Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : How to Pack for a Fly Fishing Float Trip

Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : How to Pack for a Fly Fishing Float Trip


Hi, I’m Jim from Zoar Outdoor on behalf
of expertvillage.com. In this segment we’re going to be talking about fishing gear and
especially fly fishing. In this segment we’ll talk about what you should bring along with
you when you’re doing a float trip on a river. Generally speaking, you should pay
attention to the weather forecast and pack accordingly, but here are a few essentials
that you really want to think about. The first is sun protection, this sunscreen has a UPF
rating of 30 and it would be a good thing to bring along. Alternately if you’re allergic
to this sort of material, get a hold of a shirt and a hat such as the one I have on
here, which are rated for at least UPF 30 or better. I like this muted color because
it’s not garish, and bright colors do tend to frighten the fish: they see you quicker
and then they’ll go hide. So here is a bag in which you can carry your gear; notice that
this bag is clear so that you can see at a glance inside. This particular unit is a watershed
manufacturer, but here’s a very similar item from NRS. You’ll see that the difference
between those and this one, which is also a dry bag, is that you can’t tell what’s
inside here unless you have memorized. So you could get in here, it would provide good
protection for your gear, but I would suggest that you get a clear bag so you can tell at
a glance what’s there. So that if it starts to rain for example, you can reach right in
and pull out your raincoat. It’s an essential thing to bring on every trip, a nice lightweight,
this one happens to be a Marmot, nice lightweight jacket that you can get from any reputable
outfitter, got to bring that. The second thing you ought to bring is an extra hat, remember
you’re going to be wearing a hat and glasses for protection when you’re casting, so if
the wind knocks your hat off it’s good to have another. I happen to have another shirt
in here, this is a sun protection shirt. This one happens to be tarp and wear, this one
is a Columbia performance gear, its great stuff. I also bring along a little synthetic
underwear, whether it’s capilene or bergalene, I got two here a long sleeve and a short sleeve,
this one is under armor, so that if it gets cool, if you get wet, you need extra thermo
protection you got it. I also bring a little bit of a snack, this snack happens to be a
Cliff Bar and some matches and toilet paper to start a fire, and that’s pretty much
it, extra socks if you need them. A clear water proof container gets you access to that
very easily, packs up into a small package, it’s got a handle you can store it out of
the way and you’re good to go.

local_offerevent_note December 26, 2019

account_box Gilbert Heid


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