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25 Fishing Gifts for Dad – Make His Father’s Day Special

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Fishing across generations. Source: Port of San Diego

We’ve put together a list of fishing gifts for dad that will show him that you love him this Father’s Day. Any one of these items will surely bring a smile to his face!

25 Fishing Gifts Your Dad Will Enjoy in 2020

St Croix Triumph Spinning Rod

St. Croix TRS66MF2 Triumph 2-Piece Graphite Spinning Fishing Rod with Cork Handle, 6-feet 6-inches
  • PREMIUM SCII GRAPHITE CONSTRUCTION: Perfect for anglers who...
  • PREMIUM-GRADE CORK HANDLE: Ensure you maintain a strong grip...
  • MORE FEATURES: Fuji DPS reel seat with frosted silver hood;...

If your dad is as practical a man as mine is, he’ll love the St Croix Triumph spinning rod. This rod is durable and dependent in harsh conditions. The rod also boasts outstanding strength and has immense hook setting power, which makes it one of the best fisherman gifts you can get your dad. 

Shimano Stradic FL

SHIMANO Stradic C3000FL XG Spinning Fishing Reel, Left/Right Hand Retrieve
  • HaganeBody - The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high...
  • X-Ship - provides improved gear durability. By supporting...
  • SA-RB - These bearings have been through the same process as...

If your pops loves to fish to destress, get him the Shimano Stradic FL for a smooth experience. This reel comes with a water repellent coating that can prevent penetration in crucial areas which may otherwise stick. Plus, it also boasts several drag settings and a G-free body that reduces fatigue and increases casting comfort at the same time. 

Gerber Controller 8 in Saltwater Fish Fillet Knife

Gerber Controller 8 in. Saltwater Fish Fillet Knife
  • Optimized to withstand harsh saltwater environments with...
  • Full tang 9Cr18MoV steel blade was specifically selected for...
  • HydroTread Grip is applied strategically in raised sections...

A fisherman’s gift set for Father’s Day would be incomplete with the Gerber Controller 8 Saltwater filleting knife. If your dad is lucky, he’ll likely bring home a few fish for the family. Make his life easy with a quality fillet knife. The knife can take a beating and boasts a full tang blade that resists corrosion.

Plus, it also has guide fins that prevent it from slipping as your dad fillets slippery fish. 

Costa Del Mar Reefton Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar Men's Reefton Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses, Blackout/Blue Mirrored Polarized-580P, 64 mm
  • Costa's 580 Polycarbonate provides high clarity, impact- and...
  • Blue Mirror Polarized is best for bright, full-sun...
  • Costa's co-injected bio-based nylon frame material, TR-90,...

If your dad takes his appearance seriously even when he is fishing, get him the Costa Del Mar Reefton Sunglasses. These stylish shades boast aggressive styling and a full temple design as well as three square hole venting that will make your dad look fly.

Huk Subphantis Double Header Vented Long Sleeve Shirt

Huk Men's Double Header Vented Long Sleeve Shirt, White/SubPhantis Glacier, 2X-Large
  • Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. We added +30...
  • Keep your skin dry and comfortable on the water. Our...
  • Stain Resistance treatment keeps stains from sticking,...

Keep your dad stylish and uber practical Huk Subpantis Long Sleeve Shirt. The material is hydrophobic, which means that it dries faster than the average shirt, something your father will appreciate if his trip is ruined by rain. 

Lucky Craft Fishing Lure CIF Flash Minnow

Lucky Craft Fishing Lure CIF Flash Minnow 110 California Inshore Fishing, 4-1/2-Inch (110mm), Metallic Sardine
  • Number One In Fishing Sports
  • Manufactured In The Country Of China
  • Made Of The Highest Quality Material

If your dad prefers to spend his day inshore, he should have this lure in his tackle box at all times. This lure is popular with surf fishermen out in California but can be used wherever jerkbaits are popular. It weighs a mere 16.5 grams and can hang suspended in the water up to 2 feet deep.

