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Saltwater Fishing Gift Ideas

Our annual review of unique gifts for the holiday season, and the perfect choice for the billfish enthusiast in your life.

While it was William Shakespeare who was first attributed the concept that all things that glisten might not be of ­significant value, we’ve taken the opposite direction with some unique gift ideas for the fisherman in your life. Graduations, anniversaries, birthdays and more—all are appropriate occasions to celebrate accordingly.

Jewelry & Accessory Gift Ideas

Garmin Quatix 7 Sapphire

Garmin Quatix 7 Sapphire isolated on a white background.
Garmin Quatix 7 Sapphire Courtesy Garmin

Smartwatches have gotten a lot, well, smarter in the past few years, and the Quatix 7 Sapphire leads the way on the water. It provides comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chart plotters and other devices to offer control of the autopilot, data streaming, entertainment-system control, integrated tide data, new alarms for improved situational awareness, and more, all with an ultra-bright AMOLED display. garmin.com

Breitling Superocean Automatic 46

Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 watch on a white background.
Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 Blue Marlin Jewelry

Designed as the ultimate dive watch, the Superocean series retraces Breitling’s aquatic legacy with its clean lines, chunky luminescent indexes, squared-off hands and high-contrast dial ring. It is water-resistant to 1,000 feet, and is also shock-, sand-, and corrosion-resistant. Two strap options offer microadjustments to wear over a wetsuit, and the ceramic-inlaid bezel will never wear or fade. bluemarlinjewelry.com

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Oris Big Crown Calibre 473

Oris Big Crown Calibre 473
Oris Big Crown Calibre 473

Originally founded in Hölstein, Switzerland, in 1904, Oris introduced the Big Crown series in 1938. Named for the larger-than-usual crown, it helped pilots set their timepieces while wearing gloves. Today, they continue a tradition of excellence with the Calibre 473, which features a ­hand-wound movement and ­five-day power reserve. oris.ch

Island Fishhook Bracelet

Island Fishhook Bracelet
Island Fishhook Bracelet David Wirth

This handcrafted sterling-silver and leather bracelet from David Wirth Gallery is a true original. The hook symbolizes the Hawaiian lifestyle of family, friendship and fishing that’s been passed down from generations through the ages. davidwirth.com

Island Fishhook Necklace

Island Fishhook Necklace
Island Fishhook Necklace David Wirth

Believed to provide safe passage and good fortune on the water, capture the Hawaiian spirit of love and luck with this 14-carat-gold fishhook necklace. davidwirth.com

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Grand Slam Ring

Grand Slam Ring
Grand Slam Ring Vanmark Jewelry

Inshore or offshore, choose up to three of your favorite fish species and add custom details such as precious stones, flying fish, frigate birds and more in this Grand Slam ring from Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s VanMark Jewelry Designers. It’s available in yellow or white gold and in 7 mm or 9.5 mm widths. vanmarkjewelry.com

William Henry Mammoth Tusk Knife

William Henry Mammoth Tusk Knife
William Henry Mammoth Tusk Knife

The artisans at William Henry are renowned for creating functional tools that transcend utility to become works of art. That’s definitely the case with this knife, which features a beautiful Damascus-steel blade and a handle crafted from mammoth tusk. It’s way beyond one of a kind. bluemarlinjewelry.com

Diamond Hook Earrings

Diamond Hook Earrings
Diamond Hook Earrings Vanmark Jewelry

Perfect for the lady angler, these 14-carat 1-inch white-gold dangle post hook earrings feature 1/3-carat diamonds for plenty of sparkle. vanmarkjewelry.com

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Electronics & Gadgets Gift Ideas

Rad Power RadExpand 5

Rad Power RadExpand 5 isolated on a white background.
Rad Power RadExpand 5 Courtesy Rad Power Bikes

We’ve been seeing a lot more electric bikes on the docks these days, especially the folding models that store easily but also offer the flexibility to commute around town. This one from Rad Power is a winner, with a range of up to 45 miles on terrain that other e-bikes would never be able to handle. It sits on 20-inch wheels and 4-inch tires, and has a seven-speed drivetrain, plus a rear rack with a 55-pound carrying capacity. radpowerbikes.com

Chasing M2 Underwater Drone

Chasing M2 Underwater Drone isolated on a white background.
Chasing M2 Underwater Drone Courtesy Chasing

James Bond, beware: The Chasing M2 is a professional, underwater remotely operated vehicle/drone capable of a wide variety of useful underwater applications. It’s also compatible with sophisticated attachments such as a robot claw arm, GoPro camera mounts, external LED lights, laser range finders, and more. chasing.com

Bose Sport Earbuds

Bose Sport Earbuds isolated on a white background.
Bose Sport Earbuds Courtesy Bose

