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  1. Default Hello I have some questions?

    Hello I'm new to fly fishing and I just got a vest and I want to know what are some things I need to get to put in my vest for trout fishing?


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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Keep it basic.

    Box of flies
    Spare Leaders
    Two or three tippet spools
    Nippers
    Hemostats
    Dry fly floatant
    Split shot or tungsten putty
    Indicators

    Dennis

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
    Keep it basic.

    Box of flies
    Spare Leaders
    Two or three tippet spools
    Nippers
    Hemostats
    Dry fly floatant
    Split shot or tungsten putty
    Indicators

    Dennis
    That's a pretty good list for a beginner.

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    That's pretty much it.

    Mine has all that, plus a net, a raincoat, my license, and my camera.

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    That is pretty much everything I have in my vest. Don't get "weighed down" with feeling like you have to fill the pockets. My cheap Redington vest has a ton of pockets but I have the items mentioned above and that is really everything I have needed.

    Really to fly fish you don't need a whole lot of things, as long as you have spare tippet or leaders you can pretty easily change things out. Then from there the nippers just help get closer than your teeth and the hemostats allow you to get those hooks that are buried (make sure to get the kind that have flat tips for mashing down barbs). I have my iphone on me with a lifeproof case so I dont carry a separate camera.

    Again, use the KISS method!

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    The only thing that I would add to the lists that are above is some insect repellant..

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
    Keep it basic.

    Box of flies
    Spare Leaders
    Two or three tippet spools
    Nippers
    Hemostats
    Dry fly floatant
    Split shot or tungsten putty
    Indicators

    Dennis
    Good list.....would delete indicators.....I hate that
    would add kitchen roll paper to wipe your dries

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Chuck the vest, you don't need one save for a multi-day trip some place.

    Everything you really need can be stuck in a few shirt pockets. One box of flies and two leader spools (appropriate x-factor). People, People, People .. I see folks loaded up with 'gear' that will never see the light of day.

    Why even have it on you? I see folks with stuff 'vests' full of what ever; 20 of the same pattern, same size and I have to do a 'Say what?' Even my old Yellow Lab rolls his eyes and just walks away.

    Not working, fine go to a different fly or change size on the same.

    There are a few 'tools' you'll need but just string them off of a cord clipped to your shirt. (Number? Four and you're good to go.)

    Edit: One is a 'Police Whistle.' Just trust me on that, if you get into deep do-do you'll need it.
    Last edited by fredaevans; 09-14-2013 at 02:28 AM. Reason: Add an edit.
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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Good call Fred.

    Always have my JetScream.

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    Default Re: Hello I have some questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Chuck the vest, you don't need one save for a multi-day trip some place.

    Everything you really need can be stuck in a few shirt pockets. One box of flies and two leader spools (appropriate x-factor). People, People, People .. I see folks loaded up with 'gear' that will never see the light of day.

    Why even have it on you? I see folks with stuff 'vests' full of what ever; 20 of the same pattern, same size and I have to do a 'Say what?' Even my old Yellow Lab rolls his eyes and just walks away.

    Not working, fine go to a different fly or change size on the same.

    There are a few 'tools' you'll need but just string them off of a cord clipped to your shirt. (Number? Four and you're good to go.)

    Edit: One is a 'Police Whistle.' Just trust me on that, if you get into deep do-do you'll need it.
    Listen to Fred. That's the problem with vests, one feels duty bound to fill up all the pockets. It's easy to end up with so much stuff, you spend your time fussing with things, rather than fishing.

    That's not to say that I, and probably Fred, didn't use to carry a vest full of stuff. I think we all have at some point in time. So if you want to wear it for a while, it probably won't cause any permanent harm. You can always load up most of the pockets with streamside rocks and get some cardio workout benefit.


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