The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Gear Guide
Fly-fishing is fun because it’s hard. While any mouth breather with spinning gear can hurl Powerbait into a river, fly-fishing demands paying extra-close attention to discrete changes in bug activity, river conditions, and water temperature to hook a choosey rainbow trout or stealthy big brown. In this challenge lies the joy.
Fly-fishing quickly becomes crazy-making, however, if your gear falls apart or underperforms and thwarts your attempts to coax a trout to eat. This dry bag’s worth of gear includes items from across the price spectrum and stuff I’ve tested and used on dozens of outings. If a trout gets away, this reliable, performance-oriented kit won’t be to blame.
Expert-tested essentials for reeling in catch after catch.