Fly Fishing Accessories That You May Well Need!
You may already have a fly fishing vest with plenty of large pockets, as this is the first item that you will need.
Depending on where you go fishing it might be advisable to have a fishing vest that is also a buoyancy vest, just in case you slip and can not get to your feet again.
You might want to put a patch of sheepskin on the front of the vest where you can keep alternative flies handy.
You should also have a spring-loaded retractable spool that attaches to your vest to hold a pair of nail clippers. They come in very handy for trimming knots.
You might want to attach a patch of rubber for straightening leaders. Ideally, the vest should have a large back pocket to carry light rain gear.
Some vests also have a ring at the back of the collar, where you can attach the net to keep it out of the way.
The choice of your fly boxes is very important. One should have large compartments where you can store dry flies without crushing their hackles. You should also have one or two smaller boxes with foam linings and metal clips. These are for holding your wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. Having a couple of small vials to hold your wet flies after catching a fish also comes in very handy.
A spare spool for your reel, already loaded with backing and line, is a good idea to have with you. Also a few spools of mono filament leader material, a leader wallet, a sharpening stone, and a Swiss Army knife are important for the fly fisherman to have within easy reach.
Having a good pair of polarized sunglasses will help you to see the fish and protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. It’s also important to have a small pocket flashlight with a flexible neck. This can be very useful for many things including changing flies at dusk or dawn. Other useful items include a thermometer, a small container of split shot, a good knife with several blades, and a small first aid emergency kit.
Many fishermen like to take a collapsible wading staff with them while fly fishing. It helps them to keep their footing if they are wading in a heavy current or on a slippery, rocky bottom. A small cotton mesh net with a short handle comes in handy for netting your fish. If you intend to keep your catch a small canvas or woven willow basket for holding your fish will work well.
There are many other accessories available for fly fishing today.
Take a look below for any fly fishing accessories that you might need!