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10 Fantastic Fly Fishing Gifts

Fly fishing is more than just a hobby for many angling enthusiasts. It’s important that they have the right gear for their location and weather, so giving a fly fishing gift could make their Christmas, birthday, or any other occasion.

From quality flies to durable rods and reels, there are endless options to suit all budgets at Orvis. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best fly fishing gifts that will impress any angler and enhance their experience on the water.

Orvis Sling Pack

The Orvis Sling Pack is an innovative carry-all solution for fly fishing enthusiasts. Made with 100% recycled Cordura® Eco, this 11-litre capacity pack offers plenty of storage space. It includes a large main body storage pocket, a Tippet Whippet docking station, and a water bottle pocket with retainer.

Ultralight Foam Fly Box

This innovative Ultralight Foam Fly Box is light and portable, making it easy to select the right fly when you’re on the water. Micro slits in the interior hold flies securely. Unlike ordinary foam boxes, this box protects the foam and floats if dropped in water. With a secure magnetic closure, it's a great gift for fly anglers who want to reduce weight in their pack or vest while getting optimal fly protection.

Smith Lowdown 2 Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an all-weather must-have for fly anglers. So a new pair of stylish Smith Lowdown 2 sunglasses is a great gift. The modern design and polarised lenses offer crystal-clear vision, while the anti-reflective coating resists streaks and smudges. The nose pads and auto-lock hinges ensure a comfortable, secure fit.

Rod & Reel Case

All anglers will find this single Rod & Reel Case an invaluable part of their fly fishing kit. Made from 100% recycled polyester and 600D Cordura® Eco, this case offers reliable protection for your 4-piece rod and reel combo. It can carry rods up to 10 feet in length, and features a padded area to protect your reels. With a zip closure, this case offers secure, easy-access storage for your fishing gear.


Perfect your casting stroke and develop your technique with this fly fishing Practicaster. With three hook-and-loop trout targets, this innovative learning tool can be used both indoors and outdoors, so it’s ideal for anyone hoping to refine their casting technique. It’s suitable for all ages, so it’s a great fly fishing gift for young anglers (as well as those who are a little longer in the tooth).

Hy-Flote Floatant System

The Hy-Flote Floatant System is designed to keep your flies buoyant. This all-in-one kit includes a premium gel, paste, powder, and fly dryer to breathe new life into your favourite tried-and-tested flies. The temperature-stable gel won't melt or harden, and the paste can be used to give tippets and leaders extra buoyancy.

YETI Tundra 35 Cooler

Make sure they have everything they need on their next fishing trip with this YETI Tundra 35 Cooler. It’s perfect for holding water and snacks — everything required for a full day out on the water. Thick insulation, UV-resistant protection, and easy portability make this cooler a firm favourite with Orvis customers. And it’s not just for fishing — this cooler can be used on almost any outdoor adventure.

YETI Rambler 14oz Mug

Perfect for chilly mornings or warm evenings, fly anglers can take their coffee or cold beverage on-the-go with the YETI Rambler mug. Made of durable stainless steel, this mug can be strapped to the outside of your pack, so it won’t take up any extra space. The double-wall vacuum insulation will keep your drink hot or cold for hours on end. It’s dishwasher-safe, and includes the No Sweat™ design for easy cleanup.

River Fly Collection

If they’re looking for some new patterns to test, this versatile River Fly Collection makes a brilliant gift. With 8 flies of various sizes and types (including dry flies and nymphs), fly anglers can spend many afternoons finding their new favourite. If they prefer saltwater fly fishing or have another location in mind, find more fly collections that make great fly fishing gifts.

Fly Fishing Tuition

Sometimes experiences make the best presents. If they’re new to fly fishing (or just looking for some expert guidance), fly fishing tuition may be the most valuable gift you can give. From free fly fishing schools to one-to-one personalised tuition, take a look at how Orvis fly fishing tuition works and decide which option will make the best fly fishing gift.

Browse the Orvis collection for more fly fishing gifts

Fly fishing enthusiasts are sure to appreciate any of these fly fishing gifts, as they’ll allow them to get the most out of their angling experience. From innovative learning tools to high-performance technical gear, there's something for every level of fisherman.

So, whether you're shopping for a seasoned angler or a beginner, our collection has something to offer. Browse the Orvis fly fishing gear collection to find the right gift for any fly angler, and give them a practical present they'll use for years to come.
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