Baker’s Dozen of Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hunter or Angler on Your ListPrint This Post
Minneapolis, MN (November 17, 2018) – Hunters and anglers who seem to have everything can be difficult to buy for. Don’t be confused, intimidated, or cave to mounting pressure and buy some ill-conceived gizmo in order to wrap up your shopping. Instead, simply follow our recommendations for these thirteen, can’t-miss gift ideas any hunter or angler will be thrilled to unwrap.
OZRadial 400 Portable Ozone Generator
Ideal for hunters, campers, vehicle interiors and in-home use, the OZ Radial 400 employs a unique, cylindrical design that attacks and destroys odors with an industry-leading 360-degrees of ozone output. Its one-of-a-kind bottle shape allows the unit to be placed in a backpack bottle holder, vehicle cup holder, or on any level surface. For additional utility, the quiet, streamlined Radial is easily hung with its provided tether strap—no bulky and noisy brackets required. The OZ Radial Power Bank provides up to eight hours of operation per charge, and can also be used to charge portable devices like phones and tablets. MSRP is $249.99. Learn more at ScentLok.com.
Aqua-Vu micro™ Stealth 4.3 Underwater Camera
From the company that brought you the original underwater viewing system, the Aqua-Vu micro Stealth 4.3 is the most compact, affordable, user-friendly underwater camera available today. Featuring an extra bright, colorful 4.3-inch LCD and thumb-sized micro camera (with 50-feet of cable), the Stealth fits in your coat pocket or your tackle box. Extra goodies include auto infrared (IR) lighting for seeing in low light conditions, an RCA video out port and an all-new waterproof (IP67-rated) waterproof magnetic battery charger. The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (with on-screen charge status) for 6 hours of runtime. Also included are adjustable Trolling Camera Fin and Clip on Ballast Weight. MSRP is $229.99. Learn more at aquavu.com.
Muck Pursuit Supreme Fleece
The Pursuit Supreme Fleece boot delivers maximum stability, comfort and warmth in a lightweight, athletic fit that looks as aggressive as you are. These premium, 100% waterproof hunting boots feature a warm, fleece lining and are fully insulated with 5mm neoprene to keep feet comfortable in sub-zero temperatures. Muck’s OPTIMAL FLEX technology allows the boot to bend and flex with your foot to provide better comfort and stability. Available in brown or Mossy Oak Infinity. MSRP is $220. Learn more at muckbootcompany.com.
Howard Leight Impact Sport BOLT Digital Electronic Earmuff
Howard Leight’s Impact Sport BOLT digital electronic earmuff combines high-performance hearing protection with a slim and comfortable ergonomic design that’s ideal for any shooting situation. All-new digital compression circuitry delivers Impact Sport BOLT’s remarkable audio performance. Ambient and low frequency sounds are safely amplified up to five times to a peak of 82dB, making it easy for the wearer to hear range commands and conduct conversation. Amplification automatically shuts off at 82dB, attenuating gunfire noise with a lightning-fast .5-millisecond attack time. Durable, recessed microphones—one on each side—reduce wind noise while providing true stereo sound. Impact Sport BOLT is also equipped with an external 3.5mm AUX jack and included cord for connection to a phone, computer, MP3 player or scanner. Batteries included. MSRP is $129.95. Learn more at HoneywellSafety.com.
Raymarine Dragonfly Ice Fishing Kit
With a waterproof bag and rugged base designed specifically for Raymarine Dragonfly sonar/GPS units (not included), this portable kit is built to withstand the harshest winter elements. The Ice Fishing Kit also houses a rechargeable 12v/7Ah battery, charger, and high-frequency CHIRP CPT-S ice fishing transducer with float. Full-sized cargo pockets provide ample room for tackle, and the integrated rod holders make it easy for ice anglers to travel with all their gear and stay organized. The Raymarine Ice Fishing Kit is truly an all-in-one portable fishing package. MSRP is $199.99. Learn more at raymarine.com.
Fish Monkey® Tundra EX Waterproof Premium Insulated Glove
The most advanced, customized winter fishing glove ever tailored, the Tundra EX features several different textiles, strategically placed to keep hands and fingers warm and dry. A waterproof laminated membrane is light, breathable and flexible. For warmth without excess bulk, 260-gram Thinsulate / cotton insulation maintains comfort without detracting from natural movement, while a soft polar-fleece lining wraps hands in luxury and wicks moisture away. A PU Leather Monkey Palm lets anglers grip fishing rods and steering wheels with confidence. Special oversized, extra durable glove-pulls allow for easy-on / easy-off. Extra long neoprene cuffs hug wrists and keep cold air out. Two final touches—a touchscreen friendly index finger and special nose-wipe thumb—make the Tundra EX the ideal solution to fish and function all winter long. MSRP is $69.96.Learn more at fishmonkeygloves.com.
Gill Thermoskin Beanie
Keeping your head warm and looking cool can be difficult task… But not with Gill’s Thermoskin Beanie! Constructed from neoprene with flat locked seams, the Gill beanie hat has been carefully designed, rigorously tested and tweaked to prevent heat from escaping the head area. Double-lined and 2.5mm thick, this winter hat is both water and wind resistant, making it ideal for fishing in the coldest weather. Bottom line: the Gill Thermoskin Beanie makes a great gift for any active angler—male or female, young or old. MSRP is $29.95. Learn more at gillmarine.com.
