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  • Fishing Christmas Package Help

     LoganD updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • LoganD

    December 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Hi r/fishing,

    TLDR; I need help putting together a fishing package for my dad for christmas.

    My dad is a longtime fisherman – grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and loves to go around the area we live now and fish in the local rivers/creeks. In the last couple years, he hasn’t been going as much but each time I ask about it, he says he would “love to get back out there.” So I figured I would put together a package for him (tacklebox, bait, line, reel) for Christmas. The problem is that I haven’t fished in years and don’t have a good idea of brands/quality/price points. Looking to spend between $100-$200.

    For a little more context, the fish he’s going for will be relatively small (<2lb) and are mostly bass with some others mixed in.

    Any input is appreciated!



  • Moose_Oscar

    December 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    As a fellow fisherman, the best thing you could get him is a gift card to local bait/tackle shop or sporting goods store. Probably not the response you were looking for. I know a gift card can be a lame gift but it is impossible to know what he has/doesn’t have, what he wants, how he likes to fish, etc. I provide friends and family with direct links to the specific items I want, otherwise I tell them to buy non-fishing or non-hunting items. An alternative suggestion would be a nice tackle box with the remaining amount of the budget on a gift card so he can fill it up with what he wants. That way he would still receive an actual gift on Christmas and not just a gift card. Good luck and merry Christmas!

  • Righteous_outdoors

    December 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Gift card or you could do a monthly tackle subscription he well get excited for a new tackle coming every month

  • aj9811

    December 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Especially if you’re fishing from a boat, get something like the Bass Pro Shop EZ Lure Retriever. It pays for itself after 5 or so uses depending on your lures.

    It has personally saved me over a few hundred dollars in what would have been hung up lures.

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