Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We’ve found some great stuff that your favorite female angler never knew she needed.

April 9, 2021

Mother’s Day rolls around this year on May 9. This is one date you’d best not forget. To help you shop for your fishing and boating mom, we’ve created this list of tackle, apparel and electronics gift ideas from $40 to $420.

Costa Maya

Costa Maya sunglasses provide protection for your eyes
Costa Maya courtesy Costa

Maya is a lightweight, medium pair of sunglasses with distinctive, cat-eye styling. It features Bio-Resin construction, which employs castor oil rather than petroleum to mold the plastic frame. The glasses also come with Hydrolite nose pads and temple grips, and with a variety of 580 polarized glass or polycarbonate lenses. Available in shiny coral tortoise and shiny urchin crystal frame colors, Mayas cost $179 to $259.

Bubba Nipper & Tether

The Bubba Nipper & Tether make cutting fishing line a breeze
Bubba Nipper & Tether Courtesy Bubba

This convenient cutting tool features stainless-steel blades with extra-sharp teeth to cut through mono, fluorocarbon or braided line. The corrosion-resistant tether fastens to a belt loop or button hole and allows the nipper to extend 42 inches. The combo costs $39.99.


Columbia PFG Tidal Spray II

Columbia PFG Tidal Spray II features UPS 40 fabric and is rain repellent
Columbia PFG Tidal Spray II Courtesy Columbia

Colorful and lightweight, Columbia’s new women’s jacket fits into its own pocket, and is full of technical details. The wind-blocking, rain-repellent fabric features UPF 40 sun protection, back vents, a rod holder and a ponytail slit in the hood. Zippered hand pockets, adjustable cuffs and a drawcord hem help you customize the fit. The jacket comes in sizes XS to XL and in three bright prints or two shades of blue. It costs $65.

Penn Battle III Combo

The Penn Battle III Combo offers a solid rod and reel for a variety of fishing locations
Penn Battle III Combo Courtesy Penn

Penn’s popular Battle III aluminum-body spinning reel boasts the company’s CNC gear technology and HT-100 carbon-fiber drag system as well as a superline-ready spool, and 5+1 sealed stainless ball bearings. The paired rods feature graphite-composite blanks, Dura-Guides and a Sea-Guide double-locking-nut reel seat. Available in reel sizes from 1000 to 8000, the combos cost $129.99 to $169.99. Three-piece travel combos in 4000 and 6000 sizes cost $179.99 and $199.99 and include a case and spare spool.

Garmin Lily

Garmin's Lilly is the company's first smartwatch designed for women
Garmin Lily Courtesy Garmin

Garmin’s first smartwatch designed for females, the Lily delivers health and fitness features in a size and style better suited for female wrists. Lily monitors respiration, pulse ox, heart rate, advanced sleep, body battery and more. It tracks fitness activities such as running, walking, yoga, Pilates, and cardio. On the water, stay connected with smart notification alerts, a convenient calendar-view widget plus safety and tracking features. Available in two models—Classic, $249.99 (pictured) and Sport, $199.99—and a variety of colors and patterned lens designs, Lily delivers up to five days of use without recharging.


Gill Women’s OS3 Coastal

The Gill Women’s OS3 Coastal is a highly waterproof, durable foul-weather suit
Gill Women’s OS3 Coastal Courtesy Gill

Gill’s new women’s OS3 Coastal jacket and trousers (bibs) deliver a highly waterproof, durable foul-weather suit designed for a woman’s shape. No more baggy, oversize gear; this pair features two-layer waterproof breathable fabric in layers made from nylon and polyester, fully taped seams for a waterproof seal, and a non-absorbent, quick-dry lining. The jacket comes with a fully lined hood and high collar, adjustable cuffs with inner seals, a waterproof front zip and side-entry pockets. The trousers come with adjustable braces, a front zip with gusset, semi-elastic waist, and reinforced seat and knees. Available in sizes 4 through 16, the jacket color is ocean, and it costs $239.95, and the trousers are graphite-colored and cost $179.95.


