On The Fly Gear
By Polly Dean
As we near the holiday season, we all can use gift ideas for the anglers in our lives. We may even want to provide that extra encouragement that a spouse, child or friend may need to become a future fishing buddy. At On the Fly South, we appreciate the advertising support we receive and want to remind our subscribers, that a guided trip, fly-casting lesson or a fishing product is never the wrong size gift and always appreciated.
Here in alphabetical order are some ideas and suggestions for the angler on your gift list.
Alpharetta Outfitters is more than a fly shop. They are a community of fly-fishing enthusiasts. Manager Jeff Wright and the crew provide a premium one-stop outfitter, offering the industry’s best gear and apparel, guided trips on public and private waters, and hosted travel. Gift certificates are available in the store or online. Their mission is to share the passion for fly fishing with every angler: novice or advanced, young or old, man or woman. They work to fulfill the customer’s needs, to fish together, challenge and strive for a stronger fishing community.
Capital Sportsman offers a full line of sporting and casual wear designed for outdoor pursuits. Their garments will have you angling family member or friend looking sharp and prepared for the weather, regardless of the season. The also are committed to preserving the outdoors. Capital Sportsman gives 10 percent of profits to conservation of habitats, wildlife, and people. On The Fly South Editor Jimmy Jacobs is a Brand Ambassador for the company – use the code JIMMY on your first order for a 20 percent discount.
Give the gift of a tying class, guided fishing trip or days fishing on Davidson River Outfitters private trophy trout water. A gift Certificate from DRO can be used for any of their fly tying or rod building classes. You also can choose to buy any supplies or tying material, or spend a day with a guide on one of the many streams in the Brevard area. Trips offered include fishing for trout, smallmouth or muskellunge.
Captain David Edens of St. Simons, Georgia offers gift certificates from Fly Cast Charters. They make the perfect gift for fly-fishing friends and family. Captain David is an Orvis Endorsed Guide and Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor. He specializes in sight-fishing for redfish in the marshes and instruction if desired. Call (706)540-1276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated in northeast Alabama along the Coosa River and at the foot of Lookout Mountain, the region is full of outdoor fun. Fly-fish for rainbow trout on Black Creek downstream of majestic Noccalula Falls, fight spotted bass on Neely Henry Lake, mountain bike or hike the Black Creek Trails, or go for a birdie at Twin Bridges Golf Course. Festivals such as The Hokes Bluff City Fest, First Fridays, and the World’s Longest Yard Sale will keep you outside with all the fun you desire!
Check out the On The Fly Bookstore for guidebook or sporting literature for the angler or hiker in your circle of friends or family. All books are in-stock and autographed by the author.
Reel Angling Adventures offers guided trout and bass fishing adventures in North Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. All trips include guide, boat, and tackle. Lodging recommendations are available throughout the region. Visit their website for contact information and details on available trips.
Southeastern Anglers offers a variety of guided trips and fly-fishing instruction, whether it is the focus or part of a guided trip. The outfitter features wading or drift boat trips for bass, trout, and striped bass on area waters. They also host trips to Patagonia for giant trout. Dane Law and his guide staff pride themselves on putting their clients in the best situations to catch fish. They work to make the fishing experience the best it can be.
As the Holiday Season approaches, supply shortages have made it even more important to start shopping now. Skip the hassle of running around at the last minute and pick up a gift card from the Fish Hawk. They can be purchased in the shop or from their website. If you have a product, casting instruction or a guided trip in mind, give them a call or visit them online.
UNI Products is an industry leader in the production of fly-tying threads and supplies. Check out their website for a variety of products that can put a smile on your fly-tying family member or friends face this holiday season. Their fly-tying supplies are available in a number of fly shops across the southeast.