May 10, 2021
Dads, and especially dads who fish, can be tough to shop for, which is a testament to their ability to catch fish. Knowing exactly what is wanted or needed is pure talent. To help you show some extra love for your father, we put together a solid list full of great fishing items that will make any angler dad super happy.
From all of us at In-Fisherman, Happy Father’s Day.
Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler
Dad will be able to transport his favorite beverage in fully functional and iconic style with this 64-ounce growler. The extra-large size keeps liquids extra cold for up to 24 hours. Take control with a rugged handle for easier carrying and one-handed pouring. The wide mouth allows for quick filling, sharing, and cleaning. And that satisfying ‘pop’ you hear when you open the steel-lined lid is a sure sign your carbonated beverage is still fresh and bubbly. Offered in three colors: Matte Black, Nightfall and Hammertone Green.
MSRP $55 | stanley1913.com
Cox CXO300 Diesel Outboard
Designed from a blank sheet of paper for both commercial and recreational use, the CXO300 offers 25% better fuel efficiency compared to a 300hp gasoline outboard, a service life that is three times your average outboard, and highly competitive performance, including 479 lb. ft torque (650Nm) at 2250-3000 RPM. The CXO300 offers a new generation of diesel power, delivering the same performance and packaging of a gasoline outboard but with the fuel efficiency, and reliability of a diesel inboard.
Abu Garcia C3 Catfish Special
The C3 reel platform offer anglers a unique catfishing package that will stand up to years of abuse from large, hungry whiskered critters. The Ambassadeur Catfish Special starts with three stainless steel ball bearings +1 roller bearing system and a smooth and consistent Carbon Matrix drag system. Accented by a powerful extended bent handle and a power knob, anglers have the added torque required during intense catfish battles. The 6-pin centrifugal brake delivers controlled casting while the synchronized level wind system ensures even line lay on the spool. The reel is available in both a 5.3:1 and 4.1:1, and in 6500 and 7000 sizes.
Cost: $149.95 | Abu Garcia C3 Catfish Special
Humminbird Helix 15
Humminbird has once again attained new levels of fishfinder technology with the G4N Helix 15. The unit delivers more information than ever--and now even larger, led by a huge 15.4-inch display. Beginning with Helix 8, 9, 10, 12 and the new 15s. They are impressive units featuring more options than ever before, including Mega Imaging+, Dual Spectrum CHIRP 2D sonar, and are compatible with Humminbird’s exclusive Mega 360 Imaging, built-in GPS and Humminbird’s Basemap—and so much more.
Cost: $2,499.99-$2,999.99 | Humminbird Helix 15
Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot 120
Winning Best of Show at the 2020 Online ICAST show, the Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot 120 comes standard with a saltwater-ready 45-pound thrust, 12-volt Minn Kota motor. The motor features the famous Spot-Lock technology that holds the kayak in position despite wind and current, which helps the angler make more accurate cast. The boat also features foot-brace steering for hands-free fishing and exceptional maneuverability. The seats are premium and comfortable for full-day trips featuring a dual-later textilene, durable and UV resistant material that is easy to clean, and the seat is removable for transport. The kayak is tournament ready and equipped with shallow-water anchor mounting inserts. The 120 comes in two cool colors.
Cost: $3,799.99 | Old Town Sportsman
Rapala OG Slim 6
From a passion of bait building as a childhood hobby, to customizing lures as a professional angler, the OG Series is born of the sawdust from Ott DeFoe’s Garage. The Rapala Slim is a balsa, flat-sided bait with a medium wobble and tight side-to-side action. The lightweight circuit board lip is extremely thin yet delivers the right action and attitude no matter how you fish it. Weighs 1/2 ounce, 2 3/4 inches long, dives to 6 feet, has a pair of No. 3 VMC Hybrid Trebles and comes in 14 colors.
MSRP: $10.99 | Rapala OG Slim 6
Minn Kota Terrova
The Minn Kota Terrova is one of the most popular trolling motors in history for good reason, including features such as i-Pilot Link GPS, Spot-Lock, and Humminbird chartplotter integration. And you can also select models that come with built-in Mega Down Imaging. Additional features include Lift-Assist that makes stowing the motor simple, the electric foot pedal provides a low-profile design that offers two steering options, rotary speed control dial, momentary/constant on toggle and 18 feet of cable allowing the user to run it virtually from anywhere in the boat. There are several models including shaft lengths at 45, 54, 60 and 72 inches, 12-, 24- and 36-volt options, built-in Universal Sonar or Mega Down Imaging and i-Pilot GPS or i-Pilot Link GPS.
