With the Father’s Day right around the corner, the search for the perfect gift for dad has officially begun. Our team is proud to present some of the hottest fly fishing gifts on the market in this years Flylords Father’s Day Fly Fishing Gift Guide. From any preference and price range, we have something that’s sure to make your father smile on or off the water.
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1. Duck Camp Co. Signature Fishing Shirt – $89
Sick of seeing your dad, spouse, or loved one heading to the water in that same old ratty fishing shirt? Hook that special guy up with a high quality Duck Camp Co Signature Fishing Shirt. These shirts are lightweight, breathable, quick drying, and have UPF50+ built in. Everything you could want for a day in the mountains or scouring the flats. An added feature of these awesome shirts are the built in microfiber sunglasses cloth on the bottom hem, an understated feature that saves the day when Dad’s sunglasses are coated in salt and grime. Plaid or solid, there’s a colorway for any angling dad out there.
2. Flylords Khaki Hat with Fly Patch – $28
Dads and khaki go together like summertime and dry fly fishing. Need we say more? Be sure to help your dad stay styling on the water this summer with the Flylords Khaki Hat with Fly Patch.
3. Timber & Fins Wanderer Fly Wallet – $95
Timber & Fins have been producing some awesome handmade products out of Montreal, Quebec. From leather tying mats, to reel cases, landing nets, and fly wallets, there’s something for every dad. The Wanderer Fly Wallet takes fly storage to the next level. This hand stitched leather fly wallet easily carries a dozen or more streamers, salmon flies, or nymphs in the premium natural golden sheep skin lining. These fly wallets come with two pockets and Rite in the Rain Field Note book on one side that can be removed and used to store polyleaders and the like. Best of all, Timber & Fins will personalize their products to make it extra special for dad. Don’t wait, they’ll be gone before you know it.
4. Fishpond Thunderhead Bottle Holder – $29.95
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible line of fishing packs and bags. This year, Fishpond finally released an accessory that we’ve been waiting for – a simple bottle holder that seamlessly integrates with their packs and bags. Make sure your dad has his favorite beverage at the ready with the Fishpond Thunderhead Bottle Holder.
5. The Optimist by David Coggins – $26
If you’re looking for the perfect fly fishing gift for the angler that has everything, be sure to give The Optimist by David Coggins some serious consideration. This recently released book helps bring to light the reasons many of us got into the sport and often forget. A “bad day” fishing on your favorite stream or body of water isn’t so bad when you take in the surroundings, find some serenity and let go of the worries daily life can bring. David Coggins eloquently captures fishing experiences across the globe from smallmouth in Wisconsin to the Limay in Argentina.
6. Regal Medallion Fly Tying Vise – $175+
Is your dad new to fly tying or looking to take his tying game to the next level? A quality vise is one of the easiest ways to improve your fly tying. Enter the Regal Medallion Series. For under $200 you can get your dad a vise that will last a lifetime this Father’s Day. With options from the Midge model capable of handling tiny flies all the way to the Big Game version, there’s a Regal Medallion vise for every angler. Best of all, these vises are compact and can be taken anywhere from high mountain streams to sandy saltwater flats.
7. Simms Flyweight Waders – $549.95
Has your dad been complaining about his leaky waders for years, but for some reason refuses to replace them? Take matters into your own hands and get him the new Simms Flyweight Stockingfoot Waders.
These premium waders are equipped with GORE-TEX Pro stretch panels to go wherever your dad takes them. Boulder hopping and long treks to backcountry waters are accomplished with ease in the Simms Flyweight Stockingfoot Waders. If you really want to take care of your dad this Father’s Day, check out the Flyweight collection of pods and accessories that integrate with the 5.11 HEXGRID attachment system.
8. ORVIS – Premium Tying Kit – $198
Let’s face it, fly tying can be intimidating. Between hefty start-up costs and overwhelming feather choices, one rarely knows where to start. However, the folks over at Orvis have you covered with their brand new fly tying kit. This kit includes all the necessary materials your father may need when embarking on his fly tying journey.
9. Costa Diego Sunglasses – $278.95
The Costa Diego Sunglasses are one of the more technical frames available on the market, named for the bountiful fishing opportunities to be had off of San Diego and perfect for the adventure seeking father in your life.
These frames are equipped with an innovative vented hinge and sweat management systems that help to improve airflow during a long day on the water. Oversized top and side shields help prevent unfiltered light from entering your field of vision, helping dad keep his eyes on the prize. Like most Costa sunglasses, the Diego frames are available with proprietary 580G polarized glass or 580P polarized polycarbonate Lenses.
10. G. LOOMIS NRX + LP Fly Rod – $795
As fly anglers, I think we can all agree there’s nothing quite like a good dry fly eat. While dry fly fishing can be fairly straight forward, it is often the most precise and technical way to catch fish. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce the all new NRX fly rod from our friends at G Loomis. This rod gives anglers the much needed advantage when casting to rising trout. Take dry fly fishing to the next level with the G Loomis NRX + LP.
11. Bitteroot Nets – $299+
Help dad land the fish of a lifetime in style with a beautifully handcrafted landing net from Bitterroot Nets. Made in Spokane, Washington these inlayed heirloom quality nets will bring their owner joy every outing through their ornate craftsmanship. If dad manages to land a fish, these nets will provide the perfect back drop for photos while keeping them wet.
12. Tutlebox Audio – Turtlebox Speaker – $374
The turtle sized speaker with a Texas sized sound. Introducing what we consider to be the YETI of outdoor speakers. The Turtlebox is built to take a beating, and can withstand sand, water, and molten lava (okay don’t quote us on that last one). For the angler that can’t go a minute without jamming to their favorite tunes, this is a perfect gift for boat and the backyard alike. (Anglers: Enjoy with consideration to others).
13. Abel SDF Fly Reel – $695
The Abel SDF fly reel has been a favorite around Flylords for a while now and for good reason. These reels are as smooth as they come and have the stunning looks to match. The SDF is the fresh waster iteration of the classic Abel SDS (Sealed Drag Salt) model and features a similar stainless steel/carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The drag has all the power you need to slow down a big fish and the fine tuning to protect finer tippets when needed. No dad would be disappointed with an Abel SDF fly reel in his favorite finish this father’s day.
14. Airflo Superflo Power Taper – $100
The new Superflo Power Taper floating fly line from Airflo is a do-it-all workhorse for freshwater scenarios. The Airflo Superflo Power Taper has a forward-biased concentration of mass and a short rear taper that helps turn over larger patterns and multi-fly rigs with ease.
This line pairs best with most modern fast action rods. Available in line weights 3-9, this fly line will meet the needs of the most demanding angler and will certainly last more than a few outings like some fly lines. Best of all, Airflo has been producing PVC-free products since 1984, helping keep harmful chemicals out of our beloved waterways. Do dad a solid and pick up an Airflo Superflo Power Taper for this upcoming summer season.
15. Lords of the Fly by Monte Burke – $15.84
Lords of the Fly follows an untold story of the quest for the world record tarpon on a fly rod—a tale that reveals as much about man as it does about the fish. Monte Burke, a New York Times bestseller, captures the culture and down right fanaticism associated with tarpon fishing. If your dad is an avid saltwater angler or looking to get salty for the first time, the stories presented in Monte Burke’s Lords of the Fly will surely be enjoyed.
Put a Smile on His Face this Father’s Day
Be sure to consider some of these aweseome fly fishing gifts for your dad this Father’s Day. From new gear like a rod or reel to fly fishing literature, there’s something for every fly fishing dad in the year’s installment of the Father’s Day Fly Fishing Gift Guide.