Fly Fishing Gear – What You Need

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You should really try the great outdoor pursuit and sport of fly fishing, But to get the best enjoyment, you need to have the proper fly fishing gear. You should try to buy the best fly fishing gear available within your budget as it will give better performance and last much longer, You will need items such as fishing clothing, fishing luggage, fishing packs and coolers to fishing vests and fly boxes to keep your fly fishing lures. You will also need small tools such as pliers and clamps, used for removing hooks carefully and for general fishing. Shop around for your equipment including the internet and for discount fly fishing gear. You should try to gather tips and advice from successful fly fishers before investing any fishing gear.

Fly Fishing Accessories

There are some useful small tools worth having that make some tasks a little easier, such as nippers and retractors used for trimming your fishing line, a handy sized pair of nippers will also be helpful at times. Additional accessories for your fishing line are strike indicators and floats. You should also invest in suitable clothing such as socks, technical under garments that helps anglers to stay warm and, also jackets and gloves. One would also need extreme waterproof shells to stay dry during rainy weather conditions, you wouldn’t wish to spoil your fishing trip by being wet and cold!

picture of dark tee shirts with custom designed bass drawingsIn addition, items of apparel that comprises the fly fishing gear ensemble includes hats, gloves and fishing mitts to stay covered during all types of fishing conditions. One would also need layering clothing that is designed from a base layer along with a second layer or third layer that are worn under the outer shell and, thus helps to stay warm. In addition, one would need jackets as well as wading socks that can be worn with stocking foot waders.

One can also use fishing packs that are an alternative to traditional vests and includes blizzard soft coolers that provides easy access to two dozen cans of one’s favorite beverage and, are made of multi-layers as well as rugged materials that makes for a wonderful cooler. To carry the pet’s food and beverages, one may need travel food and water bowls that are sure to keep the canine companion well fed and hydrated while on a fly fishing trip. Other fly fishing gear includes coyote fly tying kit bag that will hold all the bells and whistles that can also make for a useful holiday gift.

Fly Fishing Boxes

Any experienced angler will tell you it is important to have good quality fly boxes. They should be waterproof and have compartments as well as threader boxes that would suit the serious angler. It is important to keep the flies dry even if dripped in water and, the waterproof fly boxes are ideally suited for such a purpose, starting with a wet ‘dry’ fly is not a good idea. One would also find other useful fly fishing gear items such as fly lines, fly fishing rod and fly fishing rods reels, leaders and tippet. Some boxes come lined with foam, and you can hook your flies into the foam and arrange them in any order. Fly fishing with the right equipment will make your fishing trips much more enjoyable and rewarding, tight lines!


Bob Wright the author, has written more interesting articles on fishing. ….Fly Fishing Gear – What You Will Need On A Fly Fishing Trip
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Why Do People Fish

whywefishFishing isn’t just something we do to get away. It is a way, a way of life. The feeling of being alone in nature or with a friend, walking the river, analyzing the currents and finding the pockets and holes has something to it that can’t be described. Finding the perfect seam where fish sit and wait for the right bug to drift by, anticipating their next meal. Getting to know a river is a type of connection with nature that few really understand. You have to experience it to truly know what I’m talking about, yet even I can’t completely explain it. Some describe it as a spiritual experience. Maybe it goes back to our innate instinct of survival, or is it just a hobby that taps into many different senses and emotions?

The air is filled with the scents of trees, grass and sage brush mixed with the cold humid mist from the river. The rocks are crawling with life and the surrounding scenery is majestic. The rush of the water around your legs lets you feel the power of the river as it cuts through mountain ravines and valley floors. At first the sound of the rolling water fills the air but soon becomes common as an undertone to the sounds of crickets, flies and birds hard at work. To hear the zip of a real stripping line almost stops your breath and the wisp of casting line increases your heart rate.

black teeshirt with a green and brown art of a bass fishWhen you finally lay out a gentle cast sprawling across the water your hands and fingers key in to the feel of the water’s flow. Then stopping your heart for an instant before adrenaline spikes is the visual ripple of a fish striking your fly floating inches from a partially visible rock. The fight can’t be totally comprehended in words because so much happens in a matter of a couple minutes. You can feel the lightning fast movement of the fish in the flex of your rod. You have to gently bring him to shore guiding him away from stronger currents, potential snags, and untapped waters. Keep your line tight so he can’t throw the fly but not too tight for fear you’ll break your line. You have to get a sense for when the fish is ready to give in, if you try to muscle him into your net he might surprise you with the most violent burst yet. When you have convinced him to come to shore and you sink your net deep into the water and bring the fish up you feel the satisfaction of success. And as long as you’ve got time you have a chance of doing it all again, enjoying another few minutes in the perfect setting away second only to home.

We at Current Seams Fly Fishing hope you will join the team. Hit the rivers and share you photos, stories and experiences. Visit our website, blog and Instagram for fly fishing tips, reviews and great photos. Follow us so and become a part of the Current Seams community.


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Red Trout Fishing Tshirt

Ready for Fathers’ Day gift? Finally, you can get a fishing shirt so classy you can wear it out to a fancy dinner. Well, mostly. Not some clip-art slapped on a shirt, this unique custom design hand-created by ©Mesquite Tree Studio.

These are comfortable shirts. They will shrink a bit, so buy up a size if you want a looser fit. Get yours here in our shop.


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Fly Fishing via Drone Video

Pretty cool. #flyfishing

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