ISSUE 49  |  Haute Holiday

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Armchair Angler

December 06, 2012 6:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Whether the person on your holiday list is an actual angler, a fishmonger, or just an avid watcher of Deadliest Catch, here are five ideas sure to please.

N.B.: We’ve got everyone on your list covered; see all of our gift guides in our House Gifts section.

Above: A Fishing Creel, made of English Willow, has hand-stitched bridle leather and brass fittings; it’s £295 from The Great English Outdoors.

Above: This Gyotaku fish reproduction print of a Rainbow Trout, or “Niji Mas”‘ in Japanese, is $35 from Fishing for Gyotaku on Etsy.

Above: Baron Wells’ Fly Cufflinks are hand-tied and wrapped in wire in Boise, Idaho and made from machine-dulled Daiichi fishing hooks. The cufflinks are made with South American corozo nut and sterling silver connection links; $85 from Baron Wells.

Above: A Bamboo Fish Mat measures a little more than 7 inches long; $9 each from Ferse Verse.

Above: Photographer Corey Arnold’s Fish-Work: The Bering Sea (Nazraeli Press) chronicles Arnold’s retreats as a fishing boat crew member on the Bering Sea; $65 directly from Nazraeli. Photograph by Corey Arnold Photography.

Above: Designed in the 1950s by Marianne Nilsson, the Blue Herring Linens are made on a Swedish cotton and linen blend; $18 for a single napkin, $22 for a tea towel, and $49 for a tablecloth from Heath Ceramics.

Above: James Prosek’s Ocean Fishes: Paintings of Saltwater Fishes is coveted by Izabella’s husband, Brandon, who put the book on his wish list because, “the artist traveled the Atlantic from Nova Scotia to the Cape Verde Islands to see each species firsthand as it came out of the water, before it lost its living colors.”