Rather than buying Dad gifts like a sweater or a six-pack of socks, how about getting the father in your life something that fits his fly fishing lifestyle. To help you sort through the options, we offer the following suggestions in our 2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide.
<h2>Orvis Recon</h2><a href=" http://www.orvis.com/recon" target="_blank">orvis.com</a> - What if you could get a rod that felt a lot like a Orvis Helios 2 but at almost half the price? <br><br> You might say the Recon is Orvis’s attempt to “knock off” its own top-selling brand. Hey, if you don’t do it someone else will. Although Recon rods do not have the same kind of carbon fiber or thermoplastic resins as Helios 2 rods, they are designed with similar tapers and they have the same slim ferrule design. The outside of the ferrule is thinner, with a deeper seating of the male end for a smoother transition of power, greater strength, and lower weight compared to Orvis’s previous mid-priced rods.<br><br> Recon freshwater rods come in 3- to 6-weights with a black nickel reel seat and dark burl wood insert. Saltwater rods from 6- to 10-weight have EVA foam-and-cork fighting butts and saltwater-safe components. $425-$450