In addition to the clothing and your balanced outfit there are many essential fly fishing accessories that you should have for fly fishing. Some of these accessories may seem strange, but when wading, it is necessary to have all of your gear and tools with you.

Loading your Fly Fishing Vest

You already have your fly fishing vest with plenty of large pockets, because that is part of a fly fisherman’s basic wardrobe. You might want to put a patch of sheepskin on the front of the vast where you can keep alternative flies handy. You should also have a spring-loaded retractable spool that attaches to your vest to hold a pair of nail clippers. They come in very handy for trimming knots. You might want to attach a patch of rubber for straightening leaders. Ideally, the vest should have a large back pocket to carry light rain gear. Some vests also have a ring at the back of the collar, where you can attach the net to keep it out of the way.

Aventik Fly Fishing Fly Line Leader Straightener & Line Cleaner

Leader Straightener
Fly Fishing Leader Straightener
clean leader tool

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Fly Fishing Line Clippers, Fly Fishing Line Tie Tool, Fly Fishing Knot Tools Line Cutter Clipper Nipper, Fishing Quick…

Multifunctional: Can be knot tying tool, hook sharpener, line cutter, hook eye cleaning pin.
Convenient To Carry: Equipped with a zinger retractor, it is convenient for you to attach it to waist, backpack, fishing tackle bag, etc.
High Quality: Made of premium stainless steel, anti-rust and sturdy, durable to use.

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KyleBooker Fly Fishing Vest for Anglers Mesh Adjustable Size for Men and Women

COMFORTABLE - Made of lightweight Breathable mesh back allows for air to flow freely so you can stay cool and dry. Especially in hot weather
LIGHT WEIGHT - Standing 8 hours in some rough backcountry mountain streams, the weight become very important. By spreading the weight through the suspension structure, you will not feel the weight of your gears
MULTIFUNCTION- A vest with the versatility of a pack. Accommodate multiple fly boxes in a variety of sizes, two easy access zip-down fly benches with mesh expansion for tippet spools. Large mesh back pocket with additional zippered pocket for more gears

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Fly fishing fly boxes

Fly boxes are one of the staples of the essential fly fishing accessories, needless to say, the choice of your fly boxes is very important. One should have large compartments where you can store dry flies without crushing their hackles. You should also have one or two smaller boxes with foam linings and metal clips. These are for holding your wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. Having a couple of small vials to hold your dry of flies after catching a fish also comes in very handy.

Maxcatch Waterproof Fly Box Double Clear Lid Fly Fishing Box 4 Size

Waterproof Fly Box Sealed with Rubber Gaskets Both Sides
Double Clear Lid Design, Convenient to Distinguish Your Flies
Tough Clarified ABS Plastic Lids

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leaders and tippets

A spare spool for your reel, already loaded with backing and line, is a good idea to have with you. Also a few spools of mono-filament leader material, a leader wallet, a sharpening stone, and a Swiss Army knife are important for the fly fisherman to have within easy reach.

AnglerDream 2 3 4 5 6X Tippet Line Clear Nylon 50M /55Yds Fly Fishing Tippet Line with Tippet Holder

Package Includes: 2 3 4 5 6X Tippet + Holder
Material: Nylon
Length: 50M/55Yds

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Aventik Fly Fishing Tapered Leader Wallet 5 Slots Tippet Case Net-Like Leader Tippet Storage Leader Pocket 4X4inch

Mesh leader wallet specially designed for the best air circulation. Keep your lines and leaders dry and organized.
Leader wallet 5 slots offer easy organization including plastic zipper for top covers.
Mesh leader wallet excellent size 4X4inch/11X11cm ideal for tippets and leaders.

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insect REPELLENT & Neck Cover

Insect repellent is essential when fly fishing. The main ingredient in many insect repellents is DEET, which is an industrial solvent and can damage the varnish on your fly rod, eat away the finish on your fly line, weaken your leaders and destroy your rain gear. If you do use an insect repellent with DEET be very careful of what it touches and try to limit its use. There are many products today that do not contain that solvent.

One of my essential fly fishing accessory now is a neck cover. Not only a neck cover adds an extra layer of protection from insect bites, but also it protects and decrease pollen allergies effect when you go through heavy planted areas.

