Father’s Day Fishing Gift Guide

I have been a Dad for 19yrs and fishing my whole life. So getting fishing gear for a Father’s day Gift is an annual event. Living on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida for decades has given me the opportunity to fish year round. Needless to say I have probably used, abused and perfected every fishing product out there. Here are my top Dad gifts for anyone that likes to go fishing or just enjoy the outdoors.

#1 Father’s Day Gift for a Fishing Dad

The Boomerang SNIP ($10-$30)

boomerang SNIP

Boomerang Tool Company SNIP Fishing Line Cutters with Retractable Tether and Stainless Steel Blades that Cut Braid, Mono and Fluorocarbon Lines Clean and Smooth!

This is without a doubt the #1 favorite fishing accessory I own. They are very durable and last a long-time. Yet affordable enough that they can be replaced without emptying the wallet. Price ranges from $10-$30 depending on what size and version you get. Your Dad will love it!

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE CHEATER LED. It has a built in light and a magnifying glass because us Dads are not getting any younger!


  • Made in the USA and Imported
  • Snip the fishing line and let it go, the built-in 36″ Tether retracts back into place until you need it again
  • Clip it to your hip or vest with the carabineer so it’s always handy and never lost
  • Cuts clean and precise through 50 pounds – Braid, mono, and flour fishing lines.
  • High quality 420 stainless steel serrated cutters are corrosion resistant
  • Important: rinse with freshwater after each Use. Occasionally, treat your snip with an anti-rust spray, such as WD40 or boeshield T9. Wipe with cloth and air dry. This will help prevent spotting on stainless steel blades and screws.
  • Department name: Womens
  • Included components: Original snip grey
  • Material type: Polycarbonate

Father’s Day Gift #2: For the Extreme Dad that doesn’t let the rain ruin his day.

HUK Men’s Tournament Wind & Water Proof Rain Jacket (~$175)

Hardcore Dad's gift.

I have a dresser full of HUK hoodies and have had my eye on this baby for a while. No I don’t own this jacket (YET) but I have put it on more than once and my family knows its on my wish list! So if Dad doesn’t like to come home even when its raining side ways this jacket is a must!


The Huk Tournament Jacket is designed to perform at the highest levels of the sport and exceed your expectations in extreme conditions. The Tournament Jacket is the ultimate in foul weather gear. Designed to be wind and water proof with fully taped seams, a storm flap, covered zippered chest pocket, covered flap hand pockets, adjustable hood, with adjustable hem and cuffs

  • 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Wool lining
  • Zipper closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Huk: Uniting anglers through performance-engineered, technical gear designed to fuel your passion and pursuit no matter when, where or how you fish
  • The Huk Tournament Jacket is designed to perform at the highest levels and exceed expectations in extreme conditions | Fishing jacket with taped seams, a storm flap, covered zippered chest pocket, covered flap hand pockets, adjustable hood, hem and cuffs
  • WATER PROOF & WATER REPELLENT: Durable Water Repellent coating on this jacket repels water and waterproof/breathable material works to fight moisture at 3 unique layers, keeping you dry and agile while on the water
  • QUICK DRYING: Dries quickly so that you can stay comfortable on or off the water
  • WIND RESISTANT: Wind resistant fabrics and innovative construction limit the amount of wind that reaches your body, keeping you warmer and allowing you to stay out on longer

You can complete the outfit with the matching pant: HUK mens Tournament Bib 

Father’s Day Gift #3: For Dad’s that fish from a boat or land

Simms Men’s Challenger 7″ Boot, Pull On Fishing Footwear (~$175)

Best Fishing Boot for Father's Day
Available in Black or Off-White

I have owned Simms footwear for years and they have never let me down. What I like about this particular boot is the slip on and off feature. Many think its just because we don’t want to bend over and tie our boots but not having laces means you just have one less thing that can go wrong and get tangled. When you have a big fish flopping around on deck around your feet with a mouth full of treble hooks the last thing you want is to get tangled up with it. And if Dad is a fly fisherman he will also love the snaggles boot for father’s day even more, because fly line will find the smallest thing to catch and ruin that perfect cast at a future trophy and that won’t happen when you but him this perfect father’s day gift.

The boots are not exactly cheap, but for their price they are made extremally well and it will be hard to find anything better. So if Dad likes the best of the best Simms boots should be on his list!


  • WARM AND DRY: The boots are made of waterproof vulcanized rubber and have neoprene lining to keep your feet warm and dry even during heavy rain.
  • ULTRA GRIP: Simms proprietary rugged deck outsole provides the shoes’ grip and traction on all surfaces and in a variety of weather conditions.
  • RIGHT ANGLE: Right Angle Footbed provides protection and comfortable underfoot ride and aligns the foot into a neutral position, while a structured heel cup aids in the body’s ability for natural shock absorption.
  • NON-MARKING: The non-marking, siped outsole ensures maximum versatility across on-deck and in-river performance, while the pull-on loop makes it easy to put the shoes on and take them off.
  • SIMMS GUARANTEE: If your Simms product fails due to a defect in workmanship or materials, let us know to repair or replace your gear and get you back in action as soon as possible.

