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Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide

Fly fishing gift ideas for the dads in your life.

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide

Fly-fishing gifts for fishy fathers. 

Follow along for a list of practical, quality, useful fly-fishing gifts for your dad or husband or brother or grandpa or uncle or teacher or doctor or bartender or any father in your world. 

Under Armour Iso-Chill Shore Break Camo Long-Sleeve Shirt

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$40 |

UA Iso-Chill feels cool to the touch—eliminating heat, so dad can fish longer. The Iso-Chill Shore Break Camo Long-Sleeve Shirt is proven to increase max-out time and output even under those hot, high-pressure situations. Specially designed fibers lay flat against the skin to evenly disperse heat, so it literally feels cool to the touch. Added titanium dioxide absorbs UV energy and quickly moves the heat away from the body. $40 |

Big Sky Cigar Company Yellowstone River Cigar Box

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$99 |

For the cigar-toking father, nothing beats the fishing-themed aromatic smoke of a Big Sky Cigar Company stogie. As the company states: “When you take your first draw off of a Big Sky Cigar, Co. cigar, remember the miners of Butte, the lumberjacks of our great forests, the ranchers of the vast eastern Montana plains and the railroad workers that built our infrastructure.” This collection includes 5 hand-rolled Big Sky "Yellowstone" cigars, 12 hand-tied trout flies, 1 twin-blade guillotine cigar cutter, and 1 hand-crafted cigar box, and is ready for the water. Size: 5x 50. Origin: Esteli, Nicaragua; Strength: Mild; Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua. $99 |

Costa Reefton PRO Sunglasses

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$257 |

Costa’s redesigned Reefton sunglasses are the latest addition to its PRO series, which offer six upgraded features: eyewire drains and sweat-management channels, improved Hydrolite™ grips, adjustable and ventilated nose pads, metal keeper slots help keep your frames from going overboard, and hooding and side shields to minimize light leakage. And they come with Costa’s fantastic polarized, color-popping 580 glass lenses. I love mine and your dad will love his. Available in three frame colors and six lens colors. $257 |

Simms SolarFlex Guide Cooling Hoody

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$120 |

As Simms Fishing Products celebrates 20 years of its iconic G3 wader (which recently won Best of Show at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer [IFTD] show), it’s also hard at work on the rest of its products, like the SolarFlex Guide Cooling Hoody. It’s made of a stretchy fabric that has the “Brrr° triple effect” that keeps you cool all day long. It is UPF 50 and has an integrated buff-style gaiter to protect all around. And the women’s version recently won the Women's General Apparel award at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show at IFTD. Help dad look good and feel good on the water. Available in six sizes and two colors. $120 |

Grundéns Sidereal Pant

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$100 |

Grundéns quick-drying and moisture-wicking Sidereal Pants are lightweight fishing bottoms made of ultralight 70D stretch nylon (57% ECONYL regenerated nylon, 38% nylon, and 5% spandex). They have drawstring waistbands, reinforced inseams, and are truly some of the most comfortable and agreeable pants I've ever worn. These pants are packed with thoughtful fishing features (like the SuperFabric pliers pocket) that fishy fathers will notice and appreciate. And they are part of the brand’s Net-Sourced collection, which has a goal of recycling fishing nets into useful apparel. Available in two colors and seven sizes. $100 |

Patagonia Fitz Roy Fish Organic Tee

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$35 |

Dressed-down and environmentally conscious dads will appreciate the comfortable simplicity of an organic Patagonia t-shirt displaying the iconic Fitz Roy Fish logo. It’s made with organic cotton, which means it uses 84% less water and creates 16% less CO2 than a conventional cotton T-shirt (and it’s Fair Trade Certified™). Support dad’s causes while making him look good with this classy T. Available in six sizes and three colors. $35 |

Skwala Carbon Jacket

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$399 |

Skwala’s brand new Carbon Jacket is a great get for adventurous, all-weather fisherdads. Its outer shell is a fully waterproof four-way stretch breathable Toray material that allows for ultimate nimbleness. It weighs less than a pound and packs down tightly for those chance-of-rain days, and it has many thoughtful features to improve dad’s fishing experience. Available in M, L, XL, and XXL. $399 |

Free Fly Bamboo Motion Boxer Brief

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$28 |

Dad has not lived until he has experienced the delicate, fluffy, comfort of Free Fly's Bamboo Motion Boxer Briefs. These naturally odor-resistant and moisture-wicking bottoms are made of performance stretch knit bamboo material and are as durable as they come. They have a 6.5-inch inseam, an articulated front pouch, and a functional fly. If you really want to make dad smile, get him a pair of these unbeatably comfy undies. Available in six colors and five sizes. $28 |

Catchflo Shoes

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$78 | (Browntown Arty Slip-On Canvas Shoe shown here)

Catchflo founder and owner Dan Moyers started the footwear company to address an unmet need in the market for fun fishing footgear. Catchflo offers more than 90 fly-fishing themed shoes, sandals, slippers, and socks that allow anglers to express their passion off the water. And with the Catchflo Gives Back program, 2% of all sales are donated to non-profits like Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters. Perfect for the funky father likes to let his flag fly. Fly Fisherman publisher and editor Ross Purnell got plenty of compliments on his at this year's IFTD show. Available in half sizes from 5 to 13. (Browntown Arty Slip-On Canvas Shoe shown here). $78 |

YETI Hopper M30 (2.0) Soft Cooler

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$350 |

Keep dad’s beer cold with the reinvented and updated YETI M30 cooler, which now features MagShield access that stays open for easy loading and seals tight to lock in the cold. It’ll fit a full case of dad’s favorite IPA (plus two, if you’re counting) and indefinitely holds melted ice. And it’s rugged enough to be lugged over his shoulder, fully loaded. The M30 is also available in a 20-liter version, and comes in three colors. $350 |

