Ep.2 What Gear Do I Need To Fly Fish?

In this episode we go through the quintessential gear for the up-and-coming fly angler. From rod and reel, to waders and boots, to setup up and essential accessories. Read below for Lance's Go to gear!

Ep.2 What Gear Do I Need To Fly Fish?

Here is list of gear as recommended by Lance and Pablo:

Starter Outfits (rod/reel combos)
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/rods?pf_t_rod_type=Rod%2FReel+Outfits](https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/rods?pf_t_rod_type=Rod/Reel+Outfits)

When getting into specifics, I (Pablo) have tried to siphon Lance's exhaustive list of specific purpose based gear choices, into a more condensed utilitarian version. In an effort to accommodate everyone's budget I have tried (where applicable) to give you 3 price options for each gear category: entry level, intermediate, and pro. Without been too over-arching, each price increase gets you better materials, better craftsmanship, more accuracy etc....and in the case of waders/boots, comfort, protection and longevity - what's the old adage?..."You get what you pay for." Having said that, the below are ALL well respected, field tested and great options and you can fish successfully for days on them, with any of the options.

GENERAL PURPOSE RODS:
ENTRY LEVEL:
Sage Foundation
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/sage-foundation-fly-rod](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/sage-foundation-fly-rod)
Orvis Clearwater
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/orvis-clearwater-fly-rod](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/orvis-clearwater-fly-rod)
TFO Pro II
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/tfo-pro-ii](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/tfo-pro-ii)

INTERMEDIATE:
Sage Sonic 10' 4wt
[Sage Sonic Fly Rod– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/sage-sonic-fly-rod)
Orvis Recon 9' 5wt
[Orvis Recon Fly Rod– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/orvis-recon-fly-rod?variant=36923792392357)

PRO:
Sage R8 10’ 4 Weight
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/sage-r8-core-fly-rod](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/sage-r8-core-fly-rod)
Loomis Asquith 9’ 5 Weight
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/g-loomis-asquith-fly-rod](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/g-loomis-asquith-fly-rod)

REEL:
PRO:
Lamson Litespeed
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-litespeed-f](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-litespeed-f)
Ross Evolution LTX
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/ross-reels-evolution-ltx](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/ross-reels-evolution-ltx)
Lamson Speedster
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-speedster-s-fly-reel](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-speedster-s-fly-reel)

INTERMEDIATE
Lamson Remix 3-pack
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-remix-fly-reel-3-pack](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/lamson-remix-fly-reel-3-pack)
Orvis Battenkill Disc
[Orvis Battenkill Disc Reel– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/orvis-battenkill-disc-reel)

ENTRY LEVEL
Orvis Clearwater
[Clearwater® Large Arbor Reels | Orvis](https://www.orvis.com/clearwater-large-arbor-reels/2S53-Family.html)
Redington Zero
[Redington Zero Fly Reel– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/redington-zero-fly-reel)
Lamson Liquid
[Lamson - Liquid - Reel– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/sale-lamson-reels/products/lamson-liquid-fly-reel)

LINE:
ALL PURPOSE:
SA Amplitude Infinity Smooth
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-smooth-infinity-taper-fly-line](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-smooth-infinity-taper-fly-line)
TROUT
SA Amplitude Trout
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-trout-fly-line-blue-bamboo-blue-heron](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-trout-fly-line-blue-bamboo-blue-heron)
SA Amplitude Infinity
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-infinity-fly-line](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-amplitude-infinity-fly-line)

INTERMEDIATE
SA Mastery MXP
[Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX Fly Line– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-mastery-mpx-fly-line)
Rio Mainstream Trout
ENTRY LEVEL
[Rio Mainstream Trout WF - Floating Fly Line– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/rio-mainstream-trout-wf-floating-fly-line)