Grunden’s Clipper Fishing Bib Pants

Grundéns Men's Clipper Fishing Bib Pants, Orange - Medium
  • All seams electronically weld end for extra strength
  • PVC Coated Cotton Twill fabric offers 100-Percent Waterproof...
  • High Front Reversible Cut

The best gift for Father’s Day for an offshore dad or any dad who likes to go hoop netting for lobsters is the Grunden’s Clipper Fishing Bib Pants. They are made from a material that is tough enough to withstand the harshest work environments.

The bib is cut higher than other commercial bibs, so it gives more protection to the chest area. The suspenders are also adjustable and fitted with clips that can be tied quickly and easily.

KastKing Tackle Boxes

KastKing Tackle Boxes, Plastic Storage Organizer Box with Removable Dividers, 3600 Tackle Trays, Parts Box, 10.8x7.25x1.65 Inches (Pack of 2)
  • 2 Pack 3600 Trays – 3-18 adjustable compartments with...
  • Multiple Use– The adjustable dividers provide the...
  • Quick Identification – The clear, yet durable material...

If your dad is super organized, he would appreciate the KastKing Tackle Boxes as Father’s Day gifts. This tackle box has 3 to 18 adjustable compartments complete with pre-cut dividers, which can be used to organize plastic bait, thread, beads, screws, terminal tackle, and other essential paraphernalia, you know your dad uses.

The explicit material displays each item in the box, so he will spend more time and less time searching. 

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, White
  • The YETI Tundra 45 combines versatility with durability with...
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost...
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the...

If your dad loves to spend a whole day out on the water, he needs a fishing cooler that can keep his catch fresh. The YETI Tundra 45 Cooler is one of the best gifts for a fisherman you can get for him.

It has extra thick walls that hold up to two inches of insulation and rotomolded construction, so it can take a lot of punishment without cracking under pressure. It also boasts special permafrost insulation, which keeps the ice from melting for hours. 

Gerber Magniplier Saltwater Fishing Pliers

Gerber Magniplier Saltwater Fishing Pliers
  • Optimized to withstand harsh saltwater environments with...
  • The space between the handles is optimized to engage where...
  • An oversized finger choil is integrated as another place to...

Getting a hook out from a fish’s mouth can be dangerous. That is why these special pliers make such a great Father’s Day gift. Featuring BearHand Control and an ergonomic design, they are gentle on the hands and reduce fatigue. Their unrivaled strength is owed to their hot-forged aluminum construction. 

Eastaboga BogaGrip Fishing Scale

Boga Grip 130 30lb Scale
  • Keeps hands at a safer distance from teeth, fins and hooks
  • Less likely to harm fish
  • Weighs fish accurately and easily

Give your dad the right to brag about his catch by giving him this gift. This scale can weigh fish up to 15 pounds accurately and weighs only 9 ounces so it can be taken anywhere.

Designed to promote catch and release, it allows anglers to land, handle and weigh their catch without breaking momentum and without harming the fish, especially during winter, when the cold can make things difficult. 

Ruko F11 Pro Drone 4K

The best Father’s Day fishing gift for a dad who loves tech, the Ruko F11 is a drone he may fly in your backyard just for fun. The drone can be used to take high-res videos and images of his fishing trip from unique perspectives you may not even find online.

Once it is activated, the height and location are locked via GPS, preventing the drone from shaking and ruining the feed. Plus, it is designed to be compact so that it can be used on and offshore with ease. 

Must Read Fish Books

Dads who spend their free time fishing as a hobby will surely appreciate these books on Pacific fish as a Father’s Day fishing present. The books detail unique fish such as the scorpionfish and rockfish, including details on each species, their ecology, feeding habits, and other tidbits of information that anglers can find interesting.

Written by Milton S. Love the books are love letters to the fish he dedicated his life to researching as a marine biologist. 

Garmin Striker 4 with Transducer

Garmin Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5" GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional Transducer
  • Clear Vu scanning Sonar shows you more of what is in the...
  • The power of simple offers a keyed interface with dedicated...
  • Waypoint map: Use the way point map to easily view, mark and...

This high tech fish finder is perfect for all those dads who like to hunt their catch proactively. The color fishfinder comes with in-built GPS, which marks fish and hot spots they can return to later. The simple to use device includes CHIRP sonar transducer, and your dad can also use it to find his way back to the boat ramp.

