Fly Fishing with Dad
There's something special about bonding with your father over a shared passion, and fly fishing provides the perfect backdrop for those memorable moments. Imagine standing knee-deep in a gently flowing river, casting your line alongside your dad, and relishing the tranquility of nature. As you patiently wait for that elusive fish to strike, you not only learn the art of fly fishing but also absorb valuable life lessons and create lasting memories.
Getting Dad Out of the House
Let's face it; dads often find comfort in their favorite armchair. However, Father's Day presents an opportunity to inspire them to trade their couch for the great outdoors. Encourage your dad to immerse himself in the world of fly fishing, where he can enjoy the beauty of nature, soak in the sunshine, and experience the thrill of reeling in a catch. At Mad River Outfitters, we offer a range of products that cater to the needs of angler dads, ensuring their comfort, safety, and success on the water.
When it comes to selecting the perfect gift for your angler dad, Mad River Outfitters has you covered. From essential items to fly fishing gear you maybe haven’t heard about, we have carefully curated a selection of products that will definitely impress. Here are a few standout items and remember, you can see the whole selection here:
Blane Chocklett's Hybrid Game Changer
This Father's Day, give your father the gift of Blane Chocklett's Hybrid Game Changer. As one of the greatest contributions to the big fly game, this fly embodies the spirit of adventure and the thrill of landing large predatory game fish. Blane's favorite platform, the 8" Hybrid, is a go-to choice for targeting Northern Pike, Musky, Stripers, and even the mighty Peacock Bass and Dorado. With its impressive size, intricate design featuring three 20mm shanks and a Kona Big Game Hunter hook, and mesmerizing movement, this fly is sure to make Father's Day fishing trips unforgettable.Take dad’s arsenal to the next level with Blane Chocklett's Hybrid Game Changer.
|The Game Changer himself, Blane Chocklett|
Lefty's Top 5 Fly Box
This Father's Day, honor your dad with Lefty Kreh's Top 5 Fly Box, a collection of flies that pays homage to the legendary Lefty Kreh. These flies represent the top favorites that Lefty always kept in his box, making them an essential addition to any father's fly fishing pack. The assortment includes renowned patterns such as the Adams, Hare's Ear, Glo Bug (steelhead orange), San Juan Worm (red), and Wooly Bugger (olive). These flies, perfect for casting on 4wt and 5wt rods, come housed in a specially designed box, creating a thoughtful and practical gift for Father's Day. Let your father carry Lefty's legacy and experience the joy of fishing with these timeless flies.
|The legendary Lefty Kreh, doing what he does best|
Tactics for Bass and other Warmwater Species by Tim Jacobs
On this Father's Day, encourage your dad to explore new horizons with Tactics for Bass and other Warmwater Species by Tim Jacobs. This comprehensive guide dives into the techniques, rigs, and fly patterns specifically tailored for warmwater fishing. Covering species like bass, panfish, pike, and more, this book equips fathers with the knowledge they need to conquer lakes and rivers across the country. With clear and engaging writing, Tim Jacobs shares his insights and experiences, making it an ideal companion for Father's Day fishing adventures. Let your father embark on exciting warmwater fly fishing journeys, armed with the wisdom and tactics from this remarkable book.
Mad River Outfitters Merch Float Tee
This Father's Day, give your dad the gift of drip with the Mad River Outfitters Merch Float Tee. Crafted with premium materials, this sand-colored tee features the iconic Mad River Outfitters logo on the front chest. On the back, a delightful design showcases Flip Pallot & Brian Flechsig floating down the river, capturing the spirit of adventure and the love for fishing. Designed and printed in Columbus, Ohio, this tee allows your father to showcase his passion for fly fishing with every wear.
Unforgettable Father's Day Gifts
Father's Day is a time to celebrate the unforgettable bond between fathers and their children. Make this day truly special with unforgettable gifts that reflect his passions and make lasting memories. Whether it's an incredible fly fishing trip, a one-of-a-kind fly tying weekend with angling legends, or a personalized guide trip, these gifts will create cherished experiences that he will treasure forever. Show your dad how much he means to you with a gift that goes beyond material possessions and captures the essence of your relationship.
Andros Island Bonefish Club
This Father's Day, give your dad the gift of a lifetime — a truly remarkable fly fishing experience at the Andros Island Bonefish Club in the Bahamas. Mad River Outfitters invites you to join us for an absolutely phenomenal saltwater fly fishing adventure. We have established a longstanding partnership with the Andros Island Bonefish Club, and we are thrilled to continue this tradition.
Renowned angler Lefty Kreh once proclaimed that Andros offers the best bonefishing on the planet, and we wholeheartedly agree. Prepare to be amazed by the size and quantity of bonefish you'll encounter during this trip. This journey will create unforgettable memories for you and your dad. Secure your spot today and give your dad an experience he will cherish forever.
|Brian Flechsig and Shawn from the Andros Island Bonefish Club|
Flip Pallot and Bob Clouser Fly Tying Weekend
For the angling enthusiasts and fly tying aficionados, we present the Flip Pallot and Bob Clouser Fly Tying Weekend. Join these legendary figures in the world of fishing, along with our very own Brian Flechsig, for a truly special weekend. This exclusive event will take place from June 30th to July 2nd, 2023, and it is limited to only 14 students. Spots are filling up fast, so act quickly to secure your place in this unforgettable gathering.
|Bob Clouser (left) and Flip Pallot (right) goofing off|
Beginner Guide Trips
If you're looking to introduce your dad to a new hobby or get him out of the house for some outdoor adventure, consider our Beginner Guide Trips. We have handpicked multiple fisheries that are perfect for beginners taking their first steps in the world of fly fishing.
Our one-on-one beginner trips provide a customized experience tailored to your preferences and goals in the sport. Let our experienced guides take care of the details while you enjoy learning the basics and honing your skills. Our Clear Fork location in Columbus, Ohio, offers an excellent opportunity to catch Rainbow Trout without the need for extensive travel. With year-round opportunities and peak season from November to May, there's no better time to start your fly fishing journey.
To book your guided fly fishing trip, simply purchase the trip package, and our dedicated team will reach out to you to schedule and confirm a date. Our expert guides, including Josh Trammell, Ryan Ratliff, Katie Johnstone, Ben Phipps, and Steve Pileski, will ensure you have an unforgettable experience on the water.
|Take dad out on an awesome Ohio Fly Fishing Guides Trip|
A Heartfelt Thank You to Fathers from the Mad River Outfitters Team
On this Father's Day, the entire Mad River Outfitters team would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the incredible fathers out there. Thank you for your unwavering love, guidance, and support. You have shaped our lives and instilled in us a love for the outdoors and the joy of fly fishing.
We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our local fly shop. Your support enables us to pursue our passion for fly fishing, share our knowledge, and provide exceptional service to the angling community.
As we celebrate the bond between fathers and their love for the great outdoors, we invite you to visit Mad River Outfitters and explore our wide range of fly fishing gear, tackle, and supplies. Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting your journey, our team is here to assist you in finding the perfect equipment and sharing valuable insights into the world of fly fishing.