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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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BD’s Holiday Gift Guide




Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the holidays are right around the corner and that means you better get your shopping done. If you’ve got a special angler in your life (or you want to make your own wish list to leave for Santa), check out the annual BD Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve narrowed down the long list of products on the market to 21 items we think every angler would want to find under the tree.


Costa Rooster Sunglasses

gift guidesCosta Sunglasses come in an amazing variety of styles and colors, but one thing they all have in common is quality and fish-finding abilities.  The Costa Rooster frames are large-fit sunglasses with built-in side shields to block that annoying glare, but vents to prevent fogging on Costa’s high-tech polarized lenses.  The hypoallergenic rubberized interior lining and nose pads keep the sunglasses comfortably in place all day, no matter how harsh the conditions.

AFTCO Arena Fighting Belt

holiday fishingThe new AFTCO “Arena” fighting belt is perfect for 12 to 30-pound tackle use while fighting smaller billfish, tuna, king mackerel and other sub-100-pound gamefish on relatively light tackle. The high-grade, thick aluminum plate is richly-anodized in gold. The black-anodized, CNC-machined aluminum gimbal cup with stainless cross-pin swivels up and down to securely hold gimbaled rod butts and eliminate rod torque. Bonded, closed-cell polyurethane foam back pad is durable, comfortable and very light weight. The nylon belt easily adjusts to fit waist sizes from 28” – 50” with hook-and-loop fasteners. The AFTCO “Arena” fighting belt works perfectly with the AFTCO Maxforce II Shoulder Harness.

Penn International Reels

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If your New Year’s Resolution includes catching big fish, then you better ask for the new Penn International V Series reels.  This series is the flagship of the classic line and built to withstand the brutal rigors of fishing braided line for big fish.  Many new features make this a state of the art, essential piece of gear. Now offered in silver or gold.

Mustad Dry Bag

christmas fishermenA great item for any sportsman, Mustad’s 24” Boat Bag is constructed from durable White Waterproof PVC Tarpaulin, and features a fold over splash resistant top with heavy duty dual zippers and mesh inner bag.   The thick semi-rigid box style bottom provides extra protection against shock and features a black fabric liner, and is excellent for stowing clothing, utility boxes, reels, and other tackle items.

Shimano Stradic

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The all new Shimano Stradic FK spinning reels make the perfect gift for your inshore saltwater and freshwater anglers.  These reels bring in Shimano’s HAGANE reel design which results in smooth durability for years of hassle free fish catching.

Grundens Weather Watch

rain gearGrundéns USA has announced an exciting new addition to its Gage Weather Watch line of lightweight, breathable rainwear — new-for-2015 Weather Watch in cutting-edge Kryptek Highlander camouflage. With a jacket, trouser pants and bibs to choose from and a full range of sizes from XS to 5XL, outdoor enthusiasts of all types will find the ideal set for their needs and favorite activities.

Grizzly Coolers

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Grizzly Coolers, an industry leader in innovation and rotationally molded cooler technology, invites all readers to add a splash of color to their holiday season with the Grizzly Seafoam Green cooler. The vibrant Seafoam Green coolers are available in a variety of sizes from the G15, all the way up to the G75. As always, the green Grizzlies are proudly built by the hard working hands of American men and women in Iowa, U.S.A. Every cooler is envisioned, engineered and built to last for a lifetime, with a lifetime warranty to back the claim. They’ve even earned a Bear-Proof Certification from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. So go ahead, grab ahold of a Seafoam Green Grizzly for the outdoor lover on your list this holiday season.

HUK Hoody

fishing clothesThe new HUK Drawcord Hoody with water resistant fleece will handle light spray and rain to keep you warm, but not feel like you have on a heavy sweatshirt.  The material features HUK’s stain release qualities so that blood and stains wash right out.  It also features the contrasting Kryptek-lined hood cause its cool.

Phenix Rods

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The Axis series utilizes the latest in material and design. Built with composite blends of S-glass, T-16 carbon fiber and graphite materials, while incorporating a multi-helix construction design, the Axis series is perfect for any saltwater environment. Dynamic in performance, quality, and sensitivity, but with the backbone structure to allow you to fish with total confidence. Keeping with our thin diameter and lightweight material, we feel the new Axis rod series is what anglers and enthusiast have come to expect from Phenix Rods!

Weego Battery Jumper

portable power

Don’t leave your loved ones stranded; give the gift of portable power! Weego Jump Starter Battery+ Heavy Duty along with a BONUS Rechargeable Battery Pack ensures that you all can stay powered while on-the-go.  Our Holiday Bundle is a great gift for any Motorized Outdoor Enthusiast!  Weego is perfect for fisherman, boaters, hunters, powersports fanatics, and anyone who drives a vehicle!

WaterWolf Underwater Camera

underwater camera

The Okuma Waterwolf HD Underwater Camera is the first of it’s kind. Rigging the camera inline allows you to see the most exciting part of fishing; the strike. You can rig it in front of lures while trolling or casting and retrieving. You can rig it in front of live or cut bait, the possibilities are endless. The 16 MB memory card will record 4 hours at 720p cut into 20 minute files for ease of editing and downloading. Recording at 720p gives WaterWolf a leg up while recording at depth. 720p allows much more light in so it get’s the picture where others cannot. Water Wolf is waterproof down to 300-feet. It works in both salt and fresh water!

