This gift guide is to help the angler and the angler's friends and family help with the stress of holiday shopping. Below are items with various price points that will bring a smile to anyone's face receiving a gift. As always, our recommendations are guide tested and field proven.
Redington Sonic Pro - $299.99 These waders are the perfect addition to any angler that is wanting to upgrade their gear. One of our favorite features of this wader is the two-sided fleece lined hand warmer pocket. Bonus - they make a women's version.
Redington Palix River - $169.99 Know someone that has been dabbling or thinking of getting into fly fishing? These waders are perfect for beginners. They won't break the bank and they hold up to plenty of days on the river. These waders come with a chest pocket and a flip out pocket for plenty of storage.
Redington Willow River - $159.99 The perfect wader for a woman who likes to get out and wet a line every now and then. They hold up for the woman that likes to get out 15-25 days a year. These are the women's version of the Palix River.
Redinton Prowler Boot - $149.99 Tired of lugging around Frankenstein boots or feeling like you've got cinder blocks on your feet? These boots feel like you're wearing bedroom slippers or tennis shoes. Light weight enough to feel like you can hike a mile, and comfortable enough to stand all day in a river. For $150, these things have lasted longer than a pair of $230 boots and of course, they feel so much better. Bonus - they make a women's version, the siren boot. Felt vs rubber? We prefer felt boots, especially for the streams around the Boone area. If you do choose rubber, we highly recommend getting the sole spikes ($23.99).
Redington Palix River - $89.99 Just like the Palix River wader, these are a nice basic boot that will hold up, won't break the bank, and will give the beginner angler everything they need to get started.
Redington Crosswater Combo - $149.99 This combo is perfect for beginners, or anglers that do any bass or bream fishing off the mountain and want something they can use to trout fish too. We recommend the 9' 5 weight, as it covers a multitude of uses. With this combo you can crawl through rhododendron for those wild fish, or throw on a popper to fish for small mouth. 1 year warranty
Minnow Combo - $149.99 One of the things we try to promote is kids fishing. This combo is the perfect thing for a kid that wants to get into the sport, and their parents (or whoever) is fishing doesn't have to worry about them breaking an expensive set up. This combo only comes in an 8' 5 weight. This entire combo is designed for the younger angler. The grip is a little smaller and the shorter rod length helps with line control. 1 year warranty
Redington Crux - $399.99 Holy grail of fly rods. The Crux is brand new for the 2018 season and we couldn't be happier that Redington designed this rod. For someone who is an experienced caster, or a novice that just wants to splurge a little on a rod that will last you a lifetime, this is it. This rod is built for mid-range to longer casts but is light enough to fish a dry fly 5 feet away. For someone that never needs a "personal" rod, my wife got herself one. Lifetime warranty
Redington Classic Trout - $149.99 The Swiss Army knife of fly rods for us. We use these things guiding in both NC and TN. Perfect mid-action rod that can accommodate light dry fly fishing on small creeks or a heavier nymph rig in TN. Our favorite is the 9' 4 weight, with the 8' 6" and 9' 5 weight as the close second choice. You simply cannot go wrong fishing one of these in our area. Lifetime warranty
Allen Trout II - $149.99 Fully machined, this reel can stand the test of any application. The disc drag system is what makes this reel what it is. Completely sealed to lock out sediment and debris. Size 1 is for smaller weight rods like 3, 4, and 5 weights. Size 2 is best for rods up to an 8 weight. Normally pair with the Classic Trout rod. Lifetime warranty
Redington Rise - $199.99 One of the lightest, most durable reels we have ever used in our fleet. Fully machined, ultra-large arbor, carbon fiber drag system - this is the perfect upgrade for any angler. Normally pair with the Classic Trout or Crux rod. Lifetime warranty
Fishpond Thunderhead Lumbar - $229.95 For the angler in your life that loves to have the new thing, this is it. This pack is fully submersible. With the sleek new design, large pocket, and a net slot to hold your net, this should be on every anglers wish list.
Fishpond Arroyo Chest/Lumbar - $69.95 A great choice for the beginner or the angler that doesn't carry a lot of gear. Gives you just the right about of storage plus a handy workstation made of foam that you can store wet flies on. Easy to convert from chest to lumbar pack.
Stocking Stuffers -
Fishpond River Rat beverage holder - $20
Fishpond Tippet Retainer - $20
Redington Hemostat/scissors - $15
Due South Outfitters Leader Keeper - $4
Redington Nippers - $8
Loon Outdoors Nip 'n' Sip - $35
Flyvines Sunglass Retainers - $12
Rep Your Water Wool Socks - $23/$29
Not too sure what you should get? One of the best bets is to just give a Due South gift certificate. Good for 1 year, they can put the amount towards anything in the shop or a guided trip.
Can't make it to Boone? Call the shop and we'd be glad to special order or ship any item that we offer.
A special note - on November 25th we will be having a Small Business Saturday sale. We'll have items discounted 15-50% off MSRP and have guide gear available at a deep discount as well.
*images provided by redington.com and allenflyfishing.com
**no other offers can be combined with the small business Saturday sale unless you have a clinic gift certificate.
***used guide gear is available as is, cash only.