Father’s Day gift ideas
  |  First Published: August 2014

S.A.S Braid

S.A.S Braid is an Australian owned company, sourcing only the highest quality raw materials and using advanced techniques at the braiding process to develop a range of braid that has incredibly high breaking strains for its diameter. S.A.S is a ‘pure’ braid with no coatings to be left behind on your runners or colourings that fade. Developed in Australia, you know it will handle the Aussie fishing and conditions.

Each batch of line is tested using the latest, most advanced equipment available and they record this on each individual spool so you know exactly what you are paying for.

Longer casts and incredible sensitivity make this pure braid a dream to use, whether you are a top ranking pro or a weekend angler with the kids. The S.A.S All White Series braid ranges from 6lb to 100lb and their Hollow Series is available from 25lb to 130lb, so there really is a product to suit every need.

To find your nearest stockist jump onto the S.A.S Braid website at www.sasbraid.com.au or follow them at www.facebook.com/sasbraid. For all trade enquiries call (02) 6551 5029.

Rupes Lip Grippers

For those looking for a fishing gift for Dad that will guarantee to get use (as long as he's catching fish!), look no further then the compact Rupes Lip Grips.

The importance of having the right gear at the right time is vital to anglers, and these days no tackle box or boat should be without some lip grippers to assist in handling fish. Lip grips can be large and take up plenty of space so if you’re chasing something more compact you’ll be much better off with Rupes Lip Grips. They’re not only great value for money but also the perfect size for keeping in your pocket while you concentrate on hooking and photographing that fish of a lifetime.

These lip grips come in a variety of colours and also include a lanyard to attach to your belt, so when releasing your catch your grips won’t swim away with the fish. Believe me it happens!

These grips are also great value for money, retailing at under $30, so they would make a great present for Dad. You can view all the Rupes stockists at www.rupes-lures.com.

Tonic’s stylish new frames

Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has added two new high-fashion frame styles to its range. The new Torquay and Cove styles are on sale now at Tonic’s 200-plus retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Creator Doug Phillips said there were already thousands of people who loved their Tonics for fishing, but that the Cove and Torquay models brought Tonic’s 21st century optical technology to a more fashion-conscious customer.

“They are available with the same range of lens options as our other styles, including grey and photochromic copper in Tonic’s UltraOptic lightweight glass lenses,” Doug said. “Our high-tech lenses are just as perfect for driving or sight-seeing as for fishing, because they give such a clear and glare-free view of the world.”

All Tonic models incorporate the latest Japanese optical technology, including unique de-centred VistaView lenses for distortion-free viewing at any angle. The scratch resistant UltraOptic glass lenses are just 1.8 mm thick, making them 30% lighter than regular glass, and have MultiCut full-spectrum anti-reflective coatings.

Tonic sunglasses come in eight wraparound styles with a ClikStrap removable safety strap. The RRP is $259 with UltraOptic glass lenses, and you can find your nearest retailer at www.toniceyewear.com.au.

Every Dad needs a Yabby Pump

Alvey stainless steel yabby pumps outlast all other pumps due to their unique suction washer set-up. Multiple washers made from a special rubber ensure a long life, and the oversize brass wing nut makes it easy to adjust your suction level.

Of course, you should always remember to rinse your pump out in fresh water at the end of the day and release the tension on the wing nut before storage.

Alvey pumps are 100% Australian made using brass and stainless steel components, with comfortable, soft grips on both handles.

If you’re looking for some pumping accessories, Alvey bait sieves are available to allow you to pump in deeper water, and can have floatation materials added to make this even easier.

Alvey pumps and accessories are sold at all good fishing tackle retailers, and more information is available at www.alvey.com.au.

Addiction Adventure Wear

Whether your old man enjoys flyfishing up a pristine freshwater creek targeting our abundant inland natives, or loves the thrill or chasing aggressive pelagic fish off the Australian coast, Addition Adventure Wear has him covered with their range of quality shirt prints.

Addiction Adventure Wear takes pride in delivering quality outdoor clothing and showcasing a growing range of prints of Australian fish in their native habitat. One of the latest releases is the all new Australian bass shirt (pictured).

Lightweight, cool, breathable, stylish and most importantly boasting a UPF 50+ broad spectrum sun rating, these new shirts are already making a huge impact on the market with their Australian-made quality and prints available. You should expect to see more and more people getting around in the AAW shirts over the coming season.

To view the shirts or make a purchase, check out their website at www.addictionadventurewear.com and like them on Facebook and Instagram.

Every Dad Wants a $150 Colour Lowrance

The most trusted name in fishfinders has released the colour Elite 3-x fish finder at an unheard-of $149 price point – an industry first.

Equipped with award-winning Lowrance Broadband Sounder technology, the Elite-3x allows anglers to quickly and easily identify fish targets, bottom contour, structure detail, bottom hardness, thermoclines and more. Selectable dual-beam technology, Advanced Signal Processing, Fish I.D. and a swivel mounting bracket makes this unit perform like a unit many times the price.

For more information on the Lowrance Elite-3x, the entire Lowrance line of marine electronics or to locate an authorised Lowrance dealer, log onto www.lowrance.com.

Subscribe to your favourite fishing mag

You know Dad reads it. You might be reading his copy right now! How about organising home delivery so that he usually gets it before it comes out in the newsagency?

Subscribing to Fishing Monthly has plenty of advantages – apart from getting it early, he’s always in the draw for monthly subscriber prizes. It’s also cheaper to subscribe than it is to buy a copy each month. But best of all, if Dad gets a two year subscription now, we’ll throw in a free Wilson Blue Steel 4-piece travel rod – and it will arrive before Fathers’ Day. To find out how to take advantage of this special offer, see the ad on this page.

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