The Reel Shot Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

Welcome Back, Holidays.

As the christmas season approaches, finding the right gift for that outdoors enthusiast in your life can be difficult especially with so many choices available.  Luckily, we are here to help you make this process a little easier. Here at the Reel Shot we have put together the latest and greatest items from the most reputable brand names in ice fishing for this years gift giving guide.

Striker Ice Predator Jacket & Bibs:

When it comes to ice fishing, staying warm and comfortable is crucial to an enjoyable day on the ice. Thankfully, Striker offers a variety of jackets and bibs that you can count on to keep dry and warm. One of their most popular styles is their Predator brand which provides fisherman with 100 grams of Thermadex insulation, Surefloat floatation, and a breathable outer shell that is waterproof. Another great feature is the extra large expandable pockets designed to hold your extra fishing equipment when your hands are full.

Shop For Striker Ice Predator Here

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Rapala Rippin Rap:

The Rapala Rippin Rap is ideal for year round fishing, with its deep body and lipless design it's perfect for pulling through grass, bouncing off timber and rippin’ through rocks. Just give it a few aggressive rips, then shake it gently in place to consistently trigger big bites from perch, pike and walleye. It’s vibrating action combined with its distinctive BB rattle system will be turning fish heads on every cast.

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VMC Tungsten Fly Jig:

When fish get fussy, reach for the VMC Tungsten Fly Jig which is guaranteed to deliver almost every time. This is the perfect attention grabbing ice jig and is a great addition to any anglers tackle box this holiday season. The jig’s precision balance is amplified by a 90° hook eye, which ensures the optimal horizontal position and maintains the perfect strike angle!  Check out the Tungsten Fly Jig in a variety of metallic and ultra glow colors by browsing our website at

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Rapala Jig Box:

Another must-have accessory this year is the Rapala Jig Box. This is the ultimate portable place to keep your jigs secure and organized. It features a heavy-duty four-sided tackle storage, a waterproof seal that keeps jigs dry and corrosion-free, along with a  slotted compression foam to protect and hold your jigs securely. It’s available in two sizes — small (4-3/4 x 4 x 2 inches) and medium (6-3/4 x 4 x 2 inches).

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Marcum Underwater Viewing Systems:

MarCum Technologies is an industry-leading fishing electronics company that continues to break new ground in the world of sonar and underwater viewing systems. For a show-stopping gift be sure to pick up the new MarCum Quest HD or Mission SD Underwater Viewing System to make this holiday season the most memorable in years.


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MarCums “M” Series is one of their most advanced flasher sonars ever built which features  dazzling bright and crisp color definition of bottom fish, baitfish, and your lure. The screen is  illuminated on the highest resolution display available in commercial grade flashers. It also comes with features such as the split screen zoom, patented interference rejection, and 1000 watts of power so you’ll always know if you’re angling for a school of bait fish or the “catch of the day”. Each combo includes Sonar System, Lithium Shuttle, Charger, User Manual and 5-gallon Transit Bucket.


Eskimo P1 Rocket Propane Auger:

Eskimo has created an amazing new ice auger that combines their popular high-compression propane powered engine with a new all-metal high-speed transmission. The Eskimo P1 Rocket Ice Auger is a power machine that eliminates many of the headaches of gas augers, yet delivers the power you need to drill hundreds of holes, cleanly and quickly. It’s super-sharp, long-lasting quantum blades hold their edge even when drilling in dirty ice. The propane offers a number of ice fishing advantages over gas-powered drills, as there's virtually no maintenance required, the fuel is easy to transport and burns cleanly with minimal emissions. Best of all, there is no need to prime the engine for start-up,  just flip a switch and start drilling.

Shop P1 Rocket Propane Auger Here

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Rapala Pinch Tool Combo with Light:

The final gift suggestion for this year is the Rapala Pinch Tool Combo with Light, which makes a great stocking stuffer for that fisherman in your life.  Experienced outdoors enthusiasts know the key to success on any day is keeping your line in the water. This tool will make necessary chores like trimming line, punching out over-painted jig eyes, and charging glow baits a breeze. The Rapala Pinch Tool Combo contains a Stainless Steel Snipper, Jig Eye Punch, and a LED UV Pinch Light. Plus, a handy lanyard will ensure it never falls down the ice hole.


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Zach Hoffmann

Zach Hoffmann is a photographer and videographer who has spent his recent years indulging himself in the Automotive industry. From car sales, to racing photography, and the aftermarket parts industry, he has seen it all. As of Autumn 2018, he has given up the world he grew to love (and to hate) to explore the beauty of the outdoors as well as enjoying the thrill of the hunt for both game animals and fish alike. Zach grew up panfishing with his grandfather almost every weekend, and hunting Whitetail Deer every Wisconsin gun season but completely fell away from the outdoors during and after high school. However, after accepting a unique opportunity with the Midwest's very own The Reel Shot/TRS Outdoors all of that changed. Now Zach is the media producer for The Reel Shot and has every excuse in the book to go out and enjoy the world outside city limits. He may be a novice sportsman once again, but what he lacks in hunting and fishing skills he makes up for with his knack for writing and producing enticing digital media content.

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