It's that time of year. We all know fly fisherman are some of the hardest people to shop for. There are so many things! So many possibilities! We wanted to make things easier on you, so we put together our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide with different price ranges for all of fisherman/women on your shopping list!
So without further adue, we present to you, the TOP HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE from The River's Edge Fly Shop!
The Simms Quick Stash Lanyard was released in part of their Spring 2016 Product Launch. With multiple different configuration options, the angler has the ability to organize his/her river essentials in the way that works best for them. A new magnetic design allows for quick swapping of tippet holder and nippers, and a unique floatant holder provides quick access to Gink or Dry Shake.
#2. SIMMS WADING KOOZIE [$12.95]
The Simms Wading Koozie. It attches to your wading belt, and has a velcro patch to attach a Simms Fly Patch. Need we say more? An essential item for any beer drinking fly fisherman.
The Cheeky Fish Print Belt has been a hot ticket item for us this summer. Who doesn't want one, right? With a D-Loop construction, this belt will be sure to keep it's owners britches where they need to be.
The Simms Road Warrior Tee represents may or may not represent the dreams and aspirations of all Fly Fisherman. Truck. Camper. Fly Rods. Endless river miles. Wild Trout. All jokes aside, the Road Warrior Tee is a comfortable cotton shirt that will quickly become your gift recipient's new favorite.
The Simms Nipper has been in the lineup for a while now, but it's still a very worthy gift item. This is perfect for the fisherman in your life who can't quite let go of the old fingernail clippers he's been using for the past six years. We're sorry, but it's time for an upgrade. Complete with replaceable cutting blades, hook-eye cleaner, and a Made-In-USA construction, the Simms Nipper will be his/her new favorite fly fishing tool.
Another brand new product from Simms Fishing Products is the Westshore Shoe. Available in two colors, and a Slip-On model, the Westshore series is sure to be a hit amongst the fly fishing community. It's got several things going for it including a stylish design, full siped sole for extra grip on wet surfaces, and a new Simms exlusive Right Angle Footbed for improved foot arch support and better posture. The Westshore is available in full and half sizes 07-14, and comes in a D width.
The Hatch Nipper is at the top end in price for this category, but it is also one of the finest products we carry in our shops. Fully machined from 6061T6 Aluminum and protected with a super durable type II Anodize, the Hatch Nipper is not your ordinary line-cutter. Replaceable cutting blades are made from top quality Tungsten Carbide, making them durable enough to cut through nearly any test of mono and fluorocarbon materials. Available in Black, Blue, and Silver.
The Simms Black's Ford Flannel Shirt has been another very popular product for us this fall. With availability in both plaid and solid colors, this is surely a shirt that just about anyone would appreciate receiving as a gift.
Some buy it as a shirt. Some buy it as a jacket. The Simms Coldweather Shirt is a very multipurpose piece. It's 100% polyester Flannel shell keeps the wind out, while the waffle-fleece liner keeps it's owner nice and warm even during cold Montana days on the water. Complete with two fly box compatible chest pockets and off-shoulder seaming for comfort when casting, the Coldweather Shirt is sure to be a great gift option. Available in three color options.
The Simms Currents Boat Shoe is another new product from Simms for 2016. For those on your list headed for a warmer destination this winter, a pair of these are a must have item. The Currents Boat Shoe is meant to be worn on the boat, or around the dock. With superior breathablility and all-day comfort from the Right Angle Footbed Technology, you'll be happy you have them during a full-day of flats boat fishing.
The Simms Waypoints Backpack is a completely new design from Simms. They've integrated an aluminum frame for extra stability, added a removable waistband and a vented back panel for comfortable load carry and aided breathability. This is a great gift item for the angler in your life who likes to go the extra mile getting to "the spot". The ability to pack a lunch, raingear, and an extra rod makes this an incredibly versatile product. Available in two sizes of bag, small and large.
