By BassFan Staff
"What do you buy for the man who has everything?" That old saying may hold a bit of water in some high-society circles, but not in bass fishing. No fisherman has absolutely everything that's effective for catching America's No. 1 game fish. There's just too much stuff out there and you can always find something that your favorite angler doesn't already possess, no matter how much gear or how many accessories they own.
Here are a few recommendations from the BassFan staff for Father's Day gifts this year. We're betting that there's not a single BassFan out there who already has them all.
Douglas Outdoors DXC 763MF
This rod was designed specifically for lipless crankbaits. The moderate-fast action allows for multiple applications, though, such as shallow-running squarebill crankbaits, light Texas-rigged soft plastics and small swimbaits. A proprietary XMatrix carbon construction ensures durability. High-density EVA split grips provide a comfortable feel during long days on the water. MSRP: $199.99. Click here.
Shimano Vanford Sprinning Reel
Built upon the popular Stradic C14+, the Vanford series incorporates SilentDrive and MicroModule Gear 2 technologies to provide a new level of smooth performance. It features Long Stroke Spool technology, helping you increase casting distance while maintaining a smooth line lay. Whether you're dropshotting for smallmouths on the Great Lakes or stalking largemouths in gin-clear water, the Vanford is a solid choice. MSRP: $229.99. Click here.
AFTCO Reaper Technical Sweatshirt
Make sure dad stays warm and comfortable on the water with AFTCO's Reaper Technical Sweatshirt. The Reaper features a hooded shock cord cinch stopper and integrated vented mask for long, windy boat rides. The 100% Poly Bonded Microfleece ensures dad stays warm and toasty, keeping him focused on the fishing. Equipped with AGUARD stain release, the Reaper repels fish slime and debris, allowing dad to stay looking stylish on and off the water. This hoodie will quickly become his favorite. MSRP: $69. Click here.
Ardent Reel Butter Lubrication Pack
Ardent Reel Butter provides dad with everything he needs for a complete reel lubrication system. The kit includes 1-ounce bottles of Reel Butter Grease, Reel Butter Oil and Bearing Lube. This kit is for any angler who wants effective, quality reel care. MSRP: $21.49. Click here.
Columbia Solar Shade Zero 1/4-Zip Shirt
The Solar Shade Zero 1/4-zip shirt utilizes Omni-Freeze Zero Fabric, activated by your sweat to provide a cooling effect. Columbia Omni-Shade technology also provides UPF 30 protection against the sun’s harmful rays, while a 1/4-zip construction allows for additional airflow and maximum breathability. MSRP: $49.97. Click here.
Breeo Outpost 24 with Bag
The Outpost grill offers dad a simple, easily adjustable, portable grill for outdoor cooking no matter where his adventures may take him. The Outpost includes a patent-pending Anchorpoint, which allows you to create meals anywhere your next trip takes you. The included carrying bag minimizes storage space and keeps ash and grease contaminants contained. The Outpost is compatible with other Breeo grills as well. MSRP: $189.00. Click here.
Fish Monkey Stubby Guide Gloves
Sun damage is no joke. Neither is losing fish. That’s why so many professional anglers and guides are turning to the Fish Monkey Stubby Guide Glove. With up to UPF+ 50 sun protection, dad’s hands stay protected. The gloves feature a short, stubby cut for increased comfort and mobility. A quick-dry, breathable fabric makes up most of the glove, which lets your skin breathe and stay dry between fish catches. They feature a non-slip silicone palm to ensure maximum grip and comfort where it’s needed most. MSRP: $26.95. Click here.
Costa Del Mar Fergs
Named after the company's founder, Ray Ferguson, the Fergs feature a wide-fit frame along with top and side shields. Vented and adjustable nose pads allow for a secure and cool fit. The Costa Ferg sunglasses are available in four frame colors. MSRP: $189-$199. Click here.
Uncharted Supply Co. 24Seven (shell only)
The 24Seven isn't your ordinary backpack. The 600D coated tarpaulin clam-shell design allows for quick and easy access to items inside. A survival kit and color-coordinated expert instructions are there to get you through 24 hours of an emergency. The survival kit is neatly concealed until you need it and includes a space blanket, water filter, air mask, first aid kit, matches and glow sticks. A waterproof zipper keeps your items safe and dry. The deep design allows for spare clothes, a light jacket, a laptop and a camera with batteries. MSRP: $199.99. Click here.
Lew’s Mach Crush SLP Combo
The Lew's Mach Crush SLP Combo features a premium IM8 graphite blank with nano-technology. The rod features stainless steel guides with titanium oxide inserts, so no need to worry about frayed lines or hang-ups when using a leader. It features a full-length Winn Dri-Tac handle that helps with slipping under cold, wet conditions. A patented "No Foul" hook keeper keeps your baits from hooking on your boat carpet, your clothes, or scratching up your reel. MSRP: $199.99. Click here.
Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler
Dad will be able to transport his favorite beverage in fully functional and iconic style with this 64-ounce growler. The extra-large size keeps liquids extra cold for up to 24 hours. Take control with a rugged handle for easier carrying and one-handed pouring. The wide mouth allows for quick filling, sharing, and cleaning. And that satisfying ‘pop’ you hear when you open the steel-lined lid is a sure sign your carbonated beverage is still fresh and bubbly. Offered in three colors: Matte Black, Nightfall and Hammertone Green. MSRP: $55. Click here.
Paxis Twin Lakes Backpack
Paxis packs are ideal for fishers, because the “Shuttle Pod” at the bottom of the pack that easily swings around to the front of your body so you can conveniently access gear without having to take off the whole pack. They also offer Pod Armor Gear Protection, which are dividers to customize the interior of the pod with compartments to protect and accommodate sensitive items like fishing equipment, binoculars, phone, etc. While many bags and backpacks are designed to accommodate gear and sensitive equipment, only one uniquely addresses the challenge of reaching that gear: the Paxis backpack. MSRP: $199. Click here.
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BassFan Father's Day Gift Guide 2021