Pretty much everyone is using earbuds these days, but these stand out from the rest. They combine Bose OpenAudio technology with an exclusive design to keep you motivated with music and connected to calls while also remaining aware of your surroundings. Packed with innovation, they let you listen to your world and your playlists, and they’ll stay precisely positioned while resisting sweat, heat, rain, and snow. bose.com

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GoPro Max Camera

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GoPro Max Camera Courtesy GoPro

Get the shot while still getting in on the action with the latest offering from GoPro. This powerhouse offers the ability to shoot 360-degree video as well as standard GoPro footage, plus optimal stabilization, enhanced audio from six microphones, and a waterproof design that’s perfect for mounting on those extra-long selfie sticks. gopro.com

Seabob F5 SR Underwater Scooter

Seabob F5 SR Underwater Scooter isolated on a white background.
Seabob F5 SR Underwater Scooter Courtesy Seabob

Why kick when you can cruise through the underwater world? Seabob’s F5 SR is the most powerful watercraft in the company’s lineup, with seven variable power levels. Use the lower gears to effortlessly glide through the water, or shift into the higher gears and experience some truly impressive propulsion. There are rear fins for stability and an intuitive-control setup. seabob.com

Custom Artwork Gift Ideas

Steve Goione Custom Commission

Steve Goione Custom Commission
Steve Goione Custom Commission Steve Goione

Sport-fishing boats are every bit as beautiful as the fish they pursue, and no one renders images of boats more accurately, more tastefully and with more excitement than North Carolina’s Steve Goione. Along with the design of the boat itself, he can incorporate additional elements that make it a truly unique work of art, including a specific fish, the coastline of the home port, or even a favorite lure or bait, all layered in his unique style of pen-and-ink pointillism. stevetgoioneprints.com

Dennis Friel Original Artwork

Dennis Friel Original Artwork
Dennis Friel Original Artwork Dennis Friel

Terminal Velocity is an original acrylic on canvas. Measuring ­ 40-by-30 inches, it depicts the high-energy moment of acceleration, just before a big wahoo strikes a high-speed trolling lure. This piece also captures the speed and light of the underwater realm—something bluewater anglers will know and love—by an artist with many years of experience in the marine industry. Email: [email protected]

Membership Gift Ideas

Wine of the Month Club Membership

Wine of the Month Club Membership
Wine of the Month Club Membership Shutterstock/New Africa

Oenophiles, this one’s for you—membership in the original Wine of the Month Club. Second-generation owner Paul Kalemkiarian (his father started the business in 1972) tastes wines from the world’s best regions: Germany, Italy, Argentina, California, Washington, France and more. With curated selections appearing at your door each month, it’s like having your own personal sommelier. wineofthemonthclub.com

TBF Legacy Membership

TBF Legacy Membership
TBF Legacy Membership The Billfish Foundation

If you really want to make an difference in billfish conservation, consider a Legacy Membership to The Billfish Foundation. In addition to providing crucial funding for conservation projects around the world, TBF legacy membership comes with a host of perks, including free release certificates; a remarqued, signed and numbered limited-edition print; custom Fathom lure; three gift memberships for friends; a custom set of Yeti cups; and much more. billfish.org

Other Holiday Gift Ideas

Wine Backpack and WineGlass Storage

Wine Backpack and WineGlass Storage isolated on a white background.
Wine Backpack and WineGlass Storage Courtesy Fly with Wine

The VinXplorer wine and beverage backpack and wineglass storage case by FlyWithWine is a must-have for the sophisticated wine lover on the go. The backpack has a removable two-bottle hard-shell-case insert, plus a disposable 1.5-liter bladder with a nozzle for dispensing beverages from inside a waterproof compartment. The storage case has room for two wineglasses in nearly every popular shape too. flywithwine.com

Ladies Only: Marlin Expeditions

Ladies Only: Marlin Expeditions
Ladies Only: Marlin University Courtesy Marlin Expeditions

Marlin Expeditions pairs female anglers with top female professionals in the industry for an ultimate hands-on learning experience that is perfect for all skill levels. Guatemala’s Casa Vieja Lodge will host this session—April 10-15, 2022—complete with accommodations, five-star meals and service, airport transfers, and four days of fishing. marlinexpeditions.com

Skallywags Flag Set

Skallywags Flag Set
Skallywags Flag Set Jon Whittle/Marlin

From a family-run business in Durban, South Africa, that’s big on conservation, sustainability and ethical business practices, Skallywags flags are made from lightweight, 100 percent woven polyester fabric that’s treated with a water-repellent finish and dyed using a special acrylic-pigment dye system. They are packaged in recycled cardboard and in reusable bags made from recycled plastic bottles. skallywagsco.com

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