by Rose Parker
With Father’s Day right around the corner, you may already be thinking about what to buy your favorite guy. If your dad or husband is a fisherman and you’re thinking of buying him some fisherman swag, you’ve come to the right place. Good fishing-themed gifts are hard to come by. How many embroidered shirts does one man need? We went straight to the source and spoke with some commercial and recreational fishermen for some gift top-notch ideas. You can trust that fish-themed apparel didn’t even make the cut. Your fisherman dad gifts have certainly already covered nautical dress shirts, bucket hats, and tackle boxes over the years. So why not get him something he’ll really use on the water. We’ve compiled a list of 15 fisherman gifts for dad for under $100. The fisher man gifts lifted below are sure to please.
1. Xtra Tuff Neoprene Insulated Fishing Shoes
Retailing for around $85, these super stylish deck shoes have it all. They are insulated for optimal warmth, slip-resistant, and have a non-marking sole. Not only do these Xtra Tuff Fishing Shoes look cool, but more importantly, they’re highly functional. They are lightweight and 100% water, acid, and chemical resistant. What’s more, they can also be comfortably worn off the boat. These are super rain or snowshoes too, but we digress. Xtra Tuff also makes a deck boot that is just as good-looking and functional as the Fishing Shoe.
2. Camp-Zero Cooler/Ice Chest
For right around $80, your dad will undoubtedly love this addition to his fishing gear. With laudable reviews, this cooler/ice chest is a fisherman favorite. The Camp-Zero is available in 15 colors and is virtually indestructible. It's got an aluminum folding comfort grip handle and is even compatible with dry ice. And the lid comes equipped with two standard-size cup holders so dad has a comfortable place to rest his favorite drink. The Camp-Zero is a super gift for a fishing dad.
3. Yeti Rambler 24 oz. Mug with Magslider Lid
The Yeti Rambler is an amazing travel mug that makes an excellent gift for fisherman dads. It is double-insulated with stainless steel so it keeps what's hot, hot and what's cold, cold. This mug will help to keep dad warm on cold mornings on the lake and cool in the dog days of summer. Even better is that this mug is dishwasher safe. The Rambler also features an uber-strong steel handle so dad will never lose grip on his hot or cold brew. This Rambler is also available in 8 colors and retails for around $35.
4. Grundens Neptune 509 Commercial Fishing Bib Pants
These commercial waders come highly recommended and are an essential article for your favorite fisherman. Coming in around the $90 mark, the Grundens bibs will keep dad warm and dry. These are medium-weight so they won’t way your guy down and they provide a perfect balance of fit and stretch. Your angler will be able to move comfortably and remain dry for even the longest days of fishing. The Grundens bibs include pockets and adjustable straps. Recommended by professional fishermen, dad will surely love these high-quality, affordable bibs.
5. JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Speaker is a perfect accessory for dad’s next fishing trip. What better way to enjoy a relaxing fishing trip than with some of his favorite tunes? This waterproof speaker can withstand wet weather conditions or even a dunk in the water. This Bluetooth speaker can be paired with dad’s smart devices to play downloaded or streaming music and lasts for up to 10 hours of playtime. The handy integrated carabiner can clip to a backpack, cooler, belt loop, tackle box, or anything. This speaker is available in 14 colors and retails for around $70.
6. Grundens Shoreman Hooded Fishing Jacket 300
This jacket is another fan favorite recommended to us straight by experienced commercial fishermen. This high-quality, stylish and functional jacket retails for about $65 and would be a great upgrade to dad’s fishing garb. The Shoreman’s active-fit design is made for long hours of dry comfort on the water. Not only is this comfortable, hooded jacket waterproof, but it’s also odor-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. The Shoreman comes in 3 colors and is available in sizes XS-5X. This is a top pick for fisher man gifts.
7. Filthy Anglers Balsam Polarized Sport Fishing Sunglasses
The Filthy Anglers have lightweight frames and polarized lenses that are designed for comfortability and ultimate protection from harmful UV rays. Fishermen love the Filthy Anglers for their glare-repelling and scratch-resistant balsam lenses. Through their innovative design, the Filthy Anglers correct color distortion so that dad will have no problem seeing fish clearly. These shades were designed by fishermen for fishermen. So go ahead and treat dad to these beauties that are available at the $100 price point.
