Snow is on the ground here in Aspen and the Holidays are just around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift for the special angler in your life, look no further. We know that if you’re not an avid angler it can be hard to pick the perfect gift, so we have put together a list of products that anyone who chases trout would be thrilled to find under the tree!
Scott Centric Rod and Evolution R Reel
As fishing fanatics, we can tell you that the Centric from Scott Fly Rods and the Evolution R from Ross Reels are at the top of our lists!
Has your favorite angler been using the same old fly rod for years? Get them a new wand to wave at the trout this holiday season! The Centric from Scott Fly Rods is a masterfully crafted, fast action rod made just over the hill in Montrose, Colorado. The Centric offers incredible versatility — it can turn over nymph rigs, big dries and streamers with unmatched precision. This rod would be an absolute treat for any angler to unwrap under the tree, and it’s a gift that will last a lifetime. $945
The Evolution R
The Evolution R from Ross Reels is a top of the line reel that is also made in Montrose, Colorado. It features a machined aluminum frame and weighs in at just 5.2 ounces, making it perfect for the person on your list who has a tendency to wear their arm out from casting all day. Though incredibly lightweight, The Evolution R is equipped with a fully sealed, carbon fiber drag system that boasts the best power to weight ratio in the industry. When your beloved angler hooks that fish of a lifetime, they’ll be glad they are fighting it with the best of the best. $545
The Simms Fly Weight System
The person on your list already has a great rod and reel setup you say? Then get them the Flyweight Hip Hybrid System from Simms! This new hip pack system is a light and highly customizable way to stay organized and comfortable on the water. With the Flyweight Hip Hybrid System, your loved one can mix and match the Flyweight Tech Utility Belt, Large Pod, Bottle Holster and Net Holster to make the best out of any adventure they choose! $159.95
The Simms Dry Creek Z Backpack (35 L)
The Simms Dry Creek Z Backpack is cool, really cool! Why is it so cool you ask? It’s not just a good looking backpack, it’s a fully submersible dry bag! If you are looking for a gift for someone who is always on (and in) the water as a fisherman, boater, kayaker, waterfowler or expert in unintentional submersion, this is the perfect gift. It will keep their valuables bone dry in whatever conditions mother nature might throw at them and make them look cool, really cool. $299.95
Written by Cian McGillicuddy, Photos by Anna Stonehouse