Looking for the perfect
Father’s Day gift?
With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it may seem like your list of potential gift ideas is never ending. After all, what do you get for the dad who has everything? Fly fishermen know what they want, and that’s why we have narrowed down several surefire gift ideas that will please any dad on your list.
1. Simms Big Sky Shirt
Good luck getting your dad out of this shirt this summer. The Simms Big Sky Shirt exudes feelings of summer barbeques and last-light dry fly fishing. There is a reason it is one of our most popular shirts. It is a dressy, yet casual option for any occasion this summer. Nothing is more synonymous with Montana summers than Simms Big Sky Shirt, available in the flame plaid.
2. Hatch Nippers
You can never go wrong with gifting your dad quality tools. Hatch Outdoors machines some of the highest quality fly fishing gear on the market, and their nippers are nothing short of fantastic– perfect for the gear heads in your life.
Hatch Nippers are crafted out of anodized aluminum, with a more natural shape and feel to cater to the fishiest of fly fisherman out there. An innovative spring and a pair of durable tungsten cutters can handle thick fluorocarbon and wispy tippet alike.
Garnered a little wear and tear on your Hatch Nippers? No problem, the cutters are replaceable, making these the last nippers you’ll potentially ever own. Each Hatch Nipper has a needle post to clean eyelets on your flies quickly and easily. Throw your nippers around your neck without fear of losing them with an included custom Hatch lanyard.
3. Scott Centric Fly Rod
If there was such a thing as a perfect medium, the Scott Centric would be a solid candidate. Not too soft and not too fast, this rod is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone who casts it. This rod was hands-down one of our most popular with the highest praise last season. Anglers love it for its range. Scott improved upon the beloved Radian with the introduction of the Centric.
The Centric offers an optimal feel without sacrificing the power and reach to stretch those 40-foot casts. Dreaming of trout slamming salmon flies this June? Now, visualize yourself fishing with the rod that can do it all.
4. Simms Flyweight Pliers
Give your dad the gift that will upgrade his on-the-water fly fishing gear arsenal. The new Simms Flyweight Plier is the perfect multi-tool for freshwater anglers. Crafted from anodized aluminum with stainless steel jaws and cutters, the Flyweight Plier is equally sleek as it is functional. The holster is compatible with various HEXGRID, MOLLE, wading belts, or suspender strap systems.
This keeps your Flyweight Plier handy and accessible when it needs to be. The jaws are perfect for quickly removing flies and also make debarbing flies or crushing split shots easy. With a new, comfortable ergonomic design, your dad will never want to put his new Simms Flyweight Plier down.
5. Grizzly Hackle Hat or T-Shirt
Rep your favorite shop or commemorate special trips with one of our dozens of styles. These hats are perfect for withstanding the wear and tear that days on the water bring. Pin a few flies in one or wear it to dinner. All of our shirt styles and graphics are designed in-house by our outfitting manager, Rick.
6. Simms Solarflex Bug Stopper
There are few articles of fly fishing clothing as versatile and exciting as the “sun hoodie,” and Simms has nailed it. The fathers in your life will absolutely love our brand new colorways, available in Sterling Silver and Light Green The Solarflex Hoody is lightweight, breathable, and UPF 50 sun protected.
Gone are the days of worrying about reapplying sunscreen. Slip-on a Solarflex Hoody, cast, mend and repeat.
7. Fishpond Lowcountry
Looking for a wide-brim hat for long days in a drift boat or wade trips up the Creek? Look no further. Made out of palm, these hats offer reliable sun protection and durability for years of use. Few hats look and stay classy like the Fishpond Lowcountry Hat.
8. Regal Fly Tying Vise
The perfect Father’s Day gift for the fly tier in your life. The Regal Medallion Vise is a classy, yet simple upgrade to any fly tier’s ensemble. Regal’s jaws accommodate a wide range of hook sizes for numerous patterns.
These are just some reasons Regal is known as one of the finest vises on the market. Just don’t expect to see too much of your dad after gifting him one, because he’ll likely be burning it up on his new vise!
9. Simms Dry Creek Hip Pack
The Simms Dry Creek Hip Pack is the perfect gift for minimalist anglers who demand dependability. Simms incorporated the new Tru Zip zipper, the smoothest and most reliable waterproof zipper out there, to make getting in and out of your fully-submersible pack seamless.
The Dry Creek Hip Pack comes with a removable shoulder strap for those that want extra security, as well as internal pockets to organize things like tippets, leaders, or indicators. The Dry Creek Hip Pack is perfect for busy dads that make quick trips to the river after leaving the office for the evening or for impromptu trips to get out of chores.
10. Guided Fishing Trip with the Grizzly Hackle
Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like a guided day of fly fishing in Missoula. Our trips include instruction from the finest guides in western Montana, transportation, top-of-the-line gear, lunch, and gear. This is a trip he won’t soon forget. Plus, who says your dad won’t take you along!?
These are just a handful of the awesome products we have available to gift your dad this Father’s Day. If nothing on this list struck your fancy, check out our website for numerous other options of clothing, gear, and materials.
Choose the expert guides at Grizzly Hackle for all of your Missoula guided fly fishing needs. Our trip depart daily throughout the year, but they book up quickly. Reserve the special angler in your life a fly fishing trip today!