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Thread: 5 Things you never fish without.

  1. #1
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    Default 5 Things you never fish without.

    Ok so you see it in the magazines. Guides list their top 5 pieces of gear they couldnt live without. So what about yall? List the top 5 things you take with you everytime you go fishing. Im talking bass, bluegill, trout, muskie, carp, whatever you chase w/ a fly
    Heres mine:

    #1- Polarized Sunglasses- 20 bucks at Bass Pro. Been lookin for another pair but I could get a rod for that price!

    #2- My Simms hat- First "fishin" hat I owned, never hit the water w/o it.

    #3- Extra tapered leader- one of those things that if you leave it youll need it.

    #4- Size 8 black wooly bugger w/ flashabou- Catches anything. Always keep one. Its not really anything but it could be alot of things.

    #5- Extra leash for Molly- ....no explanation needed.

    (This is in addition to my rod, reel, flies, waders..etc.)

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    Last edited by MTN_TRT; 02-14-2007 at 09:50 AM.

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    1. got to have my sunglasses. I am miserable without them. Costa Fathoms

    2. beadhead prince nymph. The first fly that I ever caught a trout on and also the fly that I have hooked into my biggest fish and the one that I have the most confidence in. Always have a lot of those in various sizes.

    3. I almost always have to stop at a store and buy sunflower seeds. Either BBQ or regular salted.

    4. I always carry a spare rod with me. I have broken the tip off my first rod when I took a fall one day and had to drive home early just because I didnt have a spare.

    5.Camera. I will never go fishing without a camera again because I hate trying to convince my dad that my fish was really this big. Now I just take a picture and then bam no arguement.

    All of this plus the standard.

  3. #3
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    Default 5 Things?

    1 - Rod & Reel - yes, I have forgotten them.

    2 - Vest - has everything from water bottle to net to license.

    3 - Hat

    4 - Sunglasses

    5 - MOST IMPORTANT - patience

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    Talking 5 things

    1. Permission from wife. (just kidding!)
    2. License and ID ( I get in a hurry sometimes)
    3. Lanyard with my tools and tippet ( I can stick a flybox in a shirt pocket)
    4. Backup rod and reel closeby (broke a rod in the middle of Abrams Creek horseshoe once)
    5. See # 1

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    I would have to ditto most all that have been listed....if it is warm weather trip in the Park I would have to put benadryl on this list....those hornets and yellow jackets can ruin a day early and there's more of them than snakes and bears.

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    Many previously listed &

    1. Trail mix/Jerky
    2. Water
    3. First Aid Kit
    4. Thermometer
    5. Map/compass(Backcountry)

    * I always leave an itinerary with wife.. You just never know!!
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    1. Rod
    2. Reel
    3. Line/Leader
    4. Tippet
    5. Flies

    The rest is just a bunch of stuff I've convinced myself I need.
    Some of my most favorite days on the water have been the result of the minimalist approach.
    May you fish more than you wish for.

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    Talking Bingo I agree

    But I always take more than I need

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    1. Rod
    2. Reel
    3. Line/Leader
    4. Tippet
    5. Flies

    The rest is just a bunch of stuff I've convinced myself I need.
    Some of my most favorite days on the water have been the result of the minimalist approach.

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    1. Polarized Sunglasses (Peppers)-best 40 dollar sunglasses iv ever owned.
    2. Camera-I usually fish alone and no one believes that I actually catch fish out there.
    3. Rod-Bro made it for me for my high school graduation.
    4. Fly box- can't do much fishin without it.
    5. A little Luck!!!
    ~If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.~

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    i take: 1) 3 or 4 cans of vienna sausage. 2) flask of brandy in case of snake bite, attact by mountain piranha, or reaction to vienna sausages. 3) large amount of charmin in case i hook the big one. 4) hand grenade, in case i don't hook the big one. 5) about 60 pounds of gear i.e. rods, reels, flies, nets, the usual suspects.
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
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