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Fly Fisherman's 2024 Father's Day Gift Guide

Creative and practical Father's Day gift ideas for the fly-fishing dad.

Fly Fisherman's 2024 Father's Day Gift Guide

What dad wants. 

From apparel to accessories, we've got you covered with everything your dad needs to make his next fishing trip even better. So take a look and find the perfect Father's Day gift to show him how much you care and appreciate him.

Martn 67 Ready to Fish Fly Combo

Studio photo of MARTN 67 READY TO FISH FLY COMBO
$100 | zebco.com

Whether you’re a seasoned fly angler looking for a new set up or just starting out and looking to find all fly components in one place, Martin’s Ready to Fish Fly Combo has everything needed for a great day on the water. This fly kit comes with a durable aluminum 67R fly reel, a carbon fiber rod with solid cork grip, and a custom fly assortment. The kit also includes a 2-in-1 hook removal and cutting tool, and the reel is pre-spooled with backing, line, and leader so you can start fishing even sooner.

$100 |  zebco.com


Thomas & Thomas Avant II

A Thomas & Thomas Avantt II fly rod superimposed over a mountain/river scene.
$965 | thomasandthomas.com

If the new Avantt II has an inherent purpose, it is certainly to cast dry flies in those sublime moments when trout are rising or otherwise visually located.

The 9-foot 5-weight model is feathery light, and the special wells grip begins a connection from hand to fly that is smooth and comfortable and delivers on target with little thought or effort. Of course the 5-weight Avantt II also handles indicators and split-shot adroitly and has enough power down in the butt section to deliver longer casts or 2- and 3-inch streamer patterns if you need it.

The fast-action Avantt II rods are available in 11 different models—each model uses five different kinds of carbon fibers strategically positioned and aligned during the rolling process to produce specific performance characteristics.

$965 | thomasandthomas.com


Skwala Backeddy Wader

A fly angler wading along the edge of a river in Skwala waders.
$699 | skwalafishing.com

The Skwala Backeddy Wader is an everyday wader has a lot to offer with zippered pass-through kangaroo-style pockets that can haul cargo or serve as handwarmers. There is also a center top-loading zippered pocket on the exterior for essentials like tippet and clamps. For extra storage, the Backeddy has tube-style stretch mesh pockets along each ribcage. If dad’s the thirsty type, the pockets are about the right size for two cans of beer on each side, but fly boxes and water bottles fit there also.

The fully detachable shoulder straps make it easy to get in and out of the waders, and the magnetic closure snaps easily and securely into place. The G-hook size adjusters are flush inside the straps so there’s nothing to catch or rub inside your layers. The heat-set Y-shaped shoulder yoke sits right where it should, distributes the weight smoothly, and has a D-ring in the back for a net.




$699 | skwalafishing.com


Duck Camp Original Bamboo Hoodie

Studio photo of a camouflage hoodie
$69 | duckcamp.com

Dad will love Duck Camp’s Original Bamboo Hoodie because of its super soft and odor-resistant bamboo fabric, its versatility, and its rave reviews. Made with a blend of bamboo and cotton, this hoodie is luxuriously soft and breathable, perfect for year-round wear. It’s lightweight enough for warmer weather but also layers well for cooler days. It's a great choice for everything from fishing trips to backyard barbeques.

$69 | duckcamp.com

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Grundens Wayward Roll Top Backpack

Studio photo of a Grundens backpack.
$180 | grundens.com

Equip dad for his next adventure with the Grundens Wayward Roll Top Backpack. Made with welded construction, this backpack keeps all his gear completely dry, no matter the weather conditions. The 38-liter capacity offers ample room for essentials, while the thoughtful storage system with a padded laptop sleeve and internal mesh pockets allows for secure organization. A compression-molded back panel ensures dad can comfortably carry his gear throughout the day.

Show that you support his active lifestyle with a quality pack built to last.

$180 | grundens.com


Sea-Run Larko Artisan Norfork Expedition Rod & Reel Travel Case

Studio photo of Sea Run fly-fishing gear case
$529 | searuncases.com

The Sea-Run Cases Larko Artisan Norfork Expedition Fly Fishing Rod & Reel Travel Case is a premium solution for anglers who prioritize protection and convenience when traveling with their fly-fishing gear.

The durable exterior shell safeguards against impacts, while the padded interior compartments prevent scratches and dings during transit. It’s designed with practicality in mind, featuring adjustable dividers to accommodate rods and reels of various sizes and configurations. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to transport, whether you're traveling by car, plane, or boat.

