Fishing equipment

  • · Rods & reels
  • · Fly boxes with flies (waterproof boxes keep hooks from rusting)
  • · 2 Small flashlights (stow first light with fishing gear and second light with toiletries), extra batteries
  • · Polarized glasses (2 pair of copper, gray or brown with side shields), cleaner and Croakies or other type of glasses strap
  • · Prescription glasses or reading glasses · Line Dressing/Cleaner
  • · Pliers (rustproof or stainless steel) · Forceps or hemostats (2 pair, one might easily break) · Reel lube/oil
  • · Nippers (2 pair, one with your flats hip pack and the other with you; also one might easily break)
  • · Hook hone or hook file · Nail knot tool or combination-type knot tool (unless you can tie these knots without the aid of a device).
  • · Waterproof tape to protect fingers or other type device for stripping finger protection
  • · Tape measure
  • · Flats hip pack with water bottle holder, to carry fishing essentials, and waterproof bag to protect camera, extra clothing, etc.
  • · Raingear (very lght)
  • · Sunscreen (at least SPF 30, waterproof)
  • · Zinc oxide (good for nose, lips)
  • · Lip balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)
  • · Insect repellent · Packable Camera, extra batteries, lens paper
  • · Small first aid kit; contains Band-Aids, aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, hand cleaner or alcohol pads, tweezers, antibiotic cream, antihistamine, Pepto-Bismol tablets