Angler Packing List

Angler packing list for Montana fly fishing trips

Suggested angler pre-travel packing check list for Trout Fly Fishing

 

Clothing (for 2-3 day trip) staying at a motel
Avoid cotton fabric except in blends. 100% cotton fabrics are hard to dry in the field. Synthetic clothing is much more comfortable.

[ ] Rain gear- nylon or rubber coat/pants
[ ] 2 pr. Lightweight fleece under wear pants
[ ] Long sleeve, fleece under wear shirts
[ ] 1 pr. Wool/synthetic blend socks for each day
[ ] 2 long sleeve shirts
[ ] 1pr. Street Shoes
[ ] 1pr. Going to the river Shoes
[ ] 1 Fleece Jacket
[ ] 1 Hat with bill. (Might bring a spare)
[ ] 1 Waders
[ ] 1 Wading shoes
[ ] 1 Wading belt

 

Toilet Items
[ ] comb
[ ] soap
[ ] tooth brush
[ ] tooth paste
[ ] shampoo
[ ] conditioner
[ ] nail clipper
[ ] nail file
[ ] razor
[ ] shaving cream
[ ] deodorant

 

Sun Glasses
[ ] 2pr. Sun Glasses (in case you loose one pair)
[ ] Glasses Cleaning Fluid and Wipe Cloth in zip lock bag

 

Survival Items
[ ] Prescription medications
[ ] Prescription glasses / contact lens
[ ] Alarm Clock
[ ] 35 SPF Sun Block
[ ] Insect Repellent
[ ] Lip balm
[ ] Flash Light
[ ] Sewing Kit

 

Entertainment Items
[ ] Film Camera
[ ] Film
[ ] Digital Camera
[ ] Memory Cards
[ ] Video Camera
[ ] Tape
[ ] Charger/Cables
[ ] Batteries
[ ] Binoculars
[ ] Magazines/Books
[ ] Munchies

 

Tackle
your selection of gear will depend on whether you are fishing rivers streams or lakes.
The following rod/reel combinations are offered as a check list:
[ ] 3 Weight Outfit- streams
[ ] 4 Weight Outfit- streams & rivers
[ ] 5 Weight Outfit- rivers & lakes
[ ] 6 Weight Outfit- rivers & lakes
[ ] Rods, Reels and extra spools

 

Leader & Tippet
[ ] 3 9' 3X. Knot less tapered leaders
[ ] 3 9' 4X knot less tapered leaders

 

Fishing Accessories
[ ] Hook File
[ ] Leader Clipper
[ ] Nail Knot Tier

 

Reel / Line Maintenance Kit
[ ] Fly Line Cleaner & Pads
[ ] Spray Lube
[ ] Reel Oil

 

For overnight camping add
[ ]1 Sleeping Bag
[ ]1 Pillow

Flies will vary with your destination month of the year: The guides at Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures furnish flies and are liberal with the newest hottest patterns, but in order to retain a measure of independence, you may want to have a fly selection of your own. This is what we recommend feel free to bring what you feel is necessary. Pack for Montana weather it can vary drastically throughout the day.

Sincerely

Jim Mitchell

Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures

James Mitchell
MT Outfitter # 9961
(406)363-3510
Cell (406)360-7238
870 Sleeping Child Road Hamilton, MT 59840
jim@montanahuntingfishingadv.com