Cost: $1,849.99-$2,849.99 | Minn Kota Terrova
Dakota Lithium Powerbox 10
The Powerbox provides the freedom to use one battery to power many things, including mobile phones, cameras or whatever needs charging power. The unit is designed to be a universal and mobile charging station, including two USB ports, a 12v car plug (cigarette lighter) and a binder posts. For nighttime use, the Powerbox features a high-efficiency LED flashlight. Solar panels can be quickly connected to the binder posts providing extensive and dependable power. Everything housed in a water- and shock-resistant case and powered by a 12v Dakota Lithium LiFePO4 10Ah battery. Charger included.
Cost: $249 | Dakota Lithium Powerbox 10
Berkley PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad
The PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad is now available in a new 2-inch size that features the new HD Tru Colors in the 2-, 3- and 4-inch sizes. The improved bait features lifelike detail, 3D eyes and holographic inserts, which increases fish-strike precision. The Swim Shad is available in three weights, 1/4-, 7/16- and 1/8-ounce versions and 16 beautiful colors.
Cost: $3.99-$4.99 | Berkley PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad
Bubba Pro Series Electric Knife
The Pro Series Cordless Electric Fillet Knife was designed to meet the requirements of the hardcore angler by developing industry leading power and performance technology for impressive cutting efficiency. The Pro Series is constructed with a state-of-the-art brushless motor to deliver 21% more torque, 22% more motor efficiency and up to 100% more power, taking the bar for electric fillet knives up a notch. It features the company’s 7-inch E-Flex, 9-inch E-Flex, 9-inch E-Stiff, and 12-inch E-Stiff, along with the iconic non-slip grip. The electric knife also comes with two batteries for long-lasting cutting applications. The Magnum Battery is sold separately and can be added for more power and runtime.
Cost: $214.99 | Bubba Pro Series Electric Knife
Deep's Boat To Bar board shorts feature four-way antimicrobial and quick-dry water-wicking stretch fabric with springiness for the boat and a sleek fit and style so you don't have to change when heading out for an evening on the town following a day on the water. Plenty of pocket space to stash the wallet and phone on one side and reach for the pliers on the other. The Deep Eco-Series short- and long-sleeve performance shirts incorporate Repreve material made of recycled plastic bottles in the tri-blend fabric. Each shirt is made from about 16 recycled bottles removed from the environment. Material is quick-dry, anti-microbial, provides SPF 50 UV protection and is soft and supple for a sustainable shirt. Deep’s Boat to Bar concept is just that, clothing with functions designed for performance and comfort while fishing or other on-the-water activities and with styles to seamlessly transition to dinner or a night on the town. The shirts are available along with additional shirts, jackets and hoodies. The company is also giving back with 15% of sales proceeds from its Eco Series and No Shoes Reef line earmarked for the deployment of artificial reefs. Their Freedom Series proceeds go to Beyond The Battle, supporting veterans with outdoor excursions.
St. Croix Victory Baitcasting Rods
St. Croix’s all-new made-in-the-USA Victory rods were designed to deliver bass anglers more options, and ultimately more victories on the water. The family of rods feature multiple technique-specific actions, lengths and powers that yield lightweight performance with extreme sensitivity, durability and balance. The all-new SCIII+ material make these rods a pleasure to fish with, Fuji guides, IPC, ART, FRS technology—all backed by a solid 15-year warranty. And at a price anybody can get behind. There are five baitcasting models and three spinning rods in the Victory family.
Cost: $180-$200 | St. Croix Victory Series
Plano Edge Flex 3600 and 3700
The Flex series is the first StowAway to allow the user to fully customize the internal divider system. The new Edge 3600 and 3700 Flex create literally endless options to personalize for a particular bait or fishing style. Each 3600 and 3700 comes with five 4x Dividers, six 3X dividers, nine 2x Dividers and 18 1X dividers. The interlocking dividers can be rigged in any possible configuration to create small or larger, short or long compartments. Each Edge series comes standard with Rustrictor rust-preventative technology molded into the base of the box. Heavy-duty steel-pin hinges and one-hand latch will keep you making fast decisions when a change is required to stay up with the bite.
