Fly Fishing Stuff
So what is absolutely necessary in order to fly fish? A fly rod, fly line, a leader and some flies and honestly that is just about it. There are other items that will make your time fishing more enjoyable and possibly make you more effective, a fly box, a couple of small spools of tippet material of different sizes, forceps, nippers, fly flotant, a net, and lastly, maybe most important depending on where you fish, waders and boots. All of this is fairly cheap, besides waders and boots, and can be carried in a fishing vest, small chest pouch, shoulder sling, or waist pack.
I have tried about every type of carrying system imaginable, vest, sling pack, backpack, shoulder bag and everything in between and have settled on what you see because I wear a backpack so much and fish with one on. This pack allows me to wear it with a backpack and access my fishing gear without taking anything off or having to leave the stream.
This is what I am using now but honestly, next week it might be something different, this is a constantly evolving process. I am not saying what I do is better than what anyone else does, I am all about doing what works for you. What I am saying, is that while there are a few things you need to fly fish and some things that are handy to have, you don't have to spend a tremendous amount of money or look like the cover of an Orvis catalog to get out and have a good time and catch fish.