Fly Fishing could seem like a challenging and confusing activity to get into. There is an abundance of gear to choose from, and an incredible amount of diversity in fishing conditions. Then there's budget, we teamed up with Paul, fly fishing professional and owner of River Bay Outfitters to help clear the air and help you understand what you should consider when buying fly equipment.
Paul says, don't worry about your budget when you want to buy fly gear, think about your location, and overall situation. "Find the right tool for the right job."
When purchasing fly gear, your situation and location will determine what kind of gear you will need to buy. For example, on Long Island, there are spring creeks. The fish aren't so large, so you can go with a smaller rod and a lighter line. This will give you mobility when fishing in a smaller area.