May 09, 2022
By In-Fisherman Staff
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if Dad loves to fish picking the perfect gift can sometimes be a complicated decision. We know anglers, so we put together a list of items that we know he will love. You can’t go wrong with the right fishing gear. Ever.
From all of us at In-Fisherman—Happy Father’s Day.
Under Armour Iso-Chill Shore Break Camo Long-Sleeve Shirt
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.
Price: $40.00 | Iso-Chill Shirt
Eagle Claw EC2.5 Bass Rods
Building on the everyday durability and value established by the EC2.5 Series of rods, Eagle Claw is excited to offer those bedrock standards in technique specific bass rods. Available in tailored actions and lengths to enable technique specific fishing from finesse to swimbait fishing, each Eagle Claw 2.5 Bass Rod is built on high performance, lightweight graphite blanks. Split grip EVA handles and tangle-free stainless-steel guides round out the performance features allowing anglers the sensitivity to feel everything without sacrificing strength, durability or functionality. There are eight rod types and actions in the lineup.
Price: $59.99 | Eagle Claw EC2.5
Beckman Nets BN2227C
Measuring a width of 22 inches, 27 inches in length and 24 inches deep, this net is ideal for bass, catfish, small salmon, trout and walleyes. It’s the company’s smaller yet high-performance coated fishing net. The BN2227C features a Quick-Connect channel that allows for an ultra-fast connection from the handle to the yoke. The sturdy hoop features the company’s Internal Y-Bar construction for increased rigidity and stability. The durable one-piece aluminum yoke comes with a lifetime guarantee. To perfectly match your style of fishing, the BN2227C is sold separately with your choice of handles.Nets that adequately cover multiple scenarios are critical and knowing Beckman has stood the test of time makes the sale easy for me. That’s why I have a few of them, including a big one for muskies. Beckman is where it’s at.
Price: $59.99 | Beckman BN2227C
The Berkley Stunna is available in two sizes, the 112 (3- to 6-foot diving depth) and the 112 +1 (6- to -10-foot Diving depth). Both styles weigh 1/2 ounce and have a fall rate of 1 foot per 8 seconds. The Stunna delivers a slow sink and shimmy on the pause to entice less-aggressive fish into biting, and crisp darting actions when jerked that'll drive any fish crazy. Maximum darting action and easy 180-degree head turns and side flash when jerked, dual brass weights and a tungsten weight transfer system for increased casting distance, ultra-sharp Fusion19 hooks, Hank Cherry’s jerkbait knowledge, and the Berkley team's design expertise, the Stunna is a must-have.
Price: $14.99 | Berkley Stunna
Costa Tuna Alley Pro
As recognizable as the sandy shelves between islands in the Bahamas that Giant Bluefin run through each spring, Costa's Tuna Alley frame now comes with an updated style and Pro Series upgrades. This legacy frame’s updated vent system is backed up by six fish-spotting features to help you do it like the pros: Sweat management channels and eyewire drains, improved Hydrolite rubber, adjustable nose pads, top hooding and side shields, and metal keeper slots.
Price: $277 | Costa Tuna Alley Pro
Abu Garcia Aqua Max Baitcast Combo
The Abu Garcia Aqua Max low profile baitcast combos are engineered with proven Abu Garcia performance. Featuring an eye-catching Mossy Oak Elements Agua design, high performance comfort grips, and a lightweight graphite frame and body, this combo both looks and feels good for all-day fishing. Additional attributes include four ball bearings, machined aluminum spool, Power Disk drag system, Duragear brass gear, MagTrax brake system and much more.
Price: $129.99 | Abu Garcia Aqua Max Baitcast Combo
Mud Hole Rod Buildling Classes
If Dad is the DIY, creative/builder type, consider gifting a rod-building class from the folks at Mud Hole Rod Building & Tackle Crafting. They offer both in-person (from their headquarters in Ovideo, Florida, and Charlotte, Mobile, Houston, and San Diego) and virtual classes, and the classes range in topic from beginner to inshore spinning, surf, fly, bass, and mahi-mahi rods.
Price: $199-$249 | MudHole.com
AFTCO Reaper Hoody
Reaper Fishing Sweatshirt with an integrated face mask and neck warmer. The Reaper fleece fishing hoody is definitely making the game a lot more comfortable. In this performance fleece hoodie AFTCO delivers with technical features like laser-cut ventilation on mask and underarm area, a hood with our cinch shock cord anchoring system designed specifically for both bass fishing and saltwater anglers as they run in their boats at high speeds, Block Tapey pocket closure on the front pouch pocket, AFGUARD stain release and a toasty 100% polybonded microfleece fabric. The reaper is the best fishing sweatshirt available, and the fishing industry's most popular pullover sweatshirt thanks to AFTCO's built a in face warmer. Wear the AFTCO reaper technical fleece hoodie as-is or as a crucial layering piece to stay warm on the water.
