Use this Father’s Day guide to help find great fishing gifts.
Father’s Day is nearly here, and our pals at Sierra Trading Post have supplied us with a bunch of great ideas to hook dad up with some awesome fishing gear.
There isn’t much time left, so check out the products and consider getting your father something he’ll thank you for, because there’s nothing better than the gift of the outdoors.
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Remember when these convertible pants first hit the market? The Dakota Grizzly pair improves upon the initial idea, with mesh-lined pockets, quick-drying Supplex nylon, and the familiar zip-off legs.
Protect your dad’s eyes so he can see the fish and cast directly towards them with these Native Eyewear Dash SS Shades. An impact-resistant Rhyno-Tuff Air Frame protects them from wear, they’re super lightweight and offer 100% UV protection.
The Columbia Sportswear PFG Super Bonehead Classic Shirt is a smart choice for anglers, as it provides a ventilated mesh back yoke and UPF 30 sun protection. And of course, there’s a rod holder attached to the front.
A good pair of waders can make a huge difference when it comes to fishing locations, so consider getting your dad the Simms Drift Waders. The four-layer Toray QuadraLam fabric includes a microporous waterproof coating and a tricot backer. To keep things safe, it has a built-in belt loop as well.
The Scientific Anglers Curved Forceps are a must-have for a variety of jobs, especially if your dad spends the better part of his days on the water. Removing hooks and steadying flies are a lot easier with a good pair of forceps, and these are as reasonably priced as they come.
Shirts are always a great Father’s Day gift idea, and the Free Fly Breathe T-Shirt will keep him cool and dry on the water. The extra soft viscose-polyester fabric is naturally odor resistant and it wicks moisture better than a lot of those so-called wicking materials.
If your father needs a new set up, try the Quantum Q-Vex Spinning Rod and Reel Combo and he’ll thank you for years to come. The medium action graphite rod features a fighting butt for when the lunkers latch on, and the nine bearing aluminum reel has continuous anti-reverse to keep things tight and untangled.
Kill two birds with one stone by giving dad the Allen Heritage Creel Fishing Bag, which features a handy measuring ruler on the outside. That way, there’s no disputing the size of his catch. He’ll be able to bring it home in the tough vinyl-lined main compartment of the durable canvas bag.
A fly fishing gear bag makes any day on the river that much easier, so consider the Loon Outdoors Big Water Fishing Pack. Your old man will be able to hold fly boxes, extra leaders, and all the tools and accessories he’ll need for a full fishing frenzy.
These Costa Del Mar Hammerhead Sunglasses don’t just look awesome; they’re ultra functional and present stellar resolution. The polarized shades make it much easier to see beneath the water’s surface, and your dad might be the coolest guy on the dock if he sports them all summer.
Another great choice from Costa, the Bonita Sunglasses have mirrored, glare-eliminating glass lenses. These are about as scratch-resistant as can be, and won’t distort your father’s perspective as he peers into the depths.
When the air temps cool and the wind starts to sting, your dad will appreciate the Glacier Glove Midweight Pro Angler Gloves with their fingerless design and synthetic leather palms. They’re breathable, warm and feature great dexterity.
We all know Patagonia produces some of the best quality fishing gear, and their Mesh Master II Vest holds up. The ultra-organized pocket system helps keep everything where it’s needed, and the padded mesh collar keeps everything comfortable and distributes weight evenly.
Let dad exhibit his fishing freedom and support his American heritage with the Flambeau Fishing For Freedom Tackle Bag, useful not just for holding all the gear he’ll need, but for displaying patriotism as well.
Catching the fish is only part of the job, but your father will be able to reap the rewards with the Lone Wolf by Benchmade Big Water Fillet Knife. A 420J stainless steel blade and ergonomic grip will take care of the filleting tasks, and it’s foldable as well.
Another long-trusted fishing brand, Redington has always provided high-quality stuff that can always be counted on. The Redington Trask Shirt fits the bill, with VersiWick fabric and gusseted CastCut construction. The color combos are pretty great, too.