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LOST COAST OUTFITTERS PRESENTS:

The Ultimate Gift Guide

It seems like every year the holiday season rolls around way too fast and we find ourselves scrambling to find a gift for our fishing buddies and family. Enter the Lost Coast Outfitters Holiday Gear Guide for the 5th year running.

Our staff takes pride in putting together the definitive shopping guide for any angler. The LCO Holiday Gift Guide is a collection of the latest and greatest fly fishing gear, handpicked and guaranteed to please.

Browse away, grab a gift card, or give us a call at 415-483-2278. We are happy to work with you to customize the perfect gift for the holidays, so don't hesitate to get in touch or stop by the shop.

Lost Coast Owned and Approved

George's Picks

Watermaster Expedition Raft

This whole raft packs into a 35 lb backpack and is capable of running rapids with camping gear and supplies in tow. I bought in after a 10-day self-supported trip. We built these with all the right parts, all the ones you want and none of the ones you don't.

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Simms Flyweight Jacket

The addition of a second rain jacket has been game-changing. This lightweight and packable jacket offers a warm and dry option after a long day of fishing in the rain. I like the blue so it stands out in my gear bag.

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Pladra Flannel- Watershed Red

A collab between Cal Trout, Pladra , and Paul Waters? Hello favorite new shirt. It's made in the USA, fits super well and looks killer. Get yourself one before they are gone.

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Sven saw

A compact folding saw that is capable of felling 20" trees, the Sven saw was an indispensable piece of kit on our recent float trip in BC. Many rip snorters started with 30 mins of saw work

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Dry Creek Gear Pouch

This has become a go to pouch for me in organizing my gear for different types of fishing. I have my striper pouch, trout pouch and steelhead pouch. Packing for trips have never been easier. Check out the video. 

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Simms G4 Boots

The best boot I've ever worn. They have screw in studs that improve stud security. This also allows you to change worn out studs much more easily a problem with many boots in the best. If you are ordering order 1 size up from your street shoe size.

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Simms Wool Neck Gaitor

Having one of these on hand for when the temps drop down will make your day much better. It cuts down on the wid chill and will keep your body nice and warm, Highly recommend these for any fall or winter angler.

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Orvis Underwader Pant

I took a pair of these on a 10 float trip day in BC, Wore them under waders and around camp. I found them to be awesome and highly recommend them as the best underwader pant I've owned.

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Brodin Phantom Tailwater Net

 

This handmade wooden net is what I grab for scooping up big trout throughout the west. With a 30% larger basket you are less likely to fumble on the goal line.

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LCO Ocean Beach Outfit

I spend a tremendous amount of time stalking the beaches with this setup. Discovering our local fishery has improved many anglers' lives here in the bay area. Give your favorite angler the gift of local fishing.

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Nalgene Bottle

We all struggle with drinking enough water, these simple water bottles beg for you to drink from them, mine has some duct tape wrapped around it just in case.

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Filson 3CG Wool Sweater

Wool sweaters are not only killer around town and on dates, but make excellent layering pieces on the river. Don't leave home without one. Modern tech can't keep up with the humble sheep.

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Simms GTS Rod and Reel Bag

 

When you're traveling with fly rods, reels, and fly boxes for a big trip it is nice to make sure it all gets on the plane by carrying it on. There is no better bag to carry on than the Simms GTS Rod and Reel Bag.

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Sage Trout Reel

Old school vibes and modern performance... this thing is like an 80's FJ souped-up by Icon. I have a couple of them and love the full cage frame, vintage aesthetics, and buttery smooth drag this reel offers.

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Filson Wool Blanket

Every car, cabin, or house needs a solid wool blanket. You never know when you'll need it but you will be damn glad you have it when you do. I have one in my bed roll in the back of my truck at all times. Never know when it's time for a nap.

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Simms Dry Creek Boat Bag

This bag is the shit! The mushroom lid closes it with its super badass magnetic closure and keeps the rain out. Totally waterproof and the perfect solution to fishing on a boat from the lower sac to the flats of Mexico.

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Simms Fall Run Hoody

Picked up this jacket for a trip after I reluctantly retired my decade-old fall run jacket. It is simply the perfect weight and cuts the wind. Like the pockets and pretty much everything about this jacket.

