Many consider a fly fishing vest to be the ultimate fly fishing accessory. It allows you to carry everything needed for a successful day on the water in an organised and convenient way. Vests are most popular with trout fishers – for salmon anglers may find that they can fit everything into the pockets on their wading jacket. I find a vest useful in summer conditions for salmon when it is too warm for a jacket. For saltwater use in the UK a vest is perfect – although it pays to select one with saltwater resistant fittings.
There are two disadvantages with a traditional fishing bag – they are hard to pack in such a way that you can find things easily without emptying the contents and there is always a great temptation to leave the bag hanging on a tree and wander off to fish elsewhere. You then need to change a fly or take a photo – a vest solves these problems and is definitely the way forward.
Here are a few things to think about:
Guide by Sportfish expert Steve Hunt
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