It also comes with a portable kit that protects it from damage so your dad can also take it on a canoe, a kayak, or when he goes ice fishing.

Humminbird HELIX 7

Humminbird 410940-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP MDI (MEGA Down Imaging) GPS G3 Fish Finder
  • 7-Inch screen with 800H x 480V resolution color TFT display
  • MEGA Down Imaging: Get unprecedented underwater clarity with...
  • Powered by our proprietary, Low Q CHIRP transducer, Dual...

If your dad loves to fish for bass, you know he will appreciate this fish finder. The Humminbird Helix 7 comes with split-screen view options and offers unprecedented underwater clarity up to 125 feet below the boat. So before he casts, he will know exactly what he is fishing for and make his trip more fruitful. 

Earth Products Ultimate Outdoor-Fishing Chair

Earth Products Ultimate Outdoor Adjustable Fishing Chair with Adjustable Legs
  • Portable, reclining folding chair for fishing with...
  • Adjustable front legs and swivel "mud" feet for stability on...
  • Four-position, reclining backrest; padded seat and back

This outdoor chair will make great Father’s Day fishing gifts for the dad who loves to fish outdoors and take a nap in between. The portable, reclining folding chair has swivel mud feet that keep it stable on uneven ground.

It also has an in-built rod holder complete with a shoulder strap along with a padded seat and back that can give your dad a relaxing fishing experience. If he likes to take his coffee or beer with him, he can just slip them into the cup holders, so they don’t spill.

Restcloud Fishing Net

RESTCLOUD Fishing Landing Net with Telescoping Pole Handle Extends to 50 Inches (Aluminum, 50" Full Extended) (Aluminum, 50" Full Extended)
  • Fishing landing net is made of sturdy netting and Aluminum...
  • The telescopic handle extends from 18" to 36", total handle...
  • Lightweight soft mesh will not damage fish, making it a...

If your dad prefers to catch and release fishing, give him the Restcloud fishing net as a gift this Father’s Day. The sturdy net contains slippery catches without harming them and can fold up quickly for easy transport.

The 10″ net can accommodate large fish, and the telescopic handle can stretch up to 36″ just enough to get to the struggling fish and nab it. The net can be locked in place with a flip of the handle as well. 

KastKing Mountain Mist Fishing Gloves

KastKing Mountain Mist Fishing Gloves – Cold Winter Weather Fishing Gloves – Fishing Gloves for Men and Women – Ideal as Ice Fishing, Photography, or Hunting Gloves(Blackout, Large)
  • KEY FEATURES – KastKing winter fishing gloves for men or...
  • FUNCTIONAL FINGER SLOTS –Snug fitting slots in 2 fingers...
  • SMART PHONE FRIENDLY – Special material integrated into...

Ideal for dads who like to fish during the winter, these sturdy gloves will keep the cold at bay and enhance fishing performance on the ice at the same time. These have open finger slots for additional dexterity, smartphone-friendly fingertips and are made from non-slip material for a sturdy hold.

The finger slots expose two fingers and the thumb, and you can easily fold the flaps out of the way when you want to replace bait or use the phone.

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Folding Knife

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S 7.1in S.S. Folding Knife with 3.1in Serrated Clip Point Blade and Aluminum Handle for Outdoor, Tactical, Survival and EDC
  • DIMENSIONS: 7.1 inch (18 cm) overall length with a blade...
  • DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 7Cr17MoV Black Oxide High...
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient pocket...

It’s always handy to have a folding knife close by while on the water. This compact and foldable blade is made from high carbon stainless steel and features an aluminum handle.

It comes with an in-built pocket clip for instant access and features ambidextrous thumb knobs for easy carrying and use.

Rush Creek Creations Storage Rack

Rush Creek Creations Round 16 Fishing Rod Storage Rack - Features Traditional Handcrafted Wood Post - No Tool Assembly
  • UNIQUE FISHING ROD STORAGE: Round fishing pole rack stores...
  • HANDCRAFTED WOOD POST: Durable wood grain laminate makes for...
  • EASY ACCESSIBILITY: Includes a solid 2-piece wood center...