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Simms Access Pack

I have found multiple occasions, mainly in layover situations, the need for a small packable pack for transitional travel. I've been taking this guy along and have found multiple uses for it.

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Fishpond Tailwater Fly Tying Breifcase

TThe dream is a fly tying kit that fits in this bag and stays organized. I have achieved this dream, and you can too. I tie more flies in cooler places now that I have moved into this pack.

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Patagonia Sunshade Hoody

A killer sun hoody made in part by the front breast pocket which most sun hoodies lack. This is a super killer camo pattern that won't be around much longer. Snag it now before they are gone.

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PERFECT FOR

For Every Angler

Handpicked Fly Selections

Every angler can use more flies especially ones hand chosen at Lost Coast Outfitters. We carry only the highest quality and unique flies from local tiers. The more info you give us the better we can tailor each box to your anglers needs.

Hatch Nippers

The perfect gift is something someone wouldn't buy themselves, but they really want. Hatches nipper are sure to be a cherished piece of fly fishing equipment for years to come. They come in 4 colors Red, Blue, Silver, and Black.

Patagonia Wader Workstation

Let's face it fly fishing has a lot of bits and pieces that need to get organized. The Patagonia Wader workstation makes a perfect essentials kit to put in your waders or take on a boat. However it's not the only organizational pouch in the sea.

Lost Coast Outfitters Hat

Join the club! LCO hats have been known to open doors from here to Montana. There is just one rule to wearing an LCO hat; do good. While LCO hats reign supreme we carry a wide array of hats that are sure to please any angler on your list.

Dry Creek Gear Pouch

This has become a go to pouch for me in organizing my gear for different types of fishing. I have my striper pouch, trout pouch and steelhead pouch. Packing for trips have never been easier. Check out the video. 

Simms G4 Boots

Simms g4 boots are the pinnacle of boot design, They have screw in studs that improve stud security. This also allows you to change worn out studs much more easily a problem with many boots in the best. If you are ordering order 1 size up from your street shoe size.

Ben Engle's Surf Scrimp Tying Kit

Does your favorite angler like tying flies, This is a killer pattern that will keep them busy tying flies. Complete with video this kit encompasses everything they need to tie this killer pattern.

A New Rod- 10ft 4wt the Ultimate Trout Stick

Buying a new trout rod for an angler can tough, but many anglers don't own the one rod they probably should , a 10ft 4wt. Here are our favorite trout rods in the 10ft 4wt category at any price point.

Simms Fish It Well T-Shirt

Cool t-shirts make great gifts and this Simms tee depicts a sweet f-250 with rods strapped to it. Or pick up one of our super soft Lost Coast Outfitters t-shirts.

Sage X Stanley 8oz Flask

Some people like to party and for those people we have a list of good time charlie's favorite gear. The Simms fish whistles for burners, Filson flask for the boozer, and even containers for the wino.

Orvis Pro Fly Vest

Turns out vests are pretty good at organizing gear. With a pocket for everything people who are disciplined and organized will appreciate that everything can have it's own happy place. Batman has his utility belt.

LCO Gift Certificate

At a total loss on what to get your favorite angler? Or maybe what they want is more than what you want spend. Well you can contribute to their fly fishing habit without having to buy them that spey rod they always wanted.

LIFE IS BETTER AROUND A CAMPFIRE

Camp Approved Gifts

Sven Saw 21"

Need fire wood? No problem with the Sven Saw. Made in the US this is the ultimate collapsable saw. On a recent trip to BC we used this saw to fell standing trees and had more wood than we could ever ask for.

Laguiole Knife /Corkscrew

Perhaps the classiest knife ever made will come in handy with a built in corkscrew and awl. This knife will inspire your favorite angler to slow down and have a glass of wine and maybe a little cheese.

Hults Bruk Hatchet

Every camper/campfire cook needs a good hatchet. The Hults Bruk Tarnaby is a small, all-purpose hatchet for basic uses such as making kindling, doing light clearing and working in the garden.

LCO Domino Set

After fishing hard all day few thing sound better than a game of dominoes over whiskey. No power required and good for 2 or 4 players. Oh wait... food! Food sounds pretty good too...

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

A Little Something

River Grip Clamps

Yes they probably have some of these, but you can't have too many. We wish had 4-5 of them.

