Day 2 of our “25 Days of Christmas” features some fishing attire that will have your kayak angler beaming and ready to cut out before the rest of the presents are even opened. Let’s be honest here, we anglers get pretty giddy with new gear, regardless of what it is, and these fishing attire gift ideas are perfect.
Free Fly Apparel
Free Fly Apparel recently unveiled some new fishing pants that are definitely on our Christmas Wish List! The Bamboo-Lined Hybrid pants literally look like they’d be the most comfortable pair of fishing pants you’ll ever wear. They have an ultra-light breathable shell with 4-way flex which allows you to protect your legs from the sun and brush without breaking a sweat or sacrificing mobility. Bamboo lined pockets and super soft waistband add the extra bit of comfort and versatility you expect from your fishing attire. The Bamboo-Lined Hybrid Pants have an MSRP of $79.95, but Free Fly is now offering a holiday code, HOLIDAY25 will save you an extra 25% off!
Simms Fishing has always been synonymous with high quality fishing attire, and the GT TriComp Long Sleeve Shirt is definitely a great fishing shirt. Double your haul and row for broke in Simms’ GT TriComp LS shirt, with Action-back patterning for flexibility across a range of fishing motions. Born at the junction of supreme fit meets fully-loaded fishing function, shirt architecture includes patterned, knit-activated stretch coupled with quick-drying, rugged UPF50 nylon fabric. Mapped knit panels deliver sun-shielding COR3™ protection and the temperature-regulating comfort of advanced Cool Control™ tech, while two laser cut-welded, zippered chest pockets are fly box compatible. Source the sunglasses chamois conveniently located at the shirt’s hem for enhanced focus at all times. MSRP: $119.95
Marsh Wear Clothing
Marsh Wear Clothing, based out of South Carolina, offers some of the most ultra-comfortable fishing attire and fishing tee shirts that you’ll find anywhere. With some great designs, you’ll definitely win over the heart of your kayak angler with shirts and hats from Marsh Wear Clothing. Whether you’re hitting the water, or simply hanging out casually, the Retro Redfish T-shirt is the ultimate in comfort. These shirts are the perfect combination of comfort and functionality. They perform better than 100% cotton shirts and feel even better. The blend allows for the shirt to dry much faster than cotton and wicks moisture away from the body. Printed with water based inks, not heavy plastisol that inhibit the breathability of the material, these shirts deliver better mobility by eliminating the bulk of extra fabric. MSRP: $27
We anglers are pretty particular when it comes to our ball caps. We want something that we can wear on the water, but also looks great casually. Enter the Retro Redfish Trucker hat. This is the go to lid for a day on the water or around town. A medium crown height and fully adjustable snap closure back, you won’t leave home without it. MSRP: $26.95
Bimini Bay Outfitters
Bimini Bay Outfitters offers some great clothing without the hefty price tag of some of their competitors. Comfortable, durable, and designed to protect you for those all day kayak fishing trips, Bimini Bay Outfitters is a must have in any kayak angler’s closet. The High-Performance Bimini Bay Outfitters Gulf Stream Long Sleeve Shirts wick away moisture and turn back the sun for a comfortable feel in almost any climate. MSRP: $40.99
The Bimini Bay Outfitters Grand Cayman Zip-Off Nylon Men’s Pants are your bring-on-the-fun, all day pants. Easy off leg zippers change from pants to shorts in a flash. The Grand Cayman pants are 100% Cool Tek Quick Dry Nylon w/ Teflon® HT Coating for Stain Resistance & Water Repellency. They offer 6 Pockets, Security Pocket on Front, 2 On-seam Pockets, 2 Cargo Pockets and 1 Back Security Pocket w/ Zipper. MSRP: $34.99
The pants that I absolutely love and prefer to wear every time I hit the water on my kayak or SUP are the Guidewater II pants from Patagonia. Patagonia created their Guidewater Pants specifically for situations where you might need, well, pants. Water-specific features, including a zippered side-leg pocket, mesh drainage in all pockets and a remarkably fast dry-time make these the fishing pants of choice for anglers. But the comfortable fit, zip fly and motion-friendly waist with stretch sections and belt loops make the Guidewaters ideal for pretty much any activity. The Guidewater II pants are made from lightweight, 3.9-oz woven nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. MSRP $79