If you are a surfcaster and don't know what you want this holiday season, the 2017 Surfcaster's Gift Guide should help give you some good ideas. The Guide is full of awesome gifts and includes our newest, best-selling and most recommended items in the surfcasting category, as well as some good ideas by price. If you are still jammed up, Gift Certificates are always fit.
New: The "Doc" is not new but they are now available with improved VMC9626 hooks and in six new colors in addition to the proven bone version. The 9-inch model weighs 3.5 oz. ($20.99)
Best Seller: The Guy Cotten Surf Top is one of our Best Sellers year round. It sells all year because you can bundle when it is cold and it's light enough for summer duty on all but the muggiest nights ($259.99).
Top Tackle: The Van Staal VR Series has been very well received for its fully sealed body, powerful gearing and light weight. The VR 175, in particular, is a great surfcasting reel because it has a faster retrieve speed then the VS 200 (at 38.5 inches a turn) and the light weight enables it to balance perfectly on many of the lighter and/or shorter surf rods that are popular these days. There is a Conversion Kit included to remove the bail if you choose ($559.95).
Under $30: There are a lot of pencil poppers on the market and Left Hook Lures makes one of the very best. The Pilgrim (2.5 oz) and Raptor (3 oz) are serious rocketships designed to fly true and far but work easily once it lands in the water. Quality split rings and VMC hooks will keep you buttoned up to your catch. ($23.99)
Under $50: Stormr Torque Gloves are a very practical item for the surfcaster. They will certainly keep you warm in the shoulder seasons. Perhaps, more importantly, they provide the protection needed to gain your casting perch when the barnacles would have done a number on your fingertips ($29.95).
Under $100: The Saltwater Edge Surfcaster Hoody is a great gift. In stealthy black, it is ideal for the beach and the surfcaster images says "This is my passion" ($69.95)
Looking for a "Wow!": Van Staal Big Game Pliers are the best you can buy. No other plier comes close in terms of durability. The titanium construction creates a rigid tool up the most demanding surf fishing related task. The jaws of most all the cheaper aluminum pliers will torque under a heavy load. That is simply not the case with the Van Staal Big Game Pliers. Buy them once ($359.95)