Simms Guide Lanyard

Super slimline and awesome lanyard that any angler can adapt to their needs.

Beanies

Everyone has a good ballball cap, but having a few good beanies around....

Fishpond Tippet Holder

A tippet organizer with built in cutter is the perfect gift for any angler that is on your list.

Oh the places we'll go

Gifts for the Traveler

Simms GTS Rod and Reel Bag

 

When you're traveling with rods, reels and fly boxes for a big trip it is nice to make sure it all gets on the plane by carrying it on. There is no better bag to carry on than the Simms GTS Rod and Reel Bag.

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Simms Packing Cube - 3-Pack

Packing for a big fishing trip can be a nightmare, I have found these packing cubes to be very convenient and helpful in the process. Cold Weather gear in one, Layering in the other, the possibilities abound.

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Simms Access Pack

I have found multiple occasions, mainly in layover situations, the need for a small packable pack for transitional travel. I've been taking this guy along and have found multiple uses for it.

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Simms GTS Gear Duffel

A simple well-designed duffel is far and way one of the most useful pieces of luggage for a fly angler. They lightweight and easy to pack. When the weight limits get close this is the way to go.

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LCO Grab'N'Go Sun Kit

Sunscreen Check, Lip Balm Check, Neck Gaiter Check, sun glove check. This pouch is designed for those who go to sunny places to do what they love most fish. The perfect gift.

LCO Grab'N'Go Cold Kit

Imagine if you were headed to fish in cold climates you could grab one handy little kit that had the best gloves, beanie, and neck gaiter all wrapped up in it's happy little pouch. That's something we wish we had.

FISH LOCAL FISH MORE

Gifts for the Local Surf Angler

Loon Ergo Comb

 

Striper anglers are all too familiar with their flies getting fouled up. This handy comb is the best there is for brushing your flies hair and getting them ready for a Striper date.

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Adachi Clouser Tying Kit

All the bits and pieces to tie the infamous Adachi Clouser. We have detailed instructions on how to tie on our website. Your favorite angler will be stoked to get this.

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Rio Shooting Head Kit

The surf is hard on fly lines and takes a lot of variety. This line system is perfect for any local angler. Interchangeable sink rates make this the one system for all situations. ;

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Praskin's Trench Bomb Tying Kit

A highly effective fly for fishing for stripers or perch this fly tying kit was designed by local guide Evan Praskin of Stoked Ventures. Certainly a fly worth having in your box.

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LCO Surf Fly Fishing Outfits

Do you wish your favorite angler could get their fly fishing fix without traveling for hours or days. Well these perfectly balanced outfits will unlock our local bays and beaches. We have designed several outfits at variety of prices.

LCO Surf Lanyards

One of the beautiful things about surf fishing is that you don't need a ton of gear. That why we put together this handy little lanyard that has tool you need for a day in the surf. It has become an indispensable piece of equipment. Shop now $69.95

Stripping Baskets

Every surf angler needs a stripping basket. They make life in the suds so much easier. The ECOASTAL Stripping basket has been a favorite of ours because of it's flexible and lightweight design. The stretchy belt also makes it easy to position.

Simms Dry Creek Backpack

Sling packs are perfect for the surf because they allow you to wear a stripping basket. Waterproof is also a must as saltwater is incredibly corrosive. This packs doubles as a great pack for and steelhead adventures you might go on.

Designed....

FOR HER

Simms W's Rivershed Sweater

 

This thing is sweet. If I were a lady I'd have two of them. Warm, Cozy, Stylish and all the performance modern tech has to offer. Just wondering when the Men's version is getting made?

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Patagonia W's RetroX

A teddy bear soft fleece from Patagonia is the perfect layering piece whether rowing down the trinity, or having dinner outside in the city. Score some major points with the comfy jacket.

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Simms W's Flyweight Boots

A good pair of wading boots is critical to an enjoyable day on the water. The Simms Flyweight boots are super lightweight giving your favorite lady angler the agility she wants.

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Simms W's Guard Socks

One of the great joys of summer fishing is escaping the heat with wet wading. Pair of wading boots and these simms guards sock you can safely navigate the river while feeling the clear cold water all around you.

