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Florida Sportsman Father's Day Gift Guide 2024

Get Dad something he really wants this Father's Day.

Florida Sportsman Father's Day Gift Guide 2024

Florida Sportsman 2024 Father's Day Gift Guide


Looking for a great gift for dad for Father’s Day?

Florida Sportsman editors compiled this great list of gift ideas, featuring some of the most useful gear from a variety of companies.

Lew’s Custom Lite Shallow Spool Spinning Reel

Lew’s fishing reel
Lew’s Custom Lite Shallow Spool Spinning Reel

Experience enhanced efficiency and superior power with the Lew’s Custom Lite SS 200 Spinning Reel. Tailored for finesse applications, the innovative shallow spool design strategically reduces line capacity to eliminate line waste and the need for backing, especially when using braided line. The reel is extremely lightweight due to its Tanso Tech frame and rotor, and effortlessly delivers smooth and rapid retrieves with a machined aluminum gear and 6.2:1 gear ratio. Boasting strength and silky retrieves, the hybrid carbon drag system has the capability to overpower any fish at any time. This isn't just a reel; it's a seamless blend of finesse, power and unyielding performance. $159.99 | lews.com

Grundéns Deck Boss Boot

fishing boot
Grundéns Deck Boss Boot

Help Dad conquer any deck with the unbeatable performance and comfort of the Deck Boss Boot Collection. Choose the Deck Boss Ankle Boot for a lightweight, secure fit that provides excellent ankle support while on the water. We’ve prioritized a thicker insole to promote noticeable shock resistance and the anti-odor cooling liner will ensure you leave the typical footwear stench behind. $109.99-$114.99 | grundéns.com

Costa Ferg XL Sunglasses

Costa sunglasses
Costa Ferg XL Sunglasses

The frames bearing the name of Costa founder Ray Ferguson reflects the company’s commitment to innovation: top hooding and side shields, integrated textured Hydrolite rubber, adjustable nose pads and polarized 580 color-enhancing lens. Now the legendary design comes in a nearly 5-percent larger size, so everyone can sport it comfortably. $242.40 (20% off) | costadelmar.com

Bajío 12 South Sunglasses

Bajío sunglasses
Bajío 12 South Sunglasses

Named after North Carolina’s 148-mile-long historic state highway that links the peninsulas and islands of the northern Outer Banks, 12 South represents the raw and rugged coast life where speckled trout, striped bass and redfish thrive. This large fit, the surf-inspired style features a bold, squared profile that fits right in—whether you’re chasing rockfish on the OBX or bellied up to the beach bar after a surf session. $209 (poly lenses); $259 (glass lenses) | bajiosunglasses.com

Island Optics Mako XL Sunglasses

Island Optics sunglasses
Island Optics Mako XL Sunglasses

Island Optics introduces Mako XL sunglasses, specifically tailored for the larger anglers seeking top-tier vision and comfort, these leading sunglasses boast OX2-P (Polycarbonate) or OX2-G (Mineral Glass) lenses, cutting glare for clear underwater views whether in shallow waters or out on the ocean. Engineered with comfort in mind, the Mako XL features dual-flex hinges, as well as the company’s proprietary GatorGrip anti-slip technology. Located on both the nose bridge and temple tips of the sunglasses, GatorGrip anti-slip padding ensures maximum comfort and a secure fit even during the most challenging fishing trips Additionally, the Mako XL was developed with a unique venting system to achieve a fog-free visual field. Choose from matte aqua blue tortoise, matte black or matte tortoise to align your fishing gear with your personal style. $129 | islandoptics.com

Streamlight Waypoint 400 Spotlight

Streamlight spotlight
Streamlight Waypoint 400

A spotlight is essential equipment on a boat, and Stremliught’s Waypoint 400 rechargeable spotlight offers a bunch of great attributes. It’s super powerful, 1,400 lumens on the highest setting (an effective beam distance of 1,265 meters). But equally valuable, intensity can be dialed back to two lower settings. This not only maximizes run time on the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (up to 84 hours) but affords discretion when using the light in populated areas. The handle is grippy and textured for secure hold in wet conditions and comes with a lanyard. It’s also IPX8 waterproof to 2 meters. $240.67 | streamlight.com

