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Perfect Gifts for Father's Day

Perfect Gifts for Father's Day


Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day, which means many of us will be shopping in a panic over the next day. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your fishing Dad, know that we’ve got you covered at White Water Outfitters. With tons of lures, rods, reels, apparel and fishing accessories covering everything from freshwater and inshore to offshore and the canyons, you can bet you’ll be able to find a present worthy of your hero here at the shop or online at www.whitewateroutfitters.com.

Not exactly sure what you need? Stop in and ask for help or simply give a call. Our staff knows the ins and outs of every fishing situation, so well be able to point you in the right direction and get you on your way in a hurry. 

Following are five “can’t miss” Father’s Day gifts guaranteed to raise a smile. While certain to be a hit this holiday weekend, each would be a welcomed addition at any time of the year – and all are currently in stock right now. Follow the links to our website for more info on each item or to shop online.

For surf fishing or shore casting, Tsunami SaltX Sealed Spinning Reels are sure to be appreciated. Designed to take a beating in the roughest of saltwater environments whether being submerged in the surf or washed with rough water spray at the back of the boat, these manual bail reels are super smooth to crank, amazingly powerful, and feature Tsunami’s Hammer carbon fiber drag system to control heavy lines and big fish. Just as important, all critical components are sealed to assure long-term protection from saltwater corrosion. From stripers, false albacore, weakfish and blues to bottom lovers like doormat fluke and humpbacked sea bass, the SaltX series performs admirably. Price: $369 - $399.

Intermediate, beginning or would-be fly fishing fans will love the new Thomas and Thomas Zone Fly Rod series. Offering superior performance at an affordable price, they are ideal for anglers looking to get into fly fishing or expand their capabilities without breaking the bank. Made right here in the U.S.A., the Zone line-up includes both saltwater and freshwater models. On the salty side, 8- to 10-weight. models are ideal for tackling stripers, blues and false albacore throughout the Northeast and can handle southern favorites like redfish, bonefish, snook, tarpon and jacks crevalle as well. On the sweeter side, 3- to 7-weight rods allow anglers to tempt panfish and trout or battle largemouth bass and even pike. If you are just breaking into saltwater fly fishing, start with a 9-weight model. That’s the universal size for inshore action. For freshwater, a 6-weight rod offers plenty of versatility. Price: $499 to $549.

Want to score big with your offshore fan? Stock up with several Nomad Streaker Jigs. These high pitch jigs are super sleek to imitate sane eels – the primary baitfish offshore tuna are slamming right now! Available in five sizes ranging from 60 grams (2.1 oz) to 320 grams (10.7 oz.), there’s a size for any depth and any species from coastal waters on out to The Deep. These jigs come fitted with strong, BKK jig assist hooks matched perfectly to the size of the lure and ready to go right out of the packet. Ideal for stripers and tuna in local waters, they also work great down south for snapper, grouper, yellowtail and amberjack. Five colors make it easy to match the hatch with any baitfish species. Price: $9.99 to $14.99.

For experienced anglers pursuing serious big game like tuna, shark and marlin, nothing beats the gift of comfort. Seamount’s Moko Stand-Up Fishing Harness is the best we’ve ever seen. The fit and comfort are incredible, allowing anglers to take on the world’s toughest gamefish with stand-up tackle. Five different waist sizes allow a perfect fit and padded hips, plus a padded back, help keep pressure on the fish instead of the angler. There’s even a grab loop on the back for a crewmember to hold onto your dad as a 400-pound beast ramps up to full power. (Note: This option includes the HARNESS ONLY without the accessory gimbal which is also shown in the photo.) Price: $249.99.

Just about any saltwater fishing fan would be thrilled to receive a new Lamiglas Tri-Flex Inshore Version 2 Rod as a gift for any occasion. This is a top-shelf conventional style inshore boat rod that can be used for almost any inshore application. It’s perfect for working finesse baits in the back bays, strong enough to out-muscle bass and blues in inlet or ocean rips, durable as can be – and manufactured right here in USA. These rods have already earned a reputation as go-to sticks for trophy action. Now they look and feel even better with new cosmetics but the same tried and true durable Tri-Flex blank. Lightweight and sporting Fugi guides and reel seats, some models also boast CFX Carbon Fiber grips for unparalleled sensitivity.

Got questions? We’ve got answers. Give us a call or stop by and we’ll help narrow down your search for the perfect Father’s Day gift – or the ideal fishing gift for any occasion.


- The White Water Staff

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