The Ultimate Fly Fishing Gift Guide

2022 Gift Guide

Come check out our latest and greatest gift idea! Here at AvidMax, we have compiled a list of some of our hottest gifts of the season that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Not sure what to give? We got you covered! We have a range of categories that will cater to everyone’s budget. There is no doubt that you will find the perfect gift for the best price.

Gifts Under $50

Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder

When you use fishpond’s all-new headgate tippet dispenser, you will wonder why no one has thought of anything like it before. The spring loaded hinge design allows an angler to easily add, remove and carry most tippet spools with ease.

O’Pros Belt Clip Rod Holder with slide lock

We have all been there, standing in the middle of a river or stream or on the shore with nowhere to place your expensive rod when retying a fly, lure, or other. Well, the O’Pros belt clip rod holder gives you an extra hand when you need it! Perfect for both spinning and fly rods.

Orvis Black Nickel Pin-On Zinger

You can never have too many zingers. Make your next one stand out. This premium zinger features a black nickel finish and full metal construction, meaning they’ll be able to handle all the abuse you can give them

Cortland Bamboo Trout Net

The Cortland catch and release net features a soft, clear net material that’s gentle on the fish and won’t tangle, rot or mildew. This clear net won’t spook fish because it virtually disappears underwater. The frame is made from laminated bamboo and hardwood.

Sun Dickies Hood Sun

Sun Dickeys are hoods to keep the sun off while fishing, hiking or anything else outdoors. They are 100% made in the USA and made of recycled plastic bottles.

Brook Trout Skin Knit Hat

Brook Trout Skin Knit Hat Is another great item from RepYourWater. A company who offers uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.

Digi Cutty Knit Beanie

RepYourWater Knit Cutty beanie. A company who offers uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers

Rainbow Trout Skin Socks

The Trout Socks and Best Catch socks have gone through a major transformation.  RepYourWater worked with Point 6 out of Steamboat Springs, CO to give the already great designs the sock they deserve

RepYourWater Dry or Die Glass

The best companion to a delicious beverage: RepYourWater Old Fashioned glasses. Whether you call it a lowball, rocks glass, whiskey glass or old fashioned glass, when you want to sip the good stuff, you want it surrounded by the perfect design.

RepYourWater Predator Pint Glass Beer Glass

RepYourWater Beer Can Glass with outdoor themes.

RepYourWater Dry Fly Stemless Wine Glass

RepYourWater Dry Fly Stemless Wine Glass – RepYourWater is dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.

YETI Ramblers 14oz Mug

A versatile camp mug that’s big enough to double as a camp bowl. Unlike traditional camp mugs, this double-wall, vacuum-insulated body protects hands from hot or cold contents while keeping coffee, chili, or oatmeal nice and hot. 

YETI Loadout Bucket

The bucket you didn’t know you needed. Built for lugging, loading, and getting the job done.The unsung hero of hard work deserved a little attention. Our ultra-durable LoadOut? Bucket is designed for lugging, loading, hauling, and bailing. Whether you’re at the ranch, on the boat, or in the garage, our 5-gallon bucket is nearly indestructible and ready to work

Gifts Under $100

Orvis Fly Fishing Lanyard

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. 

Fishpond Blue River Chest/Lumbar Pack

The Fishpond Blue River Chest Lumbar Pack has a streamlined profile with eleven interior storage pockets and two zippered main compartments. It is simplicity redefined and is the perfect alternative to a bulky vest. Our signature zip-down “fly bench” provides a 6″x 9″rippled foam work and storage area for quick and easy access to your flies while on the water. 

Dr. Slick Brass Fly Tying Gift Set

One of the absolute joys of fly fishing is tying your own flies. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, we have the high quality tools to make this art form easier and more enjoyable. Most of our fly tying tools are available in several finishes

Fishpond Lowcountry Hat

The Lowcountry Hat offers distinctly western accents while preserving a timeless coastal style. Designed for all-day protection, the flat brim and a low, pinched crown of this hat will stand up to the rigors of years under the sun. 

Loon Accessory Fly Tying Tool Kit

The Loon Blackout Accessory Fly Tying Tool Kit from Loon offers excellent tools in a heavy duty travel case.

Avidmax Patagonia Men’s Sun Hoody

Custom designed limited edition AvidMax Patagonia Sun Hoodies featuring RJ Mutton Designed Trout. Built on the classic Capiline Cool Daily Hoody you wont find another one like it. This RJ Mutton Cutthroat looks great on the Feather Gray Hoody.

Our Ultimate Gifts

Patagonia Stealth Hip Pack

Tactically designed to allow you to move fast and cover water while still providing ample carrying capacity, intuitive features and all-day comfort, the water-resistant 11-liter Stealth Hip Pack is lightweight, body-conforming and won’t hinder your casting stroke. 

Fishpond Hailstorm Soft Cooler

Fishpond Hailstorm Soft Cooler – Like a lucky hat, a good cooler finds its way into every adventure we take. Rugged, multi-layer construction, a detachable shoulder strap, and a molded bottom make the Hailstorm a perfect grab-and-go option for full days on the river or evenings in the park

Fishpond Sagebrush Pro Mesh Vest

During those warmer months, we reach for a lightweight vest that doesn’t compromise on carrying capacity during variable hatch conditions. The Sagebrush Pro Mesh Vest offers a highly breathable mesh design to keep you cool, an integrated rod holder, and 17 interior exterior pockets.

