Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Gift guideAre you in need of great gift ideas for this year’s Father’s Day on June 18th, 2017.

BD has assembled a list of some great ideas for the “Outdoor Dad” in your family.

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rambler oneYeti Rambler One

With double-wall vacuum insulation and one-inch of lid insulation, the Rambler One Gallon Jug is built to keep things ice-cold (or piping hot) for longer. It has the same durable 18/8 stainless steel construction as the rest of the Rambler series, which makes it damn near indestructible, with a hefty stainless steel handle to make hauling your one gallon jug easy. It’s also outfitted with the quick securing MagCap™ and dock, so you can keep your cap close at hand while you grab a swig. This Rambler Jug is glacier sized for long days at the worksite or a rough day at the lease, so pack up your drinks and hit the road — your Rambler Jug is built for whatever comes its way.

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PENN SlammerIIIPENN Slammer III

PENN brought back its popular PENN Slammer III with upgrades to many new modern technologies.  The Slammer III reels feature PENN’s new IPX6 Sealed System, which keeps water out of the gearbox, and drag system in heavy spray and sea conditions.

This series is built to withstand the rigors of modern day fishing and comes in the full range of sizes to tackle everything from trout to tuna.

  • Full Metal Body, sideplate, and rotor
  • CNC Gear™ technology
  • IPX6 Sealed body and spool design
  • Sealed Slammer® drag system with Dura-Drag™
  • 6+1 stainless steel bearing system
  • Sizes 3500-5500 have automatic bail trip
  • Sizes 6500-10500 have manual bail trip

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Casa Vieja Lodge Fishing Trip

Not all gifts can be wrapped, but this one is hard to beat.  Take Dad on the fishing adventure of a lifetime with the five-star crew of Casa Vieja Lodge.  First class accommodations and a world-class fleet of boats will make Dad’s trip the best. Guatemala is home to some of the best billfishing in the world and Casa Vieja Lodge is your ticket to enjoying it all.

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costa sunglassesCosta Sunglasses

Help Dad to “see what’s out there” with a new stylish pair of Costa sunglasses.  Costa has led the charge for the best functioning, fitting and looking glasses in the sport.  Cut the glare off the water and protect Dad’s eyes from UV radiation.  Just in case your Dad is experienced and wise, they come in prescription too.  Just saying!

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Gamakatsu jigheadGamakatsu Superline Jigheads

Until now, you simply couldn’t find a premium, swim bait jig head with a premium Gamakatsu hook. The new Superline Swim Bait Head changes all that. The head profile is streamlined for a natural action. The lifelike eyes exhibit true fear to predators. Choose premium painted heads or unpainted for anglers that prefer a do-it-yourself custom look. A heavy wire, 60-degree angle Superline hook performs optimally with braided line and heavy monofilament. The Superline Swim Bait Head is also compatible with all internal and external swim bait rigging. Sizes 4/0-1/8, 4/0-3/16, 4/0-1/4, 5/0-3/8, 5/0-1/2.

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AFTCO Bushido

AFTCO Bushido Hooded Performance Shirt

Get Dad ready for fun in the sun with the comfort and protection of AFTCO’s new Bushido Hooded Long Sleeved performance shirts.  Lightweight and breathable and the hood is awesome.

  • 100% Matte Polyester
  • Antimicrobial treatment for odor control
  • AFBLOCK UPF 50 sun protection
  • AFCOOL quick dry, moisture wicking fabric
  • AFGUARD stain release

gift guideroddy reelsRoddy R2S 2-Speed Spinning Reel

Whether you’re fishing freshwater, inshore shallows, or deep bluewater, fishermen around the world respect the strength and stamina of game fish. That’s why anglers have relied on two-speed conventional reels for years. The combination of cranking power and a speedy retrieve rate are sometimes what it takes to land big ones. Now, Roddy has introduced spinning reel that offers those same benefits – and extraordinary castability. Don’t be caught off guard on your next fishing trip. Bring along the brute force, blistering speed, and easy casting of a new Roddy R2S spinning reel.

