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Saltwater Fly Fishing for Beginners - On The Water

Many of the greatest saltwater fly fishing destinations are far away from fly shops and gear suppliers. This means that it is a good idea to come prepared with extra flies and tackle so that you do not have to quit fishing if something gets broken, lost, or stolen. I always take a single fly box with an assortment of saltwater flies, an extra fly line, and a few spools of saltwater tippet. Another tool that you may want to pick up for your first saltwater trip is a pair of strong saltwater angling pliers like the or the . They will most likely stay in the sheath while you fish with a guide, but will become very useful once you step out onto the flats on your own.

Many of the greatest saltwater fly fishing destinations are far away from fly shops and gear suppliers. This means that it is a good idea to come prepared with extra flies and tackle so that you do not have to quit fishing if something gets broken, lost, or stolen. I always take a single fly box with an assortment of saltwater flies, an extra fly line, and a few spools of saltwater tippet. Another tool that you may want to pick up for your first saltwater trip is a pair of strong saltwater angling pliers like the or the . They will most likely stay in the sheath while you fish with a guide, but will become very useful once you step out onto the flats on your own.

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Saltwater Flyfishing Articles Reviews and Techniques

Many of the greatest saltwater fly fishing destinations are far away from fly shops and gear suppliers. This means that it is a good idea to come prepared with extra flies and tackle so that you do not have to quit fishing if something gets broken, lost, or stolen. I always take a single fly box with an assortment of saltwater flies, an extra fly line, and a few spools of saltwater tippet. Another tool that you may want to pick up for your first saltwater trip is a pair of strong saltwater angling pliers like the or the . They will most likely stay in the sheath while you fish with a guide, but will become very useful once you step out onto the flats on your own.

On my first saltwater fly fishing trip, it did not take long for me to realize that the ocean can be an unfriendly place for visitors from the mountains. Wearing only my standard summer trout fishing outfit, (shorts, flip flops, and short sleeved t-shirt) I was totally unprepared for the demanding conditions that I encountered on my first fly fishing trip into the Florida backcountry. The blazing sun, tropical heat, and relentless mosquito attacks penetrated my weak defenses and taught me a clothing lesson that I will never forget. From here on out, I will always bring long pants like the new , a light weight, long sleeved shirt like the, powerful sunglasses, and a full supply of high SPF sunscreen. These simple things will protect you from both bugs and bright sun so that you save energy, stay hydrated, and do not get burnt. For trips where you plan on wade fishing, it is important to bring some lightweight foot protection like the or . These apparel suggestions might seem like a no-brainer, but for me they were not, and I got fried.