Monday, November 28, 2016

6 Holiday Shopping Suggestions

Can you believe that the festivities of Christmas are again upon us?  Where did 2016 go?  I guess it's time to do a bit of shopping for family and friends and if you're anything like me, your inbox is bulging with emails from Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales.  Needless to say, there's been a lot of deleting going on from my iPhone the past couple of days.  

In years past I've put a post together with a long list of discount codes and heads up on particular sales but that just sounded way too exhausting for me to attempt this year, so here's a few suggestions to consider as you sit down to shop for those on your list.

1.  SHOP SMALL - Your local fly shop, artisans, gear makers, rod builders, fly tiers, and others locally are a great source for excellent gifts.  Help fuel your local economy.

2.  SHOP THE ENVIRONMENT - There are a lot of companies within the fly fishing and outdoor industry that have figured out creative ways to give back to the environment and the many worthy groups and organizations who need donations to forward their mission.

3.  FIND THE UNIQUE - There are so many ways to find gifts that both fit the budget but are something different than you'll find at the mall.   I always seem to find the best ideas, artisans, and craftsmen on Instagram.

4. CONSIDER THOSE WHO SUPPORT T.F.M. - I have a really great time writing this website but most of what happens wouldn't be possible without the support of the companies listed on the sidebars who advertise here.  They are each a great place to start as you're looking for deals and ideas.

5.  GIVE THE GIFT OF GLASS - There may be no better time to give a fiberglass fly rod to someone than now with choices from $25 to $1,500 depending on what you're looking for.

The Fiberglass Rod Shops page is updated and a good place to start if looking for a rod builder, fly rod company, and source for a fiberglass fly rod blank to build your own.

6.  NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS?  I am only an email away and have a good time pointing people in the right direction on different fiberglass fly rods, click and pawl fly reels, and those special gift ideas.  Oh yeah, and check out the T.F.M. Store and T.F.M. Decals pages as I've handpicked some stellar suggestions on there as well.

Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.  Gift giving is one small part of it.

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