8. Man Crates Lure Making Kit
This incredibly fun fishing gift is perfect for the fishing enthusiasts in your life. According to fishing wisdom, the secret to catching the best fish in the water is by having the most alluring lure. Those mass-produced lures you can buy at your local tackle shop aren’t nearly as enticing to fish like the ones your dad will make with his own two hands. Included in the Man Crates Lure Making Kit are all the supplies dad will need to reel in the biggest catch. The kit comes with 3 lure molds, 1 pint of plastisol, a measuring cup, and lure coloring/glitter/stink. The Lure Making Kit is a super fun way for dad to be even more hands-on in his favorite sport. The kit retails for around $100, but the pride dad will feel in making these hand-crafted lures will be priceless.
9. “The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies” by Ian Whitelaw
This New York Times Bestseller is a great read for your favorite fisherman. This engaging read recounts the history of fishing from its inception nearly 2000 years ago. “The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies” focuses on the evolution of early feathered hooks to modern patterns that use state-of-the-art materials. The book is also packed with tips, techniques, photographs, and illustrations. Trust us, your dad will find this stuff to be fascinating. Ringing in at roughly $25, this gift is sure to please.
10. Custom Fishing Lure
This fishing lure is not only thoughtful and beautiful, but it’s also functional. The keepsake lure is handcrafted and painted in sharp, beautiful colors that are sure to attract a big catch. What’s more, is that you can personalize the lure with a sweet message to your dad; it fits up to 20 characters. This is a unique and customizable fishing lure. No two are alike! Without a doubt, this is a personalized gift that your dad will not only swoon over but will also be put to practical use when he hits the water. This sweet gift retails for under $30.
11. Morakniv Floating Knife
The Morakniv floating knife by Industrial Revolution is constructed of stainless steel, a 9.26-inch blade, and a cork handle. The thin 1.44 mm blade is super light and flexible and it’s easily buoyed by the floating cork handle, so if dad drops it in the water he won’t lose it to the lake’s floor. The Morakniv also comes with a brightly colored sheath that easily clips to dad’s belt, backpack, or life vest. This is the perfect new tool for dad’s next fishing adventure. This handy fishing tool retails for about $30.
12. LL Bean Adults’ No Fly Zone Boonie Hat
So we said no bucket hats, but the LL Bean No Fly Zone Boonie hat is in a class of its own. This ultra-lightweight, breathable, and bug-repellent hat will keep dad’s melon shaded from sun and moisture while warding off pesky bugs. The hat is treated with permethrin which is a synthetic bug repellent that will keep dad protected. The Boonie is a fast-drying, UPF 50+ fishing hat that comes in 2 colors, is adjustable, and machine washable. The Boonie is more than a hat! Dad will thank you for years to come for this awesome fisherman gift. It sells for about $35.
13. Pelican 0955 Micro Sport Pelican Wallet
The Pelican Micro Sport is the wallet your fisherman dad didn’t know he needed. This durable, water and rust-resisting, and crush-proof wallet are made for dads who love the great outdoors. It’s small enough to fit in a pants pocket but big enough to hold money, cards, and even keys. The Pelican Micro Sport is equipped with an easy-open latch, dual mesh pockets for organization, and even comes with a lanyard. This wallet, which retails for about $28, is dad’s next favorite fishing accessory.
Good fisherman gifts for dad are hard to come by, but these are a great idea. Croakies have been the industry leader in eyewear lanyards for over 40 years. That says a lot about a product! The premium neoprene construction will save your shades from going overboard every time. Croakies come in a wide variety of colors and designs, are washable, and adjustable. Croakies retail for under $10, so they are a great gift for even the tightest budget.
15. The Big Catch Personalized Maple Fillet Board
This sweet gift is both sentimental and functional. The Big Catch Fillet Board is a personalized cutting board made of real maple wood. It’s crafted with 20-inch ruler notches and a built-in honing tool. It’s also got grip handles on both sides and can be engraved with 2 graphic options and 3 lines of text. Dad will cherish the sweet message you adorn this cutting board with for years of fish filleting to come. The Big Catch Board is handcrafted in the USA and goes for about $85.
Hope you enjoyed our curated list of gifts for a dad into fishing!