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Okuma MakairaOkuma Makaira Spinning Reel

The Makaira spinning reel continues Okuma’s evolution of big game fishing reels, delivering unique, advanced design and new levels of power and longevity. Constructed for offshore tuna and billfish anglers and developed based upon the Okuma 4D Concept of performance benchmarks of Design, Drive, Drag and Durability, Makaira spinning reels deliver a water tight, fully machined aluminum spinning reel with a cold forged, then machined, stainless steel drive system.

  • 66 lbs. of drag power
  • Adjustable drag presets
  • Forged aluminum body, sideplate, and rotor
  • Full-body corrosion-resistant coating
  • Hydro Sealed body and drag
  • Machined aluminum anodized spool with LCS lip
  • Forged stainless steel main gear
  • 17-4 grade stainless steel pinion gear
  • 17-4 oversized spool shaft
  • 9 + 1 system with HPB bearings
  • Machined aluminum handle arm and knob

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Father's DayRapala CD Magnum Lure

Whether you are fishing with the shallow running floating models or the sinking CountDown variations, Magnums deliver the best performance for hardhitting saltwater game. Built to take the abuse of Blues, Tarpon, Tuna and Wahoo, Magnums are the world’s number one saltwater hardbodied lure. And like all saltwater Rapalas, Magnums come fitted with Perma Steel rust-resistant hardware for maximum life and performance in saltwater.

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Seaguar SmackdownSeaguar Smackdown Braided Line

This next generation Seaguar braid is so thin that 20# test has the diameter of 6# monofilament! Smackdown Braid is made with 8 ultra-thin, micro-weave strands in a round, smooth-casting profile with extra sensitivity. It provides exceptional knot and tensile strength with unparalleled abrasion resistance. “Smackdown has dramatically reduced the amount of wind knots while I fish the inshore for redfish, tarpon and snook. I’m a believer”, says Capt. Scott Goodwin of Merritt Island, Florida.

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Shimano TRANXShimano TRANX

Tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, new Tranx. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish. Plus, Shimano’s new CoreProtect water resistant technology provides long-lasting durability in the harshest environments.

  • 5+1 Bearings
  • Retrieve Range 30-40 (in)
  • 11.6-12 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
  • Star Drag
  • 22 (lb) Drag Power

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Suzuki 350Suzuki Outboard

Suzuki has just unveiled their “Ultimate 4-Stroke Outboard” in the 350 HP class. Starting with a blank slate, Suzuki engineers spent years developing and testing totally new technologies and applications of Suzuki’s already proven features. The Suzuki 350 is a 4.4 liter, V-6 engine and features new dual injectors, higher compression ratios, a totally new gear case system and dual props, just to name a few. This 350-horsepower outboard is going to be at the top of its class. Quiet, fuel efficient, fast and strong, you owe it to Dad to check the entire line of Suzuki outboards.

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Seadek padsSeaDek Helm Pad

SeaDek is a customizable non-skid solution for nearly any type of watercraft. The material is a nonabsorbent, closed cell EVA Foam (think rod grips) that feels as good on your feet (and knees and back…) as it looks. The material is available in a rainbow of colors and a variety of thicknesses. Wouldn’t Dad like to save his back and trick out his boat this season or get him a SeaDek Helm Pad. His body will thank you!

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Simms Challenger Tackle Bag

Simms’ new Challenger Tackle Bag is a clutter killer that puts wayward fishing gear in its proper place. A transparent zippered lid allows you see what’s where, while quick-stash tuck-away handles make for a more streamlined piece. Rugged architecture stems from a Teflon-coated nylon exterior combined with a water-resistant bottom. Additionally, interior fold-down dividers conquer clutter. External stash zipper pockets increase capacity. And a detachable shoulder strap enhances carrying convenience. Available in two sizes:Large swallows up to eight 3700-size Plano® tackle boxes; Small fits up to three.