Infused with Andrea’s captivating artwork, these cases are a true work of art for avid fly-fishing enthusiasts.

$529 | searuncases.com


Turtlebox Gen 2 Portable Speaker (in the new River Rock Green)

Studio photo of Turtlebox portable bluetooth speaker.
$399 | turtleboxaudio.com

The Turtlebox Gen 2 Portable Speaker is loud, rugged, and waterproof, making it perfect for any occasion, from remote floats to camping trips. It’s IP67 waterproof and dustproof, so you can take it with you anywhere without worrying about damaging it.

It sports a tie-down anchor for securing your Turtlebox Gen 2 directly to your boat, has a microphone for hands-free calling, supports the latest Bluetooth technology, and has a USB-C output to make the Turtlebox a portable power pack.

$399 | turtleboxaudio.com


Casting Forward by Steve Ramirez

Cover of Steve Ramirez's book Casting Forward
$20 | amazon.com

Gift dad an immersive escape with Steve Ramirez's captivating book, Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country. While Ramirez shares his passion for fly fishing, the book is also a thoughtful exploration of nature, conservation, and the importance of human connection. Ramirez's evocative descriptions bring the sights, sounds, and sensations of fly fishing to life, allowing dad to feel like he's right on the riverbank.

Then maybe spend an afternoon of fishing, or watching the fabulous fly-fishing-oriented movie Mending the Line on Netflix, which features Casting Forward.

$20 | amazon.com


Simms Confluence Wader

Studio photo of Simms Confluence wader
$600 | simmsfishing.com

The new Confluence Stockingfoot Wader is where athletic mobility, comfort, breathability, and slick storage systems all come together. The first thing you notice about this new wader from Simms is the integrated neoprene knee panels–which are hardly gimmicks. Not external knee pads, but integrated 7 mm neoprene knee panels with four-way stretch that allow you to more easily high-step, kneel, clamber over rocks and logs, or crawl like a trout ninja.

$600 | simmsfishing.com


YETI Roadie 32 Wheeled Cooler (in the new Big Blue Wave color)

Studio photo of YETI Wheeled Roadie 32 cooler with handle extended.
$350 | yeti.com

This new size and color of YETI's famous Roadie series is sure bring some stoke to dad's day. Designed to fit into most sedan trunks, the Roadie 32 fits 50 cans (cans only), 36 lbs of ice (ice only) and is wine bottle compatible. It comes with a complimentary Dry Goods Basket to keep dry food dry. And it is available in YETI's new vibrant Big Wave Blue colorway. It's ready for the drift boat, tailgate, road trip, or weekend tournament. Dad will certainly be impressed. 

$350 | yeti.com


Patagonia Black Hole® Rod Case

A man carrying a Patagonia travel case over his shoulder.
$239 | patagonia.com

This Father's Day, equip him with the Patagonia Black Hole® Rod Case–a stellar choice for organized and eco-conscious anglers. Constructed with sturdy, 100% recycled materials with a TPU laminate coating, this rod case is built to withstand years of rigorous travel. It offers space for broken-down rods up to 36 inches long and has adjustable dividers that allow dad to create a custom organization system for his gear. A comfortable shoulder strap and a large handle make transporting his gear a breeze.

You and dad can feel good knowing his new rod case is made from recycled materials, aligning with Patagonia's commitment to environmental responsibility.

$239 | patagonia.com


Orvis Helios Fly Rod

A fly angler wet wading in a canyon; view from the water.
$1,098-$1,198 | orvis.com

If he’s ready for a new rod, consider the cutting-edge Orvis Helios D fly rod–a game-changer, according to some, in terms of accuracy, performance, and versatility. Orvis boasts that the Helios D delivers "unprecedented accuracy," meaning Dad can place his flies with pinpoint precision. Whether Dad fishes tight streams or open flats, the Helios offers the perfect balance of power and finesse for any fly fishing scenario. Featuring top-of-the-line materials and meticulous craftsmanship, the Helios D is a beautiful and functional piece of fly fishing equipment Dad will cherish for years to come.

$1,098-$1,198 | orvis.com


Abel Rove Solid + Titanium Option

Studio photos of the front and back of an Abel Rove reel.
$745-$1,095 | abelreels.com

Abel has introduced a couple of new options for the Rove series including the Rove Solid and Rove Ti. The new-for-2024 Rove Solid has exactly the same sizes and prices as a regular Rove, but the frame side is completely solid; only the spool is ported. There is no laser-etched artwork on an exposed drag plate, but the solid frame provides a heavenly canvas for Casey Underwood artwork like “Tailing Bones,” Moondance,” “Slammin’,” “Mayfly Flurry,” and “Ridge Risers.”

