Bass-Kicking Gifts!

They are beautiful in the home or office. Next, there are fake bass that can be hung on the wall, but no self-respecting bass fisherman worth his/her salt would allow a fish on the wall that they did not catch themselves, even one that sings, like the Billy Bass.. That would be akin to plagiarism! In this category, since I am predominately a Fly Fisherman, for gifts I often get some 8 x 10 frames from the Dollar Store, place an 8 x 10 piece of 2 ml craft foam in an appropriate color in it, and then tie up 15 or 20 classic Bass flies and glue them to the foam, and place the glass over the top. These make beautiful wall hangings, very classy looking, and are great conversation pieces. If you’re an artist, original paintings, sketches and craftwork are always appreciated.

In the something to use category, the choices are obvious, or so it would seem. Rods and reels, while always appreciated, are problematic. The choice of a rod and reel is such an individualistic thing that it would be next to impossible to get it right for another person. It would be like selecting a box of cigars for someone when you don’t know what kind they smoke. You’d be safer sticking to peripherals, like depth-finders, GPS units, Live-Wells, etc. Lures have the same problems as rods and reels. Everyone has their own little niche. If you already know how they fish, then it is much easier and safer to get them terminal tackle. If you really get stuck and can’t think of what to get, there is always the Gift Certificate for places like Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, etc. This is the absolute safest way to go, and is a sure fire winner for any fisherman/woman. You can’t fail with this gift! If a person fishes, there is no way a Cabelas or Bass Pro Shop Gift Card will sit in a closet, unused. There is every chance it will be used within 24 hours! They can even use it to buy Printed T-Shirts and baseball hats to wear to church!

If you’re going to spend some money, one of the greatest gifts a Bass Angler could ever receive would be that dream-trip guided fishing expedition to places like Venezuela, the Peacock Bass capitol of the world, or Lake Guererro, Mexico, where 150 bass a day is routine. Or even a guided trip on a close by lake. They don’t really cost that much for what you get, and it will supply memories for a lifetime.

These are just a few of the options available. Let your imagination be your guide. It really is the thought that counts
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I gotta wrap this up. It’s almost time for church. Now where did I put that tie..?

Happy Fishing.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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