Hunting and Fishing Gifts
Many people, especially older men, enjoy spending their time outdoors hunting or fishing – and there are many items that can make the perfect Christmas gifts. It’s a skill than can be passed on through generations, and some consider it a rite of passage to becoming an adult.
Whether your family is experienced or you’re brand new to the idea, hunting and fishing can be enjoyed by all. Fishing is a bit easier for beginners to get into, as well as a bit more casual.
If you’re buying for someone who is new to fishing, you need to get them a rod and a reel. The rod is the long flexible part, and the reel is the part that you crank with the fishing line on it.
You can either choose to buy these separately, or in a bundle combo, which is recommended for beginners. A good option to consider is the PLUSINNO Fishing Rod and Reel Combo, which is perfect for either freshwater or saltwater.
Once they have the reel and the rod, they need the fishing line. Fishing line can be bought in various lengths and weight limits depending on what they plan to catch. If they’re going deep sea fishing and plan on getting some larger fish, they’ll want to get longer line with higher weight limits.
However, if they’re just at their local lake catching bass, you can get them a shorter line with lower weight limits. You want to get their line as small as possible for the fish they plan on catching, because the wider the line is, the more noticeable it is to the fish.
For more serious fishermen, electronic fishing gadgets such as a Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 Built-in GPS Fish Finder would make a great gift. This takes the guesswork out of the sport and ensures that your gift recipient comes home happy!
If they don’t live near a good place to fish or just prefer the woods over the water, then hunting might be more their speed. One of the most important parts of hunting, because they’re spending long days out in the woods, is making sure they have everything they’ll need for a day away from civilization.
This means having the right clothes, the right equipment, and the right safety measures. For clothing, you should get them something that’s very comfortable but also works well with their environment.
For camouflage, the Red Rock Gear Ghillie Suit is a big hit and it is available in a variety of color options, including desert, greenery and even snow! This is a gift that a dedicated hunter will appreciate.
If they’re hunting in late fall in a cold area, be sure to get something that can keep them warm all day. If they’re hunting in the arid deserts of Arizona, however, something breathable and comfortable is a much better option.
Whatever you get them, make sure it’s durable and appropriate for outdoor use. It’s worth looking into getting them a good first aid kit as well, because if something happens while they’re out in the deep woods, it can be difficult for help to get to them.
They need to know how to treat injuries that may occur while they’re in the outdoors, such as bites, scratches, scrapes, and stings. A little bit of knowledge can prevent a scratch from getting infected and turning into a much larger problem than it needs to be.
There are all sorts of accessories you can get for hunters – such as bags, belts, knives, eyewear and even bigger ticket items like tree stands and blinds that are more permanent options.