The holidays are upon us again and its time to think about the fisherman or recreational kayaker on your gift list! Here’s our picks for some of the best gift ideas for the 2018 holiday season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, be sure to browse the rest of the site or give us a call at 800-426-7637.
Gifts for Flat Water Paddlers
If you really want to spoil the kayak fisherman on your list, get them the ultimate in fishing performance; a pedal drive kayak! We carry a wide variety of pedal drive boats from Hobie, Jackson and Blue Sky Boatworks. These boats are the best option for fishing craft since they allow the angler mostly hands free operation, allowing them to focus on fishing rather than a paddle. Some of our favorites are the Hobie Compass for its affordability and versatility, the Jackson Coosa FD for its instant reverse and nimble performance, and the Blue Sky Boatworks 360 Angler for its stability and huge standing platform. We also have a variety of used demo pedal drive kayaks from our 2018 demo fleet, so give us a call to discuss the best option for the fisherman on your gift list! Shop pedal drive kayaks here.
If the person on your list would rather paddle than pedal, then check out the Hurricane Sojourn series. These thermoform touring kayaks are top of the line performance without breaking the bank. The Sojourn series is offered in a variety of lengths to accommodate any size paddler for any size trip. Featuring thermoform construction, the Sojourn glides through the water with ease and is a breeze to transport thanks to its light weight. The Airestream outfitting offers all day comfort and quick drying fabric. Sealed bulkheads and hatches allow easy access for stowing gear for expedition paddling. Make the paddler on your list grin with a Hurricane Sojourn Kayak.
The Yeti Hopper Flip is one of the best and most versatile soft-sided coolers on the market today. These coolers have some serious ice retention. The Hopper Flip is super durable, lightweight and extremely portable, making it perfect for bringing along on your next paddling adventure. It can also double as dry storage thanks to its Hydrolok waterproof zipper. Hitchpoint grids make it easy to strap down, as well as attach any accessories you may want to carry along. Available in three sizes, we personally love the 12 for its big but not too big size and portability. Shop Yeti Hopper Flip Coolers here.
A well fitting and comfortable PFD is a must have for paddlers of any discipline. The Astral Ronny, Linda and Ronny Fisher are some of our most popular with our rec / fishing customers thanks to their comfortable fit and thin-back design that works well with today’s high-back kayak seats. The Linda features a female friendly design with low-profile pockets and more chest room for a more flattering fit, while the Ronny features a few more compartmentalized pockets for all your fishing gadgets. The Ronny Fisher takes it one step further, with even more pocket space, Cordura construction and a hi-viz safety / rain hood.
Our most popular rec / fishing / IK paddles, the Werner Tybee and Skagit paddles offer high-end performance, without the high-end price tag. The Tybee is our best seller, with slightly larger, high-angle blades for more power, perfect for those looking to paddle further or faster, while the Skagit features a more streamlined low-angle blade, a great option for paddlers looking for a higher cadence or are using wider sit-on-top kayaks. Upgrade from that cheapie paddle with the Werner Tybee or Skagit!
Looking for an easy stocking stuffer thats sure to please? The LilSucker Coozie is a popular and affordable choice that is sure to please. The LilSucker keeps your drink cold and in place with its suction base that will stick to just about any smooth surface including dryboxes, coolers, paddle boards, boat tubes and more. Shop LilSucker Coozies here.
Pelican Cases are another must-have item to keep your personals nice and dry. Pelican Cases come in a variety of sizes and can fit anything from your cell phone to a full camera set-up. The Micro cases are perfect for carrying small, non-electronic items, and are splash, crush and dust proof. The larger cases (1120 and up) are fully submersible and are great for electronics or other super sensitive cargo that simply cannot get wet. Made in a wide variety of sizes for different applications. Shop Pelican Cases here.