What to Look For in a Fly Fishing Vest

There is nothing quite as fun and relaxing as getting out into nature and enjoying a day of fly fishing. But as with most sports, protection and equipment are everything, so it’s important to have a dependable fly fishing vest. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing your next vest!

Why do you need a fly fishing vest?

If you are new to fly fishing, then you may not yet realize that this sport requires many tools. You have your clippers, forceps, fly boxes, tippets, strike indicators, your split shots, and a whole list of other necessary accessories. The trick is that you need to carry all of these items with you while also standing in the water. It is no easy task; unless you have a good fly fishing vest!

How do you like to fish?

Fly fishing vests come in a variety of shapes and sizes and the type you choose depends on how you like to fish. Many anglers want to be minimalists and carry only the essential tools. For them, light, smaller vests are ideal. If you are someone who likes to fish with the whole kitchen sink, then you will need a larger jacket.

Fabric choices

For most anglers, a larger vest with several pockets is best. Many go with the traditional standard fabric vests, but if you want a more breathable experience, then you could go with a mesh vest. This type is especially useful if you live in a place that gets very hot in the summer.

Think about pockets

When you are looking at different vests, you want to think about how many items you carry and then match that to the number of pockets. Some vests come with 50 pockets but if you don’t have accessories to fill them with, then your vest will be cumbersome for no reason. Different garments have different sized pockets. Think about how big or large your tools are and then compare vests using that logic.

Once you have your perfect vest, bring your rod and tools to Lawrence Bay Lodge! Experience some of the most adventurous fly fishing and be amazed when you catch gorgeous Northern Pike in the incredibly bountiful Reindeer Lake. Call us at 701-262-4560 today to start planning your trip!