Fly Fishing for Beginners - Vests

When you venture out for a day of fishing, you will want to make sure you have all the necessary equipment with you. At a minimum youíll want a variety of flies, extra leaders, several spools of different size tippet, fly dressing or floatant, a knife maybe, and most importantly, something to eat. Fly fishing vests have been developed to carry all your gear.

Fishing Vest

Choosing the right vest is a matter of preference but you will want to make sure the vest has plenty of easy accessible pockets. There should be a mixture of pocket sizes. You should also consider what type of weather you will be fishing in. If you are a fair weather fisherman, make sure you get a vest with good ventilation. Make sure your vest is made from good quality materials and good workmanship.

If vests arenít your style you might want to think about a fishing pack. Fishing packs are relatively new on the market but are just as functional as a vest. They come in either chest of lumbar versions and both are very comfortable. They usually have zipper compartments that can fold out for easy access to inner compartments. Some lumbar packs even come with integral beverage holders. Now thatís fishing in style!


Recommended Vests:

Orvis - Original Super Tac-L-Pak Vest

Columbia Sportswear Henry Fork Vest

Simms G3 Guide Vest