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Last-minute gift ideas for anglers

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For last-minute shoppers

• Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure (9501 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park) is open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Dogfish Tackle (8750 Park Blvd., Seminole) is open today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Tightlines Tackle (6924 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa) is open today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Fishermen's World (1500 U.S. 19, Holiday) is open today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dave Bayes is used to last-minute shoppers. Over the years, he has seen his share of wives and girlfriends come into his tackle shop looking for something for their special angler. "They are always in a rush," he said. "They never know what to get." So Bayes pulled aside some "can't-miss" items that are guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of the good little boys and girls. "You don't have to spend much," said the manager of Seminole's Dogfish Tackle. "Just get something that they will really use."

Danco aluminum pliers

Every angler needs a good pair of pliers. This lightweight, rustproof tool, which comes with a sheath and lanyard, has replaceable stainless steel jaws and tungsten cutters that slice through braided line like kite string. Price: $39.99

Seaquar fluorocarbon leader

This line combines superior knot strength with excellent abrasion resistance. Virtually invisible to fish, this leader material will increase your chances of a hookup. Price: $12.99

Florida Sportsman lawstick

This collapsible 36-inch ruler lists the size and bag limits, as well as closed seasons, for more than 50 species of fish. Price: $5.99

Florida Sportsman Fishing Planner

Get the daily tides for six Florida stations as well as moon phases, prime fishing times and monthly forecasts for a variety of species. Price: $10.95

The Fish Grip floating fish gripper

This unique design enables you to hold a fish by the lip. The durable construction — plastic body and stainless steel hardware — makes for a long-lasting tool. Price: $14.99

The ARC dehooker

This device allows you to safely remove deeply swallowed hooks without removing the fish from the water. Dehooking devices are currently required for offshore fishermen. An instructional DVD will help you release fish safely. Price: $19.99

Gulp saltwater soft baits

This artificial lure imitates the natural odor and flavor of natural bait, and works for most saltwater game fish. Price: $6.49

Flats Floater inshore kit

This lure pack contains all the colors and styles needed for a successful inshore fishing trip. It comes with a bonus: a locking latch tackle box. Price: $8.99

MirrOlure MirrOdine

This shallow-water suspending twitch bait is the best artificial lure for fishing the Florida flats. This plug, which suspends at depths of 10 to 12 inches, has impressive action, and is especially popular with anglers targeting large "gator" trout. Price: $7.99

Davis self-inflating key buoy

You will never have to dive for your keys again with this hand-dandy little trip saver. Price: $6.99

Merchandise courtesy of Dogfish Tackle in Seminole. Call (727) 393-2102 or go to

Last-minute gift ideas for anglers 12/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:49pm]
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