Bob’s Top 5 Gift Ideas

With the Christmas Season fast approaching, fishing enthusiasts of all ages look forward to giving and receiving fishing-related items each year. Fishing gear is known for affordable stocking stuffers from lures to safety and novelty items that are well suited for the nice and even the naughty anglers.

Here are Bob’s top 5 items as some suggestions that would make wonderful gifts:

1. Coleman HyperFlame 2-Burner Propane Stove


We’ve used this portable stove for a few years now. I’m really impressed with the amount of heat the 12,000 BTU burners put out. You can cook anything with the 2 grills and 2 griddles that come with this versatile stove. Cook like a pro in the great outdoors!

2. Cuda 6” Flex Fillet Knife



This is the finest filleting knife I’ve ever used. The Titanium Bonded German 4116 full-tang stainless steel blade is corrosion resistant and holds an incredible sharp edge. The scale grip pattern gives you a safe non-slip handle. Last but not least Cuda offers a lifetime warranty!

3. Navionics


 I would never go fishing without Navionics electronic mapping. They provide highly detailed information that can help an angler find fish holding water. Underwater humps, bumps, ridges and other important changes are key to locating more fish. These memory cards are compatible with most GPS/Sonar units.

4. Pflueger President Limited Edition Spinning Reel


We’re talking lighter and faster with a high speed gear ratio. This limited edition reel has a 10 bearing system that are corrosion resistant. A carbon fiber handle, braid ready spool, sealed drag system and titanium mainshaft are just a few of the many features that this legendary brand has to offer. At just under $100 this Pflueger reel is a gift that any angler will truly cherish!

5. Columbia TurboDown Insulated Jackets & Vests 


My absolute favourite jacket is a Columbia TurboDown. For two years now it’s been my go-to coat. It fuses down with Omni-Heat synthetic insulation providing me with the warmest, lightest, most comfortable jacket I’ve ever worn!

Keep an eye out for SAIL’s fishing expert, Bob Izumi’s next blog on

Happy Holidays!



Bob Izumi is a Canadian professional angler, and the host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show. He is most known for his success in bass fishing, and was awarded angler of the year in 2004