There are thousands of fly fishing accessories out there. Just look in a fishing bag and it ‘s like Aladdin’s Cave! Objects big and small, sparkling and shiny some everyday things and others like something from the moon! But is there really a need for all those little things that every angler seems to accumulate over the years?

While every angler loves to get their hands on all things fishing, there are some things that are must-haves when it comes to fly fishing . Besides the rod, reel and line, mann angelzelt there are other accessories that can sometimes be forgotten when a frustrated angler is left cursing at the lake or river bank after losing a big fish.

Of course, you can go fishing and catching fish right after you buy the basics, but how about a specially designed fly fishing bag? Of course you could use a regular bag, but as your kit grows it just won’t be good enough to carry various lines, reels, fly boxes, leader spools (lead material) and other items. This is why you should get a bag that is designed for fly fishing as it has all the pockets and different storage compartments for your various accessories, making it much easier for you to find what you are looking for at the water ‘s edge .

Vest for fly fishing

Or maybe a fly fishing vest? Just as useful as a bag but you can carry it , for some this can be an advantage or disadvantage. Next you need a mesh. Trying to cast a fish and land it at the same time is difficult, but without a net trying to hand-land the fish you will lose the fish 9 times out of 10 . So get yourself a good, reliable landing net and avoid losing the fish of your dreams.

Sunglasses are also a must not only to protect your eyes from the glare of the water but also from flying hooks and also help you see fish in the upper layers of the water column.

Floatant and sinkant are also two accessories that every fly fisherman needs. If you choose to fish dry flies then it is nearly impossible to get your fly to stay in the upper film of water and mimic a real natural fly without using some flotation agent . When fishing nymphs, buzzers and wet flies you need to put a sinkant on the hooklink so it sinks too and doesn’t keep your fly or flies in the top or second foot of the water.

Tweezers should always be handy to take the fish off the hook with ease, and scissors is also a good tool that can come in handy on many occasions.

fly boxes

Fly boxes come in many different designs. Don’t make things awkward by carrying large fly boxes stuffed with every fly pattern you own. Instead, break your fly patterns into different categories such as dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, etc. and place them in small, easy-to-carry fly boxes for convenience.

And the last thing on the must-have list of fly fishing accessories is a pair of waders. They come in many different styles but my personal favorite are 2 mann angelzelt waders as they allow you to wade as deep as you need to while also keeping you warm in the depths of winter