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FLY FISHING ESSENTIALS


RODS & REELS

Trout - 5 or 6 weight (floating line)

Streamers - 7 weight

Dry Fly - 4 or 5 weight  

Steelhead or Bone Fish - 8 weight 

 

LEADERS & TIPPETS 

Most Common 7ft 3x. 

Spools of 2x,3x,4x,5x, tippet material. (Flurocarbon is ideal for nymphing) 

 

OTHER STANDARD TACKLE & GEAR 

Fishing vest, hip-chest pack or sling

Fly floatant, paste or powder 

Nippers - Mitten Clamps 

Forceps 

Strike Indicators 

Flies 

 

CLOTHING & WADING GEAR 

Waders 

Felt soled or sticky rubber wading boots (size up! ) 

Xtra Tuff, Muck, Teva

Polarized sunglasses 

Long underwear - Patagonia  

Fleece/over long underwear layers 

Quality rain jacket/outer shell - GORE-TEX is your best friend

Liner socks and thicker socks 

Baseball Hat, Beanie, etc. 

Fingerless gloves 

 

HUNTING ESSENTIALS 


Clothing

All items must be washed in unscented detergents prior to entering the field (NoseJammer) 

Rocky Camo - Venator  

 

 

Accessories

Gloves Midweight Socks Beanie

Gator & Fleece Neck Gator

 

Footwear

Boots - 4 Seasons - Snake, Winter, Summer, Hunting

 

Backpacks & DryBags 

Tenzing + Watershed

 

Equipment

Buck Knives - PakLite Field Master Knives

Rifle - Rifle Scope

Ammunition

Bow - Hoyt Powermax

Arrows

Broadheads

Buck Knives - Bow Tool

Flashlight - Strion LED HL

Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp + (extra batteries)

GPS & OnXmaps

Map (physical) & Compass

 

glass & Accessories

Vortex + Phone Scope  

Cleaning Kit 

 

CAMPING & MISC. MUST HAVE PRODUCTS 


Food & Hydration

Wilderness Athlete Performance Products

Dehydrated Food, Jerky, Granola, Trail Mix, Dry Oats, Dried Fruit, Packaged Tuna, Protein Bars 

1 Liter hard water bottle

Liter sized Platypus 

 Water Filter

MSR Reactor Stove (water boiling only) & fuel bottles (2, 22oz bottles)-

Utensils & Plastic Cup

 

Sleeping

Slumber Jack - In-Season 2 + Footprint 

Big Anges - Ethel 0 & Two Track Pad

Sea to Summit - Aeros Pillow

Dry Bags - WATERSHED 

 

Personal Hygiene

Toothbrush, Toothpaste, unscented body soap

Unscented Deodorant ( I use NoseJammer

Toilet Paper  & Unscented baby wipes (Stored in zip lock bag)

Lip balm w/SPF

Basic Medicine

Small first aid kit - (I always carry super glue in all my kits)

Sun block

Insect repellant or Thermacell

 

 

Miscellaneous

Game Calls (depending on the season) 

Camera (extra memory card, batteries) 

Small Videocamera (optional) 

Sunglasses - Polarized 

Global Satellite Phone

Zip lock Bags (a few quart sized & gallon sized)

Garbage Bags (a few leaf bags are best)

Game Bags (2-3)

Pen & Paper 

Hot Hands & Feet or ThermaCELL Heated Products 

Tape measure - Flagging tape - Nylon cord 

Repair Kit (needle, thread, duct tape)

Outdoor Safe Survival Kit + Basic First Aid Kit 

Matches, Lighter, Cotton Balls, Vaseline (this is my emergency fire starting kit)  

Sharpies