Last Minute Gift Ideas: 5 gifts under $50

With 3 shopping days until Christmas, we know the scramble is on to find the best gifts for your favorite fly fisherman. Fly anglers can be especially hard to shop for considering most of us are gearheads.  Let’s be honest, we LOVE gadgets.  For the last minute shoppers, we have grouped together 5 must have gifts under $50 that every fly fisher will love!  If you need help picking out these items, stop by the shop and we can get you all set.


The Umpqua LT Standard Fly Box: $19.99

FlyTrapTM High Capacity Storage with 3-D Molded High-Grip Inserts makes the LT (Lightweight) the go-to choice for maximum storage in a lightweight design. The see-through lids with magnetic closures allow good visibility for the organization of flies and the slim, tapered design slides effortlessly in and out of your pocket or fishing pack. This versatile box will carry a wide range of dries and nymphs with our 3-D molded high-grip FlyTrapTM storage system.



Simms Guide Nippers: $49.95

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The USA made machined-aluminum nipper with razor-sharp stainless steel jaws Simms next-generation Guide Nippers combine aerospace-grade aluminum architecture with surgically-sharp jaws for ideal performance with light to heavy mono or fluoro leaders and tippets. Details include 6061-T6 machined aluminum arms and riveted, stainless-steel cutters. Made in America.



Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder: $19.95

When you use Fishpond’s all-new Headgate tippet dispenser, you will wonder why no one has thought of anything like it before. The spring-loaded hinge design allows an angler to easily add, remove and carry most tippet spools with ease. Just clip it on somewhere close and forget about the days of fishing through your waders, vest or pack searching for those loose spools. Dropped your nippers on the hike in? Not to worry, the Headgate also features a built-in cutting blade for ultimate convenience.



Shimazaki Dry Shake Spray: $29.99


Experience that amazing Shimazaki™ buoyancy from an easy application, LPG spray. Just one quick spritz will keep your fly floating just like the real thing. Shimazaki’s Dry Shake in a spray can is amazing floatant for flies of all sizes. Super easy to use, long lasting bottle with waterproof your dry flies with a light non-petroleum fly floatant that works fantastic. If you have already used the original Shimazaki’s Dry Shake then you know about the high-quality floatant and drying agent qualities associated with it. The Dry Shake Spray is simple and does not affect the look of the fly, it only keeps it riding super high on the water.




Leaders & Tippet: $5.99-$14.99

Umpqua Trout Tapered Leader (3 Pack)

If there is one thing that fly fisherman need more than flies, its leaders, and tippet.  As the direct connection between the angler and his fly, the leader and tippet are one of the most important parts of angling.  For Colorado fishing, leaders and tippet in sizes 4x, 5x, 6x, and 7x are the most vital sizes for trout fishing.