Moms deserve the best. They are there for you through thick and thin, and they congratulate you on every fish you catch (no matter if it’s big or small). This mother’s day give your mom something she’ll love and cherish for years to come. From beautiful handcrafted jewelry to the most feature-rich women’s waders we’ve come across, we’ve got you covered this mother’s day.  Don’t forget to pair it with a handmade letter or card to let mom know how much you appreciate her.

1. Simms Women’s G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders

g3 wader in action

Simms’ newly redesigned G3 Women’s Stockingfoot Waders are Simms’ best G3 yet and come in a large variety of female contoured sizes. Available in three inseams: Short, Regular, and Tall and 8 sizes ranging from small to 2XL, there’s a G3 for every fly fishing mom out there. 

Extra padding on the adjustable suspender system ensures female anglers are comfortable all day long. Additional features include top access zippered stretch pocket plus zippered, reach-through micro-fleece lined hand-warming center chest pocket, great for chilly mornings. The new Simms G3 Stockingfoot Waders feature GORE-TEX PRO 3-layer uppers and 4-layer lowers for enhanced breathability, flexibility, and durability resulting in arguably the most premium women’s waders available.

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2. Patagonia X Danner Foot Tractor Sticky Rubber Wading Boot

Long gone are the days when women were forced into oversized men’s wading boots. The Patagonia collab Danner Foot tractor Sticky Rubber Wading Boots are the last wading boot you will ever buy, available in women-friendly sizes ranging from 5-14. Proper fitting wading boots provide sure footing and are essential for all-day comfort and safety. Give mom the gift of comfort and traction this mothers day with the Patagonia Danner Foot Tractor Sticky Rubber Wading boots.

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3. Handcrafted Jewelry from the Snake River

The Noisy Plume (Jillian Lukiwski) has been silversmithing western-inspired jewelry from the banks of the Snake River in Idaho and is sure to have the perfect piece of jewelry for any free-spirited moms out there.

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4. Costa Del Mar Panga Women’s Sunglasses

What mom wouldn’t be thrilled with a new pair of sunglasses? Costa Del Mar’s Panga Women’s Sunglasses provide ample coverage in a variety of frame and lens colors for all of mom’s outdoor pursuits. Best of all, the Panga Women’s Sunglass features Costa’s proprietary Costa 580® lenses which are trusted by anglers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

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 5. FisheWear Unbound Brown Canvas Tote Bag

What mom, or angler, can’t use a tote bag that shows off her fishy personality? FisheWear’s Unbound Brown Canvas Tote is the perfect bag for hauling gear to a skiff, groceries to the refrigerator or anything in between. This is one bag that’s sure to catch the attention of fellow anglers. If your mom isn’t a fan of brown trout, choose countless other prints including cutthroat, grayling, brookies, and tarpon.

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6. Handcrafted jewelry from Dirt Road Wares 

What says “thank you” better than beautifully crafted handmade jewelry from the heart of Appalachia? For those who don’t know, Dirt Road Wares is run by angler Katie Cahn who may be familiar with our Anglers Driving Change series. Katie makes jewelry that any mother would be thrilled to receive, fly fishing enthusiast or not, this mother’s day.

Angler and silversmith, Katie Cahn rigging up.

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7. A Trip to Remember!

Reel Women Fly-Fishing Adventures – Igniting Fly-Fishing Anglers!

Reel Women Fly-Fishing Adventures has been serving the female angling community with pride since 1992. With a variety of US based and international trips to choose from, the perfect getaway for mom is only a few clicks away.

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8. Groovy Grayling 15″ XtraTuf Boots

Groovy Grayling 15" Legacy Boot

Getting to and from the river can be a messy endeavor and a proper pair of waterproof boots are a must-have. Two familiar brands, in FisheWear and XtraTuf, have combined to make an incredibly functional and fashionable rubber boot for angling women. These boots are just as well suited for days spent in the garden as they are slogging through slushy snow. 

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9. Orvis Fly Fishing Schools

What’s better than teaching mom to fly fish? Orvis offers countless fly fishing schools, nationwide to educate anglers of all skill levels in the pursuit of a variety of species ranging from striper to trout to tarpon. Why not give mom the gift of a new hobby, a better cast, improved techniques, and more fish landed?

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10. Sage R8 Core

Sage’s latest multi-application fast action rod is here, the R8 Core. Any angling mom from beginner to expert will instantly feel the responsiveness of Sage’s latest rod technology in hand. The Sage R8 core is available in 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8’6” to 10’0”, meeting the needs of just about any freshwater and light salt angler. Surprise mom with Sage’s latest and most high-performing fly rod available, the R8 Core. If you are saltwater fishing, be sure to check out the Sage Salt R8 by clicking HERE. 

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11. Abel Reels ROVE

The Abel Reels Rove series is a line of lightweight, high-performance reels that are designed for use in freshwater and saltwater fishing. These reels are made in the USA and are known for their exceptional quality, durability, and precision. Be sure to checkout the endless color and custom design opportunities with the Abel Rove, a great gift to give mom for Mother’s Day!

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Spend a day on the water with Mom!

Spending time with your mom is one of the best gifts you can give. What’s even better? Taking mom to your favorite waters for a day and sharing the wonderful sport of fly fishing together. Need extra gear? Many local fly shops will rent you a spare rod & reel for the day for a nominal fee.

Do Your Best to Support Local Fly Shops and Small Businesses

Shop locally and purchase locally-made items from small businesses. Head to your local florist, fly shop, bakery, jewelry store, art gallery, and more to find that perfect gift for the amazing women and mothers in your life!

Thank you to all the supportive and awesome mothers out there, we truly appreciate you.

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