How to Setup Your Tackle Bag for Fly Fishing - Fishpond Cutbank Gear Bag ReviewFebruary 23, 2018
Having a well appointed tackle bag is critical to being organized and successful! Here are some suggestions for getting your "stuff" together and being able to spontaneously hit the water at a moment's notice. The "Well Prepared Angler" should have a solid base of gear stored in a tackle bag like this. Obviously some personal discretion is involved but this should get you a good start!
What Should Be In Your Fly Fishing Tackle Bag?
- Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder (clipped to gear bag)
- Fluorocarbon Tippet (2X - 6X) for nymphs and streamers
- Powerflex Plus Tippet for Dry Flies and Leader Repair (2X-6X)
- Tapered Leaders (7.5' - 9' 2X-5X) Depends on Situation but you need to have backup leaders!
- Loon Aquel Floatant (2+ bottles)
- Flyagra Fly Floatant (best for small dry flies - size 10 and smaller IMO)
- Scissor Clamps (hemostats) - PLUS A BACKUP SET!
- Nippers PLUS A BACKUP SET!
- Nail Knot Tool
- Walton's Thumb Multi Tool
- Fishpond Swift Current Stream Thermometer
- Strike Indicators (ALWAYS have a variety) - Yarn, New Zealand, Thinamabobbers
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Maxima Leader (for rebuilding leaders) 20# and 30#
- Tippet Rings (REALLY handy for nymph fishing)
- Ketchum Release Tool
- RIO Sinking Versileaders (these turn a floating fly line with a loop on the end into a makeshift sink tip!)
- Fly Boxes - Well appointed with general attractors and classic patterns.
- Emergency Whistle - Required for floating on most rivers.
- Waterproof Phone/Wallet Pouch - The Fishpond Cutbank has this included FYI