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2022 Fly Fishing Gift Guide for Father's Day

Ivan Orsic / Jun 5, 2022

Father's Day is just around the corner. If you're in need of a little inspiration for the angling father in your life, we're here to help! From righteous dad hats to fly boxes, we've handpicked eleven of our favorites for the fishy dads out there!

The Fly Rod - Scott Centric Fly Rod

We're big fans of the Scott Centric around the shop. It's hard to beat the flagship rod designed and built by our good friends in Montrose, Colorado. Don't believe us...check out this review by one of our customers.

"This rod is an absolute powerhouse! The 9ft 5wt is a true do it all, daily driver that can handle just about every situation thrown at it. Streamers, heavy nymph rigs, dry flies, all cast effortlessly with pinpoint accuracy. Its durable mends like a dream, and best of all is made local in CO! To top it off it is one badass-looking rod from the classic Scott grey blank, to the touches of red this is the best rod I've owned in 20+ years on the water not to mention it comes with a Scott lifetime warranty so it is truly meant to last forever. Can't recommend this product enough."

Think the angling dad in your life would like to get his hands on this rocket ship of a fly rod? We certainly think he'd appreciate this as the Mount Everest of Father's Day gifts.

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The Fly Reel: Hardy Ultradisc UDLA Fly Reel

Coming in a wide range of sizes, the UDLA Fly Reel is unbelievably lightweight and boasts a buttery smooth disc drag system. If we know one thing, it's that dads love smooth drags. The UDLA also features an undetectable amount of start-up inertia, making this high-end disc-drag reel an angler's dream. If you happen to be looking for a fly reel with incredible fish stopping power as well, the UDLA checks all the boxes. Trouts approved for Dads everywhere.

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The WADERS - Simms G4Z Stockingfoot Wader

The angling father in your life deserves the best...especially in waders. The SIMMS G4Z Stockingfoot waders are the most technologically advanced wader in Simms' collection offering next-level durability and functionality with the convenience of a waterproof center front zipper.

They're made in Bozeman, Montana, and have an industry-leading and exceedingly durable, waterproof-breathable GORE-TEX Pro Shell. Check out what customer Pete G. had to say about these waders.

"I am on the river over 100 times a year and need to depend on my waders. The Simms G4Z fits the bill. They are sized well, are comfortable, and allow for a good range of movement. The front zipper makes getting in and out of them easy and accessible for other events that occur during a long day of wading. I thought I would miss the zip-on pocket from my G3s, but the front pockets hold everything I need when changing rigs and flies on the river. I added a pair of Simms G4 Pro boots and couldn't be happier with my wading setup. They are worth the investment!"

Shop The Simms G4Z Stockingfoot Wader

The Knowledge - Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River - New Edition

We can't think of a better gift for the angling father in your life than THE book from the Godfather of the South Platte: Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River - NEW EDITION. This book is the preeminent book on our home river. From the headwaters through the hallowed waters of Cheesman Canyon to the urban section of the Denver South Platte, this book covers it all with detailed hatch charts, access points, and years of insider knowledge from Pat and a collection of experienced anglers. It's a must-have for any Front Range angler.

Does he already have this iconic read? Check out our entire selection of fly fishing books.

Shop The Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River - New Edition

For the Camper - Rep Your Water Enamel Camp Mug

What better way to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage of choice than in handmade enamelware showing the angling father's love of fishing? Clearly, there isn't one. There's no better way to appreciate dad than permission to go hang out outside and drink something in the fresh late spring air.

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The Fly Box - Fishpond Tacky Pescador Fly Box - MagPad

What every father needs is another fly box. Another place to store his flies. As he scrambles to match the hatch and switch out flies, he'll be glad he brought his Pescador MagPad, particularly if the day calls for a hopper-dropper setup. Built on the standard Pescador platform, this innovative box features 165 molded slits for best-in-class security and our signature MagPad for quick access and storage. This latchless, waterproof system consists of 100% recycled plastic for a highly durable box with a more responsible footprint.

Add some STAFF PICKED flies for his favorite waters to round out this terrific gift.

Shop the Fishpond Tacky Pescador Fly Box - MagPad

A Utility Box - Trxstle Big Water Case

Dads are well known for being well prepared. Too prepared at times. Give the angling dad in your life the gift of organization and safe storage. The Big Water Case from Trxstle is a waterproof fly box, phone case, travel wallet, and more! This case is jam-packed with unique inserts and attachment features so you can have one box that does it all.

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The Net - Rising Stubby Lunker Net

Based out of Salt Lake City, Rising is a perfect example of the high-quality craftsmanship and manufacturing the United States is capable of. Especially when it comes to fly fishing gear, their Stubby Lunker fishing net is a must-have for those angling fathers in your life. This net combines the Rising Lunker net shortened up with a 10" handle. If you are an angler who needs a durable net with versatility in terms of length, color combos, AND a net that won't snag up on a tree, the Rising Stubby Lunker is the best tool for the job. It's hard to go wrong with the Rising Stubby Lunker.

Shop The Rising Stubby Lunker Net

For When He's Got Everything - ALL NEW Abel Nippers for 2022

The all-new Abel Nippers for 2022 are flying off our shelves and for good reason. Constructed of a machined, type III anodized aluminum body, two machined aluminum (customizable) scales, four super-strong rare-earth magnets, and a pair of 440c stainless steel jaws, the Abel Nippers are the perfect gift for the angling father in your life. Durable and well-constituted, the Abel Nippers are still surprisingly lightweight - weighing in at less than 1.4 ounces. As with the originals, the new Abel Nippers are designed to deliver a clean cut to everything from 8x tippet to heavy braid.

Each pair of Abel Nippers comes with an easily adjustable lanyard made of polyurethane braid and machined aluminum. Available with 3 body color options, and our full range of solid gloss colors on the central scale, there are over 54 different combinations to choose from and can be fully customized using Abel's Build Your Own Nipper portal.

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For the Outdoor Master Dad - Rep Your Water Elk Country Brown Hat

Any self-respecting angling dad knows he's only as good as his best hat and the Rep Your Water Elk Country Brown Trout a great addition to his rotation.

Looking for something a little bit different? Check out our full selection of fly fishing hats HERE.

Shop The Rep Your Water Elk Country Brown Hat

For the Choosy Dad - Trouts Gift Card

Don't see exactly what he's looking for on our list? A Trouts Gift Card always hits the spot. Simply select a pre-set value for the gift certificate amount you would like to purchase. You can also click Send As Gift, which will enable you to select the delivery method (email, instant message or print), and the date when you would like the recipient of the gift card notified of your generous gift. NOTE: THESE ARE DIGITAL GIFT CARDS (they can be printed).

Physical GIFT CARDS are available in-store at both of our locations.

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Looking for more ideas for dad, swing by the Denver or Frisco locations or hit us up on LiveChat on the website!

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