Mariko Izumi comes from a family that loves to fish, so fishing related gifts are popular choices for the holidays. Here is Mariko's list of top fishing gift ideas.
The Airgill Chill features the new Omni-Freeze ZERO seat-activated cooling technology. Omni-Freeze ZERO's little blue rings concentrate a cooling agent close to your skin and capitalize on your sweat to lower the overall temperature of the fabric, accelerating the wicking process and providing an instant and prolonged cooling. The shirt also features Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection, a zip-closed security pocket, vents, sunglass cleaning patch, rod holder and roll-up sleeves.
Mustang set out to make the traditional Floater Coat™ more comfortable, better looking and overall more wearable. The result? Mustang's new Catalyst jacket & coat with the all-new M-Tech Comfort System.
Measuring well over four feet in length, these fish pillows are great for cuddling up with while sleeping or lounging around watching TV. Kids will love them, and so will your pets. These realistic-looking fish pillows come in a variety of different fish species, from bass and catfish to shark and mahi-mahi.
Make a big splash with this perfectly balanced Yo-Zuri Sashimi Popper with a pulsating tail feather. The Yo-Zuri Sashimi Popper boasts a dual action technique — traditional pop and stop or "walk-the-dog" action — and color change technology. A floating type crankbait, the Sashimi Popper sits horizontally in the water for the best possible presentation. A clear-eye design adds to the realistic appearance of this versatile lure.
To create a reel that was strong yet light weight and smooth, Pflueger's engineers developed the Hybrid Body System. The Hybrid Body System incorporates aluminum in critical strength areas like the stem to maximize strength. Graphite is used in less stressed areas to cutout unnecessary weight.
Mariko Izumi offers her top fishing gift ideas for the holidays.
I'm going for Master Angler walleye, channel catfish and even have time to catch up with an old friend!
A 3 part fishing trip in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Ray Troll fishy art and self-guiding at Silverking Lodge in Ketchikan Alaska!
Having fun and learning on and off the water during Season 4 production.
For most of Mariko Izumi's childhood she donned a lifejacket, travelling to fishing tournaments around the country. As the daughter of pro angler Wayne Izumi and the niece of Bob Izumi - host of the long-running fishing show Real Fishing, Mariko was immersed in the TV and fishing industries early on, and inevitably was reeled into a fishing career of her own. Originally from Ancaster, a small city just outside of Toronto, Mariko finished high school and studied her first year of University in England at the Herstmonceux Castle, travelling to more than a dozen countries in Europe during that time. Upon returning to Canada, she studied at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where she earned her honours degree in French studies. She followed that up by participating in a graduate program in public relations at Humber College. During her graduate studies, Mariko hooked up with WFN, and began hosting The 5 Cast with Mariko Izumi on the network's web site. Clearly comfortable in front of the camera, Mariko's five-minute webcasts caught on quickly and her fan base began to grow exponentially. The realized Mariko could add a fresh face to their programming line-up and 2008 created a show for her, WFN's Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi. Now in its fourth season, the show affords Mariko the opportunity to travel the globe in search of the coolest places to wet a line, and is challenged to complete a series of tasks, some centered on fishing. Whether it is cooking with a world famous chef, partying at the wildest hotspot in town or fishing with some of the best anglers, Mariko, who also serves as the show's associate producer, has a great understanding of how to keep the audience's attention and have fun on the water.