For those of you who aren’t getting coal and switches, the BD Outdoor’s Holiday Gift Guide has some great ideas that will fit nicely under your tree or in your stocking.
It’s up to you how you send those would-be-gift-shoppers the link to your favorite gear.
BD’s Top Holiday Gift ideas
AFTCO – Solitude 2.5L Jacket
Solitude excels as a lightweight waterproof fishing jacket that you will go to time and time again. Built on a 2.5 layer 100% ripstop nylon fabric, Solitude features 8K waterproofing, additional stain resistant DWR finish, fully taped seams and an inner printed membrane to keep you 100% dry. Intuitive reverse nylon zippers, articulated sleeves and reflective AFTCO logo hits round out this everyday waterproof shell. MSRP: $98.00
Canyon Coolers – Quest 25 Soft Cooler
The latest hands free addition to the Adventure Series by Canyon Coolers is the newly redesigned Quest backpack soft-sided cooler. The 25 qt. soft-sided backpack cooler with tough-as-nails, raft grade 800 denier RF welded PVC shell, closed cell AirCore insulation and lined with a newly upgraded, closed-cell IceSkin, provides days of ice retention in an easy to transport, comfortable backpack. The thickly padded shoulder straps, and back support pads make for comfortable hiking even on tough terrain, and a cold (or hot!) lunch wherever your trail takes you.
The Quest backpack cooler is perfect as a dry-bag for river rafting and rainy expeditions as well as keeping your cocktail ice separated from the cooler. The padded walls can protect and store electronics, optics and other sensitive equipment. A water resistant zippered pouch provides safe protection for your cell phone, keys or bottle tops. The drawstring can accommodate your spare clothing, towels, toys, or that all important fly rod. A drawstring netted pocket adds the perfect spot for koozies, utensils, fly box, even a small first-aid kit. MSRP: $139.99
On the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, an easy ride from Guatemala City, there is a paradise that caters just to offshore fisherman. Casa Vieja Lodge is a luxury resort that offers a fishing experience like no other of it’s kind. The accommodations are every bit of a 5-star feel with friendly staff, gourmet meals, beautiful rooms and a resort style pool and bar. But while the accommodations are enough to draw a person in, that’s not the only reason to go to the Casa Vieja. Their 9-boat fleet will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the world. They are known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” and that ain’t no lie. With an average of 15 billfish raises per day, boredom is never on the table.
Casa Vieja Lodge also offers Solo Angler weeks in the Fall and Spring. Team up with other solo anglers while also splitting the cost and making new friends. Guatemala is great for a mixed plate of sailfish, blue marlin, mahi mahi, and tuna. Test out different techniques, get tips and tricks from our top tagging mates and captains, and cross Casa Vieja Lodge off your bucket list.
Call our Miami office at 1-800-882-4665 for more information or email us and secure your spot. MSRP: $2,930
Pelican Products have protected defense, emergency and scientific expedition equipment from some of the harshest conditions on Earth since 1976. This same DNA is now available in Pelican™ Elite Coolers.
Pelican holds themselves to a higher criteria than other cooler makers. When it comes to durability, performance and ergonomic design, just good enough” doesn’t cut it. As a result, Pelican™ Elite Coolers perform to higher standards — better than any cold locker, tougher than any icebox. Pelican™ Elite Coolers are true next-generation innovations, created to last a lifetime.
