The holiday season is here and so are frozen lakes. Ice fishermen, rejoice! If someone on your ‘nice’ list this year has a thing for hard water angling, here is the perfect guide to find a gift that will make his or her ice fishing season extra special.
Ugly Stick GX2 Ice Combo
If it’s been awhile since your favorite angler replaced their rod, this one is an excellent update. Ugly Stick rods are famous for their incredible strength and durability so you can be confident this will last your loved one quite a few seasons. The aluminum spool on the spinning reel also keeps everything light which reduces wrist fatigue, making long days on the ice a breeze.
Eagle Claw Ice Rod Case
If you’re going to get your fisherman or fisherwoman a new ice rod, you can bet they’ll want to keep it in good condition. This hard rod case is far stronger than soft alternatives and I think it’s the best choice to keep your gear in tip-top shape.
Clam Ice Armor Extreme Gloves
Turns out, it’s cold out on the ice. Sometimes, REALLY cold. There’s no way your ice angler can hang onto that fancy new ice rod if their hands are freezing. These gloves offer 3M Thinsulate insulation to provide excellent warmth and feature a draw cord to keep wind and water out.
Striker ICE Wool Socks
Hands aren’t the only extremities that deserve extra attention out on the ice. Keep your angler’s feet warm and dry with these wool socks. Wool is an incredible natural material that easily wicks away moisture and can amazingly retain heat, even when wet.
Striker ICE Trekker Jacket
The most important piece of the ice fishing outwear ensemble is the jacket. The Trekker features new Thermadex insulation technology, which is incredibly lightweight, so it keeps you toasty warm without excess bulk. Its Sureflote flotation assistance is also highly safety-conscious and will keep your angler safely afloat, should the worst happen.
Clam Ice Armor Rise Float Bib
Heavily insulated bib overalls are key to optimal comfort on the ice. These bibs are 100% waterproof and contain reflective material to drive heat back into the legs. Most importantly, the Motion Float technology provides excellent buoyancy for safety while maintaining flexibility for walking comfort.
Mr. Heater Little Buddy Portable Propane Heater
Staying warm on the ice goes beyond outwear. Consider this portable little propane heater for your loved one. It’s small and lightweight so he or she can easily transport it anywhere for quick and easy warmth.
Otter Pro Series Sled
Ice fishing involves quite a bit of gear and hauling it around on the ice is no picnic. Give your angler the convenience of gliding their gear around on a new Otter Pro Series Sled. With this handy gadget, they’ll be able to save their energy for fishing fun.
Frabill Pro-Thermal Round Tip-Up
This tip-up was one of my favorite ice fishing gifts that I’ve ever received. Compared to conventional tip-ups, the round design helps insulate the hole in the ice. This prevents your ice fisherman from constantly scooping out accumulating ice to keep their tip-up in proper fishing condition.
Clam Outdoor C-560 Thermal Hub Ice Fishing Shelter
Last, but certainly not least, consider giving your angler the gift of shelter. The Clam Outdoors C-560 will fit your loved one and 2-3 other fishermen easily. Its 600 denier fabric holds in the heat and keeps the wind out with ease. Speaking of easy, this shelter sets up in just one minute, or less.
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