Fly Fishing Gadgets The Dirty Secret

I'm going to let you in on a dirty little secret about fly fisherman, they love gadgets. The worst part is no matter what type of dirty blue widgets are being advertised most fly fisherman will end up buying it and they usually dont work. There are just tons of fly fishing gadgets, gizmos and thingamabob that are supposed to help you catch fish by the dozens and few if any will ever actually deliver. I for one am a believer in keeping it simple. A fly rod and reel, waders,flies, and a nice stretch of water is all you need to get the job done. Perhaps I'll throw in a fly vest as they are nice to keep things organized but definitely not a necessity. Christmas time is especially rough on those of us that live in the north and the steams are froze over.

There is nothing worse than not being able to get out in the stream and fish so often we spend our winter months browsing fishing catalogues, fishing equipment websites and reading about all the new types of fly fishing gadgets that will be coming in for the next season. Word of warning dont keep your credit card close to the computer while browsing or you'll find yourself buying lots of those useless fly fishing widgets, trinkets and gadgets just because your bored. That's not to say that you can add some much needed fly fishing gear to your Christmas list for other to buy you, but dont waste your own money :) I always try to advise my kids and family what type of fishing stuff to avoid and give them a list of gear I'll be needing in the spring in case they feel they have to buy me fly fishing equipment for Christmas.