Whether you are an inshore angler yourself or shopping for one this holiday season, the 2021 Inshore Anglers Gift Guide provides for a selection of the newest products as well as some all time favorites. From the gear you wear, equipment you use, or the lures & tackle needed to catch the big one, this guide provides a small snippet into the products we offer.
If it is still hard to decide or you want to give the angler in your life options, a SWE gift certificate is always a perfect fit.
Stocking Stuffers: Under $35
Thirty Fathoms Model B Knot Puller- What will easily become your favorite tool in your box, this knot puller easily cinches down knots without damage to the integrity of braid, fluoro or mono while also saving your hands! Wrap 2-3 times between the leader and your mainline and simply pull tight!
MagicTail Slim Vertical Jigs - Making waves with their new entry into the offshore game, these jigs are built for the pelagic hunter in mind. Slender profile imitates sandeels perfectly, while its flat sides make these jigs flutter on the fall.
Berkley Fusion19 Swimbait Jigheads - Perfect for rigging smaller soft plastic swimbaits & stickbaits, these jigheads are a great addition for rigging smaller soft plastics intending for schoolies & slot sized fish, fluke, albies, and more. A 40° line tie makes this jig great for casting, while its foraged hook provides great strength.
New for 2021
Daiwa Saltist MQ Spinning Reel - Taking the standard Saltist Spinning reel to the next level, the new MQ design enables Daiwa to seriously trick this reel out with larger gears and increased sealing while retaining a compact & lightweight package. This reel won its ICast category as best Saltwater Reel, and just based off first impressions its easy to see why.
Aftco Reaper Windproof Zip Up Jacket - Increasing the options to meet angler needs, this jacket models the very popular Reaper Windproof Pullover Sweatshirt. A great option to keep you warm, comfortable and maintain focus on the fish and not a warm cup of coffee at home and on the couch!
Albie Snax - By far the most requested soft plastics come hardtail season, great for imitating peanuts, mullet, and other larger profiled baitfish but often works when they are just chewing. Don't underestimate this bait for other species such as stripers, weakfish and others. A new Amber/White color came about this year, combining our two favorites colors together!
Loomis IMX Pro Blue Casting Rods - IMX-PRO 903C M
A favorite of the authors, the IMX-Pro Blue Series from G. Loomis provides for some seriously light, sensitive and powerful series of rods. From fishing up to 10-12oz of lead when using rigs for blackfish, deepwater fluking in Nantucket, Block, or Montauk, to casting plugs like the 9" doc to big bass, the 903C covers a lot of bases here in the North East.
Rebel Jumpin Minnow - A lure that remains to be one of the best sellers in the shop, the Jumpin Minnow remains top dog in the tackle box due to its ease of use, effectiveness and ability to draw up strikes whether it be bass, blues, or albies here locally or for those venturing down south for tarpon, snook, redfish and more.
The Wow Factor: $450 and up…
Shimano TwinPower XD Reel - A premium Japanese made inshore reel, built to be the toughest offering in Shimano's Magnumlite series of reels. Its strong Aluminum Hagane body increases rigidity of this reel substantially, improving power transmission with every crank of the handle. A perfect option for the angler looking to take on bass, blues, albies, snook, redfish and beyond!
Van Staal VR Reel – Long anticipated, the 2021 Gen 2 VR Series by Van Staal has made some significant improvements on their Gen1 design. With a thicker spool shaft to minimize deflection when fighting big fish, Van Staal has lived up to their legendary name with another fully sealed reel. All reels have the option of being bailed or bail-less and come in both black and silver. Left handed anglers (right hand retrieve) also finally have an option in this series with the VR51, VR151, and VR201 all being true left handed spinning reels!
Century Weapon Mag Jr. Spinning Rods- Power and versatility to be a multi-use rod for the angler looking to target albies, bass, blackfish, weakfish and really anything in-between. The Weapon Mag Jr. has a more dramatic tip-orientated taper that allows this rod to perform with great casting distance with lighter soft plastics and epoxies while also having great butt section power to get that blackfish in the boat with ease. Titanium guides and a simplistic build keeps this rod silly lightweight.
One Size Fits All
Saltwater Edge Gift Cards – Still not sure what to get? Play it safe and get a gift card! They always fit! The recipient to either come visit our retail location as an off season adventure or browse our website and pick out EXACTLY what they need for their next surfcasting trip.
At the Saltwater Edge you can shop with confidence. Know that we will ship your order the same day and that returns are not a problem.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
The Saltwater Edge