  • Transparent zipper lid allows view of interior; water-resistant bottom
  • Interior fold-down dividers to sort gear
  • External stash zipper pockets
  • Quick-stash tuck away handles & detachable shoulder strap
  • Large holds up to (8) 3700-size Plano® tackle boxes; Small holds up to (3) 3700-size Plano® tackle boxes

gift guidewoody waxWoody Wax

When Dad’s boat takes a beating from the sun, salt, moist or dry elements, you have to give it some protection or your finish gets chalky, your rubber and vinyl gets cracked and dry and your metal begins to corrode, rust or pit.  Yet it is so hard to find the time for a traditional wax job. Woody Wax is the answer for giving your boat it’s badly needed protection in much less time than conventional waxes.  It also lets you wax your non-skid decks without making them slick.  You could never do that with normal wax.  Dad would love you for this, especially if you put it on. Here is how.

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travel accessoriesNomad Key Charge Adapter

Nomad is much more than a brand name. It’s a philosophy as a company and a team: owning fewer things, being resourceful and working hard together. Nomad’s goal is to create minimalist, practical tools that keep Dad powered on the go. Here is a great example, but check out the website for many more great gift ideas.

KEY – LIGHTNING

Key is an ultra portable iPhone charging cable. Keep it on your key-chain and always have a backup Lightning cable. Designed for emergencies or for the minimalist traveler.

  • Fast charge and sync
  • Flexible middle section
  • Apple MFi approved

gift guideCuda toolsCuda Tools

Everyone knows that the key to the job is having the right tools. Doesn’t your Dad deserve the right tools for fishing?  Cuda Brand tools are designed for function and value.  They have a tool for every job, so get your Dad equipped on his special day.

gift guideBoatUS membershipBoatUS Memberships

BoatUS has a national network of expert captains who are always on call and trained to assist all Dads in need in both minor breakdowns and major emergencies. Boating has some inherent possibility for needing assistance and BoatUS members can take comfort in knowing that someone is fully capable of assisting them should the need arise. The other big plus is the fact that this “boater’s safety net” is incredibly affordable making it the perfect gift to make sure Dad gets back home.

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Pelican coolerPelican Soft Cooler

Offering a convenient and lightweight alternative to hard coolers, The Pelican™ Elite Soft Cooler is ADVENTURE READY. This 24-Can Soft Cooler is durable, easy to carry, waterproof, leakproof, and keeps ice for up to 48 hours. It will strap on Dad’s kayak, stand up paddle board, ATV/ UTV, which ever toy Dad wants to use, at least his drinks will be ice cold.

  • Quick access, dual-lock buckle system
  • 100% Leak proof TIZIP® Zipper
  • Compression molded anti-slip base
  • Stainless steel tie-down and bottle openers

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Father's DayBomboy Lures

Legends come and legends grow…on July 5th, 2003 Bomboy Llanes caught an epic 1,258-pound tournament winning fish with his own Locknut lure…since that fateful day Bomboy’s legendary lures have only grown in popularity around the world. The son of Kenny Llanes, a top Kona Captain for 30 years, Bomboy learned how to be a top captain and make lures while fishing one of the premier blue marlin fisheries in the world. His mentors are some of the greatest lure makers and captains anywhere and Bomboy has taken his offering of lures to a new level combining family shapes passed down through generations with his own innovations. His lures from Magilla to Da Bomb are winners because they’re Kona tested and world approved, if you fish marlin and tuna anywhere, you need to have a selection of Bomboy’s lures in your arsenal.

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water shoesXTRATUF Riptide Water Shoes

Now introducing the XTRATUF® Riptide performance water shoe. These shoes feature the same non-slip Chevron outsole as our original commercial grade fishing boots. They are extremely comfortable and feature a breathable quick dry airmesh upper perfect for drainage. Whether you’re launching your kayak or sighting fish from your paddle board, the XTRATUF® Riptides will keep you sure footed and adventure bound.

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Garmin Virb 360

VIRB 360 is the first of its kind, capturing a complete sphere of high-resolution video up to 5.7K and 360-degree audio — even photos. It eliminates the lengthy editing process with unrivaled one-click 4K spherical stabilization1 for smooth and steady footage — no matter how rough the adventure.

Visit Garmin to Learn More

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