This Father’s Day, it’s time to go all out and prove how much you care about dear ole’ Dad. Guarantee an unforgettable holiday with premium outdoors gear from Rapala®, a brand with an 80-year history of making memories in the Great Outdoors.
Whether it’s a hot new bait sure to have Dad rippin’ lips at record rates, or functional and comfortable apparel to keep him stylish on — and off — the water, Rapala and Respected Rapala Brands offer a seemingly endless variety of sure-fire gift ideas. This Father’s Day, don’t hold back, show the Old Man your appreciation by hooking him up with best-in-class gear his buddies will envy.
Take a look at the following gift ideas for Father’s Day shopping inspiration.
Rapala® Shadow Rap® & Shadow Rap Shad®
The latest innovations from Rapala® — the Shadow Rap® and Shadow Rap Shad@ Series — are bound to become Dad’s go-to jerkbaits. With unique actions that mimic the last moments of a minnow or shad, two of the most common forage species in U.S. waters, both baits are designed with lifelike profiles and presentations bass have never seen.
Unlike most jerkbaits, the original Shadow Rap kicks almost 180 degrees right then left with each flick of the rod, allowing it to be fished nearly in place with little forward travel, keeping its slow flickering fade right in the strike zone longer than ever before. The Shadow Rap swims between 2-and-4 feet, while the Shadow Rap® Deep runs at 4-to-8 feet. Both versions are available in 14 attention-grabbing, lifelike finishes.
Extending this dynamic family of baits, the brand new Shadow Rap Shad and Shadow Rap® Shad Deep trigger big strikes in three ways: on the kick, with a slow, seductive rise, and with a snap back to life. Both bass-bustin’ models are available in 10 finishes. The original targets the 3-to-4 foot range and the deep hunts hawgs at 5-to-6 feet.
Rapala® Fishing and Hunting Knives
A high-quality blade is an essential accessory for every outdoors enthusiast. Rapala® premium knife collections will help make even the toughest field dressing or filleting tasks simpler for the Old Man this year.
Rapala® Classic Birch Collection Hunting Knives
The most trusted name in fishing has extended its expertise to hunters with a line of quality knives: The Rapala® Classic Birch Collection.
Choose from six expertly crafted, razor-sharp models — each designed to meet a specific need — to help the family’s favorite hunter take care of business after a long, rewarding day in the field or woods. The Classic Birch Collection is available at select outdoor retailers throughout the Midwest and includes the following selections: the Classic Birch Collection Skinner Knife; Clip Point Knife; Drop Point Knife; Gut Hook Knife; Caping Knife and Bird Knife.
Rapala® Fish ‘N Fillet® Knives
Expertly crafted by legendary blade manufacturer Marttiini for more than 50 years, the Fish ‘N Fillet® is used by more anglers than any other fillet knife in the world.
The blade is securely anchored in the Fish ‘N Fillet’s iconic birch handle and protected by a fine-tooled leather Laplander sheath. With four blade sizes to choose from, there’s an option for every fish-cleaning chore. The knife even includes an easy-to-use, single-stage sharpener to ensure it’s never dull when Pops is ready to clean the day’s catch.
Terminator™ Walking Frog
The Terminator™ Walking Frog combines functionality with attention-grabbing aesthetics, giving Dad maximum hook-up efficiency.
Not only does this frog combine a great walking action with eight irresistible designs, it also has features inside he can’t see that make it a bait unlike any other lure. The bait is tail-weighted to increase casting distance and stability on the retrieve, and also boasts a trapezoidal-shaped weight to ensure extra clearance between a tough-as-nails VMC® frog-gab hook at the moment of impact.
A new state-of-the-art weapon for a classic topwater tactic, the Terminator Walking Frog will have Dad hopping for joy every time a bass jumps through the lily pads and swallows it whole.
The Storm® Arashi™ Top Walker
When it’s time for the Big Guy to head out on pig patrol, make sure his tacklebox is full of bass-slaying baits from the Storm® Arashi™ Series.
While he may have already collected Arashi Series’ lauded crankbaits, this year it’s time to complete his set with the new Arashi Top Walker. Boasting a “walk-the-dog” presentation that is bound to entice thrilling topwater strikes time and time again, the Top Walker delivers a long glide and powerful wake that trophy fish can’t help but attack.
Its multi-ball cadence rattle tempts fish to bite with a variable pitch frequency that recreates sounds of schooling baitfish. Perfectly balanced for long casts, the Arashi Top Walker comes in two sizes and 16 eye-catching color patterns. The unstoppable baits are the stuff that make up dads’ fishing fantasies.
The latest string from Sufix®, makers of the world’s most hard-core fishing line, is Sufix® NanoBraid®. This long-casting, super-sensitive micro braid can easily help increase Dad’s hook-up ratios thanks to wide angle braiding technology that creates a tighter weave and delivers a super strong, silky smooth line.
The line’s best-in-class design delivers an ultra-thin diameter that provides extreme sensitivity and long casts without sacrificing strength. Made with 100 percent Dyneema® fibers, Sufix NanoBraid is three times stronger than other lines in the category. The new line is also excellent for finesse fishing techniques, including shaky-heading, jig-worming and drop-shotting.
This revolutionary line comes in Sufix’s Aqua Camo color on 150-yard spools and is available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10-pound tests.
Rapala® & Respected Rapala Brands Apparel
This Father’s Day, instead of another collared shirt that will get lost in the closet, get Pops new threads that combine comfort and functionality.
Rapala® and Respected Rapala Brands have a wide range of apparel that can match the style of every dad. Help him look like a pro this year with a comfortable new Rapala hoody that will keep him warm on the water or out on the town. For dads that cultivate a relaxed, casual style, a Rapala long-sleeve tee or ball cap is sure to be a hit.
With overnight shipping available (if ordered before 1 p.m. CDT), you’ll have these great gifts in-hand in no time. Visit Rapala.com for pricing.