Fishwest Monthly Staff Picks – Holiday Gear Guide Edition

Need some ideas for the fly angler in your life? Check out our Fishwest Fishmas Gear Gift Guide that will spread the holiday cheer everyday they spend out on the water. As always, please reach out to us with any questions that you may have. One of our friendly, professional, and fishy staff members would be happy to assist. We can be reached via email at or by dialing 435.783.6791


For your little river companion:

Fishpond Youth Vest
With 14 pockets to keep them fully stocked with snacks, fly boxes and floatant organized on the river. The mesh backing to keep ’em cool, and various tool attachment points for retractors and tippet holders, the Tenderfoot Vest is no ‘toy’ and a great starter vest for all their fishing adventures.

Sage Pulse Fly Rod
This is a great step-up from an entry rod to put into anyone’s hand and grow with them in their journey. With a backbone constructed from Graphite IIIe technology the Pulse is light, powerful, and durable. You may find you’ll “borrow” this rod because it’s such a joy to cast and does it all.

Sage Spectrum C Reel
An affordable reel to pair with any rod, a great grow-with-me with out losing quality or going over budget. Equipped with the SPECTRUM Family One Revolution Sealed Carbon Drag and unexpected finishing touches like its fully machined drag knob and handle.

Fishpond Nomad Native Net
The Nomad Native Net from Fishpond is the perfect light net choice for our young ones, winning in the durability category. It also features the same clear rubber net bag, for teaching our kids about safe handling of fish. The Native net floats high in the water, making it easier to retrieve it when dropped, and the RiverKoat rubberized coating on the handle improves your grip when your hands get wet and slimy. Another great grow-with ’em choice.

Tacky Daypack Fly Box
Perfect size for the start of their own fly collection.

Simms Tributary Stockingfoot Youth Wader
Because the next generation deserves a wader that charges as hard as they do, we built our kids Tributary Stockingfoots to the same high standards you’ll find in our award-winning adult waders.

Simms Solar Tech Hoody – Youth
Give your kids the sun protection they need with our fun-loving quick dry UPF 50 Kid’s Solarflex Hoody.

For Her:

Simms G3 Guide Jacket
We absolutely love this jacket. Stay dry with the 3-layer GORE-TEX® technology, pockets lined for those cold and wet winter days, and the fly box-compatible chest pockets.

Simms Sunrise Tunic – Flannel
Your new go-to Flannel from wading the river to warm and cozy by the fire.

Simms Merino Thermal OTC Sock
Merino wool naturally wicking, with a reinforced heal and toe this is a great heavyweight sock. Made in the USA

Orvis Safe Passage Carry It All
A fun design from the the Women’s fishing brand, Fishewear, on this Orvis Safe Passage Carry It All gives her the ability to carry all their crucial fly fishing gear in one convenient package. Comes in 2 sizes, Medium and Large.

Costa Fernandina Polarized Sunglasses
Timeless, quaint and beachy like the small Florida coastal town it’s named for, Fernandina is a small metal frame with rounded lenses and acetate temples for added color.

Montana Fly Company Flip Top Travel Mug
Featuring Female artist and angler AD Maddox, whether it’s your early morning hot coffee, or a cold adult beverage for the afternoon, the MFC Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug is designed to make sure you enjoy your drink at its ideal temperature.


For Him:

Simms G4 Pro Jacket
G4 Pro Jacket is our highest-performing, most durable jacket, a statement proven during hundreds of hours of field testing by professional guides in the harshest conditions.

Howler Brothers Harker’s Flannel Shirt – Men’s
Harker’s Flannel brings buttery soft warmth, reinforced elbow patches, and overall good looking shirt!

Simms Dockwear Pants
These will become his new favorite pant! Hard-working stretch-woven performance pant built for life beyond the water.

Simms Gore-Tex Infinium Half-Finger Gloves
Half-finger fleece glove for ultimate dexterity and simplified knot tying. Made with GORE-TEX Infinium™ stretch fleece.

Orvis Safe Passage Carry It All
With two sizes available, anglers can customize their storage needs. Keep all your essential fly fishing gear in one convenient and easily shouldered travel case.


Something everyone will enjoy:

Pocket Guide to Western Hatches
The Pocket Guide to Western Hatches is the ultimate reference on hatches and flies for anglers who fly fish for trout in the Rocky Mountains

Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net
If you’re looking for a net with a little more reach than the standard hand net without moving up to a large boat net, the Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net is the obvious choice. This fly fishing landing net features an 18 inch long basket and a 13 inch handle, offering plenty of room to fit a trophy and over five extra inches of handle to increase the reach.

Galvan Torque Reel
The Torque fly fishing reel is the workhorse of the Galvan lineup. Featuring the solid Torque drag system for maintenance free, self-lubricating, and near-frictionless performance.

GLoomis Asquith Fly Rod
If an angler could only own one GLoomis, this is our pick. Designed by world casting champion, Steve Rajeff, this rod boasts superb power transfer from tip to hand, quick recovery, and increased sensitivity. With fast actions, generous power levels, titanium guides, and exceptionally light swing weight, all rods in the series excel in fishing situations where developing high line speed and making precise casts means success.

Still not sure what to pick? A Fishwest Gift Card is a great option for filling any wishlist item – they can be used towards any product, instructional classes or Fishwest guided trips.


Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays & from all of us at Fishwest, Merry Fishmas!!