The holiday season seems appropriate for a time of year to consider new gear for that fly fisherman in your life. It could also be argued that this is a reasonable excuse to treat yourself to some new digs. Like a Merry Christmas to me, from me type of thing. Regardless of why you’re searching the web, here are some of my favorite gear options for this year.
This fall brought the new Helios 3 from Orvis. Regardless of how you felt about the Helios 2, you need give the Helios 3 a chance. It’s safe to say that I 100% favor the Helios 3 over the Helios 2. The hype with this new rod from Orvis is real.
The first generation of the Hatch Finatic was a favorite. With the improvements made to the second gen, this is a reel fly anglers will be sure to want in their arsenal. Performance and oh so pretty.
With a variety of sink rate options, the Scientific Anglers Sonar Series has every depth covered. These lines are quickly becoming a favorite of anglers fishing for trout, bass, and musky.
I’ve had my current Rogue Fleece Hoody from Simms for over 4 years. It’s jacket that with layering can meet the needs of many different temperatures. Purpose, style, and comfort.
A very comfortable option for those cold days on the water. It’s a lot easier to be in waders during winter with a warm pair of pants underneath.
There no such thing as too much tippet. The 3 pack option of Powerflex Plus from Rio makes sense. Save a little money, and put the tube they come in to good use holding flies.
Strike indicators are a great tool. Airlock Strike Indicators are easy to adjust and do not kink leaders.
These fly boxes quickly became very popular. Everybody could use a Tacky Fly Box to hold their flies. Even if you already have one, you could always use another one.
Carrying and organizing articulated streamers can be a pain. Boat boxes are great, but not for wading. I have yet to get my hands on one of the Plan D Fly Boxes, but they look great for carrying some streamers with you for everyday wade fishing.
Whether it’s for coffee in the morning or adult beverages later in the day, it’s easy for a fly fisherman to find use with the Yeti Ramblers. I’m using my 20z Tumbler daily whether it’s on or off the water.