As fly fishing anglers, we have different needs than other anglers. While we eye up and even scrutinize bigger ticket items this doesn’t leave much for friends and family to pick up for us during the Holidays. Here are some of my favorite accessories and many I keep as doubles so I can easily move between my fly fishing hip bag and pack vest.
Headlamp - Black Diamond Sprint 225 Headlamp
This isn’t just for night fishing, but for when you are hiking back to your vehicle. No fun stumbling through the brush at dusk. $49.95 at Amazon
Wader Chains - Yaktrax Traction Chains for Walking on Ice and Snow
These were my favorite buy over the last year and a recommendation from @Bruno . They are easy on and off. Most importantly really help on those slippery rocks. $29.95 at Amazon
Clip on Magnifiers - Clip on Fly Tying Flip Focal 2.25X Magnification
Nothing wrong with having a couple of these on the ready. If you can’t see the fly you can’t tie it to your line. $19.95 at Orvis or your local fly shop
An excellent tool to know what the temps are when you fish. Most important when temps are getting warmer in the early summer. $14.95 at Precision or your local fly shop
Orvis Hy-Flote® Fly Dip
I was in my local Orvis shop last month and this was recommended. I like it even more than some of the powder products. $10.95 at Orvis or Orvis Dealer
Handy Pak Net - Plastic Handle Leather Pouch Made in Pennsylvania
The folding net is a great concept and works well when you want to travel light. There are some wooden handle models as well. The cons of this net are it is pretty awkward to fold. $39.95 at Handy Net
Gloves - Fingerless Fleece Gloves
A no-brainer for spring cold weather fishing. $34.95 at Orvis or Orvis Dealer
Tributaries by Lou Wentz (review here) Fun read! $19.95 at Amazon
Air-Lock Strike Indicators - 3 Pack
These are my favorite strike indicators / let’s be honest …bobbers. They don’t kink up your line and can easily be adjusted up and down your line. Pricey, but they last. $12.95 at Amazon or you local fly shop
Some other ideas include extra supplies of nippers, Gink, a gift certificate for a fly shop. This a great time to support the Paflyfish sponsors with a gift certificate from Allen Fly Fishing, Montana Angler, Harmans Cabins and Precision Fly & Tackle.
What else do you like?