With 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 along with some other adventure-ready favorites in this year’s 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.

Supporting Local Businesses This Father’s Day:

We try to do our part and encourage all of our readers to make the extra effort to shop local and that’s no different through this Father’s Day Fly Fishing Gift Guide. When you shop local, not only are you giving Dad the gifts he wants, but you’re also gifting your support for the backbone of the fly-fishing industry.

Caldwell Rohrbach of Emerald Water Anglers enjoying some quality time with his son, Walker. Photo by @bethanymaloney

1. New Zealand Strike Indicator Kit $16.95

Indicators are an essential piece of fly fishing equipment for dads who target trout with nymphing techniques. Wool indicators are lightweight which prevents spooking fish when they land on the water. Best of all, New Zealand indicators allow anglers to choose the size of their indicator on the spot for varying conditions, a must-have for any trout angler.

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2. Flylords X Grateful Dead Gear $26.00

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Is your dad a Deadhead? Be sure to check out our exclusive collaborations with the Grateful Dead in the Flylords Shop. From shirts to hats and hoodies, we’ve got everything dad needs to hit the water in style this year.

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3. Sage R8 Core Fly Fishing Rod $1,050.00

Sage’s latest multi-application fast action rod is here, the R8 Core. Any angler, beginner to expert will instantly feel the responsiveness of Sage’s latest rod technology in hand. The Sage R8 core is available in 3wt to 9wt, with a variety of lengths from 8’6” to 10’0”, meeting the needs of just about any freshwater and light salt angler. Make it a memorable Father’s Day with Sage’s latest and most high-performing fly rod available, the R8 Core.

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4. Chaco X Thomas Rhett Collab $55.00+

Chaco and Thomas Rhett have collaborated on one of the fishiest releases of the year. This collaboration resulted in 3 tried and true Chaco styles including the Z/1 Classic, Z/2 Classic, and Chillos Slide in awesome brook and rainbow trout patterns. Chacos have long been a drift boat and raft favorite around Flylords and these immediately caught our attention. We’d recommend a pair of the Thomas Rhett X Chacos for any fathers out there who like to show their passion for fishing on and off the water.

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5. 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.

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6. Hest Foamy Mattress $299.00

Does your dad love sleeping under the stars? Give the gift of a good night’s sleep this Father’s Day with the Hest Foamy Mattress. This isn’t your ordinary camp mattress and is designed for ultimate comfort while camping featuring two layers of high-performance memory foam that provide optimal body alignment, pressure point relief, and temperature regulation. The Hest Foamy mattress is the perfect gift for the outdoor-loving dad who could benefit from some added comfort while sleeping outdoors.

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7. Abel TR Reel $450.00

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For the discerning dad who has it all. Give him one of the finest trout reels available. The Abel TR is a classic click and pawl design, featuring timeless aesthetics and the ability to customize it just for dad through Abel’s custom shop

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8. Decked Truck Tool Box $749.99

Know a pickup truck-loving dad? The Decked Truck Tool Box is the ultimate storage accessory to transform a pickup truck bed into an ultra-functional locking toolbox (or tackle box!). The Decked Truck Tool Box uniquely features a built-in ladder for easy access and is custom made to fit a variety of different pickup models. Best of all the Decked Truck Tool Box is secure, waterproof, nearly indestructible, and 100% made in the USA, making it the perfect storage solution for all of Dad’s prized fishing gear.

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9. Simms Superlight Fishing Pants $79.95

The Simms Superlight Fishing Pants are a game-changer during the summer months. These 4 pocket pants blend the line between athletic and dress pants and may just be your dad’s new favorite pants this summer. Perfect for wet wading during hot summers, golfing, hiking, or any outdoor activity where lightweight and breathable pants are a plus. The slimmer profile of these pants along with adjustable elastic cuffs provide a modern look and fit with ultimate warm weather comfort.

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10. Oskar Blues: Oskar’s Lager $15.00+

What dad wouldn’t be thrilled to find a cold six-pack or two with his name on it in the fridge? The Oskar Blues Oskar’s Lager is a refreshing, light, and crisp lager with a lower ABV (4.2%), perfect for days spent on the water.

