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6 Father's Day Gift Ideas Your Dad Will Love

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May 23, 2014
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Dad's who enjoy the outdoors are a treasured bunch. Show yours how special he is by giving him a gift he'll remember and cherish.

#1 — Fishing Vest

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The author's father sports an inflatable life vest on the water.

A fishing vest is like a comfortable and treasured uniform. Whether your Dad wades the stream for trout or stomps the shore for panfish, a fishing vest will be the one thing he never leaves home without. Besides, your Dad will undoubtedly have lots of 'stuff' to cram in all those pockets.

#2 — Pocket Knife

All dads love knives. Especially those they can tuck in their pocket. Give the gift of a shiny new blade this Father's Day. Whether it is out in the wild or in his own backyard, he'll definitely find a use for a pocket knife.

#3 — Handheld GPS

Although most swear they don't need directions, being out in the wilderness — as opposed to the car — is an entirely different matter. A handheld GPS can get Dad to his tree stand easily, track a blood trail, but most importantly, get him home safe at the end of the day. A gift that definitely doubles as a lifesaver.

#4 — Fly Rod and Reel

We all dream of the tranquil beauty and wondrous trout portrayed in the movie "A River Runs Through It." Give your Dad a starring role with the gift of a fly rod and reel. This exquisite form of fishing is sure to ignite a passion that can definitely become addictive.

#5 — Metal Detector

Dad may not strike it rich, but he'll have fun trying with the gift of a metal detector. Combine exercise, fresh air, and the thrill of the chase, and unleash Dad's inner treasure hunter. Or pirate. The choice is his.

#6 — Smoker

No matter whether fish or game is on the menu, everything tastes better when smoked. The gift of a smoker offers tasty, do-it-yourself cuisine, that is both fun to prepare and even better to plate. More importantly, it means special meals for you whenever visiting home. A win-win deal.

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Justin Hoffman

Justin Hoffman is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer, with a fishing specialty, based in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. A graduate of the North American School of Outdoor Writing and currently a field editor with Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine, outdoor pursuits with a journalistic approach keep him returning to the field week after week. A well-established freelance writer since 1999, Justin has publishing credits in many North American magazines and web sites. His photographic stock work also appears regularly. In addition to his writing and photography work, Justin is also a Pro Staffer for TUFF-Line and National Pro Staff. For more information visit

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