Buying Christmas gifts for anglers might be the easiest thing to cross off your holiday shopping to-do list. There is always one more rod, one more reel, or some other new piece of gear or gadgetry they can't live without. Here are five must-have items to put under the Christmas tree for the angler on your list.
Shimano Caenan Casting Reel - The review for this reel just posted recently. For the angler on your shopping list, it's a great addition to their arsenal. The unique features of the reel provide a tremendous value. Even for anglers that have tried other baitcasting reels and not been happy, the Caenan can be the reel that changes their mind.
Frabill Ice Creepers - Shopping for an ice angler? Anyone that has spent time on the ice can tell you even the best boots usually leave something to be desired. Enter the ice creepers from Frabill. Designed to fit virtually any boot, the creepers use 10 carbide spikes per creeper to bite into smooth, icy surfaces and prevent slipping. No ice angler (or anyone who works outdoors during the winter) should be without a pair!
Warrior Bait Warpath Buzzbait- I don't think I've met a bass angler that doesn't enjoy a day on the water a little more when the topwater bite is hot. The Warpath buzzbait from Warrior Baits has been designed to ensure more days are topwater days. The unique bladed design of the bait head planes water, meaning it can stay above the surface slower than other buzzbaits. Whirring and clacking at slower speeds than other buzzbaits, without dropping below the surface, means more flexibility when throwing this highly effective bait.
Frabill Ice MIN-O2-LIFE Aerated Bucket- It doesn't matter if it's minnows during the spring crappie bite, or suckers on tip-ups for late-ice muskies, if an angler can't keep their bait alive it's going to be a slow day on the water. This 4.25 gallon bucket is constructed with an insulated liner to reduce temperature swings that can cause bait death. The integrated mounting clip and specially-designed lid make aerator function seamless and simple.
Marcum VX-1i Flasher - There's not a flasher on the market offering more value for the price than the Marcum VX-1i. With 1,000 watts of power, the VX-1i delivers two-inch target separation and a three-color blended LED display. The VX-1i also provides what few other entry-level flashers do; a zoom function. A single push of a button locks in on the bottom five feet, while pushing the button a second time locks on the bottom 10 feet.