5 Perfect Gifts for Kayakers for Under $50 [2021 EDITION]
It's that time of year again when you start looking for the best gift for the kayak fishermen in your life. The weather may be getting colder, but that doesn't make unwrapping some great fishing gear any less exciting. Anglers love new toys, no matter what season it is.
The good news is, you don't have to go all in on a new kayak or expensive rod to give a great gift. There are lots of great options for kayak fishing presents that are well below $50.
So, we've rounded up some of our best products here at Rogue Fishing as well as highlighted some great items from other brands we love. We're sure you'll find something for the angler in your life. And if not, just visit us online for more inspiration!
Nothing will ruin a great day fishing like seeing your phone drop into the water, never to be seen again. Between handling gear, fish, and a paddle, it's not hard to lose your grip and in the process, lose a potentially $1,000 phone.
That's why we created our best-selling product, THE PROTECTOR Phone Tether 3.0. This ingenious combination of sturdy clip, durable tether, and universal phone holder will keep expensive phones where they belong—in the boat.
THE PROTECTOR works with nearly every phone on the market, even the larger ones, like the Apple 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy 8+.
Worried about snapping the perfect picture of that prize catch? THE PROTECTOR is designed with both side-mounted and center-mounted cameras in mind. It's the best stocking stuffer an angler can ask for.
2. Yak Gadgets QuickCup Cup Holder - $19.99
When is a cup holder not just a cup holder? When it comes from Yak Gadgets. Yes, this durable cup is perfect for storing a cold beverage while you're out on the water. It fits on pretty much any gear track and can swivel to either be inside or outside the kayak for maximum versatility. But it's a lot more than that as well.
You can use the QuickCup to store lots of things besides a drink. Thanks to their drilled-in tether hole, you can use them to hold onto all kinds of hooks and lures. They also have slots for your pliers, scissors, and fish grips. to sit in and holes to attach your leashes to.
Having trouble managing your treble hooks? The holes near the bottom of the cup are perfect for keeping them in line and out of your way.
3. Kayak Kushion - $50
When you're kayak fishing, you're going to spend a lot of time sitting down. And, no matter how nice your kayak seat is, chances are you're going to wish you had a cushion around hour number three. Thankfully, the folks at Kayak Kushion have the perfect product.
This product does hit the top of our "Under $50" theme, but it is well worth the investment. A few things you will thank yourself for investing in: good toilet paper and a high-quality seat cushion.
The seats come in square and round varieties, several colors, and there's an extra firm version if you prefer. There's even a Kush-Bar if you're looking for a little extra lumbar support.
One of the things kayak fishermen love about their sport is being low to the water. There is something about being that close to the action that you just can't replicate fishing from a boat or on the bank.
Unfortunately, this also makes kayaks harder to see. In high-traffic areas, you're going to want to make sure you're as visible as possible. The YakAttack VISIFlag is one of the best ways to do just that.
The durable flag will make sure you are seen, and therefore safe, as you focus on more important things — like fishing. And, at just $35, it's a price you'll be hard-pressed to beat anywhere else for the quality.
We couldn't round out this list without our A.D.S – the Adjustable Drag Strap. There are many different size kayaks out there, made for many different environments. A kayak you use on a lake with is different from one you'd take on the ocean.
The A.D.S. ensures you'll be able to quickly and easily get your gear on the water with as little hassle as possible — no matter where you are going. Adjust the A.D.S. on the fly to fit your needs whether you're launching, dragging, sitting or standing. With the Adjustable Drag Strap, you get four different uses, all in one strap!
A versatile strap cuts down on your setup and breakdown time so you can spend more time fishing. Not to mention, you'll save a lot of strain on your back trying to haul your gear in and out. And that alone makes the $35 price tag a steal.