6 fathers day fishing gifts dad can always use

He’ll get you fishing, teach you new knots, and cheer you every time you catch. This means you need to find just the right Father’s Day fishing gifts for your number one fishing dad. Think carefully about which fishing gifts should make the cut, because the best Father’s Day gift ideas are the ones Dad can always use.

This year, skip the aftershave and soap on a rope. Go for a few of these fishing gift ideas instead.

1. Range of spoons

Give dad a choice of casting and trolling spoons in a variety of sizes and colors. Spoons are simply designed, easy to use and proven fish catchers. These are great fishing gifts for dad when attacking largemouth bass, pikeperch, pike, trout, salmon and muscle lung.

2. Insulated vacuum bottle

Help dad keep his drinks at the right temperature. Give him an insulated vacuum bottle that will keep his coffee hot on cool days and cold his water or lemonade on hot days. Look for an insulated stainless steel bottle that will last for years in all weather conditions. Insulated vacuum flasks are not only practical fishing gifts for Father’s Day, but can also be used when dad likes to hunt or hike.

3. Pliers

Even if dad already has pliers, this is one of those Father’s Day gifts that he can always use in multiples. In fact, replacement pliers are required as they accidentally go overboard from time to time. Before giving a pair to Dad this year, attach a piece of old pool noodle to the tongs with a fishing line so that they don’t sink to the bottom of the lake.

4. Net

Make sure Dad increases his capture and release ratio by giving him a silicone net. You can even take him on a Father’s Day fishing trip to show him how the silicone rubber netting protects his catches from injury.

5. Depilatory tool

Dehooking tools are useful gifts for fishermen who practice catching and loosening as they make hooking easy without touching the fish or removing it from the water. Be sure to find a hair removal tool that is suitable for the size of the hooks Dad uses the most.

6. Headlights

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If you’re looking for a Father’s Day fishing gift for a dad who loves being on the water before sunrise or after dark, give them a headlight. A simple LED spotlight provides extra light for tying knots, unhooking fish and upgrading bait.

After dad opens the fishing gifts for Father’s Day, don’t forget to remind them to renew their fishing license online or buy them if they haven’t already. Then take him to his favorite fishing spot because the time you spend on the water with him is the best gift ever.

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Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, advocate of sport fishing for women, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide in southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has been featured in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @ shefishes2.


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