Sunday, May 24, 2009

Slim Down (Your Fishing Vest/Pack)

Today I ask you, "What does your fishing vest or pack weigh?" Drop half the contents and you will still have more than necessary. What do I carry? Nippers, tippet, extra leaders, hemostats, a strike indicator (just in case I don't have a strong floating fly), two fly boxes and floatant. No need for split shot if you have pre-weighted flies. It pays to actually think ahead about what you will need for the day and not drag all of your fly fishing gear with you. Usually the chance you will need it is rare at best. You should be as light as a dry fly.

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