TIPPET OPTIONS:
Flourocarbon
Umpqua Phantom X Fluorocarbon
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-phantom-x-fluorocarbon-tippet](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-phantom-x-fluorocarbon-tippet)
Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-fluorocarbon-tippet-30m](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-fluorocarbon-tippet-30m)
Trouthunter Fluorocarbon
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/trouthunter-fluorocarbon-tippet](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/trouthunter-fluorocarbon-tippet)
Nylon
Umpqua Perform X Nylon
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-nylon-tippet](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-nylon-tippet)
Scientific Anglers Nylon
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-stealth-tippet-30m](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-stealth-tippet-30m)

GENERAL PURPOSE PRESENTATION LEADERS
Umpqua Perform X Trout Leaders 9’
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-leader-9](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-leader-9)
Umpqua Perform X Trout Leaders 7.5’
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-leader-7-5](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-perform-x-trout-leader-7-5)
Scientific Anglers Absolute Leaders
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-tapered-leader](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/scientific-anglers-absolute-trout-tapered-leader)
RIO
RIO Powerflex Taper Leader
[RIO Powerflex Trout Tapered Leader 3 pack– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/rio-powerflex-trout-tapered-leader-3-pack)

WADERS:
ENTRY LEVEL
Simms Tributary
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/simms-tributary-waders-stockingfoot](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/simms-tributary-waders-stockingfoot)
Redington Sonic Pro 
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/redington-sonic-pro-waders](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/redington-sonic-pro-waders)

BOOTS
ENTRY LEVEL
Simms Tributary
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/simms-mens-tributary-wading-boot-rubber-sole-striker-grey](https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/simms-mens-tributary-wading-boot-rubber-sole-striker-grey)
Orvis Clearwater
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/orvis-clearwater-wading-boots-rubber-sole](https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/orvis-clearwater-wading-boots-rubber-sole)
Redington Benchmark
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/redington-benchmark-wading-boot-rubber-sole](https://www.flyfishfood.com/collections/boots-cleats/products/redington-benchmark-wading-boot-rubber-sole)

VEST/PACK
PRO
Umpqua ZS2 Overlook Pack
[Umpqua ZS2 Overlook 500 Chest Pack Kit– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-zs2-overlook-500-chest-pack-kit)
Fishpond Thunderhead Lumbar pack
[Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar - Eco– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/fishpond-thunderhead-submersible-lumbar-eco)
Simms Guide Fishing Vest
[Simms - Guide Fishing Vest– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/simms-guide-fishing-vest)
ENTRY LEVEL
Orvis Clearwater vest
[Clearwater® Mesh Fly-Fishing Vest | Orvis](https://www.orvis.com/clearwater-mesh-vest/20N5.html)


GEL FLOATANT:
Loon Aquel
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-aquel-floatant](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-aquel-floatant)
Loon Lochsa
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-lochsa-floatant-1-2-oz](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-lochsa-floatant-1-2-oz)
Tiemco Dry Magic
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/tiemco-dry-magic](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/tiemco-dry-magic)

POWDER FLOATANT:
Loon Top Ride
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-top-ride-powder-floatant-desiccant](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-top-ride-powder-floatant-desiccant)
Loon Dust
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-dust](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-dust)
Shimazaki Dry Shake
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-shimazaki-dry-shake](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/umpqua-shimazaki-dry-shake)

STREAMSIDE TOOLS
Loon Rogue Nipper
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-rogue-nippers](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-rogue-nippers)
Loon Classic Nipper
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-classic-nippers](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-classic-nippers)
Loon Classic Scissor Forceps
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-classic-scissor-forceps](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-classic-scissor-forceps)
Loon Essentials Kit
[https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-essentials-kit](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/loon-essentials-kit)

SUNGLASSES
PRO
[Smith Guide's Choice Sunglasses– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/smith-guides-choice-sunglasses)
INTERMEDIATE
[Smith Barra Sunglasses– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/smith-barra-sunglasses)
ENTRY LEVEL
[Suncloud Rambler Blackened - Tortoise– Fly Fish Food](https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/suncloud-rambler-blackened-tortoise)