If your Dad loves fishing, you probably think he has it all – rod, line, tackle, and everything in between.
Finding unique fishing gifts for your Dad can seem impossible when you want to give him a gift related to his favorite hobby. Whether it’s Father’s Day, the holidays, or a birthday, you know your Dad will love a fishing gift or new gear.
To ease the search, we’ve compiled some of the best fishing gifts for Dads who love to fish. These unique fishing gifts are for the angler who already has the essentials.
Best Fishing Gifts for Dad
- Anglr Tracker
- Thermacell Radius
- SwellPro SplashDrone 3 Plus
- Humminbird Helix 5 Chirp Di GPS G2
- Trapper Tackle Treble Hooks
- Otterbox Venture Cooler
- ThxToms LED Flashlight Gloves
- Engraved Pocket Knife
- HOOK-EZE Large Fishing Knot Tying Tool
- goTele GPS Tracker
The Anglr Tracker is an attachment to your fishing rod that automatically records every catch and cast of your line. This bluetooth tracker connects to a free app, available on iOS and Android devices, and records important info.
The Anglr Tracker logs the location of your catch, and prompts you for more information to record stats. It also records your casts so you can optimize your cast to catch ratio. The tracker also marks way points and captures important weather conditions, so you can learn more about your successes and shortcomings on the water.
The Anglr Tracker connects to any fly, spinning, or casting rod. It is waterproof, salt resistant, and floats, should it fall into the water. The tracker is lightweight and can connect to any rod without affecting the action of the rod.
Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent
If your Dad is sick of getting eaten alive by bugs out on the water, get him the Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent this year. Bug repellent spray is greasy and sticky, but using the Thermacell Radius Zone saves you from using sprays or lotions. It is also scent-free, DEET-free, and protects a 110 square foot zone.
The Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent is easy to use – click one button to save yourself from mosquito bites. There is one refillable component, and it lasts up to 40 hours on one single refill. It operates for 6 hours on one charge, and can operate while charging as well.
This appliance is air-travel safe and operates at any elevation. The Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent was voted the Grand Award Winner in Recreation for Popular Science’s 2018 BOWN Award, a testament to its innovation. Save Dad from greasy bug sprays and mosquito bites so he can enjoy his next fishing expedition.
SwellPro SplashDrone 3 Plus
If your Dad is passionate about surf fishing, but can’t cast his line as far as he used to, introduce him to drone fishing. Drone fishing uses a flying drone to spot fish and transport your line long-distance, dropping your baited line for you.
The best fishing drone on the market today is the SwellPro SplashDrone 3 Plus. Made specifically for fishing, this drone is 100% waterproof and comes with a payload release mechanism to drop your line.
The SwellPro SplashDrone 3 Plus has a 25 minute flight time, a range of 1.6 km, and can carry a 1kg payload. It comes fitted with a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal, so you can film or take photos of your journey out over the water. The drone auto-returns home when battery level gets low, and auto flips when it enters the water.
While this gift is on the more expensive side, it will be a sure hit for anyone who loves surf fishing and is interested in new fishing technology.
Humminbird Helix 5 Chirp Di GPS G2
If your Dad doesn’t already have a sonar fish finder, this is the latest technology out there. The Humminbird Helix 5 Chirp Di GPS G2 can be used to locate fish and find the best places to cast your line out on the water.
Using GPS, Chirp, Sonar, and DualBeam technology, this fish finder can help anglers see underwater terrain changes, structures, thermoclines, and fish, of course.
The Humminbird Helix 5 Chirp Di GPS G2 has a wide 5 inch color display with intuitive keypad controls. You can see a clearer view beneath your boat and view details that other forms of sonar fish finders will not show you. The Humminbird basemap is built in, and you can create real-time maps of your fishing spots.
Buy Dad the gift that keeps on giving, as he’ll have an easier time finding fish with the Humminbird Helix 5. You can pair this gift with a mount and a case as well, and opt in for a 2 or 3 year warranty to protect it.
Trapper Tackle Treble Hooks
Your Dad definitely has hooks already – but has he tried these treble hooks from Trapper Tackle? This innovative hook’s patented design helps anglers hook and land more fish than ever.
The angle of the hook makes it harder for fish to throw it, and the sticky sharp points deliver solid hook sets. Live bait, natural, and artificial lures stay on better, so you can spend less time re-rigging. The Trapper Tackle treble hook is a handy type of hook that has helped lots of anglers make more catches in a day.
Add these hooks to your Dad’s tacklebox for an inexpensive but effective fishing gift. They come in various pack sizes, so you can get a few at once.
Otterbox Venture Cooler
Otterbox is new to the cooler industry, but has already made a name for itself with its tough Venture cooler line. This cooler comes in three sizes: 25 quart, 45 quart, or 65 quart, depending on your needs. This is a top-of-the-line cooler, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The Otterbox Venture Cooler can keep ice up to 10 days. It has tough latches to keep out critters, anti-slide rubber feet, and comes fitted with a bottle opener.
There are other accessories that can be added and easily attached and detached, including wheels for easy travel, food prep, storage, and safety attachments. It is also certified bear-resistant.
Invest in a solid cooler for Dad that is ultra-durable and sure to last.
ThxToms LED Flashlight Gloves
Fishing before the sun rises or after it sets? Try out these flashlight gloves so that you can see what you’re doing without wasting a hand holding a flashlight.
ThxToms LED flashlight gloves come fitted with two flashlights on each hand – one on the thumb and one on the pointer finger.
ThxToms LED flashlight gloves are black, lightweight, and their adjustable velcro makes it so that one size fits most. They are elastic enough so that movement is easy and unrestricted.
These gloves have stellar reviews, and the batteries can easily be replaced at home, but the first set comes included. For an easy, inexpensive gift for your Dad who loves fishing, these gloves are a great choice.
Engraved Pocket Knife
For a more sentimental and personal gift, consider getting something engraved, like a pocket knife. There are plenty of affordable options to engrave initials, dates, or inscribe a short note or mantra.
This knife, from Palmetto wood shop, is a good choice and easily customizable. The 3.25” blade is 3mm thick and partially serrated. The stainless steel blade has a razor sharp edge, great for cutting fishing line. It comes with a burl wood handle and a clip so you can keep it easily on hand.
HOOK-EZE Large Fishing Knot Tying Tool
If your Dad is getting older, he may not be able to tie fishing knots as well as he used to. This simple tool makes it easy to tie professional-level knots, so you won’t lose a fish to a poorly tied knot. The HOOK-EZE is easy to use to tie knots and can also be used as a hook safety measure.
The HOOK-EZE tool is small and can fit easily into your tackle box. It is made from stainless steel and high quality ABS resin, so it will resist corrosion from weather and saltwater. It even comes with a two year warranty, although the low cost makes it an easy gamble to take regardless.
goTele GPS Tracker
To keep your dad – or whoever you’re buying for – safe while they’re adventuring the great outdoors, consider investing in a GPS tracker. When you’re far into a lake, river, or lost in the woods and there is no cell phone connection, this GPS tracker can help alert a loved one to your location.
The goTele GPS tracker allows you to communicate between the two goTele devices without any cell service or Wi-Fi. It has real-time tracking, an SOS option, an offline map, and it’s waterproof and shockproof if you’re out on the water. It can run up to two days on a single charge, and finds location up to 1m accuracy.
The goTele GPS tracker is easy to use, and can connect up to 30 goTele devices on one network. It comes with two, so that you can communicate with one another, but more can be purchased to share with a group. The accompanying app is free.