Gift Like a Pro: Tony Roach's Holiday Gift Guide

November 21, 2017

After years on open water and ice, FishUSA Pro Staff member Tony Roach has great recommendations for anglers of all techniques. Below are some of his favorite products he knows the angler in your life would love to see this holiday season.

  1. FishUSA Gift Card
    It beats the holiday sweater I got last year...by a long shot. A gift card from FishUSA...allows me to order what I want, from my favorite store on the planet.
  2. StrikeMaster Lithium 40v Electric Ice Auger
    This is the best battery powered auger to ever hit the market. It will be the fastest selling ice fishing item this season, hurry while supplies last.
  3. MarCum Lithium Ion Shuttle
    The MarCum Shuttle comes with a lithium battery that lasts up to 40 hours. It is the ultimate carrying case for your MarCum fish finder.
  4. MarCum LX-7 Digital Sonar System
    I use a digital MarCum sonar because they are the most advanced ice units on the market today.
  5. MarCum Recon 5 and 5+ Pocket Sized Underwater Viewing System
    I am a better ice angler because of underwater cameras. This underwater camera is compact and ideal for anglers that stay on the move.
  6. Rapala Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife
    As a fishing guide I use electric knives, they are a fast and effective way to clean fish. This knife allows me to use an electric even if a power source is not available, I can clean fish anywhere.
  7. Rapala Fisherman's Multi-Tool
    Great tool to have in the boat and on the ice. At under $20.00, makes for a great stocking stuffer.
  8. Rapala Fish Counter
    Keep your fishing partner honest with a fish counter. Great gift idea for any angler.
  9. Rapala Touch Screen Digital Fish Scales
    By far the best digital scale out there. The digital touch screen allows me to save weight, so I can track my catch.
  10. Rapala Retractable Hook Sharpener
    Everyone needs a hook sharpener. This one comes with a lanyard and cover so it’s easy to access and store.
  11. St. Croix Legend Black Ice Rods
    St.Croix makes the perfect ice rod regardless of species you're chasing.
  12. St. Croix Avid Spinning Rod
    The 6' 6" or 7' 0" Medium Light Fast Action is a great multi-species rod. Once you fish a St. Croix, you'll never fish another rod again.
  13. Striker Ice Predator Series (Jacket and Bibs)
    I will never step foot on the ice without my Striker Ice suit. The built-in flotation system gives me piece mind when I am on the hard water. These come in youth sizes, too.
  14. Striker Ice Combat Leather Gloves
    New for this season, the Combat Gloves are the most comfortable gloves I have ever worn.
  15. Striker Ice Performance Hoodie
    I wear this jacket both as a base layer, and my primary jacket. It is virtually windproof and is incredibly comfortable. This is also available in Women’s sizes.
  16. Northland Buck-Shot Flutter Spoon
    The best flutter spoon I have ever fished on ice.
  17. Northland UV Buck-Shot Spoons
    Buck-Shot spoons are my go-to jigs for walleyes. They are now available in great UV colors.
  18. Northland Buck-Shot Rattle Jig'N Spoon
    A favorite among anglers across the ice belt. It is always part of my on-ice arsenal.

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