The AFTCO Yurei dries quickly and provides UPF 40 protection
AFTCO Yurei courtesy AFTCO

This hooded performance shirt features AFTCO’s Air-O-Mesh super breathable fabric with UPF 40 sun protection. The shirt dries quickly and is protected against stains. The long-sleeve Yurei comes with thumb holes, a full hood and a face mask to keep you cool and covered. Available in sizes S through XL and in coral heather or white, Yurei costs $65.

Okuma SRT and ITX

The Okuma SRT and ITX are perfect for all-day casting
Okuma SRT and ITX Courtesy Okuma

For superlight all-day casting, Okuma recommends its ITX Carbon spinning reel matched with an SRT Inshore Elite rod. ITX Carbon reels come in sizes from 1000 to 4000, weighing 7 to 10 ounces, with a standard 5-to-1 gear ratio or 6-to-1 high-speed gearing. Pair one with a 7- or 7-foot-6-inch SRT rod, weighing 5 to 5.4 ounces, with medium-light or medium power (heavier-class models available). The rods feature tapered full-cork grips, Fuji TVS reel seats and Fuji K-Concept guides. Rods cost $129.99 to $139.99, and reels cost $104.99 to $119.99.


Rapala Elite Pliers

Rapala Elite Pliers crimp and cut leader and line
Rapala Elite Pliers Courtesy Rapala

Rapala’s new Elite Pliers are protected with Cerakote, a lightweight coating that resists abrasion, corrosion and ultraviolet sunlight. The 7-inch tool incorporates a mag spring and lock to keep the jaws either open or closed. The replaceable carbide cutters easily snip braid and light wire (up to 15 pounds). Elites also feature a built-in crimping tool and ergonomic handles, and come with a neoprene sheath, coil lanyard and carabiner. Elites cost $79.99.

Yeti Rambler w/ Chug Cap

The Yeti Rambler w/ Chug Cap keeps 46 ounces of liquid ice cold
Yeti Rambler w/ Chug Cap Courtesy Yeti

This 46-ounce bottle features a new removable spout, the Chug Cap, that allows for more controlled drinking and is dishwasher safe. The bottle’s double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold. The Chug Cap is not intended for use with carbonated, perishable or hot beverages. The bottles come in stainless, DuraCoat and seasonal finishes; some are customizable. Colors include granite gray (pictured), prickly pear pink, seafoam, navy, and black. The new Rambler costs $54.99.

Grundens Solstrale

The Grundens Solstrale comes in a variety of colors and offers UPF 50 protection
Grundens Solstrale Courtesy Grundens

Already popular in Grundens men’s line, the Solstrale hoodie now comes in a women’s design. The lightweight polyester shirt features a scuba-style hook with a ponytail port, thumbholes, a pocket at the waist and UPF 50 sun protection. The Solstrale employs Grundens’ HeIQ technology to deliver active cooling, odor control, and stain resistance. Available in sizes XS through XXL, and in Parisian blue, coral and sage liquid print (pictured), the hoodie costs $59.99.


Standard Horizon HX40

The Standard Horizon HX40 offers numerous features in a compact package
Standard Horizon HX40 Courtesy Standard Horizon

Standard’s HX40 ultra-compact handheld VHF radio measures 2.05-by-3.74-by1.3 inches and comes with 6W of transmit power and an FM broadcast radio receiver. A preset key can recall up to 10 favorite channels; audio output measures 600mW. The HX40 features a 7.4V built-in lithium-polymer battery pack and a three-year waterproof warranty. It’s rated IPX7, waterproof to a standard of 1 meter for 30 minutes, and costs $99.99.

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Shimano Symetre Combo

The Shimano Symetre Combo is perfect for targeting inshore species
Shimano Symetre Combo Courtesy Shimano

Constructed on a graphite rod blank with stainless frame guides and aluminum oxide inserts, this spinning combo was designed to target inshore saltwater species. The reel incorporates a light graphite G-Free body for balance and a propulsion line-management spool. Symetre combos come in 14 models with rod lengths ranging from 5 feet 6 inches to 7 feet 6 inches and powers from ultralight to medium-heavy. Gear ratios range from 5-to-1 to 6.2-to-1. The combos cost $99.99.


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