Marlin’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Unique gifts for the fisherman on your list

October 18, 2019

For the Bourbon Lover

Michter's Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Michter’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Michter

Michter’s award-winning 10-year, single-barrel bourbon is aged for a decade in new fire-charred American white oak barrels, producing bold flavors of both dark toffee and caramel. The finish hints of maple and vanilla, and the result is a 94-proof Kentucky bourbon of exceptionally high quality. This choice is sure to please even the most discerning connoisseur on your holiday gift list.

For the Chef

Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards
Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina cutting boards by the Dean Company bring a nautical touch to any kitchen or galley—each board is a work of art and is fully customizable with boat names or other unique flourishes. The North Carolina-based company is a family-owned, fourth-generation wood-products business comprised of veterans, their families and others associated with the military. The products are made with pride in the United States.

For the Watch Collector

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Rolex

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II has the ability to display time simultaneously across two different zones without adjusting the watch. Greenwich Mean Time—GMT—marks mean solar time in Greenwich, London, the location of the original meridian used for calculating longitude and determining different time zones around the world. Details like the two-tone Cerachrom rotating bezel and white gold three-link band make it a winner.


For the Foul-Weather Fisherman

Xtratuf Leather Ankle Deck Boots
Xtratuf Leather Ankle Deck Boots Xtratuf

The new leather ankle deck boots from Xtratuf have a 100-percent waterproof membrane as well as a full-grain leather upper for a different twist on the ordinary deck boot. The nonmarking, nonslip chevron outsole grips tight on wet, slippery decks and the fully molded EVA insole ensures all-day comfort on or off the water. Born amid the storm-tossed ocean swells of Alaska’s Bering Sea, Xtratuf boots have been the choice of commercial fishermen for more than 50 years.

For the Lure Fisherman

Billfish Foundation’s Fathom Offshore signature lure
Billfish Foundation’s Fathom Offshore signature lure Billfish Foundation

Part of a 100-piece limited edition series, The Billfish Foundation’s Fathom Offshore signature lure this year is a hybrid doorknob-style called the Game Changer. A portion of the proceeds from each sale goes directly to support TBF. Each lure is tagged with its own unique number and signed by the lure designer.

For the Deckhand

Salty Dog Holster Works
Salty Dog Holster Works Salty Dog Holster Works

Everyone on deck needs a good pair of pliers and a release knife handy. These fishing holsters by Salty Dog Holster Works have a paddle back attachment that doesn’t require a belt. Slip the paddle onto boardshorts, pants, and even bibs. Featuring adjustable retention, an open bottom for drainage, and stainless steel hardware, they are also available for pliers, mono cutters, and release knives in solid colors and custom prints.


For the First Mate

C4 belts
C4 Belt C4 Belts

Be sure to keep your pliers and knives handy with a custom C4 belt. C4 stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. Their custom products include belts, pet collars, socks and more, and each purchase generates funding for charities around the world.

For Just About Anyone

Huck Performance Buckets
The Huck Performance Bucket Huck Performance Buckets

A good bucket is hard to find, which is why you’ll notice Huck Performance Buckets on the top boats. Made of SpryTech, these buckets are nearly indestructible. They also feature Vibram non-skid feet with finger indents on the sides and bottom, and are 100 percent made in the USA. They come in a variety of colors and can be customized.

For the Beer Drinker

The SeaQuench Ale and Slightly Mighty
The SeaQuench Ale and Slightly Mighty Dogfish Head

New from Dogfish Head, the SeaQuench Ale and Slightly Mighty are perfect for those hot days on the water. The SeaQuench is a session sour brewed with black limes, lime peel and sea salt, while the Mighty is a light-bodied IPA with only 95 calories. Enjoy responsibly.


For the Washdown Crew

Sportfish Outfitters washdown set
Sportfish Outfitters’ Perfect Washdown Kit Sportfish Outfitters

Capt. Eric Brush and his team at Sportfish Outfitters have put together what may be the perfect washdown kit for your boat. Smoove Purplicious Boat Wash soap, Shurhold flexible water blade, microfiber mitt, absorber chamois and 25-foot collapsible marine hose with nozzle, all included with a rope handle bucket. Gotta keep her shiny!

Stocking Stuffers



Keep track of your loved ones—and even pets!—with this wearable tracker, which is linked to a mobile device using the ACR app. In a man-overboard situation, the tag detects a break in its virtual tether, then sounds an alarm. The app records the coordinates of the incident and directs the crew to the location with clear, visual signals and bearing data.

KeyBar KeyBar


Ditch the bulky keychains of the past: The KeyBar is an organizer that works just like a multi-tool for your keys and other frequently carried items. Load your keys in whatever order you like, then add accessories such as a bottle opener, screwdriver, small knife and more. The titanium belt clip and etched blue marlin on the side adds a little big-game flair.


Clutch and Release Bags

Clutch and Release Flag Handbag
Clutch and Release Flag Handbag Clutch and Release

These offshore-inspired clutches are handmade from authentic release flags and are as customizable as it gets. From the unique designs of the interior fabrics to the accessories adorning the exterior, a personal bag from Clutch and Release is sure to make any lady angler’s day. Find them on Instagram at @clutchandrelease.

Boatgirl Weekender

water-resistant overnight bag
The Boatgirl Wave Collection brings strength and beauty together for legendary performance. Courtesy Boatgirl

Boatgirl materials feature a durable ballistic base and a Vision zipper for a durable, water-repellent overnight bag that won’t roll over or open up. Stainless hardware holds the seatbelt-style strap in place while an interior bolt snap keeps your keys safe and secure. The fashionable Sunbrella pocket and a large interior zippered pocket means there’s a place for everything in this ultimate weekender bag. Available in four colors.


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