St. Croix BASS X Rods
St. Croix’s BASS X (casting and spinning) series is a comprehensive collection of rods delivering legendary St. Croix performance at an exceptional value. Ten casting rods and four spinning rods round out the family, providing a solution for every bass fishing technique. Each BASS X rod is constructed of SCII graphite providing the foundation of lightness and sensitivity. Fuji® reels seats are paired with hard aluminum-oxide guides; a winning platform for casting, retrieving and fighting big green fish. While the technology drives design, the aesthetics of the blank, guides, and split grip handles ensure these rods look and feel as good as they fish. BASS X delivers incomparable value and provides anglers the abilities to build a large arsenal of technique-specific rods without taking out a loan. When paired with a 5-year warranty backed by its Superstar Service, St. Croix delivers on its goal of combining awesome performance and affordability. MSRP is $100-$110. Learn more at stcroixrods.com.
Made from 100% Seaguar resins and produced using Seaguar’s proprietary extrusion process, AbrazX is the best-in-class product for abrasion resistance, providing TWICE the abrasion resistance of leading competitive fluorocarbon lines. AbrazX was developed to fish heavy cover around rocks, weeds, and docks, yet is suitable for all conditions on both spinning and baitcasting reels. The line has exceptional knot and impact strength and is extremely soft and sensitive for better feel and smoother casting. AbrazX is much less visible underwater than monofilament line, and is virtually invisible to fish. It’s also UV resistant, chemical resistant, non-absorbent, high-density and impervious to cold conditions. Available in 2 to 25 lb. test in 200 to 1,000 yard spools, AbrazX starts at $28.99. Learn more at seaguar.com.
LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish
When it comes to bass fishing, it’s hard to beat the excitement created when a bass explodes the surface to attack a hollow-body frog… Unless, of course, it’s a girthy green monster pushing a juvenile sunfish to the surface with the same intent. That’s where LIVETARGET’s 2015 ICAST New Product Showcase Winner, the Hollow Body Sunfish, comes in. With its weedless design for penetrating the thickest of slop, the LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish replicates a juvenile sunfish and is ideal for largemouth bass and northern pike. A custom double hook ensures solid and high hookup ratios but ease for pulling through the junk. It’s simple to walk slow with a 180-degree swing or work fast to create a bubble trail. Available in three sizes (3”, 7/16 oz.; 3 ½”, 5/8 oz.; and 4”, ¾ oz.) and 10 forage-matching colors including Natural/Blue Pumpkinseed, Natural/Olive Bluegill, Fluorescent/Pumpkinseed, Natural/Green Bluegill, Blue/Yellow Pumpkinseed, Bronze Pumpkinseed, Green/Bronze Pumpkinseed, Copper Pumpkinseed, Olive/Metallic Bluegill, and Midnight/Metallic Bluegill. If the angler on your list is big on frog fishing, make sure to expand his or her world with a whole new approach to catching fish on the surface with the LIVETARGET Hollow Body Sunfish. MSRP is $14.49. Learn more at livetargetlures.com.
Honeywell UVEX Genesis Shooting Glasses
Versatile Genesis eyewear models from Honeywell UVEX combine military-grade protection with adjustable temple length and lens inclination for a comfortable and customized fit. UVEX HydroshieldTM Anti-Fog Coating and a unique ventilation channel between the frame and lens work together to deliver superior fog control. UVEX Genesis meets U.S. Military V0 ballistic test for impact and exceeds ANSI Z87+ high impact standards. Made in the USA. MSRP is $18.80 with a lifetime frame guarantee. Learn more at uvex.us.
Z-Man® Bait BinderZ™ Doublewide
For anglers who’ve discovered the power of ElaZtech softbaits, carrying extra bags of baits is essential. It’s now easier than ever when you grab a Bait BinderZ™ Doublewide, Z-Man’s newest softbait storage solution. With twice the bait-storage capacity of the original Bait BinderZ, the Bait BinderZ Doublewide offers ample real estate to house two side-by-side stacks of Z-Man ElaZtech bait bags—up to 20 packs or more. Within the tough 500-denier nylon satchel, two sets of corrosion resistant nickel-plated rings align to accept pre-punched holes on all standard size Z-Man bait bags. Re-sealable bait bags allow anglers to access individual baits without removing packaging. The Bait BinderZ Doublewide is further outfitted with clear plastic pockets sized to store an array of jigheads, terminal tackle, leader spools and other essential tools. Secure plastic clips and hook-and-loop enclosures eliminate zipper failure or breakdown via corrosion. Each Bait BinderZ Doublewide bag sports a built-in handle with a slip-free grip. MSRP is $34.99. Learn more at zmanfishing.com.
FLIR ThermoSight PRO PTS233
A superior primary optic for hog hunters, predator hunters and tactical professionals and enthusiasts, the FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS233 thermal riflescope features a wide, 12-degree field of view for rapid target acquisition and delivers crisp, clean thermal imagery in any light, from low-contrast daylight to total darkness. The PTS233 offers a 60Hz video refresh rate, 320×256 thermal resolution, USB-C connectivity, enhancement filters, built-in digital compass and inclinometer, and multiple user-selectable reticle and thermal palette options. Shot-activated onboard recording allows for the internal storage of up to two-and-a-half hours of video or 1,000 JPEG images. MSRP is $2,199.99. Learn more at flir.com.