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Old 07-04-2016, 03:18 PM
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I have a guy that takes me fishing on his 61 foot boat. Doesn't allow me to pay for anything, not even food or fish cleaning, and wont accept any money for the trip. Just fished 3 days in a row with him. He buys dinner at the marina, pays the bar tab, lets us stay on the boat on and on. I'm not that kind of dude that likes the free ride but he gets offended for the offer to pay.

Any ideas of a gift or something he might appreciate?

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Sounds like he's rich. If your wife can bake then let her bake something for him. Nobody is ever disappointed with free food.
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Box of fine cigars.
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A fine bottle of whiskey/ liquor and bottle of wine for his wife is my go to if they drink.
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get him my number so I can go for free too
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Buying a gift for someone like this is very difficult since he buys anything he wants

The goal is to find something that he would like, but would not necessarily buy it for himself.

An accessory for the boat or another sport he likes is a possibility

Someone posted this on THT and IMO most would find it a nice gift http://www.flagsofvalor.com/

Classy and good manners for acknowledging your appreciation

And if all else fails, booze is rarely unappreciated
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Maybe get him some kind of artist rendering of his boat.

Nice framed drawing of his model or from a picture etc.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Maybe get him some kind of artist rendering of his boat.

Nice framed drawing of his model or from a picture etc.
Bingo !!!!

Another idea maybe, a nice windbreaker type jacket (or fishing shirt) with his boats name and graphics embroidered on it.

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Maybe get him some kind of artist rendering of his boat.

Nice framed drawing of his model or from a picture etc.
And add a handwritten note thanking him for his friendship and generosity .
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What do you do for a living? Maybe some bling or clothing from work that only people you work with have access to? People like to be able to brag or show off their connections, innocently that is.
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4 leaf clover. Go find it yourself. Laminate it and give it to him with a thank you note and wish him good luck.
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If your running off deep and pulling lures for bills why not look into having some different head's poured with his boat graphics and or name in them.

https://www.handmadetackle.com/

It is a nice problem you have by the way.

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Originally Posted by huntrig View Post
I have a guy that takes me fishing on his 61 foot boat. Doesn't allow me to pay for anything, not even food or fish cleaning, and wont accept any money for the trip. Just fished 3 days in a row with him. He buys dinner at the marina, pays the bar tab, lets us stay on the boat on and on. I'm not that kind of dude that likes the free ride but he gets offended for the offer to pay.

Any ideas of a gift or something he might appreciate?

Thanks
I had a guy that did the same thing and he is my customer! We stayed at his condo in Key West and fished for 3 days for marlin on a 60' custom yacht, he wouldn't let me pay for anything either. I shipped him $350 of steaks from Omaha steaks and he thought that was great.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
Bingo !!!!

Another idea maybe, a nice windbreaker type jacket (or fishing shirt) with his boats name and graphics embroidered on it.
Check out Luke THT member that does this. I have had him make me shirts, bottle cozies, and can cozies with my boat name on everything. He does great work and you can't find anyone cheaper. If you need help finding Luke let me know and I will give you his email address.
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Think about one or two of these. A guy I take fishing all the time bought me a couple as a gift, love them.
http://grippro.com/collections/all
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He needs another friend...me.
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Not sure on pricing but those mini models of people boats always seemed cool to me
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Howabout one of those teak step boxes if he doesn't already have one. Can get it engraved with his boat name or something else relevant. Whatever you decided. I agree with the handwritten note. You could buy him a really expensive item but sounds like the guy has deep pockets he may or may not be impressed with any sort of expensive item unless it is sentimental. A note letting him now how much you appreciate him taking you out and how much you enjoy the trips will get your message across better than any item.
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Just send a hot stripper to the boat for him.

I do the same for the boys that come on my boat to go fishing, I tell them to just bring good food.

Although, I always have my own hot stripper's that come to my boat.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:29 AM
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All great ideas! Thanks. He has most of those items already except probably for the custom lures. Its hard as hell to find something for someone who has everything he wants!
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