Essential Fly Fishing Gear

The top gear picks for fly fishermen

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Aftco's Fish Ninja Sun Hoodie is made from a poly/spandex blend with built-in 50+ UV protection, giving anglers a comfortable shirt that protects their skin from the sun. Attached at the collar of the shirt is a hood with laser-cut breathing holes at the nose area. In addition, the Fish Ninja is stain resistant and anti-microbial. $69.99; aftco.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Columbia Powerdrain Cool PFG
Featuring Omni-Freeze Zero technology in the lining, these versatile shoes have the ability to react with sweat to lower the temperature of the material. Anglers will find Columbia's Powerdrain Cool PFG lightweight, supportive, responsive and stylish. $90; columbia.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

12WT. Sun Sleeves
Protect your arms from the sun and stay cool and comfortable with 12wt.'s new 30+ UPF Sun Sleeves.
$24; 12wt.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Optima Charger
Recover deeply discharged batteries and extend battery life with Optima's Digital 1200 12-volt performance charger. $199.99; optimabatteries.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Abel CFR
Support a great cause with Abel's Casting for Recovery inspired Super 5N large-arbor reel. Casting for Recovery, a breast cancer support group, will receive $100 per reel sold. $700; abelreels.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Exofficio Nomad Pant
Convert from comfortable fishing pants to fishing shorts with ease. Quick drying, sun protective and functional. $75; exofficio.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Deck Gear Tarpon Tamer
Sit or lean on Deck Gear's Tarpon Tamer. Stand on the supportive bar that encircles the chair for a higher vantage point while searching for fish, or sit on it during midday lulls between action. $699; ultimatefishingseat.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

TFO Mangrove series
With Flip Pallot's influence, Temple Fork's Mangrove series was designed for quick and realistic saltwater presentations. Load it quick and pepper shorelines, and get ready. $249; templeforkflyrods.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Free Fly: Bamboo Tech Longsleeve
Extremely soft and comfortable, this shirt is also moisture wicking, thermal regulating, antibacterial/anti-odor, biodegradable and environmentally sustainable. All of these features are properties that come with blending bamboo viscose with polyester, resulting in bamboo fabric. $49.95; freeflyapparel.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Airflo: Ridge Clear Tropical
Increase your advantage by making stealthier presenta-tions with Airflo's Ridge Clear Tropical fly line. This line is built with a very-low-stretch monofilament core and is specifically coated to perform in hot climates. Shootability has been improved, and the clear tip virtually disappears when it's in the water. $79.99; rajeffsports.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Sea Level: Bucket Shooter
Flats, boat or surf anglers who prefer to fish with a stripping basket have a new collapsible option. Sea Level's Bucket Shooter comes in a set that includes the bucket, a removable, ported surf bottom, a belt and a mesh bag for transport and/or storage and easily can be converted to accommodate left- or right-hand-retrieve anglers. $69.95; sealevelflyfish.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Clutch: TSx912
Just in time for tarpon season, Clutch Fly Rods is unveiling a brand-new 12-weight. This lightweight new rod was designed using advanced modulus graphite blended throughout the blank, allowing anglers to throw big flies with tight loops and put maximum pressure on tough fish. Clutch rods include high-quality cork handles, anodized reel seats and Recoil titanium guides. $795; clutchflyrods.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

FishPond's Westwater Backpack features an inside compartment that's spacious enough to fit anything you could possibly need on the flats. A mesh back and shoulder straps have been incorporated for added comfort, and in case you need more room, the design has a chest-pack attachment. $159.95; fishpondusa.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Smith Optics Chief
Now available with +2.0 or +2.5 magnification in polarized Carbonic TLT lenses are Smith Optics' Chief model of sunglasses. Stop reaching for reading glasses to tie knots. Because of the Megol nose and temple pads that react to sweat and moisture, these shades stay on your face. Just look down — and tie. $139; smithoptics.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Patagonia Evermore
Lightweight, durable, breathable and comfortable — what's not to love? Patagonia's Evermore trail-running shoe offers support and traction for long days of standing on the deck. Designed to be worn sockless, a mesh upper with polyurethane-coated microfiber overlay adds protection and allows for drainage. $110; patagonia.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Loop Rope
A simple invention is often the best invention. The Loop Rope isn't your everyday tie-down strap. Basically, it's a bungee cord comprised of loops. In its simplest form, it can be used as a vehicle rod-storage device, but it's also a multitasker that any boat owner will find many uses for. (Five-foot tie-down model shown) $23.95; looprope.com
Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Essential Fly Fishing Gear for 2013

Tibor Spool 2
Retrieval speed is crucial for any big-game fisherman. By popular demand, Tibor is reintroducing its extra-large arbor Spool 2 for Pacific model reels. Spool 2 holds 400 yards of 30-pound micron with a weight-forward 12-weight floating line. $385; tiborreel.com