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10 Gift Ideas for Your New Fishing Friend*

*Or in my case, 10 Gift Ideas for My Neighbor-Who-Takes-My-Kid-To-School-and-Gives-Us-Garden-Fresh-Veggies-and-Venison-and-Who-Is-a-Really-Great-Guy-But-Who-I-Need-to-Take-Fishing.

Okay, you've got a new buddy who wants to go fishing.  And the truth is, you want him to go fishing, too. He's eager to learn, probably can be trained to use a pushpole, gaff a tuna, heat-shrink electrical connectors, make sandwiches.  The trouble is, no one comes with the right gear. Someone needs to add a chapter to the Official Book of Manhood outlining the basics (actually someone needs to write the entire book). But until we have a more formal source, here's a Holiday Gift Guide you can use to outfit your prospective crewmate.

-Jeff Weakley, Editor, Florida Sportsman


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