Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Anglers: Outsider’s 2020 Holiday Present Guide

by Jon D. B.

Need a few last-minute fishing gifts for the anglers in your life? These perfect picks are all available at your local Wal-Mart from just $5 to $50 bucks!

What’s that sound? Jingle bells? Christmas carols? Your teeth grinding from the impending stress of gift buying? The holidays are upon us, y’all, and we know you want the best gifts for the Outsiders in your life. We’re here to make this as easy as possible, even if you’ve waited ’til the very last minute!

That’s why Outsider Producer Brandon Chesbro and Pro Staff Abby Casey are here to review several last-minute fishing gifts for your favorite angler. The best part? Each is available at your local Wal-Mart, or directly from their website, while supplies last. And from just $5 up to $50, these perfect picks will fit any budget.

Dive in with the crew below, and stick around for our summary of each pro-pick present from our Outsider producers afterwards:

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Anglers / Fishing Gifts

Outsider’s Top Picks:

1. Mystery Tackle Box – Bass Fishing Kit

Price: $17.88

As Brandon and Abby point out – everyone loves a good mystery! Especially when presents are involved. The Mystery Tackle Box “gets you fishing faster by packing every box with industry-leading brands.” These fantastic pre-packaged gift sets are put together by industry pros, and are available for different species of fish. Moreover, each comes with gear like original sticker decals, a fishing magazine, and of course – high-quality lures.

2. Rapala FLF6 Fillet Knife with Leather Sheath and Sharpener

Price: $14.44

Get fancy on your angler with this premium Scandinavian stainless steel 6″ fillet knife. Every angler needs their favorite filletin’ knife – and the Rapala FLF6 is destined to become it. The contoured and waxed-finish birch handle provides a comfortable, secure grip underneath the versatile blade. The set also includes a leather sheath for safe storage between uses. You’re getting a sharperner to keep that blade singing, too. All from a trusted brand for less than $15!

3. Frabill Fish Scales Fishing E-Z Check’r Crappie Gauge

Price: $8.96

With the Frabill Fishing E-Z Check’r Crappie Gauge, you’re giving the gift of less time wasted. Not to mention, this clever device helps combat the 20+ states that have crappie minimum length limits. Keep your angler in the clear with this bad boy and eliminate the tricky mess of measuring each catch. No more tape measure or guess work! Sure, our hosts may have been a bit befuddled by this pick – but any angler who’s dealing with crappie on a regular basis will be thrilled if this is among their fishing gifts!

4. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinning Reel and Fishing Rod Combo

Price: $49.95

Abby nailed it – you can’t go wrong with an Ugly Stick. These classic, tride & true rods come in any shape, form, or quality-of-make you’ll ever need. Perfect fishing gifts for your first time angler, or anyone who needs another rod, this Shakespeare Ugly Stik Crappie Spinning Reel & Rod Combo is a lot more sleek than the name implies. This particular rod has been designed for crappie fishing, but Wal-Mart carries a vast array of Ugly Stiks both in-store and online to accommodate any gifting needs.

5. Flambeau Tuff Tainer 4007, 24 Compartment Divider

Price: $4.64

Again, you can’t beat the classics. And who doesn’t want to score a great present for less than $5 bucks? For any angler, there’s no such thing as having “too much storage”, so another tackle container will be a very welcomed sight come present time. Flambeau’s Tuff Tainer 4007 is a 24 compartment divider. It’s compact enough to fit into most fisher’s routines, but robust enough to be of great use. Really, this thing sells itself and we’re just here to spread the good word.

6. Mossy Oak 3-piece Fishing Anglers Combo

Price: $20.00

This one has it all as far as fishing gifts go. If you’re looking to make the angler in your life real happy, hit ’em with this Mossy Oak 3-Piece Fishing Anglers Combo. It’s designed by the pros at Mossy Oak to make their next outing a breeze. If your fisher’s never had a 200-lumen color-change headlamp for night-fishing before, they’ll never turn back. Moreover, the included fillet knife is titanium coated, alongside the 25-in-1 multitool that includes every tool ever needed for a successful venture. As such, this kit feels way bigger than a simple 3-piece, and far exceeds its low price-point of just $20. Can’t beat that!

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