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Great Father's Day Gifts for Anglers

Here are some cool fishing gift ideas for good ol' Dad from our team of editors.

Great Father's Day Gifts for Anglers

Game & Fish 2024 Fathers Day Gift Guide—Fishing


Looking for a great gift for the angler dad for Father’s Day?

Game & Fish editors compiled this great list of gift ideas, featuring some of the most useful gear from a variety of companies.

Lew’s Custom Lite Shallow Spool Spinning Reel

Lew’s fishing reel
Lew’s Custom Lite Shallow Spool Spinning Reel

Experience enhanced efficiency and superior power with the Lew’s Custom Lite SS 200 Spinning Reel. Tailored for finesse applications, the innovative shallow spool design strategically reduces line capacity to eliminate line waste and the need for backing, especially when using braided line. The reel is extremely lightweight due to its Tanso Tech frame and rotor, and effortlessly delivers smooth and rapid retrieves with a machined aluminum gear and 6.2:1 gear ratio. Boasting strength and silky retrieves, the hybrid carbon drag system has the capability to overpower any fish at any time. This isn't just a reel; it's a seamless blend of finesse, power and unyielding performance. $159.99 | lews.com

Grunden’s Tough Sun Hoodie

Grunden’s Hoodie
Grunden’s Tough Sun Hoodie

The toughest darn sunshirt on the water, UPF 50-rated Tough Sun offers anglers breathable sun protection with increased snag resistance for extra longevity both on and off the water. Built for the rigors of the boatyard or backyard, this hard-working UV shirt provides a relaxed cross-over hood design that offers full-coverage when up and maximum cooling when down. Integrated thumb holes keep sleeves in place for back-of-hand solar protection, and HeiQ anti-odor, thermal regulating, and stain-release treatments increase Tough Sun’s easy-care, comfort qualities. And we’re so confident in Tough Sun, UPF-50 sun shirts that we’re putting a Lifetime Warranty behind them. If your shirt fails, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. $44.99 | grundens.com

Toadfish Stowaway LED Lantern

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Toadfish Stowaway LED Lantern

From the boat to the campsite, the Toadfish Stowaway LED Lantern will bring light to any situation. Its versatile design allows it to be used as a handheld flashlight, hanging tent light, utility light, or safety light and it can be suctioned or magnetized to most surfaces. Its sleek, single-piece aluminum housing combined with the IPX7 sealed construction makes it waterproof and corrosion-resistant. $55 | toadfish.com

Game & Fish Subscription

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Cover of the South edition of May's Game & Fish magazine.

Give a full year of hunting and fishing info with a subscription to Game & Fish magazine. Every month, Dad will discover the best hotspots throughout his region (East, West, Midwest or South), plus plenty of how-to tactics and special strategies designed to make them more successful in the field or on the water. $12 for 12 issues | Order Now

G. Loomis GLX Bass Fishing Rods

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G. Loomis GLX Bass Fishing Rods

All GLX BASS models come equipped with a full tangle-free Fuji K SiC guide train to improve line management and reduce overall weight. Premium cork handles complement custom CI4+ reel seats designed to amplify an angler’s connection to the blank for enhanced bite transmission and all-day comfort. In a nod to the early days of G. Loomis, the GLX BASS series boasts a “modern throwback” aesthetic, exemplifying elegance in simplicity. $525-$575 | gloomis.com

Gerber Camp Setup Kit

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Gerber Camp Setup Kit

The Camp Setup Kit is curated with purpose-built tools that allow you to spend less time setting up camp and building your fire and more time gathering with those you care about most. Features the Pack Hatchet, Fire Starter and Stake-Out camp multi-tool. $100 | gerbergear.com

Toadfish Ultimate Grill Set + Case

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Toadfish Ultimate Grill Set + Case

