My friends at Blue Heron Communications in Norman have shared with me some Christmas gift ideas for the outdoorsman.
Of course, their Christmas list includes all items from their clients.
But hey, Blue Heron represents some of the best outdoor brands in the business.
So I thought I would share it. Somebody just might find the perfect gift on it.
Coleman Elite Series Tents
With one holiday gift any family can make lasting memories without breaking the bank or sacrificing comfort with Elite Series Tents from Coleman (Coleman.com). Multiple models make up the Elite Series line with configurations and designs to suit larger camping groups. Whether the event calls for the eight-person Elite Evanston 8 or the six-person Elite Weathermaster Screened Tent, these tents are designed for years of memory making and quiet, restful nights. Pair this tent with a stay at a national park and this gift will have the entire family outdoors. (800-835-3278, $189.99 – $219.99)
Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combo
Give the gift of successful fishing to the young angler in your life this holiday season with the Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combo (Shakespeare-Fishing.com). Using high-quality components, this combo delivers performance and value with savings up to $25 by including the rod, reel, line, bait and tackle all in one package – everything needed to catch more fish. Plus, anglers get the same quality that comes with the Shakespeare, Berkley, and Stren names. (800-334-9105, $29.99 – $39.99)
Don’t forget that annual fishing licenses typically expire on December 31, 2009. Give the angler in your life (and yourself) the gift of fun and relaxation for the next year with a 2010 fishing license.
Smith & Wesson M&P15-22
This holiday season, shooters everywhere are lining up for the new M&P15-22 from Smith & Wesson (Smith-Wesson.com). Completely designed as a dedicated .22LR platform, the M&P15-22 offers shooters an affordable firearm that’s inexpensive to operate and suitable for the entire family – both experienced and inexperienced shooters alike. The M&P15-22 is lighter than a standard M&P15 to accommodate shooters of all statures while still offering the same distinctive looks and operating features of a traditional AR-style rifle. Ideal for training, small game hunting or recreational shooting, the M&P15-22 sets the benchmark for blending pinpoint accuracy and accessible pricing. (800-331-0852,$499 MSRP)
Hobie Pro Angler
An easy-to-use, stable alternative to traditional fishing boats, the Pro Angler from Hobie (HobieKayaks.com) is a no-gas-required, 100 percent fishing machine. Powered by Hobie’s patented MirageDrive™, which employs dual underwater, penguin-type flippers that propel the boat through the water, there’s plenty of room on board for up to eight fishing rods and 13 Plano tackle boxes. No launch ramp? No problem. The Pro Angler allows anglers to access the honey holes that power craft can’t. Says legendary professional bass angler Hank Parker, “The Pro Angler is unbelievably stable and still small enough to access your favorite shallow-water areas.” (800-HOBIE49, $2,399)
Coleman 3AAA LED Multi-Color Flashlight
Give the gift that lets the outdoor enthusiast upgrade their drawer full of underpowered and antiquated flashlights with the 3AAA LED Multi-Color Flashlight from Coleman (Coleman.com). This flashlight tips the scale at a mere 4.8 ounces but produces 65 lumens of night-shattering light through the latest in LED technology. This weather-resistant flashlight also delivers the versatility of white light for general purposes, red light for enhanced night vision and blue light for easy game trailing. Packaged with 3 AAA batteries and featuring run times up to 50 hours, the Coleman 3AAA LED Multi-Color Flashlight is destined to spend time outdoors – not in a drawer. (800-835-3278, $29.99)
Berkley TEC Turboglide
Whether it’s slicing the holiday ham or filleting fish for next summer’s cookout, nothing makes an ideal Christmas gift for an outdoor enthusiast like the Berkley TEC Turboglide Lithium-Ion Cordless Fillet knife (Berkley-Fishing.com). This cordless fillet knife features an industry first, Lithium-ion battery pack that charges in half the time of competitive cordless fillet knives while weighing 40 percent less. Advanced engineering prevents accidental blade release; directs heat away from hands and dampens vibration. (800-237-5539, $99.99)
Smith & Wesson Night Guard Series
Whether this gift is given for recreational shooting or simply peace of mind, the new Night Guard series of revolvers from Smith & Wesson (Smith-Wesson.com) answers the call with versatility, size and performance not found in other lines of compact handguns. Consisting of eight models in three different frame sizes and seven caliber choices, the Night Guard series sports an unassuming, business-like appearance with a host of high-tech features. Built on an ultra-lightweight Scandium Alloy frame for a lifetime of reliability and reduced weight, yet still strong enough to handle everything from .38 Special to .44 Magnum, this new wrinkle on a classic sidearm is designed to perform in any situation. (800-331-0852, $995 – $1,153)