From the latches to the freezer-grade seal to the toughest handles in the business, every part is engineered to our extreme durability and performance standards. Which is why we feel confident in providing you with a Lifetime Guarantee. Not three years. Not five years. A lifetime. Something the other makers don’t (or can’t) do. MSRP: $199.95
How about the New Penn Passion combo for that special lady in your life; wives, mothers, and daughters will all appreciate this quality spinning outfit from Penn with some feminine touches. She’s going to love the comfort and function of the new Winn grips built into the handle. The Penn Passion combo comes in four sizes to match your lady’s angling style. MSRP: $129.99 – $149.99
The latest additions to Accurate’s popular Valiant series – the new BV2-800 / 800N-sized lever drag reels will make the perfect gift for offshore anglers. These reels are designed for trolling for tuna, sailfish, and striped marlin. Designed to accommodate 80# braided line, these compact, light-weight powerhouses have what it takes to land some of the toughest pelagic predators off the East, West and Gulf Coasts. MSRP: $649.95
Mustad – Dry Backpack
A perfect gift for the fisherman or boater in your family. Mustad’s popular water tight roll top Mustad Dry Backpack is a practical bag that will keep your gear dry. Made from waterproof and tough Tarpaulin PVC. Perfect for keeping your gear dry around the water or on the boat. MSRP: $49.99
What better gift for the boater in your life than the protection of BoatUS. BoatUS Members receive speedy, courteous service from TowBoatUS. With 600 TowBoatUS towboats servicing over 300 ports, 24-hour dispatch ensures you’re never more than a phone call away from professional on the water assistance. Join BoatUS — The Boat Owners Auto Club® today!
All gift Memberships purchased before 12/25/17 will be entered into a raffle to win a $200 West Marine gift card!
Basic Memberships start at just $24 per year.
Costa – Half Moon Sunglasses
You can’t go wrong with the gift of Costa products. Costa has many new sunglasses to choose from for men and women and a diverse line of Costa apparel sporting life on the water. How about the new Half Moon Frames with Costa’s amazing 580 glass lenses built to last. MSRP: $249
Winn Grips – Grip Sleeves
Talk about the perfect gift for fishermen! Winn Reel Grip Sleeves enhance the comfort and enjoyment of any reel. Once installed, these sleeves ergonomically provide increased use of finger strength with minimal effort, which results in enhanced “Slip Control” upon hook sets. Winn Grip Sleeves fit most brands and styles of reel and they are easy to apply. The perfect stocking stuffer! MSRP: $9.99
Evair boat shoes and Evair offshore boots – boat shoes that are perfect on really any type of freshwater or saltwater fishing rig and the ideal rubber boots to stay dry on offshore and long-range boats. Both the shoes and boots just recently started shipping to tackle shops and will fit nicely under your tree for the holidays. MSRP: $35 to $79
Nomad Lures – Chug Norris
The Chug Norris is designed to be the ultimate popper! We believe it captures all of the best attributes of a popper, and we’ve put our years of experience and effort into designing what we believe is the ideal shape for a popper. The Chug Norris was designed to take the least amount of effort to achieve maximum results, it makes that awesome thumping ‘pop’ as the cup catches the waters surface. It sticks to the waters surface, reducing the dreaded popper tumble and it casts like a bullet. When subsurface the Chug Norris displays an awesome swimming action that just makes fish go wild
Built from a new HD ABS plastic with the highest strength to weight ratio you’ll find in any lure manufacturing material. The 180mm/120g size features an extra thick outer shell and stainless steel metal plate, the body is then filled with foam for the ultimate in strength and durability. The smaller 120mm/40g size, still retains the extra thick outer shell, and comes equipped with a stainless steel through wired design which we have tested to be the strongest on the market. This lure might even be tougher than the bloke it was named after. We think you’ll love it!
All Nomad Design Lures come fitted with the highest quality super strong BKK hooks, chosen to balance perfectly with each lure, and provide exceptional swimming actions and hookup rates for all species. Nomad Design Lures can be fished straight out of the box with confidence.
Bonus Gift Idea No extra Charge!
SeaDek – Helm Pad
Save your back, legs and feet with a SeaDek helm pad. SeaDek manufactures the finest helm pads on the market today. Made from closed-cell PE/EVA blended materials, specifically formulated for the marine environment, SeaDek’s Stock Helm Station pads features 13mm foam to absorb impacts and micro-dot embossing on the surface for durability and safety. Available in two sizes, 14″x36″ and 16″x39″. There are standard color options as well as plenty of custom options for that personal touch. MSRP: Starting at $102.95
Happy Holidays From the BD Crew, Hope you get everything on this list!