The team at Toadfish set out to design the best tools on the market for backyard chefs as passionate as we are. Each piece in this grill set is a re-imagination of traditional designs with new innovative features that will elevate your grilling game. We’ve used the highest quality stainless steel and balanced that with soft-touch inlays to sit securely in the hand. The built-in spoon rests to keep your surfaces clean and your food sanitary. They are packaged in a beautiful hard case for easy storage. So light the coals, sit back and enjoy a cold beverage knowing you’ve got the right tools for the job. $80 | toadfish.com

Free Fly Reverb Shorts

Free Fly Reverb Shorts
Free Fly Reverb Shorts

The Reverb Short, with four-way stretch and UPF 40+, is a jack-of-all-trades performance short, designed to handle whatever your day has in store. Part athletic short, swim short and casual everyday short. Thanks to the quick-dry, water-resistant construction, they dry super quick, so you can head straight to post-hike beers without an outfit change. Spontaneous and up for anything, these do-it-all shorts are an absolute game changer. $68 | freeflyapparel.com

Bajío 12 South Sunglasses

Bajío sunglasses
Bajío 12 South Sunglasses

Named after North Carolina’s 148-mile-long historic state highway that links the peninsulas and islands of the northern Outer Banks, 12 South represents the raw and rugged coast life where speckled trout, striped bass and redfish thrive. This large fit, the surf-inspired style features a bold, squared profile that fits right in—whether you’re chasing rockfish on the OBX or bellied up to the beach bar after a surf session. $209 (poly lenses); $259 (glass lenses) | bajiosunglasses.com

Island Optics Mako XL Sunglasses

Island Optics sunglasses
Island Optics Mako XL Sunglasses

Island Optics introduces Mako XL sunglasses, specifically tailored for the larger anglers seeking top-tier vision and comfort, these leading sunglasses boast OX2-P (Polycarbonate) or OX2-G (Mineral Glass) lenses, cutting glare for clear underwater views whether in shallow waters or out on the ocean. Engineered with comfort in mind, the Mako XL features dual-flex hinges, as well as the company’s proprietary GatorGrip anti-slip technology. Located on both the nose bridge and temple tips of the sunglasses, GatorGrip anti-slip padding ensures maximum comfort and a secure fit even during the most challenging fishing trips Additionally, the Mako XL was developed with a unique venting system to achieve a fog-free visual field. Choose from matte aqua blue tortoise, matte black or matte tortoise to align your fishing gear with your personal style. $129 | islandoptics.com

Recommended


Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot Kakak

Old Town fishing kayak
Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot Kakak

Old Town’s Sportsman AutoPilot is a high-end, high-tech fishing machine that leverages Minn Kota's Spot-Lock technology which enables fishermen to motor to their fishing spot faster and effortlessly keeps them there. Anglers can command the kayak with the touch of their thumb using the i-Pilot remote. The patent pending AutoPilot™ revolutionizes kayak fishing, delivering the most advanced fishing platform on the market. $4,499.99-$4,999.99 | oldtownwatercraft.johnsonoutdoors.com

Shimano BT Fishing Lure

Shimano Fishing Lure
Shimano BT Fishing Lure

Crafted with precision, BT BAIT features three hard body sections and a durable elastomer tail, ensuring a natural swimming action at any retrieval speed. Scale Boost technology sets this finesse lure apart from its competition with a composite-pitch hologram that mimics the realistic patterns of bait fish scales — enticing even the weariest of fish. The versatile BT BAIT is 99 mm long, making it an ideal choice for various conditions and applications. Available in six distinct colors allows anglers to ‘match the hatch’ and adapt to varying water and light conditions. $18.99 | fish.shimano.com

YETI Lowlands Blanket

Yeti blanket
YETI Lowlands Blanket

The Lowlands Blanket has a place everywhere outdoors—from the tailgate to base camp. Everything from the waterproof utility layer to the supremely soft, insulated interior was meticulously engineered to create a one-of-a-kind, all-terrain, ultra-comfortable blanket. And your dog will love it too. It’s designed to repel dirt, burrs and pet hair. $200 | yeti.com




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