5 Great Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Fishing Dad
Hints? What hints?
Men don’t often leave hints to tell you what they want. When they want something, they either say so, or they just go right out and buy it themselves.
I can’t tell you how many times one of my son-in-laws bought themselves a great gadget just before their birthday or Christmas. Dang!
Guys can be so dense.
I thought it would be a great idea to offer 5 Great Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts to help folks buy for the fishing guys in their lives.
A Fishing Father Gifts
- What kind of fishing does he do? Is he a fly fisherman? Bass fisherman?
- Does he have a boat? Big bass boat? Kayak?
- What kind of rod does he use? Spincast rod? Casting rod? Spinning rod? All the above?
- What kind of tackle does he use? Or need? Or want?
How can you simplify?
So what can you do?
Choose a gift related to fishing, but is not tied to any particular type of fishing.
5 Great Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts
Here’s 5 ideas:
1. Lure Wraps
OK, these are for any fisherman other than fly fishermen. Fly fishermen don’t need and can’t use these lure wraps. At least, not that I can figure out!
They are designed to wrap around a lure while on the fishing rod to keep the exposed hooks from catching onto everything.
Price: $5.00 to $25.00 (higher price is for multiple wraps)
There are many other types of lure wraps, so I’m providing a link below to see the many options you have for this gift for your fisherman father!
Match the “hatch” (or lure)
Most lure wraps are made of durable nylon and have hook and loop closures to keep them closed. They come in various lengths, to match the size of the lures used. Though of course a large wrap can cover small lures, while small wraps can’t cover large ones!
I also use a mesh lure wrap to store my lures when I switch from one lure to another. That way, the lures can dry and not get all my other lures in the box wet.
2. Hat Clip
Price: $5.oo to $15.00
A hat clip saves your father’s hat if it should get blown off while in a boat or anywhere. The clip keeps the hat attached to the back of the shirt. So while he’s fishing, he doesn’t need to fish out a wet hat!
The one I have is a Chums, as shown here.
But there are many other styles and types, so get the one that best suits your father!
3. Fishing Hat with UV Protection
Price: $4.00 to $20.00
Safety is important when out fishing. And these hats will protect you from exposure to the sun. After all, you’re basically sitting in the sunshine, and it’s also being reflected up from the water, so it’s double exposure.
These hats help protect your skin from the sun.
And of course you can keep the hat good and safe with the hat clip shown above!
4. Floating Phone Case
Price: $10 to $15
This phone case will hold an iPhone 6 or other similar sized smartphone.
It is waterproof and around the sides are bladders with air that make the entire unit float. So, should your father drop his smartphone, it won’t sink!
You can take photos right through the case, so the treasured selfies can continue!
I keep my iPhone 5 in this case, which is in a LifeProof case, and is so already waterproof. But when I flipped my Hobie, luckily the phone was secured in my pocket. Now I don’t have to worry about the phone sinking out of reach!
5. Floating Glasses Strap
Price: $7.00 to $20.00
Most likely your dad wears sunglasses while fishing. If he doesn’t he should!
Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the sun (direct and reflected off the water), they also allow you to see deeper into the water.
But if you drop them overboard, they will sink!
These retainers will help save the glasses by floating.
Enjoy Father’s Day!
So there are 5 possible gifts for Father’s Day that can be useful and appreciated by any fisherman, no matter what he fishes for, or how!
And even if he already has one of these items, a new one may be appreciated. I always love having a spare!
Finally, they won’t break the bank. In fact, you can get all of them for less than 50 bucks.
Get your dad something he will actually use!
Then come on back and share what you decided to buy, and what was your dad’s reaction.
Roger, The Smiling BassHole
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