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NOW and WOW Outdoors Gift Ideas for Father’s Day




Quickly find and buy the gifts Dad definitely wants




Minneapolis, MN (May 19, 2020) – Father’s Day is fast approaching. You’re not alone if you feel a bit behind the eight-ball. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. There’s still time to procure the perfect gift for Pops, while securing pole position on his list of favored offspring in the process. Just browse our list of NOW and WOW outdoors-flavored Father’s Day gift ideas for 2020.









Gill Waterproof Duffels

Cleverly designed for active fishing use, Gill Waterproof Duffels feature a stitch-free construction and high-frequency welded seams for full waterproof performance. Top openings have a wide mouth for easy access to the interior and a roll-down, velcro closures create a watertight seal. Puncture-resistant tarpaulin fabric and heavy-duty handles make these versatile 10L, 30L and 60L bags an outstanding choice for rugged, waterproof gear and tackle storage in any conditions. Retail pricing is $40-$80. Shop at









Minelab VANQUISH Metal Detector

From the world leader in metal-detecting technology, Minelab’s VANQUISH Series metal detectors are advanced, easy-to-use, and offer uncompromising performance that won’t break the bank. Simple yet powerful, VANQUISH is the smart choice for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. Featuring powerful Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, a lightweight and collapsible design and much more, VANQUISH detectors deliver more fun and more results, regardless of experience. Retail prices start at just $199.99. Learn more at









OZ Radial Nano Compact Ozone Generator

The all-new OZ Radial Nano is a compact, all-in-one, portable, rechargeable ozone generator that attacks and destroys odors, mold, fungus, bacteria and viruses, and is ideal for smaller spaces. Perfect for the truck, boat, garage, coolers, bathrooms, closets or a multitude of other deodorizing duties around the home, Radial Nano emits ozone in 360 degrees, offers multiple operating modes and will charge mobile devices via its built-in USB port. MSRP starts at $179.99. Learn more at









CenterPoint Sniper Elite 370 Crossbow

Extend Dad’s deer-hunting season with the CenterPoint® Sniper Elite™ 370 crossbow. This fast, accurate and easy-handling package includes the original award-winning Sniper 370 bow, combined with innovative Whisper Silencing System™ string stops, limb dampeners and string silencers for the ultimate in noise reduction and vibration control. Packed with high-performance features, value-added accessories and a 5-year limited warranty, this bow delivers speeds up to 370 fps and generates up to 112 ft-lbs of energy. It comes with quad-limbs, a CNC-machined aluminum cam system, aluminum rail, anti-dry fire and auto safety, an adjustable stock and 4x32mm scope. One of the best-reviewed and best-selling crossbows of all time, the CenterPoint Sniper Elite 370 and is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face and venison in the freezer. MSRP is $349.99. Shop at









St. Croix Premier Fishing Rods

Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA, St. Croix’s Premier Series of fishing rods has been the most popular U.S.-built rod series for decades. Today’s Premier casting and spinning rods feature an attractive combination of high performance, value and classic styling that Dad will be proud to own and use. Premier rods are available in 67 different models covering every freshwater species from panfish and trout to musky. Prices range from $130 to $240. Browse and buy now at









Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel

One of the lightest spinning reels on the market today, Daiwa Tatula LT (Light & Tough) reflects the sophisticated engineering and design that has vaulted spinning reels onto the center stage of the bass fishing world. The Tatula LT’s Zaion Body is composed of a high-density carbon-strain material that is both lighter and stronger than conventional construct materials. Its state-of-the art Air Rotor design is also 15% lighter, yet stronger than competing designs. The digitally machined Aluminum Alloy Digigear is smooth and flawless, delivering the power of the handle directly to the rotor with no play. The 7 ball bearing system allows for smooth, near-effortless operation. The Daiwa Tatula LT series of spinning reels utilizes state of the art materials and technology to create a versatile tool designed with the more sophisticated bass fisherman in mind. If that sounds like your Dad, check out the Tatula LT family of spinning reels, available in sizes 1000 through 4000 at Retail prices start at around $190.









Raymarine Element HV 7 Sonar/GPS

Give Pop the power to make smarter decisions on the water. Whether installed on a bass boat, skiff, kayak or bay boat, Raymarine’s Element HV Sonar/GPS delivers the sharpest views of the underwater world with HyperVision™ 1.2-megahertz super high-resolution sonar technology. HyperVision technology takes DownVision, SideVision, and Raymarine RealVision 3D sonar to the next level of precision imaging and fish identification, showing structures, vegetation, and fish with lifelike clarity. Element’s onboard quad-core processor delivers instantaneous chart redraw, fast response, and smooth RealVision 3D imaging, while the built-in RealBathy™ personal depth map generator produces high definition bathymetric maps on the fly. The Element HV 7” model starts at just $549.99. Shop at









Hobie Mirage Passport 12 Fishing Kayak

Looking for an unforgettable reaction from Dad this year? Give him the gift of fishing access and independence. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, the new Hobie Mirage Passport 12 is a highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak that will take Pops wherever he wants to go with ease and world-class Hobie performance. Loaded with heaps of fishing features and fully compatible with the vast line of Hobie fishing accessories, the easy-to-own Mirage Passport 12 allows anglers to access productive fishing waters unavailable to shore anglers or other boats. MSRP is just $1,599. Learn more at









ScentLok Performance Socks

Including socks in a Father’s Day gift guide may seem cliché… until you realize how good ScentLok’s socks really are. Their complete line of high-performance socks use Silver Alloy technology to destroy foot odor by helping prevent the build-up of odor-causing bacteria. Available in an incredible variety of styles for casual, athletic and outdoors wear, ScentLok’s ultra-comfortable odor-destroying performance socks are the bomb and start at just $10.79 per pair. Buy at









