Author: David Mead
Fly boxes, tippets, fly floatant, split shots, strike indicators, knot-tying tools, clippers, forceps – the list of fly-fishing accessories is extensive, and carrying those accessories on the water is exhausting and nearly impossible without a good pack or vest. The key to finding one you’re comfortable with is knowing how much equipment you need to carry. The smaller the pack or vest, the easier it is to fish with it on. Some anglers prefer to be minimalists and for them, tiny, light packs are ideal. Others prefer to have every piece of equipment along with every single fly they have any time they are fishing. Most fall somewhere in the middle. You need to figure out what you prefer in order to pick out the right product.