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Essentials for the Fly-Fishing Beginner

Explore our Fly-Fishing Gear for Beginners to find everything you need to get started—if you’ve always wanted to try fly fishing but were daunted by the array of equipment offerings, you’ll perhaps be pleasantly surprised to discover the budget-friendly options we include here. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the beginner’s fishing gear shopping list by compiling everything you need to start casting into a single convenient collection, including affordable fly rods, fishing packs, kits, and other essential gear and accessories.

We include reasonably priced fly rod combos, ideal for the novice angler; our Clearwater and Encounter series fly rod outfits come with reel, line, and backing. Our Vermont designers refuse to cut corners on these value-priced fly rods—each model boasts impressive performance features to help the beginner enjoy success on the water. Choose a new fly rod and then browse options for carrying your kit: You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better fishing pack than the Orvis fly-fishing sling pack, designed ergonomically for all-day comfort, and engineered with plenty of thoughtful features, including a unique zinger and tool attachment system, a water bottle holder, a capacious main storage pocket, and a fly-drying patch; choose the sling pack alone, or the fully loaded bag. Or go minimalist and add a lanyard to your fishing kit to enjoy efficiency and convenience—the loaded option includes forceps, nippers, tippet, and more. Find affordable accessories to complete your fly-fishing startup kit, including strike indicators, a floating fly box outfitted with our bestselling trout fly assortment, and other fishing essentials.

We also offer the beginner enthusiast fly-fishing resources packed with helpful advice—our books reflect the wisdom of knowledgeable guides, including longtime fly-fishing mentor and author Tom Rosenbauer. Our heritage reflects a sporting legacy over a century and a half in the making: We know fly fishing—trust Orvis for everything you need to start casting, and then get out on the water to see why so many find this pastime so satisfying.