So, when I decided to make the leap into the fly fishing world, I bought my first beginning fly fishing package, fly rod, real, and fly line, I also got a fishing vest. At that point I was committed so, I planned out how to afford all the fly fishing gear I would need. I first purchased wading boots, good boots make all the difference while wading through slippery rivers, and because it was summer I figured that was all I needed. As winter rolled in I soon figured out that If I wanted to keep fishing, and at that time I was hooked, so I researched and purchased some waders. This was a great purchase. It allowed me to continue fishing in the colder weather and I completely enjoyed. Like any hobby, fly fishing is expensive but if you build your inventory slowly you can learn, have a great time and enjoy a great sport. My list of how to start is as follows.
- Fly fishing package. Usually consists of, fly rod, real and fly line.
- Fishing vest or fanny pack. I like the fanny pack, it can hold all of my flies and everything else I need.
- Wading boots. I suggest a good boot, spend the money, you will be happy in the long run. I bought my last pair of Simms leather boots 10 years ago.
- Accessories, as you go to a fly shop or get on line, if your like me you just cant resist all the cool stuff available. I think I have tried everything. Its half the fun but edit your purchases.