Re: What do you need to fish?
Another minimalist. On a good day I can fit everything I need in the top pockets of a BDU top, and that includes a box of coffin nail.
That's for the small streams I know well.
Small fly box of wets, soft hackles and nymphs.
1 spool tippet
1 extra leader
nippers on a reel
maybe knee high "muck boots".
The farther I get from that scenario I get, the more I carry. Funny thing is I use my vest the way most people use gear bags, and it stays in the car.
Problem I have with vests and wading jackets is that they all seem to have too many of the wrong pockets in all the right places and two few of the right pockets in the right places