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.

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.

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, things are looking up. Stay tuned for more info on the current situation up there and our offering up there later this year.