2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

The ultimate gifts for bluewater angling dads

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and sometimes it’s impossible to find that perfect gift for the fisherman or boater in the family. Here’s our curated selection of ideas that any man is sure to love.

SD Model Makers

A side-by-side immage of a miniature scale wooden sport-fishing boat model crafted in exquisite detail, showcasing the hull and design, and a close up detail of the boat's cockpit and mezzanine.
SD Model Makers SD Model Makers

A replica model of YOUR boat? No problem! SD Model Makers can build model of your pride and joy, from your photos. Incredible detail and workmanship.

AFTCO Ankle Deck Boot

AFTCO Ankle Deck Boot isolated on a white background.
AFTCO Ankle Deck Boots AFTCO

A Best of Category “Footwear” winner, the new deck boot from AFTCO features a neoprene inner liner that is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, quick drying, and fully flexible. It’s paired with a custom compression-molded antimicrobial insole that offers the proper amount of cushion, rebound and support, season after season.


Shimano SW Saragosa BFC

Shimano SW Saragosa BFC isolated on a white background.
Shimano SW Saragosa BFC Shimano

The counterpart to the tournament-proven Talica BFC, the latest from Shimano has an optimized drag for fighting sails and other billfish on light-line applications with a lower overall drag and less drag spike. The new SW Saragosa BFC also has the fastest retrieval rate of any bluewater spinning reel at 56 inches of line per turn.

Fin Nor North Drop Sunglasses

Fin Nor North Drop Sunglasses isolated on a white background.
Fin Nor North Drop Sunglasses Fin Nor

When they added sunglasses to their innovative product line earlier this year, Fin-Nor wanted to set themselves apart from the rest. They introduced North Drop at ICAST, which uses their exclusive Lateral Line lens technology, delivering 99 percent polarization and virtually eliminating glare created by light reflected off the surface of the water.

Costa Jose Pro Sunglasses

Costa Jose Pro Sunglasses isolated on a white background.
Costa Jose Pro Sunglasses Costa

Named in honor of Jose Wejebe, this new design from Costa has several new innovations to help anglers manage sweat, reduce fogging, and keep their frames locked in place. There are metal keeper slots, side-shield hooding, fully adjustable nose pads, improved materials and more in the Pro series.


Pelagic Exo-Tech Hoody

A model showing off the Pelagic Exotech hoody in black isolated on a white background.
Pelagic Exo-Tech Pelagic

The Exo-Tech Hoody performance fishing shirt offers the flexibility of both a built-in mesh face guard and a vented hoody, depending on the level of protection desired: Wear just one or the other, or double up for those brutal days in the cockpit. There’s also a large front pocket with a secure zipper. Color pattern shown: Ice.

Flor de Caña Rum

Flor de Caña 25 and 12 Jon Whittle

This rum is produced by a fifth-generation single-family estate in Nicaragua. Enriched by an active volcano, naturally aged without sugar and distilled with 100 percent renewable energy, Flor de Caña 12 has aromas of red fruits, honey and toasted nuts, and flavor notes of wood, vanilla and baked apples, with a smooth and well-balanced finish. Flor de Caña 25 is a true ultra-premium 25-year-old rum: full-bodied, dark amber in color, and best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. It has notes of vanilla, wood and dark cocoa, with a full, long finish that lingers on the palate. Save this one for special occasions. If rum isn’t his spirit of choice, check out our top picks for other ultra-premium spirits.

Columbia PFG Terminal Deflector

A model showing off the front and back of the Columbia PFG Terminal Deflector long sleeve shirt in blue.
Columbia Terminal Deflecctor Long Sleeve Columbia

The PFG Terminal Deflector long-sleeve shirt actually deflects sunlight away from you, making you feel instantly cooler than ever before. Combine that with Omni-Wick moisture-wicking technology for accelerated water evaporation, it’s no wonder that this is a top choice.


Garmin Quatix® 7 Sapphire Edition

The Garmin Quatix 7 Sapphire edition watch isolated on a white background.
Garmin Quatix® 7 Sapphire Edition Garmin

The Quatix 7 GPS smartwatch gives the wearer comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chart plotters and other devices to provide autopilot control, remote waypoint marking, data streaming and much more. Satellite navigation and tracking functions are combined with a three-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter.

YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler

A YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler isolated on a white background.
YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler YETI

The Hopper Flip 8 personal cooler features ColdCell Insulation and a 100% leakproof HydroLok Zipper capable of keeping up to 6 cans of beverage chilled for afternoons out on the water. A pair of quick-release buckles adds additional security for rough-and-tumble travel.

Xtratuf Leather Deck Boots

Xtratuf Leather Ankle Deck Boots

The leather ankle deck boots from Xtratuf have a 100-percent waterproof membrane as well as a full-grain leather upper for a different twist on the ordinary deck boot. The nonmarking, nonslip chevron outsole grips tight on wet, slippery decks and the fully molded EVA insole ensures all-day comfort on or off the water. Born amid the storm-tossed ocean swells of Alaska’s Bering Sea, Xtratuf boots have been the choice of commercial fishermen for more than 50 years.


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