Fish Tales' Father's Day Gift Guide

Fish Tales' Father's Day Gift Guide

Fathers are special to us all in a way that no other human can be. For all those Dads out there who love fly fishing, have passed on the knowledge and experience to those who came after, we thank you. Here's our staff's top ten picks for the fly fishing Dad in your life, who may or may not have everything already.

Calgary Heritage Coffee Roasters Coffee - $18.50

If Dad loves coffee and conservation, then this is the perfect gift.  CHRC has partnered with the Oldman Watershed Council, a not-for-profit that works openly to find practical solutions to environmental challenges that impact us all. Proceeds created from the sale of this Rooted Grounds coffee will go towards supporting the OWC in an annual endeavor called the Headwaters Restoration and Education Project – where volunteers band together to plant willows along the banks of the Oldman River to aid in embankment support and habitat restoration.

BlackStrap Daily Tube - $26.99

Keeping Dad cool and comfortable is important. This multifunctional UV neck gaiter will quickly become your favorite multi-functional tool against the elements. With dozens of wearing applications for any outdoor adventure, this lightweight, highly breathable, cooling neck gaiter features 4-way stretch fabric that is milled in the USA, keeps Dad protected from the blistering sun, dries quickly when damp, provides a barrier for cutting cold winds and has UPF 50+ UV sun protection.


Smith ChromaPop Guide's Choice Sunglasses - From $260.00 

For those Dads that demand performance no matter the setting, Smith created the Smith Guide's Choice. The aggressive 8-base wrap offers unmatched light protection in a comfortable, wide temple fit. They come in a variety of lenses, all with glare-cutting polarization. Scratch-resistant Techlite™ is the clearest glass lens on the market, our ChromaPop+™ lenses boost detail and color, and ChromaPop™ Glass blends the best of both worlds. Grippy nose and temple pads and a detachable sunglass leash lets Dad focus on the strike, not worry about losing his sunglasses.

Fishpond All Natural Sunscreen - $12.99

Aside from being all natural, the very best thing about this SPF 30 sunscreen is that it is entirely fly line safe. The last thing Dad wants is chemicals melting fly lines and absorbing into skin. It's also water resistant for 40 min and the clear zinc formula protects from a broad spectrum UVA/UVBS. The 2 oz container can be packed in carry-on luggage. 


Lords of the Fly by Monte Burke - $35.99

In Lords of the Fly, Burke, an obsessed tarpon fly angler himself, delves into this incredible moment.  He examines the growing popularity of the tarpon, an amazing fish has been around for 50 million years, can live to 80 years old and can grow to 300 pounds in weight. It is a massive, leaping, bullet train of a fish.  When hooked in shallow water, it produces “immediate unreality,” as the late poet and tarpon obsessive, Richard Brautigan, once described it. A great read for bookworm Dads.


Simms Solar Tech Tee - $49.99

A quick-drying fishing shirt that keeps Dad cool on sweltering summer days. Great for fishing, hiking, and general every day wear. Quick-drying, wicking, and UPF 30.

Howler Bros. Shoalwater Tech Pant - $139.99

The Shoalwater Tech Pants are designed to take Dad to places that aren't always dry and friendly. They are lightweight, amphibious and tough as nails. But don't worry, they are equally happy lounging around the house on Sunday afternoon. Made of a 4-way stretch nylon-spandex blend with articulated knee and crotch gussets for freedom of movement and comfort, rear zipper and pliers pocket, drawcord waistband and bungee closure at bottom hem. 


Fishpond Tacky Box Original 2x - $39.99

Dad can store all his nymphs and dries in a Tacky Fly Fishing Fly Box and leave nothing behind. Slit silicone insert with offset rows securely holds flies. Less susceptible to hook damage, the silicone insert withstands extreme temperatures, moisture and UV rays and has less memory than softer foam-based inserts. Slim shell easily stacks in your pocket or pack

Fishpond Eddy River Hat - $79.99

The sweeping round curved brim and the pinched crown of a cowboy hat was possibly the most defining symbol of the American West. This hat was developed to provide maximum protection from the sun and stand up to daily abuse. Dad can stay covered on the water or during every day activities with this hat, complete with Fishpond’s signature Brown Trout jacquard webbing hat band.

Deyoung Pilsner - $24.99

Give Dad the gift of beverage, art and fly fishing all in one beautiful item. These heavy duty, 16 oz. Pilsner glasses showcase the best of DeYoung’s Abstract Fish Face Series or fish flank in a beautiful fully wrapped print within the glass.  Buy as singles or as sets. Microwave safe, but not dishwasher recommended. Printed in the USA

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