Fishing Gifts for Game Anglers

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What on earth do you buy for the angler who has everything?  Here is a list of the top ten fishing gifts of all time.  Suitable for a range of budgets from £5 to £250. 

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1. De-Barbing Pliers

Most fishers will covet a pair of de-barbing pliers but make do with regular pliers to botch the hook barb.  For less than £5 you can have a pair of Lureflash de-barbing pliers designed for the job!  Much simpler!

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2. A Richard Wheatley Fly Box

Any Wheatley fly box makes a great gift but their 'Dinky Little Clips' box is a cracker at around £15

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3.  Turrall's De-Luxe Match-The-Hatch Fly Box

Buying flies can be tricky but this selection from Turrall's beautifully presented in a stunningly tactile thumb grip magnetic locking fly box is a steal at about £40.

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4.  Fly Tying Tool Kit

Even if you already have a fly tying kit then this little boxed number complete with all the tools at around £30 is a stunner.

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5. Complete Starter Outfit

And for kids this little number from Shakespeare makes a great first outfit.  At just over £20 it has everything for the beginner.

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6.  Rapala & Mepps Lure Packs

For those who prefer spinning then the Rapala packs at less than £20 with the best taking sizes and patterns of the best lure in the world are unbeatable.  From left to right we have the salmon, sea trout and trout packs:

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Or for pike fishers the new Mepps selection is pretty unbeatable at around £16.

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7.  The Richard Wheatley Rod Carrier

The Richard Wheatley Vac-Rac Rod Carrier is perfect for the motoring fisher at less than £60.  The vacuum rod carriers are ideal for holding up to four rods on both aluminium and steel bodies.

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8.  An Automatic Life Vest

Few things say 'Please don't drown - we'd miss you'  more than an automatic inflating life vest from Bob Church at less than £70.  Men are especially naughty - I guess personal safety is not very macho.  They will come into the shop and wistfully check out one of these life vests before opting to buy another reel instead.  The logic appears to be 'If I'm going to die I'm going to make sure I'm wearing clean underwear and holding a nice-looking reel in my hand'.

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9.  Fly Fishing Starter Kit

As a retirement present or to get someone started with an outfit they will not outgrow in a hurry then the Greys Fly Fishing Starter Kit including rod, reel, line and flies for around £120 is tremendous value.

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10.  A Travel Fly Rod

No matter how many rods you have there is always room for a travel rod to add to the collection.  Most anglers secretly covet a travel rod but fear they will have to shell out big time for something which they may use only once or twice a year.  But they need not cost the earth.  And once you have one you find lots of additional opportunities to use it.  Here is a selection of some really nice ones for budgets from around £50-£250.

The Shakespeare Expedition 9'6" #7/8 weight is the perfect general purpose fly rod for the travelling fisher at around £55. 

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If you want to splash out a bit more then the Greys Missionary 6 at just over £200 is rather more beautiful. 

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But for the ultimate in flexibility there is the stunning Sharpes Gordon offering a 7' 4/5 brook rod AND a 9' 6/7 stillwater or river rod all in the one outfit at around £250.

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Tight Lines, Dennis.

 

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