2017 Fishing Holiday Gift Guide

Editor picks for must-have items this holiday season.

The holidays provide special opportunities to create memories and spend time with friends and family, both on and off the water. In addition to those big meals filled with plenty of stories and laughter, maybe you’ll even have a chance to slip down to the Caribbean or Central America to escape the cold weather and experience the incredible fishing. It’s also the time of year to spoil the anglers in your life with gifts that will be useful on the water or while traveling to that next world-class destination.


Marlin 2017 holiday gift guide
FusionCourtesy Fusion

Pick up one of the new StereoActive portable speaker systems and you'll never find yourself saying, "I wish we had some music." Fusion engineered this system for the ruggedness of life on the water and to deliver crystal-clear music when you're on the go. fusionentertainment.com


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YETIMegan Williams

Grab your boat logo or cool graphic and send it on over to the folks at the Yeti Custom Shop for a unique personalized gift for your fishing buddies and crew. Their laser-marking technique can do it all. The best part is that customization doesn't void the five-year limited warranty. yeticustomshop.com

SD Model Makers

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SD Model MakersCourtesy SD Model Makers

A custom replica of your pride and joy is a perfect way to recall those fond fishing memories while in the office or at home. The skilled craftsmen at SD Model Makers can build a custom replica of your boat, with incredible attention to detail. The workmanship is simply exquisite. sdmodelmakers.com


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GoProCourtesy GoPro

The new Karma from GoPro is a drone ready to capture incredible footage. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced drone pilot, the Karma will add a whole new perspective to your video, and its compact design makes it easy to take with you on all of your adventures. It's compatible with the GoPro Hero4 and Hero5 cameras, and the drone's controller integrates its own screen to tie the whole package together. gopro.com


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SOGCourtesy SOG

The Prophet 33 is one of the most versatile packs on the market, and it's a perfect fit for anglers on the go. The Quad-Zip design allows you to reach for gear that's hidden deep within — without having to unpack everything — and the impact-resistant top pocket is perfect for protecting sunglasses and binoculars. External flaps allow you to strap fly-rod tubes to the pack, and the bag can quickly convert to a duffle by removing the shoulder straps and hip belt. sogknives.com

Red Forgeworks

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Red ForgeworksCourtesy Red Forgeworks

The hand-forged Damascus-steel 9-inch fillet knife is designed to be the finest fillet knife available. The blade is differentially tempered with three types of steel, so it's both flexible and extremely durable, with a high degree of hardness for superb edge retention. redforgeworks.com

Flor de Caña

Marlin 2017 holiday gift guide
Flor de CañaCourtesy Flor de Caña

The Centenario 25 is an ultrapremium rum from Flor de Caña with a deep amber color and intense aroma of vanilla, wood and dark cocoa. Flor de Caña's rums have been cocktail favorites among billfish enthusiasts for years, but the Centenario 25 is best served neat or on the rocks. It also won a double gold medal in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. flordecana.com

Hari Mari

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Hari MariCourtesy Hari Mari

The Dunes flip-flop is uniquely crafted to meet the needs of a water-loving individual. The unique siping on the top soles channels water away to improve traction, while the arch support and memory-foam toe post provide extreme comfort for those long days on the water. harimari.com