Get Hooked! The 2021 Fly Fishing Product Guide — Top 10 Must Haves

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on September 9, 2021 in Gift Guide, Lifestyle,
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Calling all fly fishers — and those that love them. Whether you’re looking for new gear for your next trip, or just looking, you’ll find only the best here. Perfect for gift ideas, too!

CHAMA Pursuit Chair

The CHAMA Pursuit Chair is an all-terrain swivel chair, that swivels 360 degrees to combat any unlevel surface. It’s durable, lightweight (only 8 lbs) and high-performance — great for taking a break from fishing by your favorite lake or river. Plus, the fabrics are all coated with durable water repellent and UV treatments. Bonus:  Every purchase includes a travel bag with accessory pockets. $179.95

The Optimist by David Coggins

A modern tribute to an ageless pastime, and a practical guide to the art, philosophy and rituals of fly fishing. In The Optimist, expert, lifelong angler Coggins makes a case for the skills and sensibility of an enduring sport and shares the secrets, frustrations and triumphs of the great tradition of fly fishing, which captivates anglers worldwide. $26

LIVSN Flex Canvas Pants

Flex Canvas Pants are comfortable and versatile enough for fishing, to hiking, to going out on the town. The durable pants have features such as articulated knees, zippered security pockets, discrete knife pockets, a roll-up leg system, ventilation, and reinforcements at all stress points. $99

ORCA Walker 20 Cooler

The ORCA Walker 20 is lightweight, packable, and a great addition to fishing whether from a boat or wading on your favorite river. Heavily insulated, the cooler keeps food fresh for days and holds up to 20 cans. The padded shoulder strap makes it easy to carry and it’s durable for outdoor use with a heavy-duty waterproof zipper.  It’s a perfect companion for your next fly fishing trip. $219.99

TFO NXT Black Label Kit

The NXT Black Label series is designed to make fly fishing simple and affordable. This kit of rod, spooled reel and case is a great gift for the aspiring fly angler. With great performance to price ratio it’s covered by TFO’s No-Fault lifetime warranty and is available in 5wt and 8wt.  Offering plenty of forgiveness for delicate presentations, these rods also load easily for longer casts into the wind. The rod is up-lined one line size to make it easier for the angler to feel the rod and load faster for quicker delivery of a fly. $219.95

NomadiQ Portable Grill

NomadiQ is reinventing the idea of portable grills.This lightweight portable grill weighs only 12 pounds, while providing all the features of a full-size grill. It’s the perfect grill to take anywhere, including picnics, beach, hiking, road trips, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, biking, and more. Its compact design fits anywhere, so you can take it anywhere. $299.99

Fishpond Summit Sling

Every fly fisher needs a bag for all their gear and the Fishpond Summit Sling checks all the boxes: comfortable, durable, tons of tool attachment features, and affordable. This bag holds a lot more than you’d think. With two storage areas and a drop down fly bench it is great for fly fishers of all levels. Bonus: The sling is made with recycled material. $99.95

SPOT X with Bluetooth

SPOT X is a device to keep you connected to friends and family when you’re off the grid.  It works by connecting to your smartphone via Bluetooth wireless technology through the SPOT X app. SPOT X includes an S.O.S. feature to communicate with Search & Rescue services in life-threatening situations.  Don’t want to bring your phone along so you can fully disconnect?  No problem, the SPOT X can be used as a stand-alone communication device and has its own dedicated U.S. mobile number.  Note: A service subscription is required for this device to perform properly. $249.99

Rheos Nautical Eyewear

With styles designed for days on the water and other sun-soaked activities, the Rheos x Southern Tide Signature Series sun glasses have all the functionality for fishing but are a perfect fit for the coastal lifestyle. They couple functionality  with a design aesthetic inspired by ultimate wearability. Each pair floats and boasts Rheos’ Nylon Optics, which offer clarity, impact resistance and comfort. $78

Poseidon Pro Charger

Poseidon has built a reputation for being the best portable charger on the market. This portable charging system is fully waterproof, drop-proof, and crushproof, and is certified to military standard MIL-STD 810G. The Poseidon has a standard port (Type A) and USB-C. Charging a mobile phone up to 36 hours of power and a tablet up to 10 hours of power, you’ll never be stranded without power again with the Poseidon Pro. $119.99


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