If you don't know what you want, or you're shopping for a known inshore saltwater fanatic the Saltwater Edge Inshore Anglers Gift Guide is full of awesome gifts for the kayak and center console angler. It includes our newest, best-selling and most recommended items in the inshore category, as well as some good ideas by price. If you STILL can't figure out where you want to go, Gift Certificates are always perfect.
The Shimano Stradic FL comes from a long history of Stradic reels and the FL series certainly does not disappoint, as it features many flagship technologies Shimano has developed and only seen in their higher end reels. For the first time, Shimano has implemented a Long Stroke Spool in the Stradic, which provides for better line flow off the reel when casting and ultimately increases casting distance.
Best Seller: Stormr Strykr Jacket
The Stormr Strykr Neoprene Jacket reaches and sets new standards for both mariners and hardcore fisherman who find themselves in severe elements. The Strykr Jacket utilizes a neoprene membrane which provides for a soft, thin, durable, and highly elastic outer layer that is also water repellant. The seams are thermal welded for enhanced durability and to ensure its waterproof integrity. Keeping the mariner and fisherman safe, the Strykr Jacket also provides for positive buoyancy for even further peace of mind while on the water.
Under $30: Saltwater Edge Albie T-Shirts
Saltwater Edge Logo Albie T-Shirt provides a roomier fit and double needle stitching in bottom hem for increased durability. Seamless double needle stitched collar will lay flat on your neck.
Made from 6 oz. Soft premium 100% preshrunk cotton for added comfort.
Under $50: Daiwa Boat Bags
The Daiwa Boat Bags feature a durable waterproof fabric with reinforced handles on each end of the bag, plus a shoulder strap. This bag is constructed with a hard bottom base so it can sit in the water as the need dictates. This bag has plenty of room for your essentials in the large main compartment and can carry at least three Plano 3700 boxes (their biggest and deepest box)
Under $100: Grundens Deck Boss Ankle Boots
The new Grundens Deck Boss Ankle Boots are built with anglers in mind. Featuring an anti-microbial cooling liner that regulates temperature even on the hottest of trips, these 100% waterproof ankle boots slip are easy to get on and provide all day protection keeping you comfortable, cool, dry and protected from the elements.
Under $250: Danco Premio Titanium Pliers
Stocking Stuffer: AFTCO Lanyard
The AFTCO Lanyard is great for holding all those important gadgets close buy. A soft vinyl coil with two corrosion resistant nickel plated steel quick clips for an easy and quick release of tools. ($7.99)
Going for a "Wow!": Van Staal VR50
The Van Staal VR50 is capable of putting the boots to most any inshore gamefish. There is simply no other reel of its size that packs a whopping 25lbs of drag and provides 37 inches per turn; all this in reel weighing less than 9 oz and fully sealed (a big plus for kayak guys). It's also incredibly versatile which makes the Van Staal VR50 a the perfect gift for the holidays. Read our VR50 Gear Review. ($489)
Friggin' Awesome! The Osa Pennisula, Costa Rica
The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica is a sportfishing paradise. Touted to be ‘one of the most biologically intense places on earth’ by National Geographic. Osa also offers some of the finest surf, fly and inshore in the world, with inshore species including giant roosterfish, snappers, groupers, jacks, and rainbow runners, and offshore waters offering some of the world’s largest Pacific sailfish, blue, striped, and black marlin, dorado or mahi-mahi, wahoo, and yellowfin tuna. Good thing former SWE employee Tom Enderlin has built a highly regarded guide service in the heart of the best surf, fly and inshore opportunities that Osa has to offer.