The Simms Bounty Hunter Duffel is a must have item for the travelling angler or for the angler that just needs a little more gear organization and storage. 50L of storage provides the user with plenty of storage, yet still complies with carry-on sizing requirements. Removable backpack straps are included for versatile carrying options.
The Simms Kinetic Jacket is high tech insulation piece built for layering in a system or as a outer piece when the elements are not as harsh. Primaloft in the sleeves and core of the jacket provide lightweight, yet high performance warmth, while polarfleece in the sides and sleeves gives extra warmth and a comfortable fit. Available in two colors, Black and Army Green.
Hardcore wade fisherman are the most analytical when it comes to the boots they trust to keep them upright in the water. Simms has taken this to heart in the design of the Intruder Boot. Lightweight, durable, supportive, and great grip. All of these combine to perfectly describe this boot. The hybrid felt/Vibram sole provide the wearer with incredible grip and stability, no matter the wading conditions. Available in whole and half sizes 07 thru 14, and E width. Currently only available in Felt/Vibram hybrid.
The Simms Montana Techwool Zip Top is a great idea for the person who appreciates a layering system, or wants a high performance sweater to keep them warm in cooler conditions. The Techwool Zip Top is built completely in the great USA, and is constructed using Montana sources wool fibers. Available in two different colors, Navy, and Dark Gunmetal.
The newest fast action offering from Winston Fly Rods is a hot ticket item. It's lighter, more powerful, and more durable than any of it's predescessors. Whether your shopee needs a fast action rod for throwing big dries around here, or a 12wt for hooking into big Tarpon, this will be a great match. Additionally, Winston is offering a free gift for any purchase of a rod through the holiday season, a $100.00 value.
Who doesn't want a new trout rod for Christmas?? The Sage MOD is a new offering from Sage Fly Rods, and brings a new feel that we haven't felt from Sage in a while. It's a true moderate action, and is the perfect stick for 95% of trout fishing situations you might face here in the Rockies.
The Simms G4 Pro Jacket. It comes with a steep price tag, but when Mother Nature is showing off her nasty side, it will be money well spent. The G4 Pro Jacket one of the highest tech products in it's class. GORETEX technology comes standard, as well as a guarantee to keep you dry, no matter what happens. Available in two colors, Black and Wetstone.
With this purchase, you're not only buying a great pair of waders, you are also supporting a great cause and giving back to our Troops. $50.00 from each sale of these waders goes to the Warriors and Quiet Waters foundation, which is a local organization dedicated to helping traumatically injured U.S. servicemen and women through the healing power of fly fishing.
The Hatch Finatic reel has been out on the market for a few years now, but still draws just as much buzz as when it first came out. Fully machined and made in the USA, an incredibly tough drag, and a super durable construction are all standard with the Hatch line-up of reels. Whether you're looking for one of the finest trout reels money can buy, or something a little beefier for slowing down big game fish, there is a size that will get the job done.
The Women's Solarflex Hoody is a super light, comfortable piece that is perfect for summer fishing adventures, or just worn as casual wear for an active lifestyle. Available in three colors.
As far as high performance fishing clothing goes, you're looking at the top of the line. A tri-comp construction creates a super lightweight, comfortable, and cool product. Perfect for summer adventures.
The Simm's Clearwater Sandal is a stylish summer sandal that can be worn both on the river and around the town. A fully siped sole provides extra grip on wet surfaces, while cushioned neoprene straps create an all-day comfort fit. Available in three colors, and whole sizes 05 thru 12.
The Simms Women's Bugstopper Hoody is a lightweight summertime piece that can be worn in a variety of situations. UPF50 protects you from the sun, while front pockets provide a little extra storage. Combo'd with a Bugstopper treatment to keep the skeeters away, and you have a great product that your lady fisherman will be sure to love. Available in three colors, Blossom, Lagoon, and Moonstone.
The Women's Guide Jacket is a super durable rainshell designed to keep it's user fishing in even the most nasty conditions. GORETEX technology keeps you dry no matter what. Available in two colors, Nightfall and Storm Cloud.