by Angler's Covey Guides and Staff
When you ask the staff and guides at a fly shop to suggest gift ideas, be prepared for a rock solid list! Whether shopping for a newcomer to the adventure or an experienced angler, we've got you covered. And speaking of being covered -- we're starting our series of Holiday Gift Lists with a look at clothing.
Dave Herber: Hats and base layers
Simms Gore-Tex ExStream Hat. I have used the Simms Gore-Tex ExStream Hat for 6 years and carry several of them for clients. It is lightweight, waterproof, breathable and WARM! I don’t leave home without it. $69.96
Simms guide Mid-Top and Mid-Pant. I have used the Simms Guide Mid Top and Mid Pant as my cold weather base layer for 8 years. I have tried other base layers, but I keep going back to the Simms.
Rachel Leinweber: Clothing and accessories
Buff, Merino Buff. This is the most comfortable buff on the market. The merino wool guarantees warmth even when wet. Stylish and warm, everything a lady wants! $29.99
Sightline provisions bracelet. This is a unique, super comfortable and stylish piece. Perfect for the angler in your life! $49.99
Simms wool blend flannel.
With the 80% polyester and 20% wool blend, this flannel is not only a stylish shirt to wear everyday, it’s also a technical shirt offering warmth and breathability on and off the water.
UnderArmor Cold Wear. Storm 1 technology offers a water-resistant finish to this technical first layer piece. The ¼ zip gives you the freedom needed from a first layer top.
Kenny Romero: Simms G3 jacket. Gloves and socks.
Simms G3 Jacket. For those fly fishers that intend on fishing during the cold winter months, personal safety and comfort are most important. Being cold and miserable does not make for a good winter fly fishing experience. One of the best investments you can make is in a good cold weather jacket. I love the Simms G3 Guide jacket. It is extremely durable and dependable. It has plenty of pocket space for fly boxes, pockets to keep your hands warm, an adjustable hood, heavy duty zippers and a Gore Tex shell that will fight the toughest wind, rain, and snow for years to come.
Simms Extream Foldover Mitts and Wading Sock. Nice cold weather stocking stuffers to accompany the G3 Guide jacket include Simms Exstream Foldover Mitts to keep hands warm and dry. The Simms Exstream wading sock retains heat, and is arguably the best sock on the market. Remember, you get what you pay for…stay warm, stay fishing!
Vince Puzick: Orvis Invincible Wader Sock
These socks come in a mid-weight and heavy-weight version. I like the heavyweight for winter fishing on our great local tailwaters. They stay up over my calves, no slipping and bunching, and my feet are warm even after a full day of fishing. Great investment for comfort!
They say that "clothing makes the angler" (I may be paraphrasing) but one thing is for sure -- good clothing makes the difference between a great outing and a miserable one. Come in to the Shop and check out these items and more!
Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing
Early season stillwater Fundamentals-Classroom