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2022 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide

Fly fishing gift ideas for the mothers in your life.

2022 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide

Fly-fishing gift ideas for the mothers in your life.

Follow along for a list of practical, quality, useful fly-fishing gifts for your mom or wife or sister or grandma or aunt or teacher or doctor or bartender or any mother in your world. 

Dry Fly Distillery Canned Cocktails

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$5 |

Riverside cocktails can be the icing on a great day of catching, but lugging the ingredients and containers can be cumbersome. But now mom won't have to, with Dry Fly Distillery's Canned Cocktails. They come in a variety of cocktail flavors: Gin & Tonic, Spicy Lemonade, Moscow Mule, Spiced Cranberry, Bloody Mary, Huckleberry Lemonade, and Greyhound, and range in alcohol content from 4.8 percent to 8 percent. If beer and wine, or hauling the whole bar, ain't your mama's thing, consider making her Mother's Day with these canned cocktails. $5 |

YETI Camino Carryall 20

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$130 |

The YETI Camino Carryall 20 features deployable dividers, two interior zippered pockets, and waterproof outer paneling. It's ideal for a trip to the gym, a neighborhood barbeque, or to haul her wading boots home. Although the exteme heavy-duty nature of these tote bags might seem like overkill, I'd be willing to bet mom will find a use for it quickly, and that she'll be grateful for its durability. It comes in a variety of colors (including the striking new "Bimini Pink") and sizes. $130 |

Simms Women’s Solarflex Cooling Hoody 

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$100 |

The Simms Solarflex Cooling Hoody is made of a comfy, light, stretchy UPF50 fabric that is as protective as it is comfortable. It has a face mask to compliment the hood, and has a zippered rear pocket to hold her fly box, tippet, or phone. And it recently won the Women's General Apparel award at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show so you know it's legit. $100 |

Costa Caleta Sunglasses

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$206 |

Costa Del Mar's Caleta women's sunglasses are outfitted with their premium 580G polarized glass lenses that allow anglers to see the most camouflaged trout, muskie, striper, or tarpon. And they are part of Costa's Untangled Collection which feature frames made from 97 percent recycled fishing nets. My wife looks awesome in hers. $206 |

Patagonia Wool Pom Beanie

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$49 |

Made of a blend of recycled wool and recycled nylon, and Fair Trade Certified, Patagonia's Wool Pom Beanie makes a stylish, affordable, and socially and ecologically conscience gift. Every mom would look cute in this cozy, pom-pom-tipped stocking hat. $49 |

Miss Mayfly Gift Card

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$350 |

Let's face it - getting the sizing correct when buying complex textiles like fishing waders for the ladies in your life is a tricky (and sometimes risky) proposition. But fear not–Miss Mayfly offers the perfect solution with a gift card. This relatively new wader brand focuses specifically on perfecting women's fit in waders, with a mission "to create well-fitting products for women of all shapes and sizes." Miss Mayfly currently offers three different wader models with a plethora of size options, ranging in price from $260-$340. Surprise your mom with the gift of flattering comfort. $350 |

Grundéns Sidereal Shorts

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$60 |

These spiffy shorts would make a great gift for any fishermom. The Sidereals feature the quick-drying Sidereal Short Econyl recycled fabric, a light feel, and a stealth plier pocket with lanyard anchor point. And they're part of Grundéns's Net-Sourced® collection, which has a goal of recycling fishing nets into useful apparel. They are flattering on a variety of body types and are durable enough to wear often. $60 |

Chaco x Thomas Rhett Sandals

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$55-$110 |

For the sandal-wearing moms consider Chaco's rainbow- and brook-trout-themed sandals. Chaco's reputation for durability combined with these fishy designs make this limited-edition footwear ideal. And score extra points if she's a country-music lover, as these are inspired by Thomas Rhett's love for the outdoors and memories on the river with his family. And a portion of every sale is donated to Trout Unlimited. They are available in each print in the Z/1 Classic, the Z/2 Classic, and the Chillos Slide. They also come in men's and children's sizes. $55-$110 |

Orvis Premium Fly Tying Kit

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$198 |

Orvis's Premium Fly Tying Kit includes the tools and materials to tie 10 flies of 16 different fly patterns - eight basic patterns and eight "guide" patterns - along with an instructional DVD. Whether she's new to fly tying or would appreciate the convenience of packable case to tie on the go, this kit is perfect for the creative mom who values building her own gear. $198 |

Abel VAYA Fly Reel with Andrea Larko Design

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$1,350 |

If budget is not a concern, consider spoiling your mother with this beautiful and durable Abel VAYA fly reel, decorated with the eye-popping Andrea Larko art design. The VAYA series features a partially-ported frame that offers minimized weight, incredible rigidity, and just enough surface area to highlight Abel’s hand-anodized finishes. The large-arbor spool features a balanced, dual-pawl drag design that eliminates the need for a counterweight. The VAYA is a great reel for everything from freshwater to light salt. Available in 4/5, 5/6, and 7/8 sizes. $1,350 |

Superflo Ridge 2.0 Universal Taper Fly Line

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$130 |

Airflo's Superflo Ridge 2.0 Universal Taper Fly Line is a fantastic and supple all-around fly line–matter in fact it won Fly Fisherman magazine's 2022 Best New Fly Line award. Ridge 2.0 technology allows for faster shooting, increased line speed, and a quieter line texture than previous iterations of ridged fly line. You almost can’t feel the texture with your hands and it has wide gaps that can’t collect dirt. And it's 100 percent PVC free, so it won't leach toxins into the water like some fly lines. $130 |


Women's Fly Fishing Class

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
Free-$1,895 | Various sources

Sometimes it's just easier to learn in the company of the same gender, which is why there are so many women's-only fly fishing classes nationwide. To name just a few outlets offering classes: The Fly Shop in Redding, California, Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana; Women's Flyfishing in Anchorage; Western Rivers Flyfisher in Salt Lake City; Liarflies, Blue Quill Angler, and Angler's Covey in Colorado; Idaho Angler; Wilderness Voyageurs and Doylestown Orvis store in Pennsylvania; Lion's Tale Adventures in Florida; Georgia Women Fly Fishers; WorldCast Anglers in Wyoming; Deerfield Fly Shop in Massachusetts; Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of Trout Unlimited in New York; Weatherby's in Maine–the list goes on and on. Point is, there is likely a class near you. Just Google it and see for yourself. Free-$1,895 | Various sources

A Day of Guided Fly Fishing on your Local Waters

2020 Fly Fisherman Mother's Day Gift Guide
$500-$1,000 | Various sources (Google your local shops/outfitters)

Sometimes, the benefit of professional instruction is nice, so consider gifting a day on the water with someone who knows your local water and how to fish it well. Join your mother or don't–whichever she'd prefer (use good judgement here). Local guides and outfitters are invaluable resources that can help take her game to the next level. Help a mother out, and get her a day of guided fly fishing. $500-$1,000 | Various sources (Google your local shops/outfitters)

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