We love the holidays for lots of reasons but replenishing the tackle arsenal has to be among the best of them (a close second is our family’s oyster stew recipe, a holiday tradition). Typically our fly-fishing gifts range from run-of-the-mill stuff that needs to be re-bought every year, to bigger items that we’ve waited some time to get our hands on. We also tend to give each other lots of fishing books which helps bridge the gap between the holidays and the opening of the fishing season.
This year is going to be especially fun since we’re making a few machining upgrades at the shop, and Junior is taking a trip to Belize around the New Year to do some diving and chase a few bonefish and baby tarpon. Needless to say our Christmas wish list sort of reflects these events.
Without further ado, here are a few of the things that we’ve asked Santa for this year:
(1) The Art of the Wet Fly by W.S. Roger Fogg
(2) Hardinge Turret Tool Post for one of our new lathes.
(3) Belize gear: flies, bonefish leaders, fresh tropical fly line.
(5) New Leaders and Tippet material for the upcoming year’s trout fishing.
(6) New studs for our wading boots.
(7) Antique Fishing Prints (always fun to see what turns up in this department…)
(8) Tarpon Fishing in Mexico and Florida by Edward George Spencer-Churchill
(9) Hardinge Collets of various sizes
(10) King of Fish by David Montgomery
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