Howard Leight Impact Sport MultiCam Electronic Earmuff

Hearing loss is no joke. Make sure Dad’s ears are protected at the shooting range, while using power equipment, or in the field while hunting with the Impact Sport MultiCam electronic earmuff from Howard Leight. It provides up to 4X amplification to help Dad hear approaching deer or easily conduct conversation at the range, while automatically attenuating dangerous noises to a safe 82dB. Available in three stealthy MultiCam patterns, Impact Sport features a comfortable, sleek, extremely low-profile earcup that won’t interfere when shouldering a rifle or shotgun. An external 3.5mm AUX jack and an included cord allow convenient connection to a phone, computer, MP3 player or scanner MSRP is $70. Find them at









XTRATUF Wheelhouse 6” Ankle Deck Boot

Dad likes shoes and boots he can easily slip on as he heads out the door. A favorite of Traditions Media staff members, the commercial-grade XTRATUF Wheelhouse 6” Ankle Deck Bootprovides incredible comfort, versatility and performance in a wide variety of boating and fishing environments, while also excelling for everyday wear. This boot features a dual-density EVA/PU insole with built-in channels to keep feet cool, dry and extremely comfortable; after all, this boot was designed for commercial fishermen who are on their feet on wet, slippery decks for 12-18 hours a day. It’s also built with an oil-resistant, SRC-rated outsole for the best deck traction available. We wear ours with or without socks in all four seasons and prefer the cool Gray Coho Print, but multiple colors are available. Since this boot is built wider, XTRATUF recommends ordering down a half size. MSRP starts at $120. Get them at









Aqua-Vu microStealth Underwater Viewing System

Give dad the gift of live, underwater viewing with the ultra-portable, easy-to-use micro™ Stealth 4.3. The system comes complete with a 4.3-inch color LCD connected to 50-feet of reinforced cable and a super stealthy micro underwater camera. State-of-the-art viewscreen and camera optics deliver the sharpest, most clear, colorful underwater image available in an economically priced viewing system. Patent-pending magnetic battery charger assures the whole system is completely waterproof. Micro camera system includes clip-on ballast weight and two separate, adjustable viewing fins for trolling/drifting and for ice fishing. Internal Lithium-ion battery powers the micro camera system for up to 6 hours. MSRP $229.99. Learn more at









Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbaits

Dad loves bass. Bass love spinnerbaits. Z-Man consulted with expert metallurgists to construct the SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait (Double Willow and Indiana/Colorado) with high-grade 17-7 stainless steel wire, delivering superior reverberation, strength and resiliency. Riding on the SlingBladeZ’s trademarked low-vis LiveWire frame, blades are stamped from custom dies and electroplated with a flashy, jeweler-quality finish. The blades offer a lower-frequency pitch that bass hear best, vibrating harder and swinging wider on the retrieve. Z-Man’s StabiliTrack head channels water across the underside of the bait and along special side flanges for total stability at all retrieve speeds. The lure is finished with a 5/0 VMC O’Shaughnessy hook for improved hooksets and a wire trailer keeper. A 100-percent silicone skirt adheres tightly to the lure’s head with hand-tied copper wire for superior durability and longevity. Offered in double-willow leaf or tandem willow-Colorado blades in 3/8-, ½- and ¾-ounce sizes (MSRP $7.99 or $8.99), these ultimate spinnerbaits are available in eight dynamic color patterns. Get them at









Case Knife

Made in the USA since 1889, a Case knife is a small but solid reminder that anything worth doing is worth doing right – something that Dad undoubtedly taught you during your upbringing. Carefully crafted with the finest materials and twice tested for durability, a Case knife is sure to be treasured and used regularly by your father. Thousands of models are available, and any Case knife can be personalized with the special engraving of your choice when you order. Prices range from $15.99 to $394.99. The Burnt Amber Bone Trapper model shown retails for $72.99. Browse and buy at









J-Braid x8 Line

Trust us; Dad appreciates having the best fishing line, but – as with a good pair of socks – doesn’t always look forward to buying it for himself. Here’s your chance to be a hero: J-Braid x8 line is a high quality 8 carrier braid made of the finest materials from Japan. 8 Strands of tightly woven fibers make for a perfectly round profile. The result is a much stronger, softer and smoother line that is more sensitive and farther casting. Available in four color choices and a variety of spool sizes in 6- to 120-lb test, J-Braid is one of the best quality and value braided lines on the market. Pick up a 165-yard spool of 8-lb J-Braid x8 line in chartreuse for about $15. Learn more at









Fish Monkey Half-Finger Guide Glove

Fish Monkey is the number-one fishing glove brand on the market today, due to the quality of its versatile designs. Get Dad professional-level protection with the Half Finger Guide Glove. This popular Fish Monkey glove delivers SPF 50+ sun protection for the backs of the hands, a quick-drying fabric and a synthetic leather palm. The “second skin fit” and exposed fingertips create great dexterity for boat and tackle management while protecting Dad’s hands throughout an entire day of fishing. Retail price is $29.95. Match the gloves to a Performance Face Guard for the ultimate Fish Monkey Father’s Day gift package. Browse and shop at fishmonkey









LIVETARGET Rainbow Smelt Jerkbait

Rainbow Smelt are common forage to northern gamefish species such as walleye, salmon, trout, and smallmouth bass. Available in three sizes, eight colors, and shallow- or deep-diving configurations, LIVETARGET’s Rainbow Smelt Jerkbait hosts a weight transfer system, suspends, and produces a deep ‘knock’ sound. Ideal for casting or trolling, these highly effective lures deserve a special spot in Dad’s tackle box. They combine incredibly lifelike profiles with realistic finishes that attract fish and promote strikes. MSRP is $14.49. Get them at

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