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The Coolest Fishing Gifts on the Market in 2013

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Christmas shopping commercials are everywhere, encouraging you to head out the door and find the gifts that will make your loved ones’ eyes light up. If you are shopping for a veteran fishing enthusiast this year – and have been shopping for that person for years – you might find that you are fresh out of fishing-related gift ideas. You can only get the same person new rods and reels so many times before the idea feels played out and boring.

Luckily, there are more than enough exciting and unique products on the market this year that you can turn into the best and most unique gift you’ve given in years. Suffice to say that, if you are shopping for an angler and want to move beyond the basics, we’ve got you covered.

The Rapala ProGuide Deluxe Electric Fillet Knife Set ($64.99): An angler with the means of filleting their own fish is a happy angler indeed. This terrific electric fillet knife set – made by Rapala, one of the most trusted fishing brands in the world – makes the filleting of fish faster and easier than ever before.

rapala knife setPhoto via Sportsman’s Guide

Chef’s Choice Professional Sharpening Station ($149.97): Sharpening knives can be a huge hassle – so much that many of us will dig through drawers full of dull knives to find the one sharp utensil we own rather than just bite the bullet and sharpen them all one by one. The Chef’s Choice three-stage electric sharpening station, however, will have chefs gleefully sharpening every knife in their kitchen.

The three-stage system employs different methods to get knives as sharp as they can be, and works particularly well on serrated edge knives – the knives that are generally the hardest to sharpen. Chef’s Choice has also released a specialized fillet knife model, so keep an eye out for the brand new Mariner Sharpening Station for the fishing enthusiast on your Christmas shopping list when you are out and about this holiday season.

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 1.03.20 PMPhoto via Bass Pro Shops

Yeti Cooler and Accessories: It’s true that a Yeti Tundra cooler is certainly not cheap. Yeti measures its uber-durable cooler line in quarters, with the smallest cooler weighing in at a 20 quart capacity (for $229.99) and the largest coming in with a 250 quart capacity and a $799.99 price tag. However, while these coolers are expensive, they are worth the investment. Yeti advertises the Tundra coolers with pictures of grizzly bears trying – and failing miserably – to break into them. If the angler in your life goes on frequent fishing trips and brings home a limit nearly every time, a Yeti Tundra cooler may be just the receptacle he or she has been looking for.

yeti - 20qtPhoto via Bass Pro Shops

yeti 250Photo via Bass Pro Shops

Furthermore, Yeti makes accessories like the SeaDek Cover available (for $59.99) so that you can turn your cooler into a seat or a boat step. There are also new snap on beverage holders and rod holders that are worth tracking down in order to make the cooler more versatile.

seadekPhoto via Bass Pro Shops

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The Coolest Fishing Gifts on the Market in 2013