We want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible, please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions you may have.

 

SUGGESTED TRAVEL FLY FISHING GEAR AND CLOTHING


  1. Fly fishing rod and reel outfit

  2. Waders, wading boots, and other personal fishing gear

  3. Rain jacket, fully waterproof

  4. Clothing, fishing, and lodge variety

  5. Hat, wide-brimmed, for sun and eye protection

  6. Polarized sunglasses

  7. Day pack or fanny pack

  8. Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher

  9. Lip gloss

  10. Insect repellant

  11. Personal medical supplies and prescriptions

  12. Personal hygiene supplies-toothbrush, shaving kit, etc.

  13. Spare corrective eyewear, glasses, or contacts

  14. Camera

  15. Books and other reading materials

  16. Compact binoculars

  17. Bandana

  18. Small flash light or head lamp with extra batteries fishing into the evening.

  19. Water bottle

  20. It’s always good to wear or bring layers as weather changes quickly. Also pack a spare pair of clothing (Just in case.)


 

    FLY FISHING GEAR CHECKLIST

 

    FRESHWATER RODS AND REELS

    8.5 or 9-foot rod with 4, 5 or 6 weight floating line is most appropriate and versatile

    3-4 weight rod for small streams

    5-6 weight rod for bigger rivers

    Matching reels and lines

    Sinking and Floating tip lines

 

    LEADERS AND TIPPETS

    9-12 foot tapered leaders work throughout season

    Spools of 3x,4x,5x,6x tippet material

    Most versatile leader is 9-foot 5x

 

    WADERS AND WADING BOOTS

    Lightweight/breathable waders with layers underneath

    New material wading boots available from Orvis are suggested at www.orvis.com or you can purchase in our local fly shops.

 

    OTHER STANDARD GEAR

    Fishing vest • Hip OR Chest Pack

    Fly Floatant

    Nippers

    Forceps

    Optional: Net and Wading Staff

 

FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

 

Licenses can be bought very easily at local sporting good stores and other locations around the state and more hunting and fishing information is always available online


Montana:  www.fwp.state.mt.us.

Idaho:  http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/

Florida:   http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/visitors/


CLOTHING CHECKLIST

 

NON-FISHING ATTIRE: Women on the Fly locations are very casual and no special attire is necessary. Dress comfortably.
Bring layers.

 

OUTER GARMENTS: Waterproof rain jacket, preferable lightweight and packable. Always carry this with you! Fishing specific Gortex or similar products are best. Layer for changing weather conditions. We recommend quick-drying synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, etc. Even though you may be visiting in summer it's always a good idea to include a good fleece jacket or similar wind-blocking product. Long-sleeved, quick drying fishing shirts, pants and shorts. Gloves and stocking cap just in case.

 

UNDERGARMENTS: Long underwear, top and bottom, at least one pair. Mid-weight, quick drying is most versatile.
For cold weather and water, use heavy weight underwear or fleece garments under breathable waders.

 

FOOTWEAR: Sandals for float fishing. Neoprene booties or socks. Non-cotton socks. Smart wool or synthetic fleece is best.


 

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