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Gift Guide for a Bass Fishing Rube!

Hey All:
This entry has a two-fold purpose.  Its a wish list for myself as my birthday and christmas is right around the corner and at the same time its serves as good reference for anyone shopping for the sportsman in their life.

#1. Good RainGear – I would like to get this  in the Jacket and Bib, I found out the hard way down at Patoka that my raingear had outlived is usefulness.

Bass Pro Shops XPS Gore-Tex Extreme Rainwear Jacket for Men

Bass Pro Shops XPS Gore-Tex Extreme Rainwear Jacket for Men

We’ve combined our experience with durable, super long-lasting comfort to GORE-TEX’s own reputation with innovative materials to produce the most technologically superior rainwear on the market today! Our XPS Extreme Rainwear features revolutionary GORE-TEX’s XCR fabric – the lightest, most breathable and waterproof protection possible. No more bulk. No more uncomfortable overheating. XPS? GORE-TEX? Extreme Rainwear Jacket: Combines XCR technology and 3-layer GORE-TEX for top performance and ultra-comfort. Styled after the best mountaineering parkas, this one features a double storm flap, 3-way adjustable hood, pit zips and a zip-in zip-out system that allows you to add layers as you need them. Imported. XPS GORE-TEX Extreme Rainwear Pants sold separately and can be found through item search with item number 38-865-175

#2. Buy this ProductShimano Symetre 2500 Front Drag This is a necessity if you are planning to start dabbling with Flourocarbon lines.  2000 size and smaller reels, just cause problems with flourocarbon.

#3. Buy this ProductShimano Castaic SF, in my opinion this is the finest pitchin’ & flippin’ reel made and I don’t believe they make it anymore, I would like to get a couple more while they are still available.

#4. Buy this ProductReel Grip Handle Grips – these are a great little perk for someone who already has a ton of fishing stuff.  Makes the real grips a little more comfortable and easier to grip when wet.  Great stocking stuffer for a few reals.  They come in a ton of color schemes, from Camo, blue, red and even Pink!!

#5. Buy this ProductXTools Grip N Weigh Electronic Scale – as far as I can tell, this is the best bargain for scales.  Very durable, waterproof and it even floats.   I am in serious need of a good scale……

#6.Buy this ProductGambler Cane Toad – these are great little lures and must for any serious anglers tackle box.  I think the Cane Toad is the best of the best when it comes to swimming toads.  Better than the Zoom Ultravibe Horny Toad, Stanley Ribbit Frog, Yum Buzz Frog and all the rest.

#7. Bass Pro Shops Lure Wraps – great necessity for any time you have a lure with treble hooks tied on.  Protects against tangles, snags in your carpet and especially your seats.  In the long run, it’s a time saver and a safety thing.  If you are a non-boater, this will save you from being the guy who snags a seat in your boater’s brand new bass boat

#8. Gift Cards to a local sporting goods store or one of the great online store likes  or  They can always find something they need with a nice Gift Card.  They will appreciate a gift card over something they do not need.

#9.  Under Amor Cold Gear – This would be great for those early spring and late fall outings, some matching leggings would be beneficial as well.  XL tops and L bottoms.

Under Armour ColdGear Mock Turtleneck for Men

Under Armour ColdGear Mock Turtleneck for Men

Under Armour: The Advantage is Undeniable.? ,,For every kind of weather, and in every environment, Under Armour apparel delivers maximum comfort! ,,,, ColdGear?: for when it’s cold. Your first and most important line of defense against the cold — just because you have to hunt in the cold doesn’t mean you have to hunt cold. ColdGear is ideal as a cold weather base layer for warmth without bulk. Made from a double-sided fabric that wicks moisture from the skin and circulates body heat, it’s perfect for the working-and-waiting transitions the outdoorsman faces. Built in a compression fit to keep you warm and dry without weighing you down. Machine wash. Imported. Under Armour? ColdGear? Leggings sold separately and can be found through item search at item number 38-794-391-02

#10. Buy this ProductPower Pro Braided Line – it seems as though they have come with a new ‘Phantom Red’ product.  I would really like to try this line in some 40#, 50# & 65#.  I am a big fan of Cajun Red Lightning Line, so this is a logical step for me.

I may add to this list, so check back.  Also I’ll add a few other small items here on the bottom.
Sudoko Puzzle Book – Travel a lot and its a good distraction on the plane or in the passenger seat.
Minnesota Vikings Visor – I need a good Vikings Visor to sport on Sundays
Bass Fishing DVD’s – always a good bet
Bass Fishing  Wall Calender 2007

Rich’s Bassin’ Forum
Bass Fishing Tackle Blog

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