Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man how to fish and he eats for a life time – that is a popular proverb about a person’s source of income, which we’ve heard one time or another. An afterword to that aphorism is, “Although, that man must go to a fly fishing store first because without the appropriate gear and equipment, he shall not catch a fish.
Purchasing goods in a fly fishing store may be dull and tiresome for other people but for a most, it is very enjoyable. Before one purchases the rod, the reel and the flies, one should first purchase the clothes and matching outfit for fishing. The first thing to look for is the fly fishing vest with many compartments or pockets. In order to keep the flies within reach you may opt to place a sheepskin in from of the vest. To secure nail cutters from clipping loops or ties, the most essential addition are the spring-laden retractable reel which is linked to the best. The vests however must have a back pocket to keep a rain coat.
The fly box is another vital accessory for every fly fisher. Finding the best box that suits your needs is very crucial so you must search carefully. The main purpose of the box is to keep and store the flies, insect larvae, and streamers.
You can also buy the following things as well: insect repellent, but be moderate in using this because it can damage the finish of the rod and wear down polish of the fly line. Polarized shades are an accessory that one must have in its pack so one can see the fish in the water and shield the eyes from its rays. These accessories are optional but might come in handy if the need arise: a flashlight with flexible neck, thermometer, knife and different sets of blades, and finally a first aid kit.
After buying the gears and accessories, then it’s time to move on to the fishing equipment, where the store attendants can be of big help. They could give you an idea what is the fast selling brands of rods, reels, lines and bait. You can even try out the rod and the line if it suits you in a designated area in the fly fishing store. Another benefit of going to a fly fishing store is there are other expert anglers there who can point you the right way, and with the proper advice and equipment, one can fish for a lifetime.