This rod storage rack can make a great present. It can store up to 16 rod and reel combos simultaneously, and since it is made from wood, it can blend in easily with the decor.

The solid wood center post is at the perfect height for rod support and includes clips that can keep them in place and can be adjusted according to rod height. One should do, but if he has a collection of rods, you should buy more.  

Redington VICE Fly Fishing Outfit

Redington Fly Fishing Combo Kit 590-4 Vice Outfit with I.D Reel 5 Wt 9-Foot 4pc
  • Easy-casting fast action
  • Anodized Machined aluminum reel seat, ideal for all water...
  • Laser-etched 5-5021K-590-4 Reference on reel seat for quick...

The perfect companion for a dad who’s thinking about getting into fly fishing is the Redington VICE fly outfit. It comes with every piece of gear he would need. This includes a fast action rod that makes casting easy and an I.D. reel Rio mainstream fly line as well as a super stylish rod and reel case.

The reel seat is made from anodized machined aluminum, which makes it ideal for all water conditions. 

Abu Garcia Revo S LTD Combo

Abu Garcia Revo S LTD Baitcast Low Profile Reel and Fishing Rod Combo - REVO4GRPSLP/701MHWT
  • Winn advanced polymer Dri-Tac grips
  • 8 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • X2-Cräftic alloy frame

One of the best fishing rod and reel combo out there, the Abu Garcia Revo S LTD Combo boast a Winn advanced polymer Dri-Tac grips for a sturdy grip and an X2 Craftic alloy frame that makes it last for years.

This impressive-looking rod and reel combo also feature stainless steel guides complete with zirconium coated inserts and a Carbon Matrix drag system your father will really appreciate.

GearTOP Fishing Hat

Fishing Hat Safari Cap with Sun Protection for Men and Women (Army Green)
  • FISHING HAT WITH UPF 50+ PROTECTION Tested and proven to...
  • DESIGNED FOR THE OUTDOORS: Whether you're fishing, going for...
  • STAY COOL WITH BREATHABLE MESH: Stay cool, as mesh panels...

The sun can be brutal, more so for men who are experiencing hair loss or like to keep their head shaved during the summer. If your dad faces the same issue, then the GearTOP Fishing Hat is one of the best fishing hats you can give as a present to him.

Made from 100% polyester, it offers complete protection from the sun by blocking UVA and UVB rays from your face, head and ears completely. So whether your dad is going fishing, hiking, or even gardening, this hat will prevent him from burning up in the sun.

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack
  • FUN FISH-SHAPED KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL - The size and shape of...
  • MANY FUNCTIONS - This keychain multi-tool features a...
  • CONVENIENT S-BINER ATTACHMENT - Easily attach and detach the...

Ideal for the father who thinks less is more the Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool is a multipurpose keychain that any angler will love to have. It features a serrated edge your father can use to cut through the fishing line, a bottle opener for when he wants to drink ice-cold beer, a flathead screwdriver, and a handy S-Biner, which can be used to attach or reattach the keychain.

The petite tool can fit in any pocket, purse, or bag easily and will prove to be a reliable companion on a trip.

CrazyFire LED Headlamp

CrazyFire LED Headlamp, Super Bright Headlamp Headlight Flashlight, 3 Modes Zoomable Headlamps for Runing,Hiking,Camping,Fishing,Hunting(Black)
  • SUPER BRIGHT: Adopt cree XM-L T6 800lm led light,the beam...
  • 3 LIGHTING MODES: 3 levels of white light brightness,high/...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT and WATERPROOF: Weighing only 7.3oz and with its...

If your dad likes to fish at night and doesn’t want to interrupt his fishing to grab a flashlight or wants to keep his hands free while hiking to a fishing spot, you need to buy him one CrazyFire LED Headlamp. It is fitted with three headband buckles that can be adjusted for a comfortable fit, and the lamp only weighs 7.03 oz so that it won’t feel heavy.

The head of the lamp is adjustable up to 90 degrees and features a zoom function which your dad can use to focus the beam of light.

The Anglers Behind This Article:

Jon Stenstrom

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