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Ten gift ideas for anglers

We asked them, and this is what they want.

Crystal Ross
DWR social media coordinator

Are you in search of Christmas gifts for your favorite angler? We can help! We asked a whole bunch of avid anglers around here what they could never have enough of, and these are the top picks.

1. Fillet knife — You can go basic, or lithium ion cordless. Any angler who likes to keep their catch would put a new fillet knife to good use.

2. Fishing pliers or hemostat — Pliers and hemostats get a lot of wear and tear. Every angler would be happy to get an extra set.

3. Lures — Take a peek inside your angler's tackle box then head to your local outdoor retailer and grab some extra lures. Great stocking stuffers!

4. State Parks annual pass — Utah is home to 43 State Parks, and more than 20 of them have well-maintained fisheries. Consider an annual day use parks pass.

5. Rods and reels — Do a bit of web research before selecting a new rod and reel as a gift.

6. Fish finder — Fish finders allow anglers to see graphic representation of what's under the water. There are many brands with varying functionality and price points.

7. Fishing licenseBuy a fishing license extension, and the fisherman or woman in your life won't have to worry about theirs expiring.

8. Float tube — Float tubes are lightweight and ultra-portable — ideal for anglers without boats who like to fish lakes and ponds.

9. Ice fishing gear — If your angler likes to pull fish up through the ice, consider getting him a new tent, electric ice auger or heater.

10. Gift card — Many anglers prefer to pick out their own gear. No one would turn down gift money to his or her favorite local outdoor retailer.

Crystal Ross

Crystal Ross

Crystal Ross is the Division's social media coordinator. She loves to go fishing, camping, birdwatching and hiking. When she's not busy working in the field or at her desk crafting stories for social media, she's likely with her family in Utah's great outdoors.


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