MacWet, an English company, boasts that its gloves are currently used globally in 35 different sports — including fishing. The breathable gloves offer a precise fit and all-weather grip. Available in two types — Climatec (shown in black) and Micromesh (shown in navy blue) — MacWets employ Aquatec fabric. Any moisture on the skin is wicked to the outside of the material because of the breathable palm fabric, the company says. Both styles come in short or long cuff lengths and in multiple colors. They cost 27.99 and **29.99 **British pounds or about $45 to $48. Shipping to countries outside of Europe costs about $8. Check back often for more gift ideas in this gallery and in its sister gallery — 2013 Holiday Gifts $100 and Up.
Shimano Coltsniper Jigs
The Coltsniper’s aerodynamic shape means it can soar great distances to surface-busting fish from a boat or from shore. The lure features a single treble hook and comes in four sizes — 1.5 ounces (42 grams), 2 ounces (62 grams), 2.75 ounces (80 grams) and 3.5 ounces (100 grams) — to mimic different baitfish. Available in five colors, including pink/blue, blue sardine, brown aji, green mackerel and white/silver, the jigs cost $7.99 to $9.99.
West Marine Blacktip Premium Rolling Rod Rack
Made from furniture-quality pine, this rod rack creates a rolling display fit for any room in the house. The rack holds up to 24 rods, gaffs or nets. It measures 27 inches wide and 32 inches high. Assembly required. The rack costs $99.99 (supplies are limited).
Guy Harvey Billfish Rain Shirt
This new travel tech shirt is made from featherweight micro-polyester fabric and blocks 98 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. The soft fabric is also water resistant and quick drying. The short-sleeve shirt features a billfish design, and comes in four colors: white, turquoise, royal and kiwi. Available in sizes S to 2X, the shirts cost $60.
Yo-Zuri Crystal 3D Minnow Jointed
This minnow lure comes in two models — floating and deep diving. The floater is a shallow-running “waker” bait, with a triangle lip that allows it to be fished slowly. Eight of the 16 available colors employ ultraviolet coatings that reflect existing light. The castable waker measures 5 1/4 inches and weighs 3/4 ounces; the trolling diver is 5 1/4 inches long and weighs 7/8 ounces. Prices range from $17.99 to $19.99. Sport Fishing Mag
PowerPro introduces Terminal Zone Technology into this new microfilament braid; the line strength increases at specific tackle-connection points. Clearly marked 32-inch “termination zones” are found every 20 feet. Available in tests from 20- to 100-pound, in 150-, 300- and 500-yard spools, and in aqua green and high-viz yellow. Prices range from $25.99 for 150-yard spools to $79.99 for 500-yard spools. Sport Fishing Mag
Lazer TroKar Lancet Circle Hooks
Lazer TroKar, an Eagle Claw brand, says its Lancet Circle hooks pierce and penetrate the toughest mouths that cruise the oceans. The TK3 (offset) and TK4 (nonoffset) hooks are a light-to-medium wire circle with a wide gap and welded eye in sizes 1/0 to 9/0. All feature a black-chrome finish over high-carbon steel and a symmetrically engineered three-sided point. Lancet Circles cost $21.99 per package; piece count varies per sizes.
AFTCO completely restyled its clothing line for 2014. First to market are three new T-shirt styles — four 100 percent cotton long sleeves; three 50/50 heather tees, and three short-sleeve pocket styles. Long-sleeve tees ($24) come in royal, green, white, silver and dark gray, in sizes M to 2X. Heathers ($20) come in royal, turquoise, burgundy, neon green, neon yellow, gray and black, in sizes S to 2X. Short-sleeve tees ($20) come in black, white, denim, marine, red and navy, and in sizes M to 3X.
Livetarget BaitBall Glass Minnow
Livetarget made quite a splash this past summer with its unique BaitBall lure concept. Instead of mimicking one baitfish, these lures mimic several. For salt water, the company introduced its glass minnow in popper and jerkbaits styles. The clear-acrylic body encapsulates two artificial minnows — one positioned slightly ahead of the other. Both styles come in two sizes and four colors. Each lure in the BaitBall series costs $16.99.
ExOfficio Sol Cool Tee
ExOfficio’s Sol Cool line uses Icefil technology, binding Xylitol — a compound found in birch trees — to the fabric fibers. The fabric can then cool the body up to 5 degrees upon contact with moisture. Sol Cool shirts carry a UPF rating of 50-plus, and come in long- or short-sleeve versions and in women’s sizes. The long-sleeve Sol Cool for men ($60) comes in S to 2X sizes and in six colors. Sport Fishing Mag
Rapala Clackin’ Magnum
The Magnum’s single BB transmits a pulse, complementing the lure’s wounded-minnow action. The lure comes in two sizes: the 20 (designed to dive 20 feet) measures 6 1/4 inches and weighs 2 1/4 ounces; the 10 (designed to dive 10 feet) measures 4 3/4 inches and weighs 1 1/8 ounces. Troll them at speeds up to 15 mph. The lures come in 10 colors, feature No. 4 Perma Steel VMC hooks, and cost $18.49 to $19.99.
King Sailfish Mounts Mini Game Fish
King Sailfish Mounts hand-sculpts its mini game-fish collection, then casts each in polyester resin and hand-paints them with lacquer. The mounts measure 11 to 19 inches long and are meant to hang on the wall. They’re available in a wide variety of offshore and inshore species from blue marlin to redfish. Prices range from $44.99 to $49.99.