Fishpond River Bank Backpack

The River Bank Backpack combines a rugged, yet sophisticated exterior with a surprising amount of functionality inside. The backpack features a padded interior laptop sleeve, adjustable gear straps, and a handy zippered front pocket with plenty of room for a day outdoors, in the office, or on the streets. 

Fishpond Switchback Belt System 2.0

After taking home top honors for the first generation of our Switchback System, it would have been easy to sit back, celebrate, and call it a day. But that’s just not in our DNA. The newly redesigned Switchback Belt System 2.0 sits on the shoulders of its predecessor and adds to a long list of award winning features.

Griffin Odyssey Spider Cam Vise

Advanced fly tying vise technology puts Griffin’s affordable fly tying vises way ahead of the competition. With models and features to suit both professional and amateur fly tiers, Griffin ensures a lifetime of flawless performance and durability. Their newly designed aluminum c-clamp provides the highest level of positive gripping, unequalled among fly tying vises.

Norvise Legacy with 303 Stainless Steel

2018 was a bit of a transition for Norvise. As Norm stepped aside and Tim assumed the company’s reins, we wanted something to celebrate the legacy that Norm had built over the past 20+ years. However, we also wanted something to combat the challenge of the “patina” that will eventually show up on the brass hardware of the standard Norvise.

Umpqua ZS2 Traveler Fly Tying Kit Bag

The Umpqua ZS2 Traveler Tying Kit Bag is the ideal customizable tying kit bag. Our ZS2 molle design allows for internal and external attachment of a vise storage pouch (included). A unique pop-up tool caddy holds up to 22 tools on one side and zippered compartment storage on the other.

Yakima DoubleHaul Rooftop Fly Rod Carrier

Like the perfect cast, the deluxe DoubleHaul rooftop fly rod carrier gets you to that special spot on the water at dawn or that early evening hatch. You’re there and ready with the perfect set-up up to 4 fully strung-up rods up to 10 ft. long. Rain or shine, your rods are securely locked and protected from the elements.

Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Fitz Roy Trout Hoody

Warm, windproof, water-resistant the Nano Puff Hoody uses incredibly lightweight and highly compressible 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco 100% postconsumer recycled polyester with P.U.R.E. (Produced Using Reduced Emissions) technology, wrapped in a 100% recycled polyester shell and lining. Fair Trade Certified sewn.

Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Backpack

From big hikes into remote reaches of water or the urban commuter landscape of the city, we keep your most important items completely protected from the elements. This fully submersible backpack is one of our toughest bags ever constructed, made with our bombproof 1680d TPU coated recycled Cyclepond nylon, a waterproof TIZIP closure, and a sturdy harness system for a more comfortable carry

Fishpond Cutbank Gear Bag

Designed to organize gear and keep it dry. With the Fishpond signature molded bottom and welded recycled TPU fabric, the Cutbank Gear bag covers the bases. As a specialized tackle bag that keeps gear dry on a raft or drift boat, as well as the perfect size to fit in the hatch of most all flats boats, this gear/tackle bag is an organization system that allows for easy access wherever your adventures take you.

Orvis Clearwater 9ft 5wt Fly Fishing Combo

Everything has changed except the value. The new Clearwater Rod Series is a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Each rod is designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the fishing the rod would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods.

Ross Reel Colorado

The Colorado set the bar for lightweight click pawl reels. The new Colorado takes it to the next level through its newly updated design, bringing about a modern classic aesthetic defined by the reel’s aerodynamic shapes, surfaces, and click-and-pawl sound. The look of this reel is different from anything on the market today.

Orvis Mirage LT II Blackout

The Mirage LT fly reel was designed to balance perfectly with lighter freshwater rods and provide the same benefits its big brother provides for heavier weight rods. There are times when less is more and the LT is slightly less (less weight and smaller in size) but delivers legendary Mirage engineering and performance.

Orvis SSR Disc Fly Reel

The Swing, Step, Repeat (SSR) Disc Spey Reel is designed to match both the two-handed fly-fishing rods of varying length and line weights, and the methodical, slowed-down pace of today’s two-handed anglers. Available in three standard sizes that let anglers fine tune their setup’s balance, each reel begins its life as a solid chunk of bar-stock aluminum which is then machined to tight tolerances.

Fishpond Nomad Mid-Length Net American Rivers Limited Edition

Nomad nets are made using a mixture of carbon fiber and fiberglass. The result is a very lightweight and durable net. Nomad nets are built for the conditions that prevail where great fishing exists; they are waterproof, UV protected, and float like a cork. All Nomad nets come standard with a rubber bag.

Outcast Sporting Gear OSG Clearwater

New for 2021, the OSG Clearwater is ready for big water and lots of gear. Using the open oarlock system, perfected on some of our multi-person rafts, it can accommodate longer/stronger oars for conditions when you need to put more oomph into your stroke. The Clearwater has a trampoline style cargo space in front and back for securing lots of gear.

G Loomis NRX + Fly Rod

The new G Loomis NRX+ Fly Rod is a redesign of the award-winning NRX series fly rod. This new G Loomis NRX+ uses upgraded graphite and resin technology to outperform any other fly rod on the market in feel, action, and versatility.

Howler Brothers Crosscut Deluxe

The Crosscut Deluxe is the most sought after item in our fall line year in and year out. Yes, the vintage inspired motif embroidery makes a big statement but so too do the bountiful pearl snaps, western yokes and robust stretch chambray.

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