Forbes: Father's Day Gift Guide: The Best Fly-Fishing Gear

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By Monte Burke

May 20, 2023


Father’s Day is a natural for fly-fishing gear, positioned as it is right smack in the middle of the best fishing month of the year, when the trout are sipping mayflies, the bonefish are tailing for shrimp and the stripers are crashing bunker.

While the torrid pace of the fly-fishing industry has slowed a bit since the pandemic rush, manufacturers continue to pump out incredible gear. Below, I’ve cobbled together nine of my favorite new pieces—from rods to waders to apparel—that your Pop is sure to dig.

Tom Beckbe Tidewater Shirt

Functional and fashionable, this is a shirt you will want on—and off—the water this summer. It’s light, has ample space in its chest pockets and features 30+ UPF to protect you from the sun. Seven colors. $145