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Guides to a Gift- Brown Dog Sportfishing

With the Christmas right around the corner we thought it we could lend a hand with gift ideas so we reached out to a few guides around Charleston and asked what they would recommend anyone looking for gift ideas for the angler in their lifes! Over the next couple of weeks we will be posting ideas from each guide along with link for the items.

Todays guide is Capt. Cleve Hancock owner of Brown Dog Sportfishing!

Capt. Cleve Hancock
Brown Dog Sportfishing
Instagram: brown_dog_sportfishing_sc
Charleston, SC


Nippers might seem small, but they're an absolute necessity on the skiff. While I always carry pliers on my belt I go to nippers in most situations for cutting line. I can get much tighter on tag ends, especially on leaders, which is one less thing to snag grass etc. A simple yet practical gift that'll always come in handy!

Costa Sunglasses:

Quality eyewear like Costa's lenses in brown/silver or sunrise tints can elevate the fishing experience. The best gear in the world doesn’t matter if you cant see the target. For our area in bright sun the brown/silver mirror seems to show fish the best. Many also overlook a pair for low light but these can be invaluable to give see fish you otherwise may miss. 

15-Pack of Natty Light: 

Whether it's celebrating a catch or easing the pain of picky fish a cold beer is hard to beat on the boat. It can also help you get out of your head on casting. Those with a more refined palette can certainly substitute.

Bonus Gift: Practice Time

    Whether for yourself or another angler, giving the gift of casting practice time is invaluable. Just a few minutes can add up and greatly improve their success. Best part, its free!

Capt. Cleve is an Orvis Endorsed full time fishing guide. He created Brown Dog Sportfishing to share this love of fishing and the outdoors with others. While his warm personality make the day enjoyable, his knowledge of the fish and the marsh make it successful. Capt. Cleve takes pride in being a teacher and feels that whether a novice or expert angler, there is always something to learn while on the water.

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