Father’s Gift #4: For the Dad that loves a good fishing hat

HUK Men’s Huk’d Up Angler Anti-Glare Fishing Hat (~$28)

A father's day gift that will make you his favorite: Anti-Glare Fishing Hat

Out of all the hats on this planet I like this one for when I am on the water not because its fashionable and all the cool kids are wearing them but because it is designed for fishing first and looking cool second. The bottom of the visors are a dark grey so they do not reflect light to the back of your sunglasses and create glare. Yep, its that simple. The sun shines down on the water and then bounces of into our faces. Hats with light colored visors will light up like a spot lite and bounce that light right down the slot between your head and sunglasses creating a glare that makes it almost impossible to see in the water. If your dad is a fly fisherman or likes to sight fish an anti-glare hat is high on his list of must haves.


This superior fit design mid-profile hat features a Huk logo on fabric patch. It sports a dark gray under visor to fight glare and a comfortable moisture-wicking sweatband, making this hat the perfect blend of performance, durability and comfort.

  • Snap closure
  • Huk: Uniting anglers through performance-engineered, technical gear designed to fuel your passion and pursuit no matter when, where or how you fish
  • Huk’d Up Angler Hat: Superior fit design hat, structured with buckram, mid-profile trucker stretch with 3D embroidery Huk logo
  • ANTI-GLARE: Fishing hat features a dark gray under visor to fight glare
  • MOISTURE TRANSPORT: Synthetic materials along the sweatband contain a hydrophobic, or “water-hating”, quality within the fibers of the material which transport sweat to drier areas away from the skin
  • QUICK DRYING: Dries quickly so that you can stay comfortable on or off the water

Father’s Gift #5: For Dad’s that lose themselves walking miles and miles of trout streams and rivers

fishpond Thunderhead Submersible & Fully Waterproof Fly Fishing Chest Pack (~$179)

Hiking deep into the wilderness or wading into a river right next to a highway requires that you carry all your gear. This means you can only take so much with you AND it has to be easily accessible. For those of you that never took a couple hundred of dollars out in the middle of a rushing river you might not understand how easy it is to plunge your very expensive gear into the depths to never be seen again. This has happened to me more than once while using a more traditional backpack where everything is stuffed into one compartment. The problem comes when you need something deep inside and the act of pulling it out causes all your other gear to spill out too. Nothing worse than hearing “PLOP!” while trying to get to your gear. Using a pack that is designed to maximize the gear you can carry AND making it all accessible WITHOUT putting all your other gear in jeopardy is worth every penny. This packs are not cheap but over the course of time they will save you time and gear (plus they are wicked cool and everyone on the water will be green with envy).

fishpond chest pack will make any dad love you just a little bit more

The Thunderhead Chest Pack delivers a waterproof carry system created to purposefully load all of the essential gear for a day on the water, including a net holster that seats your long or short handled net perfectly. Bring along what you need, instead of what you have. While it’s a great standalone piece, it also integrates into our backpacks and can be lashed to your boat providing quick secure storage for wet rides.


Built out of our trusted 900D TPU coated NewStream fabric, this utilitarian chest pack is built to protect your gear from the elements. -Exterior Hypalon tabs for tool and accessory attachment -Double reinforced webbing shoulder straps -Modular buckles detach from the back harness and attach to any of our compatible backpacks -Multiple webbing adjustment points for easy fit -Can be worn or strapped down to a frame with webbing pass-through on the back

Father’s Gift #6: For Dad’s with heads as big as their hearts!

Costa Del Mar Men’s Blackfin Round Sunglasses (~$215)

I currently own four pairs of Costa’s and live in the Sunshine State. So needless to say I am a bit of an expert when it comes to water, sun and glare. Having a good pair of sunglasses not only helps you see things while on the water but it protects your vision from the UV rays. Costa has designed several different lenses for various fishing scenarios so when you go to by your dad a set make sure you read the color chart and match it to what he does most! Note: I wear a size 8 hat and these Blackfins fit perfect.

The perfect Father's Day Gift: Costa Sun Glasses
Comes in several lens colors


You might have gallons of brine in your face and 600 pounds on your hook, but these sunglasses still won’t slip. The Hydrolite co-injected lining takes care of that, and the flexible frame means serious comfort. Blackfin pushes the edge in sunglass performance – so you can push it everywhere else.


Costa’s co-injected bio-based nylon frame material is both tough and durable, while offering a comfortable fit. TR-90 nylon is a premier material for sports and performance frames as it is resistant to heat and cold. Though it is flexible, it is still durable. Nylon is easily molded into Costa’s iconic wraparound shape.

Well that concludes my list of Father’s day gifts. For other Ideas check out the link below:

Navigating the Confusion: Choosing the Right Gear for Inshore Fishing in Florida
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