Do you have an angler on your holiday gift list?
Anglers can be hard to shop for, because they often have everything they need. To find the best gift for an angler, you must be creative and inventive.
Luckily, your friends at Huk are here to help. With a little guidance, you can choose the best gift for any angler.
There are many tools that an angler will find useful. From needle-nose pliers to pocketknives to simple finger nail-clippers for cutting line; an angler can use all of them and then some. A filet knife, jaw-spreaders, or a new net would also be handy tools to keep in the boat.
Your angler probably has a specific type of lure that they choose to use almost every time. Help them broaden their horizons by giving them a new type of bait. You can also choose something that will be more of a conversation piece than actual bait. A few ideas might include a top-water duckling, a hard-plastic bait with their favorite team’s logo, or a lure with lots of color and extravagant features.
There are many magazines that your angler will love, including publications that cover everything from bass to marlin. Whether the angler in your life is a deep-sea fisherman or dedicated to the fine art of fly-fishing, you can find something to capture their attention all year.
There are many companies that will deliver a monthly package or fishing lures straight to your home. While most of these cover bass fishing, you can find box subscriptions that deliver saltwater, panfish, and ice-fishing tackle.
Thanks to reduced glare, polarized sunglasses are popular among anglers and boats. They work by reducing intense reflected sunlight, giving you better vision and allowing anglers to scan the water with more accuracy.
If your angler enjoys fishing in shallow rivers, or likes to wade into flats and other knee-deep areas, a pair of waders may be perfect. Your angler will be able to reach more locations, all while staying dry thanks to this thoughtful gift.
Every angler could use a new rod and reel. How can you find one that’s right for the angler on your gift list? There are a few options. First, look at their current selection of rods. Is there a brand that they seem to prefer? You could also talk with their fishing partners to see if they have any suggestions.
If your angler loves to read, a good book on fishing would make a great stocking-stuffer. You can go with a literary classic like The Old Man and the Sea or Moby Dick or choose an informative book like Field and Stream’s The Total Fishing Manual.
If you want to give your angler an advantage on the water, make sure they have the best apparel possible. You can choose from the most advanced apparel along with top-notch designs and styles.
Visit the online store from Huk and you’ll find high-performance fishing shirts, jackets, hoodies, and more. Whether you are buying for yourself or all the anglers on your list, these are the pro fishing shirts that everyone should have.
Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky's Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Kansas State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in more than 10 pounds every day.
You often hear the phrase there is nothing more important than a friend but like many other clichés of life especially at today’s pace, many of these old time sayings are said without really understanding their meaning. As I look back at the past five decades of my life spent in blue water and at my hunting career which has taken me all over the globe, I lift both hands in front of me and start counting off the friends which I could call at any time day or night for help; those who would put their life in jeopardy to save mine, or for that matter those who I can count on in the absolute worst of situations.
America (and much of the globe) seems to have an obsession with billfish, but few species are as popular as the Atlantic blue marlin. Not that there is anything wrong with black marlin, sailfish, swordfish, or striped marlin; it’s just that the blue marlin, which is the largest of the billfish group, has captured the hearts and passions of anglers for centuries.
If you want to join the ranks of anglers who’ve pulled up a blue marlin, you have your work cut out for you. But with the right techniques, you can add this world-class trophy to your list.