September 25, 2022

20 Gift Ideas for Under $50

Let FishUSA take the stress out of Christmas shopping for the fishing enthusiast on your list with these great ideas – all under $50!

1. Daiwa MiniSpin Travel Kit – $44.99
This is the perfect gift for the traveling fisherman on your list. This ultralight spinning rod and reel comes in a compact hard case and is pre-spooled with premium line. Tuck it in your luggage or keep it in the trunk of the car for those unexpected fishing opportunities when on the road.

Simms Headwaters Foldover Mitts

2. Simms Headwaters Foldover Mitts – $29.99
A timely gift for cold weather fishing or any outdoor application. These mitts will keep your hands and fingers warm without losing dexterity. Made with Polartec fleece and finished with water repellent.

3. Strike King S-11 Optics Polarized Sunglasses – $29.99
These glasses enable fishermen to see into the water and locate structure and fish, while looking stylish and protecting your eyes. Many models and lens colors to choose from.

4. Clam Bait Bucket – $34.99
A spill-proof bait keeper with an adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport. This bait bucket comes with an insulated carry bag for all-season temperature protection.

5. Worden’s Rooster Tail Box Kit – $16.99
For a novice or veteran fisherman, this is one of the world’s most productive multiple species and is a great stocking-stuffer. Kit includes 5 popular colors and one Plano box.

6. Swedish Pimple Multi-Pack – $22.99
Ice fishermen will appreciate this kit, consisting of seven lures in various sizes and colors, packed in a clear box with extra hooks, split rings, and flippers. Works in open water vertical jigging situations as well.

7. Leland’s Trout Magnet 152 – Piece Kit – $18.99
A favorite of trout and panfish anglers, these jigs suggest larval insects, crustaceans, and fish fry that make up much of the trout and panfish diet. The kit consists of 120 bodies in various colors, 30 hooks and two floats.

Shimano Scimitar Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod

8. Shimano Scimitar Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod – $44.99
This is a great 2-piece spinning rod for the beginner or casual steelhead and salmon fisherman. Features include lightweight graphite composition and full cork handle. Available in 8.5-ft or 9-ft.

9. Gerber Controller Fillet Knife System – $27.99 to $37.99
This high-quality fillet knife is available in 6, 8 or 10-inch blade lengths. It is made with a corrosion-free steel that holds an edge with a grip that ensures safety in wet and slippery conditions. A plastic sheath is included that is easy to clean and rinse. The sheath has a built-in honing rod for sharpening.

10. Rapala Folding Fillet Board – $29.99
THis board makes fish processing more sanitary and easier to clean up than your traditional wood fillet board. Made from HDPE food-grade plastics, this fillet board is FDA and USDA approved. Equipped with a clamp, it ensures your catch stays in place while filleting. Keep your clean up quicker and easier with the Rapala Folding Fillet Board with Clamp.

11. Berkley Big Fish Lip/Grip Digital Scale – $49.99
Here’s a tool that helps anglers land, handle and weigh big fish. The downward force of the fish squeezes the oversized jaws together. keeping the fisherman in control. The built-in digital scale weighs fish up to 30-pounds. The digital scale runs on a single 9V battery, not included.

FishUSA Great Lakes Hoodie

12. FishUSA Great Lakes Hoodie – $49.99
The FishUSA Great Lakes Hoodie features moisture-wicking fabrics that won’t snag or pull and double-knit construction. The FishUSA logo is prominently displayed along the chest of this hoodie with an outline of the Great Lakes. This performance hoodie has a full athletic cut, tapered neck, rib knit cuffs, and a blended hem. Its front pouch pocket is perfect for warming your hands. Look great and feel even better with the FishUSA Great Lakes Hoodie!

13. 13 Fishing Wicked Ice Spinning Combo – $50.00
13 Fishing Wicked Ice Spinning Combos have the same great blank and guides as the original just with a new Evolve reel seat with a white soft touch finish. The solid toray blank rods have Evolve Carbon Divide-2 white reel seats and Evolve Performance guides. The reels have aluminum spools with a fat bail and long stems and a 4.8:1 gear ratio.

14. Frabill Arctic Fire Straight Line Ice Fishing Combo – $24.99
A perfectly selected pair made to work flawlessly together, the Frabill Arctic Fire Straight Line Combo will have you reeling in some Panfish this ice season! The rod is designed with a fiberglass composite blank that is durable but highly sensitive, making sure you never miss a nibble. A comfortable cork handle and lightweight reel seat reduce fatigue so you can stay out on the ice longer. The reel is made durable with a smooth drag system and an ambidextrous handle to adjust to every angler.

15. Northland Pro Angler Panfish Hardwater Kit – $21.99
This is a good starter kit of ice anglers. It includes 12 proven fish-catching jigs and spoons that can be tipped with bait or plastics, terminal tackle for easy attachment and a small compartment tackle box.

Fishpond West Bank Wading Belt

16. Fishpond West Bank Wading Belt – $49.99
The wading fisherman on your gift list will love this. This extraordinary wading belt secures your waders, supports your back and provides some extra functionality. This belt’s ‘rail’ enables you to attach other items such as packs, water bottle holders, wading staffs, and other river accessories. The Fishpond West Bank Wading Belt was named the best accessory under $100 at the 2018 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show.

17. Redington I/O Fleece Pants – $39.99
If your winter steelhead angler is coming home frozen, these pants are the perfect gift. The fleece construction makes for great under-wader insulation during chilly weather fishing. These pants offer a fully elastic waist, full zip fly, on-seam side pockets and back zip security pocket. The Lycra stirrups keep the pants down in your boots and waders for added comfort.

18. Loon Outdoors UV Wader & Knot Kit – $29.99
This kit includes a wader repair, a knot resin and a UV light for curing. The UV Knot Sense is perfect for making your knots stronger and smoother, so they easily slide through guides. Both the wader repair and knot sense will cure with direct sunlight or any UV light. The UV Nano Light is handy, durable, and powerful enough to cure both resins included in the kit.’

Gerber Suspension NXT Multi-Tool

19. Gerber Neat Freak Fishing Braided Line Cutters – $19.99
This feature-rich braided line cutter was built with the user in mind. In addition to the dual micro-serrated blades, this tool also has a split shot crimper and bottle opener. The grips are designed for the inevitable wet conditions.

20. Gerber Suspension NXT Multi-Tool – $36.99
This low-profile multi-function tool has 15 different tools to handle almost any situation the fisherman on your list might encounter.

As always, when all else fails, the perfect gift might just be a gift card from FishUSA. We hope one of these suggestions makes your Christmas shopping a bit more exciting and enjoyable. Customers near Erie, Pennsylvania can shop in our Pro Shop in Fairview, PA. Convenient 24/7 online ordering is also available for all our products.

We wish you and yours the best of the holiday season and a fishy New Year!

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John Scherrer

Erie, PA John is a freelance writer and a life-long Erie resident who has fished across North America. Fly fishing, light spinning tackle, and ice fishing are his preferred methods to fish his home waters of Lake Erie.

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