In preparation for Father's Day 2022, the most organized shoppers are beginning their search now: notebook in hand, tote bags in the other, and an Excel sheet with Dad's favorite fishing gifts at the ready.
But after Christmas 2021, we all know that even the most prepared shopper can experience shipping delays, hidden fees, and other “fun” surprises along the way. Whether you're an Excel-loving planner or a self-proclaimed procrastinator, we’re saving Future You from the stress of last-minute gift-giving with our comprehensive list of 10 fishing gift ideas for Dad.
While he may not be the pickiest guy on your list, the father figure and fisherman in your life will appreciate the thought and meaning behind each of these fishing-themed gifts. Ranging from functional to humorous, each product promises a memorable opening experience and many years of use. Rest assured: all 10 top-tier items meet the high standards of the Custom Captain team itself, because we know that your special guy deserves the best Father’s Day fishing gifts available.
Fishing Apparel for Father's Day
When it comes to fishing gift ideas, we are experts on all things Dad. Whether he’s into coffee, beer, apparel, or simply in need of a new tumbler or hat, we’ve got him (and you!) covered. First stop: our artistic team will take a photograph of his boat and transform it into a custom drawing that can be printed on the product of his choosing. With drawing in tow, you get to shop our extensive merch store for the best fishing gifts for dad: we sell high quality shirts, tumblers, dock mats, bucket stickers, mugs, and more.
One of our best-selling Father’s Day gifts for fishermen is our dri-fit boat shirt, made of light and breathable material that functions beautifully on a casual boat day or an intense fishing trip. The shirt also uses SPF 50 to protect your fisherman from harmful UV rays. All of our products ship quickly (within 4-5 business days) so you’ll never be empty-handed on Father’s Day. Our longtime customers love these shirts - and all of our fishing and boating gear - for their superior quality, color variety, and functionality: everything you need to satisfy the fisherman-turned-father on your list.
Advertising all the grip you need and then some, these tough kicks will put some serious pep in the step of any fisherman. Among all of our fishing gift ideas for Dad, these boots rank high in functionality and versatility: even off the boat, expect Dad to enjoy many seasons of outdoor adventuring in these ankle boots, which feature triple-dipped shells for extra tough, watertight protection. With tough fishing expeditions in mind, the boots are acid chemical resistant and constructed with non-marking (and super comfortable!) outsoles to prevent slips and unsightly marks on Dad’s spotless deck. These XTRATUF boots are made for your functional fashionista: devoted wearers attest to their longevity, functional pull tabs, and all-day comfort, allowing fishermen to spend hours on their feet with ease.
If Dad has simply requested peace, quiet, and a practical pair of pants, at least give him one of the best fishing pants on the market. SIMMS has earned the trust of both recreational and professional fishermen, and these rain pants are just one reason (among many) that we love and appreciate their fishing apparel. The lightweight and fully waterproof pants are a natural addition to any fisherman’s wardrobe: they can be easily stuffed inside a low-profile pocket or quickly thrown on at the sight of dark clouds. The stretch waistband with zipper fly, side access zippers, and articulated knee seams allow for easy movement and access to small gear and tackle while on-the-go in wet weather. Proud owners of these pants emphasize that while they’re simple, they’re winners: comfortable, perfectly sized, and fully waterproof even in torrential downpours.
While we might be reinforcing Dad stereotypes, it’s difficult to imagine Dad out on the boat without wearing a hat - and better yet, a visor specifically designed for fishing. If your Dad is unashamedly committed to all things “Dad,” then this visor is a must-have. Available in khaki, charcoal, and navy, the hat uses the same material as AFTCO’s Original Fishing Shorts to create a high-quality, low-curve bill hat with adjustable Velcro closure. Even on the sunniest days, the visor resists saltwater and sweat stains to keep wearers cool, shaded, and stylish in the way that only dads can pull off and make for amazing boat apparel.
Best Fishing Gear for Dad
Non-slip, electric, and cordless: this fillet knife is the best Father’s Day gift for a fisherman who’s a pro on the boat and in the kitchen. The grip handle allows your guy to cut fish like butter, while the lithium-ion battery promises the longest run time of any electric fillet knife available - so no stressing about running out of battery halfway through a stack of fillets. For ultimate security, the knife features a safety lock and trigger guard; it also includes four different blade styles constructed from high carbon stainless-steel and coated with titanium nitride to resist corrosion. Faithful users love that they can use their cordless knife whenever, wherever, regardless of power access. If the dad on your list geeks out over fishing gear, he will definitely become a knife nerd after testing out this smooth-cutting blade.
If Dad envisions Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, or any other offshore gems on the horizon, throw this rod into your Father’s Day fishing net. Fiblink designs their offshore trolling rod with a groove at its connection, helping fishermen align the guide and prevent rotation. The solid glatech blank construction increases the strength of the rod while maintaining sensitivity. Combined with a bent butt and non-slip handle, these thoughtful design elements produce an incredibly resilient blank with sturdy backbone and mechanical muscle to control and move strong fish. With this powerful rod, your fisherman will be ready to catch big game fish with ease and confidence.
After a fast-paced day of fishing, your dad deserves to take a break on a marine version of his favorite armchair. It may be hard for him to resist the cushy appeal of this marine beanbag chair, which is coated with heavy-duty marine vinyl to repel water and withstand harsh weather conditions and UV rays. A twin zipper, interior pocket, and carry handles amplify the comfort and convenience of this unique beanbag. The chair is very comfortable and may cause napping, so consider yourself warned: in this case, extreme comfort may be considered a pro and a con. For an equally avid lounger and fisherman, this chair is an obvious choice on our list of fishing gifts for Dad.
Safety first: alcohol included! For your fisherman’s next boat party, these miniature insulated life jackets will keep beverages cold, hands dry, and cans standing tall. Your fisherman’s favorite brew will be the talk of the deck in its colorful can-size jacket, available in Sky Blue or Vintage Orange. The jacket is designed with two thermal insulation layers to ensure that each sip is delightfully frosty and condensation-free. When the clock strikes Happy Hour on Father’s Day 2022, it’s time to break out these safety-conscious koozies with Dad’s favorite drink. This is one of our favorite boating gifts for dad.
Organization: the gift that keeps on giving! If your fisherman needs some assistance in the de-cluttering department, this duffle-style soft tackle bag is the Marie Kondo of the tackle world. Built to safeguard Dad’s tackle and assorted gear from the harshest elements, the bag includes reinforced foam padded lining and four 4007 Tuff Tainers® with Zerust® anti-rust technology. Four exterior zipper pockets and one rubber-coated mesh rear pocket increase storage room, while a padded shoulder strap and rain flap allow for zero-hassle transport. If Dad is looking for an affordable yet high-quality tackle bag that’s not too big nor too small, this is the fishing gift for him.
To add some fun to a more functional Father’s Day gift basket, why not give Dad a “mystery” tackle box? We’re anxiously awaiting the unboxing of this mysterious box: all we know is that the Motherlode Crate comes packed with 12+ premium fishing products in proven colors and sizes, tips, tricks, informative content to help you catch more fish, and a limited-edition fishing decal. The crate is an affordable and all-inclusive Father’s Day gift for both avid fishermen and newbies. Regardless of how long Dad’s been coasting the waters, he’ll appreciate the chance to try new baits and learn tricks of the trade from other successful fishermen.