Cost: $19.99-$49.99 | Plano Edge Flex
Simms ProDry Fishing Jacket and Bib
Built for tournament performance, both the jacket and bib offer impressive durability with increased denier face fabric, while maintaining a lightweight feel and a modern look. Leading-edge Gore-Tex Pro durable weatherproof and breathable 3L fabric keeps the water out, and the hood was designed to handle high speeds while racing back to weigh-in—then it neatly tucks away in the collar when not in use. The jacket features water-tight exposed dual chest pockets and interior zippered stretch-woven pocket for cell phones and other necessities, zippered handwarmer pockets with adjustable waist cinch cord and more. The bibs come standard with wide belt loops and a single kill-switch D-ring, top-load welted thigh pockets with right-side plier holsters, 2-way side zipper opening for easy on/off while wearing boots. The jacket is available in sizes S-3XL in three colors and bibs come in sizes S-3Xl and two colors.
Cost: Jacket: $599.95; Bib: $599.95 | Simms ProDry Jacket, Simms ProDry Bib
Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker
With the Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast your favorite fish to a delectable finish. Set the temperature on the digital control panel or your smart device and the DigitalFan maintains the desired cooking temperature. The GravityFed charcoal hopper holds up to 8 hours of charcoal and gravity ensures you have constant fuel to the fire. The reversible smoke + sear cast-iron grates and FoldAway warming + smoking racks add up to a total of 1,050 square inches of cooking space to maximize your ability to feed the entire family with little effort.
Cost: $799.99 | Gravity Series 1050- Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker
Providing an eye-to-eye perspective of the fish, the new Strike-Vu Camera from Aqua-Vu captures all the underwater excitement of striking fish in colorful HD video. A built-in 32-GB hard drive records underwater action in 3-minute clips, for up to 4 1/2 hours of video. Magnetic, waterproof USB connection interfaces with a computer or other device for file management as well as for charging the integrated lithium-ion battery, which will power the device for up to 5 1/2 hours. To connect to a fishing line or lure, an 8-inch rigid-wire shaft features dual eyelets—ideal for trolling, casting or other fishing applications. Will be available June/July 2021.
Cost:$99.99 | Aqua-Vu Strike-Vu
P2000i Polaris Power Portable Inverter Generator
Portable power is both a convenience and a necessity when dealing with Mother Nature, plus there are countless hunting and fishing applications. Polaris, long known for their dominance in power sports, now offers a line of clean power output in with generators. The P2000i is the entry-level generator in the series kicking out a max AC output of 2000 watts, with a recoil starter, four AC receptacles, two USB ports and one DC receptacle to power multiple devices a once. It’s super quiet producing a noise level of 66 dBA at full load and only 62 dBA at 25% load. It runs on one gallon of gas, which will power the generator for 3 1/2 hours at 100% load and 7 1/2 hours on 25% load. Plus it only weighs 53 pounds making it super easy to move around.
To keep it even more convenient, the generator comes standard with a built-in cord management system that keeps cords out of the way when not in use and handy when you need them. There is also a Parallel Function that lets the user combine two inverter generators at once for even extended power. The illuminated control panel and digital display features maintenance levels at a glance and it’s easy to see and read.
They thought of everything with these generators. Not only are they easy to move, set up and run, they are easy to maintain. If you’d like to see for yourself the step-by-step recommended maintenance applications, Polaris has a YouTube Channel set up for easy viewing and education on keeping your generator operating at full speed without concern.
Cost: $799.99 | Polaris P2000i Generator
Thermacell MR300 - Mossy Oak Fishing Bundle
Keep mosquitoes away without sticky sprays that can ruin gear and turn off fish. The new MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller by Thermacell is designed specifically for anglers. The powerful heat-activated repellent creates a 15-foot mosquito protection zone, without any messy sprays, harsh odors, or open flames. Unlike DEET, Thermacell doesn’t damage equipment. It can be taken virtually anywhere outdoors, stopping mosquitoes in the air before they can bite or bother you. The clamp allows you to mount the unit on nearby surfaces, like boat rails, dashes, rod holders, and more. It also comes with a belt clip so it’s always with you when you need it.
Cost: $39.99 | Thermacell.com