Price: $69.99 | AFTCO Reaper Hoody
Bubba Complete Kitchen and Steak Knife Set
From start to finish, Bubba’s Complete Kitchen & Steak Knife set covers all your kitchen cutting needs. This balanced set features sharpening steel and 10 extremely sharp, long-lasting blades including: 8-inch chef knife, 8-inch serrated knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 6 1/2-inch Nakiri knife, 6-inch utility knife, 3 1/2-inch paring knife and four 4 1/2-inch steak knives. The perfect addition to your countertop, the entire collection features expertly crafted G10 handles and premium German stainless steel. Paired with an elegant parawood knife block, this knife set brings the blades you trust on the water into the kitchen. This knife set has it all, and with the Bubba reputation of quality blades, you can rest assured that these knives will not only add to your find a kitchen knife set that meets the standards of the outdoor-oriented family. This set is awesome.
Price: $599.99 | Bubba Complete Kitchen Steak Knife Set
Huk Icon X
The Huk Icon X Refraction Camo Shirt, featuring our new exclusive camo pattern, is the most technically advanced performance fishing shirt designed for hardcore anglers. This breathable material spreads moisture over a larger surface area, creating a rapid drying effect that cools the body after coming into contact with perspiration. The synthetic fibers allow air to pass through the shirt and contain a hydrophobic coating that transports sweat to drier areas, away from the skin. Available in sizes S-XXXL.
Price: $50 | Huk Icon X
Humminbird Solix 10
The Solix 10 CHIRP MSI+ G3 combines cutting-edge technologies like Mega Side Imaging+, Mega Down Imaging+, Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar and AutoChart Live on an ultra-clear Cross Touch display. Take full advantage of the generous 10.1-inch touchscreen display with customizable views and settings that allow you to see multiple technologies at once and find what you want quickly via the convenient side bar menu. Leverage the networking power of built-in Wi-Fi and NMEA 2000, as well as Bluetooth and Ethernet connections for compatibility with the One-Boat Network family of products from Humminbird, Minn Kota and Cannon.
Price: $2,299.99-$2,599.99 | Humminbird Solix 10
The DT (Dives-To) series of crankbaits, dive fast to a preset depth and stay in the strike zone for extended periods of time. Made from the top 7% of balsa wood, this consistent wood combined with carefully placed internal weights, tapered fuselage and thin tail design creates the ultimate crankbait action. The ultra-thin polycarbonate lip digs the bait down quickly to desired depth. Swimming with a side-to-side action only balsa crankbaits can achieve, the DT cranks deep, yet pulls with ease. Internal baritone rattle is tuned for best sound performance. The new DT8 meets the same standards the other baits in the DT family have set and exceeded. For years, there was a gap in the DT lineup and the new DT8 fills that void in a big way. There are times when a DT6 runs too shallow and a DT10 runs too deep—it all depends on the fish, of course. There are lots of colors, including multiple custom paintjobs from Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli. Dad will love a collection of the new DT8.
Price: $9.49-$9.59 | Rapala DT8
Shimano Macbeth Cranks
A molded one-piece internal weight keeps the Macbeth crankbaits running true even during fast retrieves, and the concentrated center of gravity also allows these crankbaits to recover quickly after contacting cover. Available in a range of sizes and proven color schemes to perfectly match your local forage, the Shimano Macbeth Crankbaits are made highly buoyant so they easily back out of snags to improve your efficiency on the water.
Price: $9.99 to $10.99 | Shimano Macbeth Crankbait
Star brite Ultimate 5-Gallon Bucket Kit
When it comes to keeping the boat clean, Dad will always appreciate a little help getting it done right. Star brite makes it easy with a comprehensive kit that includes Boat Wash 16 Fluid Ounce/Ultimate Xtreme Clean 32 Fluid Ounce/Star Tron Gasoline Additive 8 Fluid Ounce/Ultimate Vinyl Guard Spray 32 Fluid Ounce/Ultimate Xtreme Protectant 32 Fluid Ounce/Ultimate Fiberglass Stain Remover Spray Gel 32 Fluid Ounce/Reggae Microfiber Mitt Blue/Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket.
