Dec 8, 2020, 07:00am EST
Greatest Gift Ideas For The Outdoors Person In Your Life
Chris Dorsey – Contributor – Travel – I cover sporting travel, recreational real estate, and premium outdoor products.
In a nation where some 60 million Americans still hunt and fish, most of us have a family member or friend or two who show up to holiday gatherings with a fresh batch of iPhone photos of fish, game or fowl taken over the previous seasons. These top-of-the-food-chainers often aren’t the easiest to buy for when it comes to holiday shopping, for they spend nearly all their disposable income at a Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s megastore, viewing a visit to one of the retail mecca’s the way an art collector anticipates a trip to the Louvre. The late Dick Cabela, one of the chain’s founding brothers, once told me, “We don’t sell much that people really need, but boy do we sell a lot of things people really want.” For budding entrepreneurs, take a lesson.
Thus, if you have someone in your family whose fashion trends toward wax cotton or camouflage, maybe someone who might have missed his daughter’s wedding because it fell on opening day of quail season, or who drives a flats boat more than a car, here are a few unique offerings that are sure to hit the bullseye.
Sea Run Fly Rod Cases
It’s about time someone created a case that can store multiple fly rods—often costing thousands of dollars each—along with reels and other ancillary fishing gear in one, tough, lightweight and lockable case. Thanks to Sea Run Case, from the family tree of the famous Italian-made Negrini Gun Case line, comes the world’s best fly rod carrier. Each case is hand made exquisitely by Italian craftsmen and will house up to five, 9-foot to 10-foot rods and six reels with extra room for tackle. The outer shell consists of a patented ultralight, double wall composite technology and the combination locks are made of steel and are TSA compliant for ease of travel. The cases are offered in either standard or luxury, with custom finishes available upon request. Retail starting at $499, www.searuncases.com.