Wingo Deluxe Trout Box

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$100 |

If an easy, don't-have-to-think-too-hard Father's Day gift appeals to you, you cannot beat Wingo's Deluxe Trout Box. You'll save 25% compared to buying these items separately. The box includes a reel case, socks, a lanyard, sunglasses retainer, Cheeky leaders, Cheeky tippet, a wading belt, neck gaiter, key fob, coozie, and a trout sticker. Wing's boxes are also available in four different $50 collections: a brown-trout box, a brook-trout box, a rainbow-trout box, and a saltwater box. Great for the hard-to-buy-for-fisherdad. $100 |


Tincup Whiskey

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$30-$63 |

If your dad is a whiskey guy, consider getting him a bottle of Tincup. Great on the rocks around a backyard campfire or great on the rocks of an alpine lake, Tincup Whiskey is made for outdoor adventures. Its flagship American whiskey has a bourbon-style profile with a smooth finish and makes a great cocktail liquor. It’s available as an 84-proof American whiskey, 90-proof rye, or as 84-proof barrel-aged “Tincup 10,” and every bottle comes with an aluminum shot glass. As founder Jess Graber says, “Life is too short to drink bad whiskey.” $30-$63 |

Karen Talbot Art Old Fashioned/Rocks Glasses

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$24.50 |

And if you spoil your dad with some Tincup Whiskey, consider throwing in a couple of artist Karen Talbot’s old fashioned/rocks tumblers. These fly-fishing themed glasses come with a variety of art, from rainbow or brown trout to flies to mackerel, sharks, and moose. These classy whiskey vessels will impress the most discerning dad. $24.50 |

G. Loomis NRX+ Fly Rod Series

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$875-$950 |

G.Loomis's NRX+ series of fly rods offer something for every fly-fisherdad. The flagship NRX+ Fly is a smooth-casting all-around fly rod that can handle the demands of the various conditions faced during any given season. The NRX+ Swim Fly was developed with input from Michigan fly-shop owner Mike Schultz to create a quick-loading rod for accurately punching large bass flies into tricky cover that also transmits every twitch, bump, and slide back to the caster. The NRX+ LP is a dry-fly angler's dream, providing slack-yielding casts and delicate drifts over drag-inducing micro-currents, obstacles, and other naturally occurring variables. You cannot go wrong getting a G. Loomis NRX+ fly rod for dad on his big day. Available in multiple weights and lengths. $875-$950 |

Orvis Mirage Pliers

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$298 |

This iteration of Orvis fly-fishing pliers is slimmer than the original but they have retained their signature durability. The long, thin jaws aid in harmlessly removing hooks and they are designed to perfectly crimp barbs down. They measure 6.25 inches in length and come with a leather scabbard and elastic lanyard. Dad will be thrilled with these second-to-none fishing pliers. $298 |

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Textured MPX Fly Line

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$130 |

If dad likes to fish streamers and big dries, look at Scientific Anglers’s Amplitude Textured MPX Fly Line. This textured freshwater line features the AST Plus slickness additive for added shooting ability and increased durability. They are designed a half-size up to load fast rods easier and are ideal for large flies like streamers and stoneflies. If your papa is one of the SA GPX fly line disciples, he will love these MPX fly lines. $130 |

Daiichi Barbless Jig Hooks

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$7.50/25 pack |

For the dad who enjoys tying his own, think about getting him a few packs of Daiichi’s barbless fly-tying hooks. They are currently available as both scud hooks (1920 series) and jig hooks (4600 series). Jig flies have become popular because they of their effectiveness, and these time-saving pre-colored gaffs will provide him with hours of creative vise-time. Available in sizes 6 through 18 and in five colors. $7.50/25 pack |

A Reel Job by Ryan Johnston

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$20 |

When you spend nearly every day of your life in a boat, most of them with complete strangers, you’re bound to bank some pretty incredible stories over time. Ryan Johnston has been guiding fly anglers on rivers across the American West for the better part of two decades. As you might imagine, he’s got more than a few yarns to spin, which he does is this compilation. Some are heartwarming, others are heartbreaking, but most are downright hilarious. From the client who, without warning, stripped off his clothes and fished in the nude, to the time a wading angler challenged Johnston to a fight because he felt Johnston’s boat had drifted to close to “his” riffle, A Reel Job is loaded with moments that are sure to entertain any avid angler.  $20 |

A flyfishing trip of a lifetime, through The Fly Shop

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
Prices vary | (Ross Purnell photo)

If you’re interested in making a dream come true for dad this year, consider going big with a fly-fishing trip of a lifetime through The Fly Shop’s travel program. It offers trips to dozens of saltwater and freshwater destinations worldwide for many different challenging and exotic species from rainbow trout to triggerfish. They also offer hosted trips, couples destinations, and family destinations. There are plenty of good reasons to book with a fly-fishing travel agency–including that these people know the destinations and can answer any fishing-related question, and it gives travelers someone to look out for their interests should things go awry. Prices vary |

A day of guided fly fishing on your local waters

Fly Fisherman's 2022 Father's Day Gift Guide
$500-$750 | Google your local outfitters. (Joshua Bergan photo)

Keep it close to home for the homebody dad by gifting a guided fly-fishing trip with a regional outfitter employing a local guide, fishing provincial flies bought from the fly shop down the street. Pick up lunch from the local deli and cap it off with some locally brewed beer. More than likely he’d love for you to join, so it can be a secret gift to yourself, as well. Time spent on the water with family is the best gift, and you might even learn something about a local hatch or riffle, or each other. $500-$750 | Google your local outfitters.

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