SKB iSeries Single Rifle CaseBy Dan Kidder Managing Editor
Father’s Day falls right after my birthday, so the perfect gift for me would be the SKB iSeries Single Rifle Case. Since I set myself up with a new rifle and scope every year for my birthday, having a rugged case to carry my new gun in, while protecting it during transport, is a perfect accessory.
The injection-molded iSeries cases from SKB are constructed of an ultra high strength polypropylene copolymer and feature a submersible watertight and dustproof seal (IP67), as well as a pressure equalization valve. Four trigger release latches provide secure, yet easy access and metal reinforced locking loops let me put just about any type of padlock I choose on the case for secure transport. An internal molded-in hinge, with steel hinge pins, keep the lid firmly attached and provide smooth opening.
EPS and ELE Convoluted Foam on the inside protects my rifle and scope from scratches and bangs, protecting my expensive optics and preventing me from losing zero. It measures 49 inches long by nine inches wide by five inches deep and weighs only 15.8 pounds. A comfortable snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handle makes carrying the case easy, even with bulky gloves.Daredevel LuresBy Steve Mayer
What I would like for Father’s Day is a couple of Dardevle spoons. I was born in Wisconsin and my father started me fishing at a very young age. We made frequent trips to fish the many small lakes of northern Wisconsin. When I graduated from the trusty cane pole to the spinning rod and caught my first northern
pike on a Dardevle, I was hooked on spoons. The original Dardevle spoons have been made for over 90 years by the Eppinger Manufacturing Company and are sold in a variety of sizes and color at Sportsman’s Warehouse. My favorite colors are the traditional red with white stripe and the yellow with red diamonds.
A while back I stumbled upon photos of my father and I when we were both fairly young, with almost identical pike held proudly. I had them framed and wrote a short note thanking him for introducing me to what has become a life-long passion. I presented the montage to him for Father’s Day a while back and it is a memory I will never forget. My father has since passed on, but every time I open the freshwater tackle box and see that red and white spoon with the devil logo, I think of my father and the incredible experiences we had while fishing together. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there and take your kids out fishing!Alps Outdoorz Bino Harness XBy Gary Lewis
If I didn’t have it already, the new Bino Harness X would be at the top of my “What I Want for Father’s Day” list. On a deer hunt or a turkey hunt, I wear my binos in chest harness so they’re close to hand, but out of the way when I’m not using them.
I started carrying a new pair of binoculars this year and to protect it from the rain and dust in New Zealand, I put the new Alps product to work. In addition to the regular function of carrying the optics, I was able to use the unit to store a light, my wind checker and a lens cloth. In the rain and in the wind, my glass was safe and dry inside the harness.
After my guests all had bull tahr in the salt, I spent two days hunting tahr for myself with my guides. The first day was warm and clear and I passed up a couple of good shot opportunities so we could get a good over-the-shoulder TV camera view. It all came together on the second evening as we slid on our bellies over the shoulder of a hill. I’d already confirmed this was the bull I wanted. Now my binos were put away inside the chest harness and when I had the bull broadside at a bit over 150 yards, I made the shot.
Alps’ Bino Harness X protects the optics in a 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.25-inch pocket and has metal-free attachment straps and four exterior lashing points. The harness is fully adjustable to keep your binos from bouncing.Redington Behemoth Fly ReelBy Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor
The new Redington Behemoth Fly Reel combines space-age aesthetics with an industrial-strength, carbon fiber drag system, the most powerful, adjustable drag in its class, offering 30 lbs. of torque. The Behemoth is truly a great reel that pushes the limits of fly reel design. Featuring unique, die-cast construction that offers unrivalled strength and durability, coupled with a durable interlocking, large-arbor spool design to speed retrieval times and reduce line memory, the Behemoth looks and functions like a premium reel, at a fraction of the cost.
A super, heavy-duty, carbon fiber drag package with stainless steel braking discs brings the utmost in drag strength, reliability and performance, while the over-sized drag adjustment knob affords easy access when it counts the most. The large sized, arbor reel is perfectly balanced with a deep V-spool that increases backing capacity for epic fish battles. Twin molded, soft touch, ergonomic handles improve grip and comfort, while the reel easily converts to left or right hand retrieve and is sized for your favorite 5-weight trout rod, all the way up to 12-weight saltwater ready offerings. It comes with a nylon reel case and Redington’s Lifetime Warranty.
Redington continues to advance by challenging traditional boundaries of reel design to achieve incredible performance levels with the Behemoth Fly Reel. Incorporating a sleek, modern design with a proven drag system, this reel is sure to turn heads this season. A quality, feature-filled reel at an affordable price of just over a hundred bucks. I love mine and I’m sure your man of the house will too, so check the Behemoth out at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.Browning Committed Black LabelBy James Dansie
One thing that I want for Father’s Day is Browning’s Committed knife.
The Committed is a fixed blade and features full tang construction, providing greater stability and balance. The length of the blade is just over five inches and it has a titanium coating for greater durability. It incorporates a drop point tip with serrations at the base. The tip is both sharp and strong, making it easy for precise cuts.
The serrated blade makes it easy to cut to through tough things like thick rope. The Committed also features a nonslip grip that is textured, giving you the reassurance that you won’t drop the knife, even with wet hands. The handle also has finger grooves which add to the overall comfort and give you greater control.
This great knife has a lanyard hole that doubles as a hammer that could easily break through glass.
The Committed comes with a OD Green Molded Blade Tech polymer sheath, with a Tek-Lok belt clip. So, if you are looking for a great fixed blade with a tactical edge, then check out Browning’s Committed Black Label Knife.Camp Chef Pro 90 Outdoor StoveBy Chad LaChance The Fishful Thinker
What father doesn’t enjoy cooking up a great meal in the Great Outdoors? Cooking fish, game or good ol’ cheeseburgers can happen wherever Dad likes to cook with Camp Chef’s super portable and flexible Pro 90 Propane Stove. Portability is accomplished by easy folding legs and convenient side shelves and the whole package fits in a carry bag (sold separately). Flexibility comes from the fact that the Pro 90 is designed to utilize all of Camp Chef’s 16” stove accessories including the Grill Box, griddles and Artisan Pizza Oven, while the nickel plated cooking grate works equally well with anything from a cast iron skillet or Dutch Oven to a stock pot.
The Pro 90 features three of Camp Chef’s proven cast aluminum burners, each churning out 30,000 BTU’s worth of cooking power. They are protected from wind by the removable three-sided wind screen and the housing itself reduces hot/cold areas on the 608 square inches of cooking surface. No need for Dad to carry a flame source since the Pro 90 features reliable matchless ignition and it has a 3’ hose to connect to a standard propane bottle. The overall design is sturdy, durable and very easy to set-up and use. The Pro 90 stove will bring out Dad’s inner Camp Chef!