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FOR THOSE WHO READ

Fly Fishing Books

Where Trout Sing

Reading Where Trout Sing and Other San Francisco Stories, the new book by California fly angler and author Art Dollosso, is like sitting around a campfire listening to a master storyteller weave a series of overlapping tales.

Dumb Luck And The Kindness of Strangers

John Gierach has been named "America's best fishing writer" his latest book, Dumb Luck and The Kindness of Strangers fits the wonderful witty, shrewd philosophical humor that you love in all of his works..

CA Field Atlas

This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings.

Sea Foragers Guide to the Sea

In The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard combines a startling depth of knowledge with wry humor and colorful storytelling to guide readers' quests to hook fish, dig clams, and pick seaweed for themselves.

START 'EM YOUNG

FOR THE YOUNGSTERS

Echo Gecko Kids Outfit

There is no better time to start kids casting than when they are young they will out cast you in no time

Down By The River

Local artist and author team up to make an incredible story about a third generation fly fisher.

Fly Tying Kit

Kids take to fly tying really well. Its pretty much just like arts and crafts, but these arts and crafts can fill your fly box.

LCO Starter Fly Box

I remember the my first fly box and the flies in them the same way I remember my first cassette that bought.

DIESEL'S PICKS

For The Fishing Dog

Fishpond Bow Wow Food Bowl

 

When you are camped out on a gravel bar pull out this collapsable food bowl. Diesel has this in his kit along with his own sleeping pad and bag... yeah its good to dog in the Revel Family

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Fishpond Bow Wow Water Bowl

After a long day on the beach Diesel gets pretty thirsty, this collapsable water bowl is always in the truck to quench his substantial thirst.

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Fishpond Salty Dog Leash

Rope Leashes get soggy and pee'd on. This rubberized leash is perfect for the times your dog needs to me on the leash. Great hardware and pattern are perfect for any guide dog.

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Patagonia Black Hole Tote

Think of this as a doggie go bag perfect size for the essentials for a quick trip though it won't fit diesels sleeping bag or pad...

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YOU KNOW THE TYPE

For The Gear Junkie

Simms G4Z Waders

What angler would not appreciate the best waders ever made. Since getting a pair of these I will never go back to non zippered waders. Life is short fish it well. .

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Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket

I am not sure how the large majority of the world lives without a bad ass rain jacket. If you have this jacket you will throw away your umbrellas and use this epic rain shell.

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Simms Flyweight Pliers

Super lightweight pliers with all the excess material removed, pure plier perfection. These are killer pliers that any angler would be happy to receive as a gift. Made in the USA.

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James Hell Gap Knife

Who doesn't love a beautifully crafted fixed blade knife. At 7.8 inches and crafted with s35vn Stainless Steel this is a beautiful piece of equipment. Carry it or put it in your camp kit, either way it will be useful.

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THEY DON'T MAKE EM LIKE THEY USED TO

For The Aging Angler

Patagonia Wading Staff

Staying on your feet when wading a river goes a long way for a fun and safe day. This collapsible wading staff is a great way to improve stability.

C&F Design Threader Box

Threading flies can be very frustrating for older anglers. This box allows you to thread your favorite flies at home.

C&F Threader Nipper

Threading flies can be very frustrating for older anglers. This tool allows you to thread your favorite flies more easily.

20/20 Magnetic Threader

Threading flies can be very frustrating for older anglers. This tool has a magnet that holds the fly in the perfect position to be threaded.

BRING ON ANOTHER THOUSAND

For The Boater

Toadfish Filet Knife and Cutting Board

One of the great pleasures of owning a seaworthy boat is enjoying the bounty the ocean has to offer, whether halibut or rockfish the folding filet knife and cutting board will be a useful piece of kit.

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Simms Pro Dry Bibs

ProDry Bib is the ultimate performance solution for your on-deck adventures, keeping you exceedingly dry through the harshest fishing conditions.

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Simms Dry Creek Boat Bag

This bag is the shit! The mushroom lid closes it with its super badass magnetic closure and keeps the rain out. Totally waterproof and the perfect solution to fishing on a boat from the lower sac to the flats of Mexico.

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Simms CX Fishing Jacket

When you are running in a boat you need a jacket that is designed for moving at high speeds. The Simms CX jacket is thoughtfully engineered to excel on boats.

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