Orvis Fly Fishing
How Do I Pack My Fly-Fishing Gear?
One of the greatest aspects of fly fishing is all of the locations across the globe available to anglers. Whether you’re flying across the world for a week-long adventure at an exotic lodge, or packing a raft for a five-day float trip, packing as smartly as possibly is a skill that pays off when it’s time to hit the water.
Here are some tips to make it easier for you to get your gear where it needs to be.
Multi-Day Float Trips
There’s nothing better than spending a week floating down a wild river with good friends. Multi-day float trips are a joy and can immerse anglers in an experience that’s hard to forget. Outfitters that do a lot of multi-day trips have the logistics of packing down to a science. They’re organized, efficient, and quick when it comes to loading up rafts and gear.
For first-time angles on a multi-day trip, the logistics of packing can be hard to get right. Instead of having to unpack and reorganize all your essentials again and again, use these tips to make the process of carrying and finding what you need as easy as possible.
Do you really need it?
Space is at a premium on these trips. There’s only so much room for gear in a raft. Before you go and stuff everything possible into your bags, ask yourself if you really need three rod and reels or a fifth fly box.
Organize gear into 3 categories. Pack each separately.
Focus on the right gear, rather than on bringing lots of extras and spares.
Pick the right luggage to pack it into
Traveling for a flight to a fishing destination can be stressful and frustrating. Follow the same guidelines set out above and pack things into separate bags. Once that’s done, stuff these bags into a single duffel that fits all your gear. Consolidating all your gear into one package will pay off when it comes to locating your bags at baggage claim. Here are some more packing tips to help make sure your gear gets to its destination.
While traveling to fish can be an unforgettable and rewarding experience, packing for it can be stressful. Spending the time to organize your fishing gear and packing it intently will pay off when it comes time to hit the water. Knowing the location of each piece of gear you’ll need throughout the trip will make fishing a new destination less complicated and more direct.
If you pack properly, you’ll be able to more thoroughly enjoy the fishing and lessen the stress of constantly searching for the gear you need to match the demands of the day.
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