Packing List: A Fishy Trip

fishing_by_coltond-d51twxtThe salmon have started to run up north, meaning there are thousands of fish flooding the rivers of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. It’s a fisherman’s dream (and a bear’s too!). If you’re planning on spending some time up north this summer, we’ve got just the packing list for you for you. And don’t forget the carp are going crazy too. While we don’t sell fishing gear at our store, we figure that many of our customers love to go fly fishing when they’re enjoying the outdoors and would appreciate this packing list. Add this list to our Essentials List to get everything you need!

Packing List

  • Rod and carry case
  • Reel
  • Line
  • Flies and fly box
  • Leaders
  • Waders
  • Breathable casting shirt
  • Fishing vest or pack
  • Net
  • Tippet spools
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Wide brimmed hat, like the Tilley
  • Headlamp
  • Fish un-hooking nippers
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Water
  • Bag for your fishing gear


If you’re stuck too far south for salmon fishing, this packing list will still work for a regular fly fishing trip. And if you’re unable to get out on the river, we recommended feeding your fishing craving with these great fishing links:

  • Into the Salmon World– A photography venture into the life of a salmon
  • Carp on the Fly– John, a carp fly fisher, has some great trip stories, complete with photos of some really big (huge) carp.
  • Field & Stream’s Fly Talk– Probably the epitome of living the fly fishing life, these fellas travel across the world seeking fishing nirvana. One can dream…
  • Caddis Fly– If you’ve ever wanted to start tying your own flies, this is the place to start. Caddis Fly has all kinds of video tutorials so you can work on those microscopic masterpieces while dreaming of the river.

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