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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is the perfect time for fly fishing. The air is warm, the water is cold, and the fish are hungry. If you are looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your dad this year, forget the cheesy tie and get him something useful for his next trip to the river. Here is a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that your dad is sure to love, whether he is a seasoned angler or just starting out.

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Rep Your Water T-Shirt

If you get your dad a t-shirt that says “World’s Greatest Dad”, he’ll wear it while he mows the lawn or changes the oil in the minivan because he feels like he has to. If you get your dad a Rep Your Water t-shirt with a Colorado flag cutthroat on the front, he’ll wear it everywhere because it looks cool and he wants to. Rep Your Water gear lets you show off your home state pride and makes a great gift for any occasion, especially Father’s Day.

Montana Fly Company Stainless Steel Hip Flask

These laser-welded Stainless Steel Hip Flasks feature digitally printed artwork from some of the best fly fishing artists around. There are several different prints to choose from, you are sure to find one your dad will love. After a long day on the water, there is nothing better than a sip of good whiskey, and with one of these Montana Fly Company Hip Flasks, your dad will be able to have one in style.

Abel #2 Pliers

Tools are always a good bet for Father’s Day gifts, but fly fishing tools are by far the best kind. When you get your old man a set of wrenches from Sears, it says, “I love you, Dad. Go fix the garage door.” When you get your dad a set of machined 6061-T6 aluminum Abel #2 Pliers with replaceable jaws and cutting blades, it says “I love you, Dad. Go Fishing!” The #2 Pliers from Abel are perfect for removing hooks and pinching barbs, and will slice through every kind of line material he might encounter. Whether your dad fishes for trout in the Rockies, or bonefish in the Keys, he will love the power and versatility of his new Abel #2 Pliers.

Sage Approach Outfit

If your dad is new to fly fishing, and looking for an easy way to get started, the best way to help him out is to get him a rod and reel outfit. The Sage Approach Outfit is a perfect entry-level rod and reel combo that comes in a wide range of sizes for almost any kind of fly fishing. This setup comes with a Sage Approach rod, a Sage 2200 series fly reel, a Rio Gold fly line with backing and nylon leader, and a protective case. This way, he will have almost everything he needs to start catching fish that same day.

Yeti Tundra Cooler

If you really want to blow your dad’s mind this Father’s Day, get him a Yeti Tundra cooler. The Yeti Tundra is the toughest cooler ever made, and is something that he will be able to use on every fishing, camping, and hunting adventure that he goes on. The Tundra cooler is loaded with ice-saving features and comes in a wide variety of sizes so you can pick out the perfect one for him.

Hopefully, these Father’s Day gift ideas will help you pick out something really great for your dad this year. As always, make sure to stop by Vail Valley Anglers in Edwards, Colorado for even more great Father’s Day gift ideas.

Andy “Otter” Smith, Guide and Content Writer