KALILY 12PCS/9PCS/6PCS Headband Bandana – Neck Gaiter, Face Mask, Balaclava, Headwrap

★ FEATURES & CUSTOM SERVICE - 100% premium Microfiber.25x48cm/9.5x19inch (WidexLong). We have more than 200 designs for you to choose from. If you want to select designs that you like, just Click "Sold by KALILY" to email us for custom order!
★ COMFY TO WEAR, SAY GOODBYE TO HEADWEAR HEADACHES - Our headbands are very soft and stretchy, it fits head circumference from 21.25 to 25 Inch(54 to 64cm). It's breathable & seamless, resulting in ultimate comfort and fewer bad hair days.
★ 12 DIFFERENT WAYS TO WEAR - Why buy a headband, neck gaiter, bandana, headwear and cap when you have it all in one here? In the summer, rock your headband to wick away sweat and protect yourself from the sun. Our headbands are worn by weekend warriors & buff athletes, stylish urbanites, and even cancer chemo patients. In the winter, rock it as a lightweight neck gaiter, face mask, beanie or balaclava, adding one of these as an extra layer of warmth for my ears, head, and neck.

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Having a good pair of polarized sunglasses will help you to see the fish and protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. I would highly recommend getting sunglasses strap, you don’t want to chase it down the stream or having the trouble of placing it when you take it off and on.

I want to fly freely Outdoor Sports Glasses Riding Polarized Glasses Mountaineering Fishing Run Golf Uv Protection

Note: Although our frames are rugged, do not bend the sunglasses as they may damage the lens.
Suitable for all outdoor activities: lightweight design for face wear, specially designed polarized sports sunglasses frame for men and women sports ears, suitable for fishing, running, cycling, walking, hunting, motorcycle, bicycle, baseball, driving Ideal sunglasses for racing, softball, rock climbing, skiing, golf, etc.
Designed to offer Maximum Performance and Maximum Value with great design and performance unrivalled by any other brand.

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Extra Essential fly fishing Accessories

It’s also important to have a small pocket flashlight with a flexible neck. This can be very useful for many things including changing flies at dusk or dawn. Other useful items include a thermometer, a small container of split shot, a good knife with several blades, and a small first aid emergency kit if you will be hiking far away from the nearest help.

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]

Spring-loaded pliers
Butterfly Design w/ lightweight frame
15 tools including a fine edge knife, serrated knife, and rough cut saw

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Wadding staff for heavy currents

Many fishermen like to take a collapsible wading staff with them while fly fishing. It helps them to keep their footing if they are wading in a heavy current or on a slippery, rocky bottom. A small cotton mesh net with a short handle comes in handy for netting your fish. If you intend to keep your catch a small canvas or woven willow basket for holding your fish will work well.

SF Fly Fishing Landing Net Soft Rubber Mesh Trout Net Catch and Release Net

SF catch and release net features a soft, clear rubberized net material that's gentle on the fish and won't tangle, rot or mildew. The clear color won't spook fish because it virtually disappears underwater. The frame is made from laminated bamboo and hardwood
Perfect nets for fly fishing on your favorite river, lake, or stream.Handle about 9", Hoop 9.5 x 16", Deep 10".360 degree copper swivel at the end of the handle.
New Strong and durable carabiner quick release magnetic clip Strongest powerful magnetic strength and agnets made of Aviation aluminum.

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High Stream Gear Foldable Hiking & Trekking Poles, 2 Lightweight Collapsible Walking Sticks, Adjustable Quick Lock…

STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE US ARMY, These strong and durable folding walking poles are made out of Aluminum 7075 which due to its high strength and low weight is utilized in the manufacture of the M16 rifle. If the material is strong enough for the army, it's strong enough for anyone!
EVERY INCH IN YOUR BACKPACK IS IMPORTANT. That's why in a few seconds you can fold each walking pole down to 37cm (14.5 inch) for easy carrying in your backpack, leaving enough place for the rest of your camping gear.
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There are many other accessories available for fly fishing today. Many of the choices depend on each fisherman’s personal preferences.

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