Florida Sportsman Subscription

Florida Sportsman magazine
Florida Sportsman May 2024 cover

Give Dad a full year of great Florida content with a gift subscription to Florida Sportsman magazine. Devoted to fishing, boating and outdoor activities in the Sunshine State, Florida Sportsman is the authoritative source for the most active fishing enthusiasts. $15 for 12 issues | Order Now

PENN Wrath II Spinning Combo

fishing rod and reel
PENN Wrath II Spinning Combo

Fishing doesn't always have to be a costly endeavor, and the Wrath II combo offers an impressive blend of performance and affordability to a broad range of anglers and fishing techniques. Designed with a corrosion-resistant body and an anodized aluminum spool, the Wrath II spinning reel is not only lightweight but impressively durable, showcasing the timeless black and gold aesthetics of PENN’s classic lineup. The Wrath II combo offers anglers a choice of 8 specialized spinning setups, ranging from a 6'6" moderate-fast action rod paired with a 2500-size reel to a 12' surf rod matched with an 8000-size spinning reel. The two-piece rod design, featuring EVA grips and Dura-Guides, is perfect for anglers on the go. $69.99-$119.99 | pennfishing.com

Shimano Nasci FC Spinning Reels

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Shimano Nasci FC Spinning Reel

Offering the performance and reliability Shimano is known for at an incredible value, the Shimano Nasci FC Spinning Reels boast updated features and technologies often seen well outside of its price bracket. This versatile reel series is perfect for a wide range of applications in both freshwater and saltwater. This latest generation of Nasci Spinning Reels includes the same great features that made the previous generation a favorite of many anglers, including the cold-forged HAGANE Gear technology that provides unparalleled gear durability compared to reels with diecast or machined gear construction. Also returning is Shimano's X-Ship and CoreProtect technologies to maximize winding power and keep your reel's internals protected from the elements. $99.99-$109.99 | fish.shimano.com

Toadfish Stowaway LED Lantern

portable lantern
Toadfish Stowaway portable lantern

From the boat to the campsite, the Toadfish Stowaway LED Lantern will bring light to any situation. Its versatile design allows it to be used as a handheld flashlight, hanging tent light, utility light, or safety light and it can be suctioned or magnetized to most surfaces. Its sleek, single-piece aluminum housing combined with the IPX7 sealed construction makes it waterproof and corrosion-resistant. $55 | toadfish.com

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Streamlight Speedlocker

Streamlight Speedlocker
Streamlight Speedlocker

The new SpeedLocker is a portable storage container with a secure, non-electronic keypad locking system that provides fast, one-handed direct access to valuable items at home or on the go without the need for batteries or a power source. Measuring 12.4 inches long, 8.2 inches wide and 2.78 inches high, the lightweight container is designed to carry a variety of items that require safe, secure storage, including various compact firearm models. The container's foam insert helps to protect and secure stored items. The SpeedLocker's patented mechanical keypad provides 31 lock combinations and comes with an Allen key to change the combination. The container is air-travel suitable when used with the supplied padlock. It also comes with a front nameplate that can be personalized for ownership identification. $165 | streamlight.com

Toadfish Ultimate Grill Set + Case

grilling tools
Toadfish Ultimate Grill Set + Case

The team at Toadfish set out to design the best tools on the market for backyard chefs as passionate as we are. Each piece in this grill set is a re-imagination of traditional designs with new innovative features that will elevate your grilling game. We’ve used the highest quality stainless steel and balanced that with soft-touch inlays to sit securely in the hand. The built-in spoon rests to keep your surfaces clean and your food sanitary. They are packaged in a beautiful hard case for easy storage. So light the coals, sit back and enjoy a cold beverage knowing you’ve got the right tools for the job. $80 | toadfish.com

Grunden’s Tough Sun Hoodie

Grunden’s Hoodie
Grunden’s Tough Sun Hoodie

The toughest darn sunshirt on the water, UPF 50-rated Tough Sun offers anglers breathable sun protection with increased snag resistance for extra longevity both on and off the water. Built for the rigors of the boatyard or backyard, this hard-working UV shirt provides a relaxed cross-over hood design that offers full-coverage when up and maximum cooling when down. Integrated thumb holes keep sleeves in place for back-of-hand solar protection, and HeiQ anti-odor, thermal regulating, and stain-release treatments increase Tough Sun’s easy-care, comfort qualities. And we’re so confident in Tough Sun, UPF-50 sun shirts that we’re putting a Lifetime Warranty behind them. If your shirt fails, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. $44.99 | grundens.com




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