Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t got your favorite dad a gift for his special day here is a short list of ideas from your local fly shop.
This hoodie has everything your need to enjoy your time on the river. The InsectShield technology protects you from biting bugs. While the lightweight, breathable UPF 50 fabric keeps you cool and also protects your skin from harmful rays. This is a great fishing hoodie and is amazing to travel in as well. If you are heading somewhere warm and tropical or enjoy fishing the local rivers, this is a must have. $99.95
Yeti did it again. They bulked up and reinvented the classic koozie and made it better than ever.
The Yeti Colster will keep your cans and bottles cold for so long you’ll be drinking cold drinks all day long. Standard twelve ounce cans and bottles will fit like a glove in this double-wall vacuum insulated koozie. The Load-and-Lock Gasket secures your drink in place, and No Sweat Design keeps your hands dry while your drink stays cold. This gift is perfect for camping, fishing, or just hanging out in your backyard. $24.99
This wading staff will help dads stay upright in rivers with fast moving currents. It has a contoured handle for grip and a quick-release strap for added safety. The Simms Wading Staff is made of durable aluminum and features FastLock 4-section construction, so it is designed to last for many seasons to come. For wading during summer runoff or when the dam upstream has just released extra water, this staff provides the stability that you need. $99.95
No matter how messy the rest of the gear gets while on the road, you can rest assured that your fly tying equipment and materials are neat and organized with the Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Kit. This kit features two clear tubes for thread, numerous storage pockets, an internal vise storage pocket, and a plastic molded hook and bead box. This is the perfect set up for the father in your life to be prepared to tie up whatever bug the river is demanding while being away from home. This is also a great way to transport gear to and from your buddy’s fly tying night. $89.95
The Colorado based company, Ross, has redesigned its guide favorite reel and made it better than ever. The 2019 Edition of the Animas incorporates newly machined features that make it incredibly strong and gives it that modern look. The reel also re-joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. The frame is accented by a machined silhouette of the Colorado mountains. This is a beautiful reel that any fly fishing father would love to put on their favorite rod. $295.00
The River Quiver is one of the best ways to protect your fully assembled rods from the elements and theft. This is vehicle rooftop fly rod holder that is lightweight, durable and very secure. The 4-Banger model will fit four fly rods that are up to 10 ft long and fits most standard and aero roof rack bars. The opening securely locks and come with two keys for peace of mind when you are not around your vehicle. The 4-banger is $549 and the 2-banger comes in at $349 but only holds your two favorite rods.
Why not treat your favorite dad to a full day guided float or wade trip that they will remember forever? This would be a great way to spend a full day on the river for any hard working father. Floating down our local rivers can be beautiful on it’s own but when you place a fly rod in someone’s hand, it raises the experience to a whole new level. Vail Valley Anglers offers a wide range of guided trip experiences that would be great for most ages. Wade trips for two start at $395 and float trips start at $475 for two people.
Fishing is one of the best ways for a family to spend a day together and most fathers love to see their kids hook up on fish. Any of these gifts would be great for a dad that loves being outside next to or in the rivers. If you are shopping for the angler that has everything, Vail Valley Anglers offers gift cards or guided trips. We also have many other gift options for you online and in the shop.
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