Do whatever it takes to spoil the old man with something off this choice list. (Even if that means nicking his credit card), he’ll thank you after.

Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling Bag 7L

This is the happiest medium for those days on the stream, stillwater or estuary when a vest won’t do and a full backpack is overkill. It is crafted from 210-denier CORDURA (86% nylon/14% polyester ripstop) with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and features a front drop-down panel with interior fly keeper. Size-wise it will hold two large fly boxes and has variety of other pockets, nooks and crannies. In addition it also has a water-bottle pocket and tippet spool holder. While on the subject of Patagonia, their River Salt boots in colab with Danner boots are on another level.

Let My People Go Surfing

Part autobiography, part business manual plus a whole whack of inspirational stuff from pioneering American Alpanist, fly-fisherman and founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard. To call it a ‘must read’ is south of a gross understatement. In 2016, a decade after its original release  Chouinard revised and expanded his beloved book. It is now more relevant than ever before.

A new cap

Not all heroes wears capes, but most (in the form of dad) wear caps. You know what brand he’s passionate about get him a new style featuring that brand – trust us, there is always room for another ‘lucky hat’ on the hat rack in his fishing room. Or a new sun shirt, those never go unappreciated.

Smith Creek Trash Fish

Show dad you care about the environment and want to fish it with him one day. This nifty little gadget from the good people at Smith Creek allows you to easily coil and control waste leader and tipped materials. Beyond useful and, with its  anodized marine grade aluminum and UV resistant materials durable and stylish-looking too.

Shallow Water Tigers

Jozini Dam Tigerfish

Fly-fishing for tigerfish in Jozini Dam

Trip of a lifetime? Sure you want to send him on one of those. So how is this – he can catch tigerfish on fly without stamping his passport. Indeed, Pongolapoort Dam (Jozini Dam) is home to the southernmost population of Tigerfish in Africa. While the dam has suffered greatly due to a sever drought over the past year, it has made an epic comeback. Read more here. Then of course there is a glamping drift trip on the Orange River, we do it like no other.