Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Minute AF Christmas Shopping Guide


Got Skeeters? I see all the Christmas car commercials where Santa brings someone a brand new Lexus, Mercedes, or luxury vehicle . . . what about a boat Santa? How about dropping off one of these new beauties off to some lucky fisherman who's been good all year? C'mon Fat Man! Seriously though, if you're looking for a new boat in the New Year, check out Skeeter's saltwater series. You won't find a better made boat, rigged with the number one engine on the market, Yamaha. I've got some more gift ideas for you that would look mighty nice on that Skeeter:  


How about a nice cold Engel cooler to keep your drinks and fish cold when winter's done and you're back on the water in the hot days of summer. I use my Engel for just about everything, keeping things inside is just part of it. It makes a great casting platform and can even come with a cushion to provide extra seating.  That Minn Kota trolling motor is one of my favorite accessories and essential tools I use on the boat. It gets me into skinny water, quietly and quickly. Turn off that big motor in the back, quick release the Minn Kota on the front and I'm a fishing machine. 


To really set the Skeeter rig over the top, I always have an Atlas jack plate installed with my Yamaha engine. The Atlas is smooth, sturdy and the perfect way to lift that big motor up to get into shallow water when necessary. I always run with a Talon shallow water anchor on back too. Use it all the time to "Talon down" and stay put. It's great when fishing the flats and sitting on a school. Quiet, strong, always finding the bottom and just a touch of a button. My Humminbird 360 gives me such an advantage. The 3D images all around my boat let me check out structure, pot holes, oyster beds and find the fish. 


Here are some "stocking stuffer" ideas as well as something that will at least fit under the tree.  Mogan Maiden Reels are now in Dick's stores to pair up with that Wright & McGill Flats Pink rod. Pick up a Flats Blue rod too for that special angler. 
Dick's Sporting Goods has FREE shipping with no minimum purchase right now too, so if you can't get into a store, check them out online at www.dicks.com for some killer "Santa" deals. 
No matter what's under the tree or in the stockings, have a Merry Christmas! Give the gift of fishing just by taking a kid fishing this year. A special thanks to all my sponsors, Star brite, Costa, DOA Lures, FINS braid, Seaguar, T-H Marine, and everyone who helps make AF happen. 

Happy New Year!!

Blair