Many of our fathers opened the door to the world of offshore sport-fishing for us. Show Dad that you appreciate his love and support with the Marlin-approved 2018 Father’s Day Fishing Gift Guide, the perfect place for those offshore-addicted men who are notoriously hard to shop for. We are sure any dad would love one of these great gifts.

Black Bart Blue Marlin Rigged Lure Pack

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These lures are perfect for 50- to 80-pound-class tackle.Courtesy Black Bart Lures

Just add water! With this lure pack from Black Bart, it's easy to create a marlin-catching spread that will produce bites in any ocean in the world. Among the lures are perennial favorites like the 1656 Angle, St. Thomas Prowler and Super Pro Jet, which is especially deadly fished from the shotgun position. All lures are expertly rigged with 10 feet of 400-pound-test leader and custom stainless-steel needle-eye hooks. Also included is an embroidered lure bag for easy storage.

David Wirth Original Marine Carving, “Up-n-Out”

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A sailfish chasing down a quick lunch is the theme of this work from artist David Wirth.Courtesy David Wirth

Infused with the Hawaiian spirit of Aloha, marine artist David Wirth's dramatic wood carvings of fish and marine animals are among some of the finest in the world. "Up-n-Out" depicts a sailfish hand-carved from a single piece of Southern California black walnut, chasing a school of ballyhoo. It's a common scene just a few miles from the Wirth studio and gallery, located in the Florida Keys.

Custom Bluewater Chairs Teak Bar Stools

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Enjoy the warmth of golden teak in your home or on the boat.Courtesy Bluewater Chairs

Located in Fort Lauderdale, the heart of the yachting and sport-fishing capital of the world, Bluewater Chairs has been pleasing the nautical eye for almost 30 years. Owner Tommy Ackel will hand-pick the finest hardwood of your choice and manufacture a set of custom bar stools for your home or yacht. Bluewater Chairs has a lifetime structural guarantee on all their products and produces some of the finest custom brightwork in the business.

Vintage Map Reproduction Print

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Old-world Bermuda, as depicted in 1662.Courtesy Vintage Maps and Prints

Specializing in old maps, prints and vintage reproductions, Vintage Maps and Prints is your go-to source for nautical maps. Bring the Renaissance back to life with a nautical map of your favorite fishing destination as it was viewed back then, or have a look through the cartographer's eyes of yesteryear on the streets of New York City. These vintage maps are digitally restored to provide museum-quality prints. Printed on high-quality, heavyweight archival museum matte paper, each one is suitable for framing.

African Photo Safari to Toro River Lodge

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Located in the Kruger wilds, your African safari dreams come to life.Courtesy Toro River Lodge

Capt. Brad Philipps and adventurer Garrit Kroon have teamed up to give their guests an exclusive, personalized photographic tour of the Big Five: African elephant, black rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, African lion and African leopard. Not only are these animals the most difficult to hunt on foot, they are equally as hard to hunt with a camera. Join the Toro River guides as they take you on an unforgettable game drive through the African bush. Also included are the best in gourmet meals and accommodations to round out the trip of a lifetime.

Commissioned Artwork from Brian Kolshak

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“After the Release” is just one of marine artist Brian Kolshak’s commissioned pieces.Courtesy Brian Kolshak

As a marine artist, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast, Florida native Brian Kolshak specializes in nautical artwork on canvas or wood. Working in acrylics, he will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind truly custom piece of art to showcase your boat, trophy catch or favorite waterscape. Capture that special moment and it will last a lifetime.

Victorinox Natural 7-Piece Competition BBQ Knife Set

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A set of sharp knives make barbecuing a snap, even for large crowds.Courtesy Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery

Everyone loves a good barbeque. Be sure Dad has the right tools for the job with this professional-grade collection from Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery. The set includes a spear-point paring knife, a 6-inch boning knife, an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch breaking knife and a 10-inch slicing knife, all with black no-slip Fibrox handles for a sure grip. A honing steel will help ensure the knives keep their razor-sharp edges, and a tri-fold knife roll will protect each one.

A Billfishing Adventure to Casa vieja Lodge

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The fleet at Casa Vieja Lodge racks up incredible numbers of billfish each season.Courtesy Casa Vieja Lodge
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The service at the lodge is world-class.Courtesy Casa Vieja Lodge

A fishing trip to Guatemala's Casa Vieja Lodge has it all: luxury accommodations, five-star service, a fleet of classic game boats crewed by some of the finest in the sport, and one of the world's most prolific billfish fisheries. The lodge's fleet of boats averages 12 to 15 billfish raised per trip throughout the season, and if you're fortunate to arrive during a hot bite, those numbers can skyrocket. It's a great place to introduce the family to the action and excitement of billfishing, as well as a way to hone your skills at bait-and-switch teaser fishing. And while Pacific sailfish take center stage, the country is also home to a very respectable marlin bite as well; one boat recently caught seven blue marlin in one day earlier this year for a father-and-son angling team.

Cabot Guns Colt 1911 S100

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The S100 from Cabot Guns is the pinnacle in custom pistol technology.Courtesy Cabot Guns

Cabot Guns specializes in custom firearms, notably an American classic: the Colt 1911. Each pistol receives not only the ultimate in customization, but also the careful scrutiny from a breed of American craftsmen who are driven by a passion for quality. For a pistol connoisseur, the S100 is a gift unlike any other. And it's also 100 percent made with pride in the United States.

Ernest Hemingway Signature Collection by Juniper Books

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With a striking custom green jacket and Hemingway’s signature across the spines, this nine-volume set would be perfect for any collection.Courtesy Juniper Books

Ready for adventure? Take a page from one of the best: Ernest Hemingway. This set of nine of the author's most popular works is published on special tear- and water-resistant paper and includes A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Green Hills of Africa, The Sun Also Rises and, our favorite, Islands in the Stream, among others. The custom green book jackets feature the author's signature across the spines. These would be a great addition to any sportsman's library.