2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

Berkley Fireline Ultra 8

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be improvements in fishing line, Berkley has introduced Berkley® FireLine® Ultra 8. This super strong and abrasion resistant line also is very thin, soft, and quiet. Berkley has crafted what's certainly the best FireLine in history by fusing an 8-carrier Dyneema fiber braid. The thermally fused FireLine has changed the fishing line landscape forever. It is the ultimate ultra-thin and supremely smooth long-casting line that also happens to be strong and extremely abrasion resistant. Compared to original Fireline, Berkley® FireLine® Ultra 8 is four-times more abrasion resistant. Now that's impressive! Smoke and Crystal colors are available in 4, 6, 8-, 10-, 14-, 12-, 17-, 20-, 30-pound tests. Retail: $19.99 ($125 yards); $39.99 ($300 yards); $199.99 (1,500 yards). berkley-fishing.com

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Cabela's XML Spinning Rods


The Cabela's XML Spinning Rods feature GIII graphite technology using X5 blank construction. Coupled with specialized taper designs, the High-modulus HM85 graphite uses a proprietary nano-resin material to achieve the customized tapers. The end result is a rod that is 50-percent stronger and 20-percent lighter than other graphite. Improved Fuji Fazlite tangle-free KR concept guides ensure smooth line control to cast farther than conventional layout because of its semi-micro guide design. The Mag Touch reel seat with soft touch has the best ergonomic feel on the market. Handle uses premium, Grade-A cork with graphite and high-density EVA construction. Retail: $130 each. cabelas.com


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YETI On Wheels

The Tundra Haul is first-ever YETI cooler on wheels! The nearly unbreakable StrongArm Handle is engineered with a welded aluminum T-Bar design that allows you to pull the cooler next to you, not behind you, keeping your heels in the clear. NEVERFLAT WHEELS are properly named and just like its Tundra predecessors, the nearly indestructible, rotomolded construction promises optimal resilience through every adventure, year after year. Lastly, it has the same pressure-injected PermaFrost Insulation, so you can trust things will stay frosty even in the heat of the summer. Retail: $399. yeti.com

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AmeriBass

In the headgear department, Realtree offers a variety of cool trucker style hats and unique logos, graphic designs, and colors, including the AmeriBass mesh back hat featuring an American Bass with the Realtree Fishing Hook Logo on a woven embroidered patch sitting on a royal blue front panel. Retail: $18. realtree.com

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Gerber

In terms of hook extraction, plus any number of other surgical tasks we regularly do on the water, Gerber's new Magniplier could easily qualify as the most fishing-friendly yet. An ultra-comfortable, ergonomic handle also has a strategically placed finger choil that mimics a trigger grip. The pliers feature an angled, off-axis shape so you can grab a deeply imbedded hook and still retain visibility of the job. A super-sharp set of carbide line cutters and a locking mechanism add function and fit. Even the jaw tips are easily exchangeable, making this perhaps the last pair of pliers you'll ever need. Retail: 74. gerber.com

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Abu Garcia

Abu Garcia continues to expand their Revo line. In the spinning category, the Revo X joins the fold, with four sizes of high-performance systems for under one-hundred bucks. They feature six stainless-steel HPCR bearings, carbon-matrix hybrid drag system, Rocket spool lip design. They weigh from 7.5 to 9.1 ounces and wind 30 to 40 inches per crank. Retail: $100. abugarcia.com

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inReach Mini

The inReach Mini is a small but mighty two-way satellite communicator with a 24/7 SOS function (battery life up to 50 hours in 10 min tracking mode) when combined with an inReach subscription to access the Iridium satellite network. Loaded with features and capabilities every angler leaving shore will appreciate, you can also download the Earthmate app for access to unlimited maps, ability to text on a full keyboard and more. Available in orange or black. Retail: $349.99. garmin.com

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Costa Sunrise 580G Silver Mirror Lense

In short: these shades are amazing. The Sunrise Silver Mirror 580G (glass) lens boost optical contrast in dim light situations—like when the sun is low or on cloudy days. They feature encapsulated mirrors and a polarized film that are contained between crystal-clear glass layers that easily handle the rigors of freshwater and saltwater fishing. Also, the color-enhancing technology selectively filters out harsh yellow light for superior contrast and definition. In addition to reducing glare and eye fatigue, they also absorb high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness. Costa's 580G lenses provide 100 percent UV ray protection while absorbing the HEV light known to cause macular degeneration, pterygium, cataracts and other eye diseases. Available in several popular frame styles, including: Blackfin, Bloke, Brine, Corbina, Fantail, Fisch, Jose, Montauk, Motu, Reefton, Slack Tide, Tuna Alley and Whitetip. Retail: $160 to $259. costadelmar.com

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Columbia Megavent

The Megavent hybrid shoe is made for anglers who need an outsole that grips when wet, dries fast, and resists stains. Columbia's Blood 'N Guts technology is specifically formulated to provide two lines of defense to prevent and remove stains. The shoes feature a Techlite midsole that offers superior cushioning and higher energy return. There are also a large number of drainage ports for optimal airflow and quick water drainage. Omni-Grip® rubber outsole with razor siping provides increased traction on wet surfaces. Retail: $100. columbia.com

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Tackle Tools

Gerber's Linedriver performs numerous fishing functions. This line management device helps you thread line through troublesome eyelets, plus clearing paint, epoxy or old knots from said line-ties. The Linedriver also helps you tie knots by vise-gripping the hook and effortlessly rotating it on a continuous axis. The dual line cutter works scissors light and heavy diameters alike, but also lets you simply push line across a cutting edge when the Linedriver is affixed to your belt. Retail: $42. gerber.com

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Lemigo Boots

Extremely lightweight, comfortable, and waterproof, Lemigo Boots qualify as the best knee-high rubber boots we've tested in recent times—and now they are available in North America through amazon.com. Retail: $150.00. amazon.com

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Filson Jacket

Swiftwater Rainshell Jacket is constructed of a waterproof, breathable 2.5-layer fabric that's seam-sealed to keep you dry in heavy rain. Lightweight and packable, this rain jacket easily fits in your day pack. This extremely lightweight packable jacket also features waterproof zippers, an adjustable hood. Retail: $195. filson.com

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Loomis IMX-PRO

Loomis expands their IMX-PRO series with 27 models of "Reaction Rods," for all sorts of horizontal-running lures. They're crafted of a new material, a blend of resin and fibers to provide a great strength-to-weight benefit. Fuji K Frame Alconite guides and cork grips enhance comfort and look. gloomis.com.

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Legend Tournament Bass Rods

St. Croixs Legend Tournament Bass Rods include eight models measuring 8 feet or more, including flippin' sticks that measure 8 feet 11 inches and 9 feet 11 inches, with heavy power and medium action to allow precise presentations and haul lunkers from mats and brushpiles. Long spinning rods are available, including the 8-foot 5-inch Hair Jig model. Built with proprietary Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART) for strength without bulk, and the Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) concept that eliminates transitional points in blanks, they sport Fuji K-Series tangle-free guides and blank-touch reel seats. Their Legend Glass Series also adds an 8-foot 8-inch model for super-long casts and control of big, deep-diving crankbaits. Retail: $260 to $400. stcroixrods.com.

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