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Fly Rod (Winston Performance Series): Designed for serious fly fishermen is Winston's Performance Series rods which include the popular Boron II and new Boron IIIX rods. These powerful yet lightweight rods are designed for both freshwater and saltwater applications and feature Boron and graphite composite blanks.


Abel's Performance Series rods are designed for serious fly fishermen

 

These rods are very responsive and powerful and never feel dead, instead they exhibit a very "lively" feel deliver speed and power with the smoothness that Winston is so famous for. The Boron IIIX rods are available in 3 to 10 weight configurations and retails from $795 to $870 dollars each.

 


The Winston Boron rod paired with a Abel Super Series Quick Change reel

 

Fly Reel (Abel Super Series Quick Change): Abel reels continue to be among the very best and deliver both refinement and performance, not to mention designs that would qualify as functional works of art. One area where Abel has fallen short in the past is in the spool change department, as many competing reels offer much easier and faster change-out designs. The new Abel Super Series Quick Change "changes" all that with a new mechanism and all anglers need to do is back off the drag and push in and rotate the center cap for a quick spool release. The Quick Change makes use of proven Abel features including a cork drag system, a double pawl, and Buna sealed micro-bearings. Available in 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10 models these reels retail for $625 to $875 each. 

 

 

 


Make use of that lid with the Cooks Go-To Tackle Storage System

 

Marine Storage (Cooks Go-To Tackle Storage System): Looking for a better way to store lures on the fly on your bass rig? Cooks Go-To Tackle Storage system is designed to convert the dead space under the deck compartment lids on your boat for hanging spinnerbaits and jigs. You can also install them on the walls of your garage if you are looking for a quick and easy way to store larger baits in between trips as well. Each set includes 2 racks, 12 rings for storing plastics, and all the hardware required for mounting. The system is available in both black and white and retails for only $16.99 at Tackle Warehouse.

 


They can also be bolted onto a garage wall for any lure storage

 

Optics (Solar Bat Nocs): Polarized protection doesn't have to break the bank and Solar Bat's new NOCS series sunglasses are surprisingly affordable at only $39.99 each. There are a few styles to choose from and all are designed to deliver performance that exceeds their pricepoint. 

 


Solar Bat's NOCS deliver polarized protection for under 40 dollars

 

The nosepads on these sunglasses are made out of Solar Bat's proprietary TSG (Temperature Controlled Grip) material, and the warmer it gets the more the material grips your skin. These sunglasses are made right here in the U.S. and are available now at Tackle Warehouse

 


The Simms Solarflex shirt is very comfortable to fish in all day long and provides great protection from the sun

 

Apparel (Simms Solarflex Long Sleeve Shirt): Our pick for fishing apparel is the recently reviewed Simms Solarflex shirt which delivers both comfort and sun protection and is designed for everyone from fly fishermen to tournament bass anglers. This stretch knit shirt is very comfortable and moves with the angler so casting all day is never a problem and when COR3 technology provides excellent wicking and anti-odor performance. This technical garment retails for $39.95 and is available at Tackle Warehouse.

 


Don't let the rain stop you from getting your fishing in, Gill's IN21J has you covered

 

Apparel-Foul Weather Gear (Gill IN21J Coast Sport Jacket): Chances are this holiday season your going to encounter some rain on your fishing adventures and Gill has you covered with the IN21J which is designed for both freshwater and coastal fishing. This breathable garment provides an excellent waterproof seal and ensures that you will stay dry and protected even in a downpour. High visibility reflectives help keep you visible in low light conditions and a roll away hood stays out of the way when not needed. There are plenty of pockets to stow gear or handwarmers and the jacket is available in sizes from medium to 3XL. The Gill IN21J jacket retails for $199.99 and is available in graphite or red/graphite patterns at Tackle Warehouse

 

Thanks for joining us on our Holiday Gift Guide, and thank all our readers for yet another great year. As we continue to get our finesse fishing in through the cooler conditions we want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays, stay warm and tight lines!

 

 

 

   

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