructed with Columbia’s Omni-Freeze Zero technology, which reacts with sweat to lower the material’s temperature and keep lady anglers cool while actively fishing in warm climate areas. The shirt also has the added benefit of Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection at a cool price of about $30 (available colors may vary depending on retailer).
- Shefishes2 UV Buff Headwear. Buy her a UV Buff so that she can protect her face and neck from the effects of the sun and wind. Buff carries some fantastic colors and patterns for women, like the Shefishes2 custom UV Buff. The Shefishes2 UV Buff has active odor control and will shield her from 95% of harmful UV rays. The UV Buff has a retail price of $20.
- Beyond Coastal Active Facestick SPF 30. Every experienced lady angler knows that sticking a sunscreen-covered hand inside of a livewell is bad news. This Beyond Coastal Active Facestick is great for applying and re-applying without even having to use your hands. In addition, it’s one of the top four non-mineral beach and sport sunscreens ranked by the Environmental Working Group. The Beyond Coastal Active Facestick is an affordable holiday fishing gift priced at $6.99.
- Women’s Columbia Powervent Water Shoe. The fast-draining midsole on the women’s Columbia’s Powervent water shoe encourages ventilation with ample ports that allow for air and water flow. Plus, the razor-siped, non-marking rubber sole will help ensure that she stays securely locked to wet boat or dock surfaces. The Powervent is priced between about $67 to $90.
- Essential Knots and Rigs for Salt Water. This is the perfect-sized knot book to keep in your tackle box or backpack. Author and illustrator Joe Mahler has done a superb job of providing easy-to-follow instructions for 43 knots, leaders and connections. Essential Knots and Rigs for Salt Water is priced around $15.
- Gift Certificate for a Fishing Charter. Unless she has her own boat to fish from, a half-day or full-day fishing charter gift certificate will always be appreciated. She can take one or two of her best fishing friends and have a “girls’ day out” on the water. Charter prices will vary depending on the charter guide and length of trip. Not all fishing guides or charter captains may offer gift certificates or may specify that the gift certificate be used within a certain time frame, so be sure to ask when you contact a guide or captain in your gift recipient’s local area.
If you are a lady angler, I want to hear from you! What the best holiday fishing gift you’ve ever received? Comment on this post or on the Shefishes2.com Facebook page.