Price: $118.13 | Star brite Ultimate 5-Gallon Bucket Kit
X2 Group 31M 12-Volt AGM Marine Battery
X2Power batteries’ pure lead dual purpose design has the high cranking power needed to start boat motors—even when it’s cold—and the cycling capabilities for running trolling motors and on-board accessories such as depth and fish finders, radios, radar, lights and coolers. Need the power to run pumps, lighting, electrical, refrigeration and more on your fish house or RV? X2Power batteries do the job of separate starting and deep cycle batteries. In a day when lithium batteries are taking the fishing world by storm, you still need an AGM-style battery to crank your engine, and double as a power source for all your electronics and on-board necessities. X2 produces quality batteries that you can 100% depend on. Spend the money on quality power, your entire day demands it.
Price: $439.99 | X2 Group 31M 12-Volt AGM Marine Battery
Lakewood Lure Wallets
Designed with insight from renowned Lake Erie guide Ross Robertson, Lakewood’s Lure Wallets are conveniently sized, and heavy foam securely holds and helps keep you organized to keep your ice jigs, lures, stinger hooks and other necessities totally protected. The compact design fits in pockets and other storage areas. Each folds compactly like a wallet and closes with a Velcro tab. There’s even a clear pocket along the spine for labels. Lakewood and the team put a lot of thought into this simple system that alleviates a lot of problems anglers just accepted. With three sizes at your disposal, a 7x5, 10x7 and 14x10, the wallets will fit most third-party tackle organizers and boat compartments. Plus, it’s made in the USA! Can’t go wrong with Lakewood ever, and your dad will love the new levels of organization he’ll get with these things.
Price: $21.99-$29.99 | Lakewood Lure Wallets
G. Loomis GCX Rods
Handcrafted in Woodland, Washington, the new G. Loomis GCX features iconic actions and innovative design that anglers have come to expect from the brand that refuses to rest on their laurels. Utilizing G. Loomis Multi-Taper Design technology to engineer technique-specific rods, the GCX collection provides anglers with ultra-durable blanks with powers and actions to boost effectiveness on the water. Ultra-lightweight SeaGuide Hero One guides adorn the carbon-built blanks to help minimize line tangles and maximize casting efficiency. The GCX lineup features 23 different casting and spinning rods to offer anglers a competitive advantage against their competition—even if that's chasing their new personal best.
Price: $249.99-$298.99 | G. Loomis GCX
Minn Kota Raptor
Raptor keeps working to hold the boat in position so Dad can make the perfect cast, especially in rough conditions. It knows where you’re anchoring, what’s happening to your boat, and what to do next. It reads the bottom, senses the anchoring force and reacts automatically to keep you locked down until the moment you’re ready to change spots. Legendary Minn Kota durability and innovative anchoring technology make Raptor the only hydraulic anchor that can considered relentless.
Price: $1,749.99-$1,949.99 | Minn Kota Raptor
Old Town Sportsman BigWater PDL 132
Help Dad get to his spot, then stay put without paddling, on the Old Town Sportsman BigWater PDL 132 pedal kayak. With instant forward and reverse, maneuverability and stability, you'll enjoy precise boat control while your hands remain free to fish. The company’s award-winning PDL Drive is the most reliable and easy-to-use pedal drive on the market—making it the perfect Father’s Day gift!
Price: $2,999.99 | Old Town BigWater 132
P-Line Spin-X Braided Line
P-Line Spin-X Braided Line is the first-of-its-kind designed for spinning gear to furnish everything you could want in a high-performance braid. This mainline is highly visible above the water to help you detect strikes under sunny or cloudy skies. The dual-color braid runs in alternate hi-viz blue to hi-viz orange every meter. Under cloudy conditions, you'll see the blue color better; under sunny skies, your eyes pick up the orange. These color changes let you notice line movement in the water much better than ever available for a spinning rod. Now better equipped to know if it's the current or a fish that makes your line move the way it is, your hook-up ratios for your finesse approaches will never be the same. Available in 150-yard spools in 8-, 12-, 16-, 20-, 24-pound tests.
Price: $17.99 | P-Line Spin-X Braided Line
Tincup Whiskey X VSSL Flask
Tincup Mountain Whiskey and VSSL have partnered to make Dad’s next adventure a little tastier through the launch of a special edition collaborative flask. The VSSL Flask is designed to help you toast an epic fishing day, or good friends around a fire. Cheers to the great outdoors and give back by protecting the places we play. Tincup and VSSL will be donating all proceeds from the sale of the flasks (up to $15,000) to Leave No Trace.
Price: $110 |