April 25, 2022
By Shelby Busenbark
Mother’s Day falls on May 8th this year, and you better not forget it! Here’s your chance to show mom (or grandmom!) how much you care with a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for outdoors-loving woman in your life. Here are our top Mother’s Day gifts any female fisherman will love.The Magellan Outdoors Pro Windbreaker is perfect for the Florida heat, allowing you to cover up without feeling like you’re steaming in an outdoor sauna. Just light enough to don in the blazing sun and just enough coverage to keep you warm on your run to the next spot, this jacket finds it’s sweet spot in Florida. The polyester and spandex blend construction offers a lightweight feel and a flexible fit. The durable water resistant finish keeps moisture at bay, while the UPF 50 treatment provides protection against harsh sun rays. Flex technology encourages free range of motion. Even better, that price point.
$49.99 | academy.com
A thoroughly modern look with an old school accent, these hip shades combine styling cues from a classic pair of specs with crystal-clear optics and an interior sunshield. Polarized, color-enhancing, high-definition lenses with Bajío’s proprietary LAPIS™ technology reduce glare, enhance color and diminish fatiguing blue light, leading to less eye strain and the ability to see more fish, more easily. Land the big ones and look as great as you feel at day’s end in this new model from Bajio. You can also pat yourself on the back for supporting this carbon-neutral company. Whether you choose plastic or glass lenses will determine your price point.
$199-$249 | bajiosunglasses.com
Say hello to Salina. This feminine beach lifestyle frame is built for sunny days spent on the sand or the sea. This frame comes outfitted with either the premium 580G polarized glass lenses or 580P polarized polycarbonate lenses that allow anglers to see the most camouflaged fish beneath the surface. Functional details include a partial wrap that helps keep sunlight from leaking in and the textured Hydrolite nose pad provides comfort and a secure fit. The frames are also constructed of the company’s Bio-Resin, which makes it easy for mom to look good and play hard at the same time.
$167-$247 | costadelmar.com
Hunting and fishing Moms will appreciate the gift of a day on the water or in the field with a seasoned professional. Check out local guides and outfitters (Google your local shops/outfitters) for pros who know the waters and tactics nearby. One great online source is Georgia-based Outguided.com, a web-based marketplace for users to search, discover and book guided bucket-list trips of all kinds: hunting, fishing, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, skiing, scuba diving, and more.
Prices vary | Outguided.com
If your mom is the creative/builder type, consider gifting her a rod-building class from the folks at Mud Hole Rod Building & Tackle Crafting. They offer both in-person (from their headquarters in Ovideo, Florida, and Charlotte, Mobile, Houston, and San Diego) and virtual classes, and the classes range in topic from beginner to inshore spinning, surf, fly, bass and mahi-mahi rods. Mud Hole rod kits make choosing your supplies & components simple...and easy on your wallet too!
$199-$249 | mudhole.com
Perfect for the Florida momma angler, the TD SOL Inshore Rod from Dawia is as effective as it is beautiful. Inspired by Southeast inshore fishing, the rod design features a blue and ‘sol’ orange palm tree sunset decal and sports no-fuss Fuji hardware. Manufactured using Daiwa's state of the art HVF Carbon Technology, the blanks are lighter yet powerful & strong, lightening the load for inshore fisherman who hold the rod in hand for longer periods of time. The rods are built with Cork and EVA grips according to angler preference depending on models. The graphite constructed GRC Butt Cap keeps the rod weight at a minimum while eliminating the discomfort of a hard butt-cap. If you really want to treat mom, this rod would pair nicely with the Daiwa BG reel that shares the same ‘Sol’ orange accents. Both of these items from Daiwa MSRP at the same price.
$119.99 | daiwa.us
Sun protection never looked so good and felt so cool. Literally. If you’ve never tried a straw hat before, here’s your sign. These hat’s offer amazing coverage over highly sun-exposed areas with a 50+ UPF rating and keep you way cooler than any cap you’d pit it against. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. I’m sure you’re seeing a trend in this feed, but the fact that with each purchase Castaway cleans up at least a pound of plastic from our waterways makes this price point an absolute steal. They also come with a one-year warranty, so moms who wrangle a rowdy bunch, fear not! Yet another bonus, some styles are offered in matching kid’s sizes and dog collars. Who doesn’t love a matching set?!
$38 | castawayhatco.com
These stylish leggings are treated for UV30 sun protection, keeping mom safe during marathon days on the water. Moisture-wicking, antimicrobial fabric will help her stay cool during all her salty adventures. And guess what, pockets! Say no more. If you want to expand her Metal Scales collection, Salt Life also offers a performance quarter zip in the same pattern.
$64 | saltlife.com
No more soggy toes, please. Huk’s Rogue Wave ankle deck boots weigh in at 38 ounces per pair and come in women’s sizes 5-11. The boots feature a rubber and neoprene upper, a GripX wet traction non-marking outsole, an molded EVA footbed and heavy duty pull straps. Rogue Waves are sold in solid white, desert flower (pictured) or an overcast gray camo, with the gray ringing in $10 more than the others.
$90 | hukgear.com
Why lug around a grill, stovetop and electric block when you can have them all in one? Now mom can grill, boil, cook and charge with the fully integrated CampStove 2+ kit. The CampStove 2 Bundle from BioLite generates electricity and create smokeless wood flames while cooking up meals with the lightweight Portable Grill, KettlePot, and CoffeePress accessories. You know me, I also love that BioLite donates 10% of the sale price to Certified Climate Neutral, a non-profit organization that helps businesses reduce and offset their carbon footprints. Win, win, win, win, win. She might think she’s the new Charlie Sheen with all the winning she’ll be doing.
$249.95 | bioliteenergy.com
Danco’s best-selling 7” Pro Series Fillet Knife and 7.5” Pro Series Plier come together to offer a value that cannot be beat! These tools are built to withstand daily use in the harshest of environments and are guide tested and approved. The 7" Pro Series Fillet Knife features a high-quality, full tang, German Stainless-Steel blade coated with Dupont Teflon, an ergonomic and textured dual molded grip and a molded sheath with a belt loop. The 7.5" Pro Series Pliers are constructed of forged stainless steel making them 40% stronger than other stainless steel pliers on the market. They also feature PTFE coated jaws, replaceable tungsten carbide side cutters, oversized handles and come with a molded nylon sheath, aluminum carabiner and 36" coiled lanyard with snap clips. Mom will also love the seafoam green pops of color and you’ll love the price.
$49.99 | dancopliers.com