Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 Christmas Wishlist Ideas for Any Fly Angler

Are you tired of being asked, by family and friends, what do you want for Christmas and not knowing the answer? Don't worry Southeastern Fly is here to help. First get your day on the water with a Southeastern Fly gift certificate...(shameless plug). Although that's a great gift don't just settle there. Nope, here are the top five items in no particular order that can make any fly angler's Christmas Very Merry. Yep, all you have to do is forward the link to this article and BOOM your Christmas list is done. Then your friends and family shopping begins. Let's face it they will be thrilled to get you such a nice gift. So hang on tight cause here we go.

The guys at High Country Boats are from the mountains of Western North Carolina and they spend their summers guiding. Then when wintertime comes they go into the boat shop and build some of the cleanest and and classiest looking drift boats on the market today. For a cool $13K+ you can slip between the oars, load a couple anglers in the braces, and spend your days on the water.  Link

When starting a saltwater boat company there isn't anyone in the world you would want to have in your corner more than Flip Pallot and boat designer Chris Morejohn. Their first show display was a handmade pond with 4" or so inches of water. That pond had a Hell's Bay Boat floating right in the middle of it. That display proved to anglers everywhere these boats had the ability to go further on the flats which could give the angler the opportunity to catch more fish. If you're close to saltwater (or not) and someone is looking for a Christmas gift in the $48K and up range, this might just be exactly the right gift for you. Link

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Since we are on the theme of boats and fly fishing let's stay there with an opportunity to let your gift giver's choose from several packages of fly fishing luxury. Stay on the Nomad of the Seas as your home away from home. Oh and hey they throw in helicopter flights to the fishing destinations and drift boat trips too. Don't forget that it's all inclusive, so you get all the great food you would ever want to eat with wine tasting and an open bar. While they are at it let them know you want that single-premium cabin with a king size bed and the wildlife excursions too. Airfare, tips and other fees are not included and that's why the cost of this is going to be around $20K, but hey who's countin?  Link

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Sometimes it is better to guess what someone wants for Christmas, but they asked and who are you to disappoint by asking for socks or day at the spa. Hidden Lake Ranch may be the perfect fly fishing Christmas gift if you are looking for something more permanent. Just outside Pagosa Springs, CO.  this 760 acre property is situated on Weminuche Creek with 3 miles of private water and the property also boasts 5 stocked lakes to keep you on your still-water game . There's trophy game hunting for your hunting friends and it's close to an airstrip because quick access is important. This property borders a national forest to keep others at arms length. The price has been reduced just in time for Christmas. At $12.2M this may be the bargain of the Season and possibly the best bargain on your list. Link

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Mongolia. You will probably have to show them where it is on the map, but they will be happy to send you there, I'm sure of it. This is a bucket list destination and well, they,asked for a list. The Mongolia terrain is similar to the terrain of Montana. But Mongolia has taimen in excess of 60". What better way to fish through the land of Genghis Khan than from a drift boat . The best part of this trip other than the fishing, food, fireside chats in the evening and all the other amenities are yurts! Yep,you get to stay in a yurt with wool blankets and wood burning stoves. From where you are reading this it is probably a long way to Mongolia. With all that travel you will want to take a friend to share the experience. Two anglers make for better math when traveling to a foreign land and there are two casting braces in the boat.  I mean the math just seems to work. Math, its a thing. Throw in travel costs and tips, really the price isn't terrible. At $25K for double occupancy this is an experience and a bargain for an opportunity to throw mouse patterns at 60" fish. Link

There you have it, 2018 Christmas Wish List Ideas for Any Fly Angler and an excellent list it is. Here's to hoping you get at least one of these gifts this season. Merry Christmas everybody!

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