The Casey Underwood etchings add $250 to the price of any Rove reel. The Rove Solid is also available in any of the Abel SDF solid finishes—like the flag finishes—as well as in custom handcrafted finishes like native brown trout, and artist/signature finishes like DeYoung Cutthroat Flank. The Rove Ti is a titanium upgrade ($500) of the counterweight, spindle, draw cap, draw rod, and draw ring from stainless steel to the element with atomic number 22.

$745-$1,095 | abelreels.com


St. Croix EVOS SALT Fly Rod

Studio photo of St. Croix EVOS SALT fly rod, with a best new saltwater fly rod badge.
$1,025 | stcroixfly.com

Consider the St. Croix EVOS SALT fly rod for the saltwater-addicted “old man.”

The new EVOS SALT has a very fast taper that is driven by a new proprietary carbon fiber matrix and MITO graphene technology that comes from a partnership with the company MITO Materials and is exclusive to St. Croix in the fly-fishing space. Graphene is a carbon allotrope, tightly bound in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice that is just one atom thick. Diamonds are also carbon allotropes, yet graphene is the strongest material ever discovered, with a tensile strength of 130,000,000,000 Pascals (or 130 gigapascals), compared to 400,000,000 for A36 structural steel. It covers line weights 6 through 12.

$1,025 | stcroixfly.com


Scientific Anglers Magnitude Saltwater Fly Lines

Studio photo of Scientific Anglers fly line boxes.
$150 | scientificanglers.com

Scientific Anglers—the company that first introduced the world’s first floating, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) lines in 1952, and decades later began refining the lines for saltwater conditions—has in 2024 totally reimagined their offerings of tropical saltwater lines. These new Magnitude lines aren’t a mere alteration of a previous product, rather a completely new creation in the same way that the first breathable waders and the first graphite rods were fundamentally different from their predecessors.

One reason why they are clear or available with clear tips is because these new polymers don’t require an infusion of tiny glass spheres or bubbles for buoyancy. The clear polymers float all on their own. Clarity is a very obvious stealth advantage in shallow, clear water where the fish are on high alert for anything that looks unusual. These clear lines make absurdly long leaders unnecessary, as the tip of the line is an extension of your leader.

$150 | scientificanglers.com


Big Sky Cigars Mad Minnow Fly Box

A hand opening a fly box with cigars on one side.
$60 | bigskycigar.com

Dads who enjoy a relaxing day on the river with a good cigar will love the Big Sky Cigars Mad Minnow Fly Box. The box includes 4 hand-rolled Mad Minnow cigars, described as a medium-plus smoke with cedar, baking spices, rye bread, and black pepper flavor notes. The box also comes with a beautiful, custom Big Sky engraved bamboo fly box that includes 8 hand-tied river-ready flies.

$60 | bigskycigar.com


G.Loomis IMX Pro Short Spey

Studio photo of a G.Loomis spey rod.
$625 | gloomis.com

If dad seeks to perfect the art of spey fishing, consider getting him the G.Loomis IMX-PRO V2 Short Spey Fly Rod. It is a versatile and powerful tool designed for spey techniques on smaller rivers and tighter spaces.

This rod features a shorter length (typically 11'1") ideal for spey casting strokes on rivers with limited overhead clearance or when casting from a boat. The rod's progressive flex and medium-fast action provide exceptional power for long casts and effective line control, even in windy conditions. Made with high-quality materials, the IMX-PRO V2 Short Spey offers a comfortable feel that reduces fatigue during extended fishing sessions. And it is also suitable for nymphing and streamer fishing techniques, making it a valuable addition to Dad's fly fishing arsenal.

$625 | gloomis.com


Nick Mayer Art

Nick Mayer Art's framed roosterfish print
$30-$50 | nickmayerart.com

If you're looking for a unique and meaningful gift, look no further than Nick Mayer Art's fine art prints. Nick Mayer is a talented artist who specializes in creating beautiful and detailed paintings of fish prints. He offers nearly 100 different fish-art prints.

All of Nick Mayer Art's prints are of the highest quality, printed on archival paper and signed by the artist. They would make a beautiful addition to any home or office and are sure to be cherished for years to come.

$30-$50 | nickmayerart.com

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