Father’s Day For Fishermen – 2019 BD Gift Guide

Many of us at BD are fathers and all of us at BD are avid anglers, so what better way to pick out what we would love to receive for Father’s Day than to put together a list of our favorite new fishing product gifts for fisherman and some classics that never go out of style.

Check out our recommendations on what to get the avid angler Dads in your life.

Plano Rustrictor StowAway Boxes

Here is one that is universal for all types of fishing and other tasks as well.  The Plano Rustrictor StowAway utility boxes.  Virtually all fishermen have used Plano’s StowAway boxes to organize their tackle and are the base module of many Plano tackle systems.  Now through a partnership with Armor Protective Packaging, an industry leader in corrosion management since 1979, the StowAway Rustrictor box was created.

The Rustrictor features VCI-infused (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) walls and dividers surround your Dad’s tackle in an anti-corrosive vapor barrier from 360-degrees preventing corrosion five times longer than other options on the market.  The VCI will not leave residue, odor or film on the tackle, but will prevent rust and corrosion, maintaining the value and function of the tackle.

Saltwater anglers take note, because just the air around your sport can ruin your tackle!

The Rustrictor StowAway comes in a variety of sizes and configurations to match your tackle organizational style. This could be the best Father’s day gifts for fisherman.

Check out the Plano website to see more.

Grundéns Footwear & Boots

Next up is comfort and traction! Grundéns has you Dad covered from head to toe, but their newest additions combine comfort and function into one great fishing gift!  Their new line of footwear has something for any climate and fishery that your Dad might be in.  The Deck-Boss Ankle Boot and Deck-Boss Slip On are ever-popular when dry, warm feet are essential. But, for more tropical Dad’s, the new Deck Boss Sandal or Deck Hand Sandal will be right up his alley.

The newest thing in sandals from Grundéns is their collaboration with SeaDek, the ultra-comfortable flooring, and padding solution that is sweeping the boating industry.  The same comfort and traction are built into the Deck Boss and Deck Hand Sandals.  The SeaDek footbed reduces fatigue created by standing on hard surfaces and provides exceptional traction on the top side of the sandal.

This new top-side design is built on the proven non-marking, siped gum rubber outsole that ensures superior traction on all surfaces, keeping Dad firmly planted on the deck.

Check out the Grundéns website for these and more gifts for your Dad.

Gamakatsu Hooks

Some Dad’s fish offshore and some focus inshore, many like both equally.  Here are two brand new hooks from Gamakatsu; premium hook makers for every type of fishing you can imagine.

Offshore Dads will appreciate the New Nautilus HD, a mid-range version of the already proven and popular Nautilus circle hooks.  It was designed to fill the gap between the standard Nautilus and the Super Nautilus hooks. If your Dad is going to chase another season of SoCal jumbo bluefin, you can get him prepared with an assortment of these hooks specifically built to withstand the pressure needed for powerful fish like tuna, grouper and more but light enough to let a live bait wiggle.

Gamkatsu hooks are always sharp and ready to fish right out of the package.  You want Dad to have the best fishing success, right??

Inshore Dads will be excited to try the new Spring Lock Monster hook designed to be fished in large swimbaits that are popular for all inshore species.  Featuring Gamakatsu’s “center point” bait screw, these hooks are easy to start and secure, keeping your bait straight and the hook in position.

Go to the Gamakatsu website or your local tackle store and make Dad’s day!

Dexter Outdoors Knives

The Dexter Russell Inc. Company originated as a partnership between two expert cutlery businesses that were started in the early 1800s.  Dexter and Russell companies combined in 1933, and have been at the cutting edge of the cutlery industry ever since.  Today, after 201 years,  the same tradition of quality and variety is carried on in Southbridge, Massachusetts, where Dexter-Russell produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world.

So the part your Dad will love equally at the cleaning table or the kitchen counter is a razor sharp, quality knife to make his cutting chores easier and more satisfying. No matter what type of fishing or seafood processing your Dad does, you can buy him a Dexter Outdoors fillet knife that will be a lasting gift he’ll treasure.

Dexter Outdoors has a huge selection of knives made with quality steel that takes an edge quickly and will be comfortable in the hands.

Check out the Dexter Outdoors website to pick Dad out the perfect gift from their huge selection.

Hook & Tackle

It’s almost Father’s Day and that means its time to get Dad decked out for outdoor summer fun.  Hook & Tackle can help you outfit Dad with functional and stylish performance wear for the boat or dockside fun.  Get him a pair of the famous “Beer Can Island” 4-way stretch hybrid short will bend and flex in any direction. Made with a state-of-the-art high-performance fabric that wraps you in comfort, this short has super-fast drying properties.

  • Nylon/Spandex Blend
  • 4-Way Stretch Technology
  • Hybrid – Great for Land or Sea.
  • Beverage Can/Utility/Cell Phone Pocket
  • Deep Expandable Front Pockets
  • Zipper Secured Back Pocket
  • Comfort Side-Elastic
  • Tunnel Belt Loops
  • Inseam Length: 5 1/2″

Pair that with the Hook & Tackle Seacliff 2.0 Sun Protection shirt. It’s lightweight, quick-dry, stain-resistant fabric combined with rear ventilation will wrap you in comfort under the hottest conditions.  The Seacliff 2.0 comes in both short and long sleeve versions.

