Everyone probably knows the saying about a person’s means of support, it goes like this â€œGive a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man how to fish and he eats for a life timeâ€. An afterword to that aphorism is, “Although, that man must go to a fly fishing store first because without the appropriate gear and equipment, he shall not catch a fish.
Shopping in a fly fishing store may be boring for some but for a majority it is a lot of fun. Getting the appropriate clothes or outfit for fly fishing will greatly match your equipment like rods, reels and flies. The first basic clothing for a fly fisher is the fly fishing vest with numerous pockets. One may choose to have sheepskin placed in front of the vest so that other flies can be within reach. A spring-laden retractable reel that is connected to the vest is required to secure nail cutters for clipping loops or ties. To have a rain coat handy in unexpected weather changes, the vests must have a back pocket.
The fly box is another vital accessory for every fly fisher. Keep your options open whenever looking for the appropriate box that suits your needs so that you can choose the right one for you. The boxes are to be used to store flies, insect larvae, and streamers.
Bringing these additional things might be useful as well: an insect repellent, but use it moderately as it can damage the finish of the rod and wear down polish of the fly line. Polarized shades may be very useful during sunny days as it can protect your eyes from the rays of the sun reflecting from the water while looking at the fishes. Other accessories that are optional yet better to have on hand are flashlight with a flexible neck, thermometer, knife that has various blades and a first aid kit.
Once the gear and accessories are purchased, then one can mingle with the store attendants on what is the recommended fishing equipment for beginners. They could give you an idea what is the fast selling brands of rods, reels, lines and bait. The fly fishing store is equipped with a designated area where you can try out various rods and line, if you have the chance to use it, might as well try out the various casting techniques with the rod of your preferences. Another benefit of going to a fly fishing store is there are other expert anglers there who can point you the right way, and with the proper advice and equipment, one can fish for a lifetime.