XtraTuf Footwear

boat shoesThe XTRATUF Performance Deck Shoes – from deck to dock, you can wear these for sport fishing or for any boating excursion. These deck shoes not only look and feel great, but also keep you safe and sure footed, thanks to the signature Chevron non-marking slip resistant out-sole. If you like your XtraTuf boots, then you need to try these!

Accurate BV-300 Reel

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Accurate Fishing Products, known for its patented TwinDrag® reels, has introduced a new 300-size single-speed reel that’s unbeatable for inshore and light-action offshore applications – the BV-300. The first of Accurate’s “New Technology,” reels, the BV-300 boasts an innovative design that minimizes size and weight while maximizing strength, durability and fish-fighting power. Built with shallow-water jigging in mind, the BV-300 is also ideal for live-bait coastal fishing, snapper fishing around reefs, jigging for silver salmon, or targeting school-sized tuna, yellowtail and dorado.

De-fishing Soap

Defishing Soap

De-Fishing Soap is specially formulated to eliminate fish and bait odors; just lather, scrub, rinse, and repeat. Field tested and proven against all fish and bait including anchovy, catfish, bass, barracuda, bonito, sardine, squid, tuna, and yellowtail. Works in fresh- and salt-water. Contains star anise, a fish attractant, and Australian Tea Tree Oil, long used by aboriginals to heal cuts, burns, and infections. Masks human odors from fish too!

Cuda Brand Tools

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Cuda Brand tools offer fishermen of all types a quality, affordable line of tools and accessories to make your fishing easier and more effective.  From pliers, grippers, scissors and much more, the titanium bonded stainless steel resists rust and corrosion in the harsh elements.  The Cuda Grip & Scale tool is designed to give you a great way to lip a fish that is better for the angler and the fish. You can use it to land the fish boat side or to handle the fish in the boat for de-hooking, photos and weighing your catch. The Grip and Scale has a set of trigger-activated jaws that latch onto the fish’s mouth and will not let go until you release it with the trigger.

Mad Hueys Jacket

fishing gearMad Hueys have released their latest foul weather jacket. Waterproof layer on the outside and bonded fleece on the inside, the Offshore Division jackets are made to keep you warm and dry in any weather.  These jackets offer plenty of pockets and we’ve added a removable USA Flag patch on the left shoulder for all you patriots out there.  They are available in Camo and Black.

Cousins Tackle

cousins rods

After 13 years designing rods for a legendary Northwest manufacturer, Josh Cooper knows what fishermen want in a handcrafted, premium quality rod.   Now, he’s joined Cousins Tackle Corp. to create a new series of rods that meets the needs of the region’s most demanding anglers.  The Tributary Series — 13 new American-made rods engineered specifically for “hands-on” Northwest salmon/steelhead river fishing. Perfectly designed actions covering drift fishing, float fishing, back bouncing, spoon/spinner fishing, twitching jigs or hover fishing.  Check out more awesome rods from Cousins.

BD Swag

bd swagDon’t forget to get your BD’ers their favorite BD swag from the BD Swag Shop. Check out the popular California Bear shirt and so much more.  Hats, buffs, stickers, shirts, sweatshirts and more are all available so that you can tell the world you’re a proud BD Member.

Seaguar Products

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Seaguar products are the perfect stocking stuffer for the angler in your family.  Premium leaders materials and high-tech braided lines are just a few of the Seaguar products that will help you catch more fish.

Fish Dope

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FishDope is your competitive edge.  There are many readily available sources in today’s technology driven world to help all fishermen, from first time anglers to commercial captains, locate and catch fish more efficiently.  Advanced satellite imagery, weather forecasts, on the water updates and popular fishing blogs are all useful tools for inshore and offshore fishermen.  These tools allow fishermen to plan ahead and predict what conditions and fishing will be like before they ever leave the marina.  Many sites offer 1 or 2 of these necessary tools but there is only one site that incorporates all of them: FishDope.  Remember, here at FishDope we have one purpose: “Catch more fish, Burn Less Fuel”

Yeti is Cool

yeti rambler

The Yeti Hopper Cooler is the first 100% leakproof portable cooler that’s built for the long haul and is insulated to keep ice for days. It’s reliable. It’s convenient. Easy to carry and designed for those on the go. You need your drink to stay cold or hot, Yeti has a Rambler or Colster for just that occasion.  The perfect gift for outdoor living.

Melton’s International Tackle

meltons tackle

Even Santa’s elves know that Melton’s International Tackle is the place to shop for the angler and sportsman on your Christmas list.  They have many of these Holiday Gift Ideas in stock and so much more.  You can do your holiday shopping on-line and eliminate the holiday traffic while enjoying the best prices and selection around or visit their huge tackle shop in Anaheim, California.