  • 100% Microfiber Ripstop Sea Cliff 2.0 
  • Lightweight Fabric and Tear-Resistant
  • UPF 50+ Sun Protection – Highest Possible Rating
  • Stain-Resistant
  • Secured Snap & Zippered Pockets
  • Vented Front & Back
  • Moisture-Wicking Mesh Lining
  • Stowaway D-Ring
  • Fly Rod/Utility Loop
  • Roll-up Sleeves with Tabs
  • Hidden-Button-Down Collar
  • Tri-Fold Collar

Hit up the Hook & Tackle website to get Dad all set for fun!

Seaguar Fluorocarbon Leader

One of the best things you could do for Dad this Father’s Day is to give him an unfair advantage and let him win that friendly wager of “first, biggest and most”.  Seaguar’s newest Gold Label fluorocarbon is just that, an unfair advantage over those who are not using it.  Using two custom Seaguar-created resins and their exclusive double-structure process, Seaguar created Gold Label to be the smallest diameter to strength ratio yet with exceptional knot and tensile strength, but soft enough for easily cinched knots.

Seaguar Gold Label

  • -18% Thinner Diameter*
  • + 17% Better Knot/Tensile Strength*
  • Extremely soft and supple and cinches easily for fail-safe knots
  • Lowest Line Memory* making line management more user-friendly.
  • Currently comes in 15#, 20#, 25#, 30#, & 40#.

Seaguar Gold Label is designed to exceed the expectations of the most demanding saltwater anglers. The first superlative you’ll notice with Gold Label is that this 100% fluorocarbon leader is exceptionally thin. Indeed, for any particular break test rating, Seaguar Gold Label is as much as 23% thinner than any other 100% fluorocarbon leader made by Seaguar.

Check out the Seaguar website to select Father’s day gifts for fisherman and give Dad the advantage of using the best!

Shimano Stella SW

Show Dad the love with the brand new, top of the line Shimano Stella SW.

Redesigned to take the already powerful and smooth Stella spinning reel to the next level.  The Stella SW, offered in sizes and construction features to handle nearly any game fish found in the world’s oceans The 12 models include the STL-SW5000XG, 5000HG, 6000HG, 6000PG, 8000HG, 8000PG, 10000PG, the ‘Cape Cod Canal jigging special 14000XG, 18000HG, 20000PG, and a true spinning reel built to tackle bluefin tuna – the STL-SW30000. Shimano’s SW-X Concept brings together power, rigidity, toughness, drag performance and water resistance, focusing on retrieving power, strength, and durability.

Stella SW Features

  • X-Tough Drag, with its dramatically enhanced smoothness, control and toughness anticipates the vigorous speed of Blue-Fin Tuna and Giant Tuna
  • X-SHIP enhances power transmission through the gear. This results in increased cranking power with an extremely smooth feel
  • X-Shield and X-Protect combine to provide extreme water resistance in the harshest conditions
  • The Power Aluminum Body, X-Rigid Rotor, X-Rigid Body and X-Rigid Handle combine to provide ultimate rigidity & eliminate loss of power caused by reel flex
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller IV Oversized Roller with Overflange for the Ultimate in Line Protection, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Septon Handle Grip – On models 10,000 and up
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment)
  • Approved for saltwater use & Rated for use with PowerPro, Fluorocarbon and Mono lines

Hit up the Shimano website for this and so much more and put a permanent smile on Dad’s face.

Crocodile Bay Resort

Costa RicaWhile buying fishing gifts for dad is a great way to make your Dad happy, making memories with him doesn’t get much better.  Take those outdoor gifts and head on down to Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica.  They will put together the fishing and eco trip of a lifetime.  Located in one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, the Osa Peninsula is the perfect backdrop for an epic time with Dad.

Father’s Day Special

  • Give your dad the gift of a thrilling vacation.
  • Celebrate Father’s Day by reserving a stay for Dad, and two family members stay at half price*.
  • Plus, fishing days are three for one: pay for Dad and the two family members are free when fishing on the same boat.
  • Book by July 2nd !

Roosterfish Crocodile Bay Costa Rica fishing reportLet Crocodile Bay put together a fishing/eco package together for Dad to make his year.  Of course, you should go too to keep him company:)

Crocodile BayHit up the Crocodile Bay Resort website to see what adventures await you, I mean him.

Costa Glasses & Apparel

Now Dad and the kids can have matching shirts in a variety of styles from Costa’s collection of cool fishing apparel.

Deck out the whole family and make Dad proud!

There’s nothing fancy about the hardworking Costa Saltbreak sunglasses. Built with tough, durable nylon, integral hinges and equipped with polarized lenses, these Costa men’s Angler and Voyager fishing sunglasses come in five epic colors and are versatile enough for any adventure.

Nukam Fishing Shorts

The next generation of AFTCO fishing shorts has arrived. Nukam checks all the boxes you expect from AFTCO with lightweight comfort, functionality, durability and an all new AFTCO exclusive camo pattern.

Expect nothing less than the best with Nukam.

95% Polyester / 5% Elastane

  • 2 pliers pockets, 2 hand pockets, rear pockets
  • AFLEX 2-way stretch
  • AFGUARD 3M™ stain release
  • Outseam 21”, Inseam 10”
  • Active fit – Modern true to size fit

Check out the AFTCO website for these awesome shorts and so much more for anglers.

No matter what you pick, you will be a hero in your Hero’s eyes.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!