Nov 10, 2015

Christmas Gift Guide

By: Glenn Walker

Christmas Gift Guide for the Angler

When you start looking for that perfect gift for a family member or friend that is an avid angler or outdoorsman, or are looking to put something underneath the Christmas tree for yourself, here are some helpful suggestions for you to make Christmas shopping easier for you this Holiday season.

Siberian Coolers

These high performance coolers are an extremely durable one-piece cooler that will keep your game, fish or beverages cold for days.  After having used several models of coolers over the past few years, I feel that the Siberian’s offer a user more storage volume and weigh less than their competitors.

Ultimate Wild Compact Handheld Spotlight

From locating game to finding your way back to the dock, the Compact Handheld Spotlight from Ultimate Wild fits the bill.  It is ultra-rugged, lightweight, ultra-bright and rechargeable.  What I liked best is that it is well-balanced, allowing for convenient one-handed operation.

Minn Kota (MKA-49) Cable & Handle

If you are an avid bass angler, you know how often you stow and deploy your trolling motor and that the cord needs to be replaced from time-to-time.  With the MKA-49 Cable & Handle you will only need to change your cord one more time, as this abrasion resistant, coated stainless steel braided cable will withstand the rigors of countless stows and deploys.  An ergonomic soft grip handle allows you comfortable stow and deploy your Minn Kota trolling motor. 

Wright & McGill Victory Pro Carbon Casting Reel

If you are looking to upgrade one of your fishing reels for next season, or give a great reel to a loved one to help them be fully equipped for next fishing season, then checking out the new Wright & McGill Victory Pro Carbon Casting Reel is a great option.  The new reel is ultra-light, weighing in at a mere 5.4 oz., but yet is strong and durable with its carbon frame and side plates.  It is available in a 6.4:1 or 7.9:1 gear ratio and features a new triangle line guide for increased casting distance. 

Zoom Z Craw

The Zoom Z Craw comes in eight different colors and was designed to be an all-around versatile soft plastic bait, as it can be flipped on its own, used as a jig trailer, drug on a Carolina-rig or even used as a swim jig trailer.  The action that the tail puts off drives bass wild and the ribbed body keeps bass holding on!

Snag Proof Wobbletron

This bait is specially weighted to land up-right every time, ensuring solid hook-ups and sports an exclusive, custom-made double hook, a big internal glass rattle and is available in 8 fish-catching colors: black, white, chartreuse, tweety, chicklet, brown bullfrog, wild bullfrog and Fred’s!

Seaguar Flippin’ Line

Seaguar has launched two new technique-specific fishing lines for flipping, a braided line version which is ultra-strong and is comprised of 8 strands and is colored black, keeping your presence in the water unknown.  The fluorocarbon model is best-in-class when it comes to its impact and knot strength. 

I hope all of you have a great Holiday Season and spend it with your friends and family reliving the memories of this past fishing season and making plans for next!

Glenn has been fishing tournaments for over ten years, spreading his passion and knowledge of the sport via articles and videos.  He keeps busy fishing events across the Midwest and on the Mississippi River.  Glenn's sponsors include:  Ducky Products, Humminbird, Jeff Belzer Chevy, Mercury Marine, Minn Kota, Plano, Rayjus, Seaguar, Simms, Snag Proof, The Rod Glove, TroKar, Wright & McGill and Zoom Baits.  For more information check out or on Facebook at