Fly Fishing Outing

Clothing and Equipment Checklist

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  • Fly fishing rod and reel outfit if you have one.
  • Waders, wading boots, and other personal fishing gear if you have it.
  • Rain jacket, fully waterproof.
  • Hat, wide-brimmed or ball cap, for sun and eye protection.
  • Polarized sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen, SPF 20 or higher.
  • Personal medical supplies and prescriptions
  • Personal hygiene supplies-toothbrush, shaving kit, etc.
  • Spare corrective eyewear, glasses, or contacts.
  • Camera.
  • Flash light or head lamp with extra batteries.


Non-Fishing Attire:  NTX Patriot Anglers trips are very casual and no special attire is necessary. Blue jeans, khakis, shorts, casual shirts, fishing shirts are all common.

Outer Garments:  Waterproof rain jacket, preferable lightweight and packable. Always carry this with you! Layer for changing weather conditions. We recommend quick-drying synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, etc. Even in spring and fall it’s always a good idea to include a good fleece jacket or similar wind-blocking product. Long-sleeved, quick drying fishing shirts, pants and shorts. Gloves and stocking cap just in case during the winter months. EARTH-TONE COLORS!... Trout can see in color.

Under Garments:  Fall, winter, and spring bring long underwear, top and bottom, at least one pair. Mid-weight, quick drying is most versatile. For cold weather and water, use sweatpants or fleece garments under breathable waders.

Footwear:  Neoprene booties or wool socks for wet wading in summer. Non-cotton thick socks in the spring, fall, and winter for inside the waders. Smart wool or synthetic fleece is best.

FLY FISHING CHECKLIST  (If you have it, if not, don't worry)

Rods and Reels:

  • 8.5 or 9-foot rod with 4, 5, or 6 weight floating line is most appropriate and versatile.
  • Matching reels and lines.

Leaders and Tippets:

  • 7 ½’ and 9’ tapered leaders work throughout season.
  • Spools of 4x,5x,6x tippet material.
  • Most versatile leader is 9-foot 5x.

Waders and Wading Boots:

  • Lightweight/breathable waders with layers underneath.
  • Felt soled wading boots.

Other Standard Gear:

  • Fishing vest, hip-chest pack or other product to hold gear.
  • Fly floatant, paste or powder.
  • Nippers and forceps.
  • Optional: Net and wading staff.