Williamson Double-Leverage Pliers
Williamson’s new pliers feature a dual-pivot point that increases leverage, adding 60 percent more power to remove hooks from the toughest fish mouths. The pliers measure 9 inches long and are made from carbon steel with a nickel-plated finish. The large, ergonomic grip provides a better, more comfortable hold. The pliers cost $46.99.
Penn Performance Shirts
Made from 100 percent polyester fabric, these Penn long- and short-sleeve white tees are lightweight and quick drying. They also feature UPF 50 sun protection, the Penn sheild logo on the front left chest, and the Penn four-fish logo on the back. Sizes range from M to 2X. They cost $34.99 (short sleeve) and $39.99 (long sleeve). Visit pennreels.com. Check back often for more gift ideas in this gallery and in its sister gallery — 2013 Holiday Gifts $100 and Up.
Ande Ghost Monofilament
Ghost mono comes in a matte-white finish that Ande says is nearly invisible to fish, easy to cast and ultra-sensitive. The line comes in pound-tests from 12 to 50, and in 1/4-, 1/2-, 1- and 2-pound spools. Prices begin at $6.99 for 1/4-pound spools and $45.99 for 2-pound spools. Visit Ande’s website.
Bluefin USA BlueTex Marlin Stripe
Bluefin USA’s new BlueTex marlin shirt is made from polyester microfiber and carries an SPF 40+ sun-protection rating. It features a vented, mesh armpit and moisture-wicking comfort. The shirt comes in sizes medium to extra-extra large and costs $43.
Bubba Blade 9-Inch Tapered Flex Fillet Knife
Bubba Blade’s 9-inch tapered blade puts more finesse into fileting for the smaller species in your creel. It features a 6-inch textured handle with safety guards and a full-tang, stainless-steel blade (Rockwell hardness rating of 56-58). It costs $64.95 but is now on sale for $54.95 at Bubba Blade’s website.
The Tournament, by Kenneth Kirkeby
In his first novel — The Tournament — Kenneth Kirkeby focuses on the character of Jim Nielsen, a recent Vietnam War veteran who travels to the Bahamas with two companions to renew his forgotten passion for fishing. But the passion Jim had not forgotten, a wealthy girl he once had an affair with, arrives on the island shortly after he does. Still in love with the now-married Inez, Jim realizes that the marlin tournament could be his only chance to win her back. Kirkeby is a field editor for Sporting Classics magazine. The book costs $11.95 and is available at amazon.com.
Mojo Playa Linen and Plaid Shirts
Mojo Sportswear Company says its new Playa shirts offer a little more style for dockside wear but deliver many of the same great features of popular technical fishing shirts. The line includes two new long-sleeve garments in linen or plaid that carry a sun-protection factor of 30. Both are stain- and wrinkle-resistant. They come in charcoal, lime, nautical and coral in sizes from small to extra-extra large and cost $67.
OtterBox Preserver Series for iPhone 5
OtterBox has introduced its new Preserver Series for iPhone 5, a waterproof case that is also drop-proof to 6.6 feet. The polycarbonate shell comes in pistachio, carbon, glacier and will be available soon in primrose. Cost is $89.95 on the OtterBox site.
ExOfficio Women’s Dryflylite Fishing Shirt
ExOfficio’s Women’s Dryflylite long-sleeve fishing shirt carries UPF 30+ sun protection and comes with a Floramesh back vent and two side-zippered chest pockets. Available in bone, dark verbena, light lapis, Mediterranean, white, celadon, framboise, lychee and plum and in sizes XS to XL, the **shirts cost $45 to $75. ** Sport Fishing Mag
Williamson Speed Pro Deep
This high-speed troller runs up to 17 mph, and features a free-moving line-tie system that eliminates drag and allows the use of lighter line. Available in two sizes — 6 1/4 and 7 inches — the lure comes with heavy-duty oval split rings and VMC Perma Steel trebles. Speed Pro Deeps cost $13.99 to $14.99.
Sperry SON-R Sounder Shandal
Sperry’s new SON-R Sounder Shandal features hydro-grip rubber outsoles for traction and a breathable, hydrophobic mesh for quick drying. The shoes also come with internal drainage and anti-microbial linings. Available in dark gray/green, black/orange, and brown/beige and in full and half sizes from 7 to 13, SON-R Sounder Shandals cost $90.
AFW & HI-SEAS Fishing and Rigging Kits
American Fishing Wire & HI-SEAS now offers 17 different fishing and rigging kits to simplify the preparation process. The kits come with line, leader and terminal tackle for various generic types of fishing, including light- or heavy-duty sharking, medium inshore braid and fluoro (pictured), and medium-duty inshore mono. They range in price from about $30 to $85.
Aqua Dream Living Cajun Slam
Florida fishing guide Capt. Mike Hakala teamed up with Capt. C.A. Richardson to create the Cajun Slam spinnerbait. It comes with a magnum willow blade, a Colorado blade or the Live Bait series willow blade. All have extra-heavy wire with a clip and split ring that allow for eash jig or blade changes. A 1/8-ounce jig and Z-Man Minnowz tail complete the package. The baits cost $6.99 and $8.99.