Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We've got you covered! Welcome to the ultimate fly fishing gift guide.
Our Top Picks: Gear We Couldn't Live Without This Year
Thomas & Thomas Avant. T&T’s Avantt series offers the best of both worlds to Arizona anglers: precision and power. Avantt rods allow you to master intricate dry fly presentations while also providing the line speed and backbone for serious casts. The 9’ 4wt is an excellent option for targeting trout across the state, from Rim country to the Whites.
Bauer RX Reel. Made in the USA and backed by a carbon fiber drag, RX reels are light enough for chasing trout but strong enough to play in the salt. A reel from Bauer's RX line is an ideal gift for the multi-species angler who spends their time chasing a variety of fish species.
High Camp Flask. The perfect companion after a long day of fishing, High Camp Flasks offer double-walled insulation to keep both hot drinks and chilled cocktails the perfect temperature. A handy magnetic twist cap doubles as a shot glass.
Howler Bros. Loggerhead Hoodie. Not only does the Loggerhead Hoodie offer great sun protection (hint: if you fish in Arizona, you need good sun protection), it’s also rugged enough to wear on trail and in the woods. A kangaroo-style pocket offers convenient storage and quick access.
Free Fly Women’s Pull-On Breeze Pant. Fishing? Check. Hiking? Check. Casual active wear? Check. This Free Fly pant has you covered in all situations. These pants maintain Free Fly’s trademark comfort and are a great alternative to leggings.
RAEN Adin. With handmade frames and Zeiss lenses, these top-of-the-line shades are our favorite, both on and off the water. Durable and crafted with the perfect weight, the Adin is a must-have in the Phoenix sun.
Rod & Reel
For chasing big game: Hardy Zane Pro. Ready to test your chops in the salt world? Come prepared for battle with the Zane Pro. Hardy's high-performance saltwater rod is built to cast, connect, and land dream fish like tarpon and permit.
For those ready to dive in: Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod Outfit. Did you or someone you know catch the fly-fishing bug in 2023? Are you looking for a quality setup that will let you dive headfirst into the world of fly fishing? Look no further than Orvis' best rod and reel combo. This outfit comes with a rod, reel, line, and case - an amazing value for an angler looking to tackle the world of fly fishing.
For the old-school angler: Hardy Wide Spool Perfect Fly Reel. The timeless look and feel of a classic Hardy reel is hard to beat. Luckily, this reel performs every bit as well as it looks. Flawless mechanics are complemented by an ivorine handle and a gunmetal grey satin finish.
For the long haul: Shilton SL5 Reel. Built to stop even the strongest runs, the SL5 is a tried-and-true design that can take a beating and live to tell the tale. This reel accommodates 7 and 8 weight lines and will be your trusty companion for years to come.
For warmer weather: Orvis Neoprene Guard Sock. It might be cold now, but Arizona offers more wet-wading opportunities than most states. For anglers who love exploring small creeks, these socks are a must-have.
For the gals: Miss Mayfly Moxie Chameleon Wader. Designed by women and for women, these waders offer the perfect blend of comfort and performance. If you’re looking for the perfect fit, look no further.
For the dedicated: Orvis Pro Zipper Waders. The most advanced waders from the Orvis catalogue, these bibs are built to fish. Pro Zipper waders are perfect for dedicated anglers who put serious time on the water and need their gear to match their intensity.
When weight matters: Orvis Ultralight Wading Boot. If you love exploring small creeks and fishing the backcountry, you know every ounce makes a difference. These low-cut boots are easier to pack and are more comfortable to wear over long distances.
For the traveler: Filson Dry Duffel. 100% waterproof and reinforced with signature Filson quality, this duffel is built to travel the world. Whether traveling by plane, train, or boat, this bag is rugged enough to handle your next adventure.
For the commuter: Yakoda Gear Transport 3.0. Tired of wet gear destroying the interior of your vehicle or house? With 95 liters of capacity, Yakoda’s Gear Transport system offers a handy solution to gear transport. Perfect for those constantly road-tripping and trying to stay organized.
For the blue-liner: Colter Backcountry Last Cast 2.0. This is the perfect lightweight pack for small-stream fishing. Highly water resistant and intentionally minimal, these packs are all you need for days spent exploring Rim Country. Built from some of the strongest composites on the market, Last Cast packs are made to stand up to the backcountry. Based in Phoenix, Colter Backcountry makes minimalist gear designed for backcountry anglers.
For the trout purist: Wicked Flex Fly Rod. This 9’ 5wt is built with a carbon fiber blank, making it both extremely light and strong. Anglers can cast with confidence with the Flex in their hands. Based in Phoenix, Wicked Fly Rod & Reel Co. offers multiple rod lines for different applications.
For All the Tyers
Oasis Walnut Compact Bench. Ditch the messy table and invest in the last tying bench you’ll ever buy. The ultimate organizational tool for serious tyers, this bench is crafted from a beautiful cut of walnut.
Renomed Scissor FS9. After trying Renomed, you’ll never go back to your old pair of scissors. Precisely finished and perfectly sharp, these scissors are a necessity for anyone who spends time at the vise.
Gift Cards. Hackle? Feathers? Biots? Confused by the whole thing? Get the tyer in your life a gift card so they can stock up on supplies themselves.
For Furry Friends
Orvis Comfortfill-Eco Bolster Dog Bed. Hey, dogs like gifts, too! After a long day of watching you fish, nothing beats a comfy bed.