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11. BUFF Solar Gloves $20.00

Long days on the water call for proper sun protection. All too often, anglers are exposing their hands to the sun without proper protection. Even when anglers apply sunscreen to their hands, it’s likely to wear off quickly due to the nature of the sport. BUFF Solar Gloves are a great solution for all-day sun protection thanks to their built-in SPF40 and minimalist, quick-dry design.

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12. Costa Del Mar Lido Sunglasses $197.00

New for 2022, the Costa Del Mar Lido sunglasses are designed for maximum performance on and off the water. The Lidos feature top and side shields to help keep the light out, a feature that’s often overlooked by anglers but can significantly reduce eye strain. These sunglasses also feature Hydrolite® nose pads to help keep sweat from accumulating in the frames during long days on the water. With three frame colors to choose from, paired with Costa’s iconic 580P and 580G lenses, there’s a pair of Costa Del Mar Lido sunglasses for any angling dad out there.

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13. Simms G3 Stockingfoot Waders $599.95

New for 2022, these are the most feature-rich pair of G3’s to date. Anglers can expect improved durability thanks to an updated material lamination package featuring Gore-Tex 3-layer uppers and Gore-Tex Pro 4-layer lowers. The new G3’s feature an adjustable spacer air-mesh suspender system for improved comfort during long days on the water. The G3s have been a staple in Simms wader collection for years and these are certainly the best yet. The new Simms G3’s are one gift that would be sure to impress any dad this fathers day.

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14. Airflo Ridge 2.0 Superflo Universal Taper Fly Line $130.00

With trout season in full swing across the United States, now is the perfect time to gift dad a new fly line. The Airflo Ridge 2.0 series of fly lines improve on Airflo’s award-winning series of PVC fly lines. The Universal Taper Floating Fly Line is perfect for anglers who fish with a variety of techniques from dry flies to nymphs and streamers. This line does it all and would surely enhance dad’s time on the water this year.

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15. Guide Trip 

Is your dad new to the sport of fly fishing or interested in trying it for the first time? There’s no better way to learn the basics than spending a day with a knowledgeable guide. Best of all, guides will provide all the gear Dad would need for a day on the water from rods and reels to waders and flies. It’s as easy as calling a local fly shop and scheduling a trip!

16. Gift Card to a Local Fly Shop $25.00+

Not sure what to get your fly fishing obsessed father? Get him a gift card to a local fly shop. You’ll give him the freedom to get what he really wants while supporting a local shop at the same time.

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17. Grundéns Charter Gore-Tex Jacket $196.00+

Grundéns may not be a household name but they’ve been making high-quality outdoor gear for professional fishermen since 1911. The Charter Gore-Tex Jacket brings Grundéns’ reputation for quality design together with GORE-TEX 75D Paclite resulting in an incredibly waterproof yet breathable rain jacket that doesn’t prohibit an anglers range of motion. This is the ultimate rain jacket that’s sure to serve any angling dad for years to come.

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18. Filson Rugged Twill Log Carrier $95.00

The Filson Rugged Twill Log Carrier is a great gift for dads who enjoy nights spent fireside. Made of Filson’s signature Rugged Twill combined with riveted Bridle Leather handles, this is a gift that’s as nice looking as it is functional. The log carrier has been rated to carry over 1,400 pounds, enough capacity to satisfy even the manliest of dads out there. As Filson says, “If you can lift it, our Log Carrier will hold it.”. The Filson Rugged Twill Log Carrier can be used for camping adventures, household fires, or anything in between making it the perfect gift for any fire-loving dad. 

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19. A Day with Dad

Whether it’s in the backyard having a barbecue, watching his favorite baseball team, or taking him to his favorite stream, spending a day with your Dad is just about the ultimate Father’s Day present.

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Be sure to consider some of these awesome fly fishing gifts for your dad this Father’s Day. From new gear like a rod or reel to the ultimate outdoor mattress, there’s something for every fly fishing dad in the year’s installment of the Father’s Day Fly Fishing Gift Guide.

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  1. Wonderful stuff! But don’t forget to give Dad the best gift of all this Father’s Day…time on the water together!

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