From fly fishing vests to rods and reels - to get the best requires lots of trial and error use. I like to make my bigger purchases based on the recommendation of the pro’s I get to fish with.
If you think the ‘newer’, ‘more expensive’ gear is out of budget, do consider what you get for your investment. You can get a Wal-Mart Scientific Anglers Single 4-Piece Rod and Reel Case for under $80. But go pick up a Double L Bamboo Fly Rod Outfit for $1,600 and you’ll call the mega-store piece a toy!
The new fabrics designers are using for outdoor wear are lightweight, weather resistant, and durable; good investments.
First things first – you need a purse! I tend to think of my fishing pack as “my purse” because I do keep life’s essential in the many pockets.