what all do you carry in your vest or pack...how many fly boxes and so on leats hear it what ya carry
im still new so not a lot of stuff
a few leaders 4x,5x,6x
3 tippet spools, 4x,5x,6x
nipper on a zinger
hemostats on a zinger
2 fly boxes one with dries the other with wets/nymphs
sticky strike indicators
net with magnetic net release
I'm not a gear junkie, but I carry a few more things than that
A leader wallet (I tie my own)
5 spools of tippet
4 fly boxes and a streamer wallet
Fly floatant, desiccant, and yarn for indicator use
Splitshot, bandana, lighter, TP
Hemostats, Ketchem Release
nipper on a cord (no zingers for me) tiny flashlight on a cord
hook hone and leader straightener as zipper pulls
'cheater' reading glasses
There really isn't much else that you need to bring. I started off with an Orvis vest loaded with stuff, now all I bring when I head out is my Dr. Slick Lanyard loaded with 4x, 5x, 6x tippet, floatant, nippers, mojo mud, forceps.
I carry 4x, 5x, 6x leaders in my pocket, along with some indicators and split shot, the latter two I may leave at home depending on where I am going. I bring one C&F threader fly-box which holds around 170 flies which is more than enough for an afternoon on any river. As for a net, a simple $15 folding trout net from Bass Pro is taken more than my rubber Brodin just because it is lighter and more compact.
These days I much prefer being mobile, rather than loaded down with a heavy and bulky vest or even a lumbar pack.
After being sent away to Gear Rehab several times I have finally been cured of gear addiction. I am now a minimalist, I carry the type of flies I will need (1 box), leader material, split shot, nippers, a knife, and a Leatherman. I keep a backup rod in the truck, boat, or cabin.
i dont taake much and often forget something lol i normally go minamilist as i am hikeing to places to fish at the moment
1 box flys ,fly floatant, drying patch nippers ,hemos, sunglasses , tippet spools, a spare furled leader (if i lose 2 i would give up for the day lol ) cheap leatherman ,and some splitshot and line cleaning patch and a fly drying patch
Location: Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border
Re: ok a fun thread for the gear junkies
I'm a guy with a fishing tackle room. It's not a big enough room either. (It has been suggested I attend a fishing 12 step program) But I have become better about what I drag out fishing. Most of last year I had a shirt pocket size fly box, and a lanyard. It has nippers, a small tape measure, (for building leaders), a knot pick, forceps, and tippet spools.
Minimalist, as well-- usually 2 small fly boxes-- one wet/ one dry, floatant, hemos, nippers, tippet material, (if I am unsure about my target, I'll throw spare spools with line (sinking, sink tip, etc.) into the big pocket of my vest-- and i'll take three rods with me-- usually only one rod with a spare spool, though....)
but for regular day on the water-- the basic 5 things (flies, floatant, nippers, hemos, and tippet material-- (furled leaders-- never have to carry extra )