6 Father's Day Fishing Gifts Dad Can Always Use

By Debbie Hanson

Jun 06, 2019

Get Father's Day fishing gifts that any angling dad can use and appreciate. Help him catch more fish, make his trips easier, his fishing experience better

He takes you fishing, teaches you new knots, and cheers you on through every catch. This means you have to find just the right Father's Day fishing gifts for your number one angling Dad. Carefully consider which fishing gifts should make the cut though, because the best Father's Day gift ideas are the ones that Dad can always use. 

Skip the aftershave and soap on a rope this year. Go for a few of these fishing gift ideas instead.

1. Spoon Assortment

Give Dad an assortment of casting and trolling spoons in a variety of sizes and colors. Spoons are simply designed, easy to use, and are proven fish catchers. These are good fishing gifts for Dad to use when targeting largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, salmon, and muskellunge. 

2. Insulated Vacuum Bottle
Help Dad keep his beverages at the right temperature. Give him an insulated vacuum bottle that keeps his coffee hot on cool days and his water or lemonade cold on hot days. Look for an insulated bottle made from rust proof stainless steel that will hold up to years of use in all weather conditions. Insulated vacuum bottles are not only practical Father's Day fishing gifts, they can also be used if Dad likes to hunt or hike.

3. Pliers
Even if Dad already has one pair of pliers, this is one of those Father's Day gifts that he can always use in multiples. In fact, having a back-up pair of pliers is a necessity because they tend to accidentally go overboard from time to time. Before you gift a pair to Dad this year, attach a piece of an old pool noodle to the pliers with fishing line to save them from sinking to the bottom of the lake. 

4. Landing Net
Make sure Dad boosts his catch and release ratio by gifting him a silicone landing net. You can even take him on a Father's Day fishing trip to show him how the silicone rubber mesh will help to protect his catches from injury. 

5. Dehooking Tool
Dehooking tools make useful gifts for fishermen who practice catch and release because they help easily remove hooks without having to handle the fish or take it out of the water. Be sure to find a dehooking tool that is suitable for the size of hooks that Dad uses most frequently. 

6. Headlamp
If you are looking for a Father's Day fishing gift for a Dad who loves to get out on the water before dawn or after dusk, consider giving him a headlamp. A simple LED headlamp will help by providing extra light for tying knots, unhooking fish, and rigging baits. 

After Dad opens his Father's Day fishing gifts, don't forget to remind him to renew or purchase his fishing license online if he hasn't already done so. Then, take him to his favorite fishing spot because the time you spend on the water with him will be the best gift of all.
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.