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Fly Fishing Gear

Find the best fly fishing gear for all budgets. The most expensive gear isn’t necessarily the best, and no amount of money spent will make you a better fly fisherman. That’s why we offer complete, in-depth fly fishing gear reviews for all types of equipment.

Best Fly Fishing Gear

Reviewed By The Pros

Below you’ll find all of the best fly fishing gear arranged by different categories to help you shop better.

RODS

A Guide To Purchasing The Best Fly Rods

REELS

A Guide To Purchasing The Best Fly Reels

VESTS

A Guide To Purchasing The Best Fly Vests

FLIES

All of the best flies you need in your box

WADERS

A Guide To Purchasing The Best Fly Waders

FLY TYING

Everything You Need To Know About Fly Tying

Best Fly Rods In 2020

The best rods by weight, species, water-type, & more.

Below you’ll find all of the best fly rods on the market today. These are the best fly fishing rods available for all budgets.

Best 3wt Rods

Great for small trout on small rivers where delicate presentations are paramount.

Sage R8 Fly Rod in front of concrete

Best 4wt Rods

A bit bigger and a bit more versatile than a 3wt, these can cast at slightly larger fish.

Orvis Clearwater Combo on a table

Best 5wt Rods

The most versatile of all fly rod weights. If you have just one weight of rod, it’s likely a 5wt.

Orvis Helios Fly Rod

Best 6wt Rods

Getting into the very bottom of the saltwater weights, a 6wt is a good all-water rod.

Sage R8 Fly Rod in front of concrete

Best 7wt Rods

Great for large trout, or smaller reef species in saltwater, a 7wt is perfect for a crossover angler.

NRX+ G Loomis Fly Rod on a table

Best 8wt Rods

You can catch big salmon, or even smaller bonefish species with a good 8 weight fly rod.

Sage R8 Fly Rod in front of concrete

Best Fly Rod Combos

The best way for beginners to buy fly fishing gear. Buy it as part of a combo so it’s all well-balanced.

Sage Foundation Combo

Best Beginner Fly Rods

If you’re a beginner just looking for a great rod that won’t break the bank, check out this post.

Maxcatch Premier Combo on the floor

Best Budget Fly Rods

Not looking to spend much money? Check out these great cheap fly rods that will do the trick.

TFO Combo

Best Value Fly Rods

Cheap isn’t always best, here’s some good rods that may not be the cheapest, but offer great bang-for-buck.

Orvis Clearwater Combo on a table

Best Fly Rods For Trout

If you’re fishing mainly for trout, then check out these trout specific fly rods that will help you out.

Sage Foundation Combo

Best Fly Rods For Bass

Bass is an increasingly popular species to fish, check out these best fly rods for bass.

Sage R8 Fly Rod in front of concrete

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Fly Rod Brands

Fly Rod Info

Fly Rod Reviews

Best Fly Reels

Reviewed By & Compared The Pros

Below you’ll find all of the best fly reels on the market today. These are the best fly fishing reels available for all budgets.

Best 3wt Reels

Perfect for your small trout rod when fishing on small rivers.

Best 4wt Reels

Pair with your 4wt rod. A bit bigger and a bit more versatile than a 3wt.

Best 5wt Reels

The most versatile of all fly rod weights. Pair this reel with your best 5wt rod.

Moonshine Fly Reel on a Table

Best 6wt Reels

This is the lighter side of saltwater fishing so make sure the drag is sealed.

Moonshine Fly Reel on a Table

Best 7wt Reels

Perfect to add to your 7wt rod for larger trout or saltwater species.

Snowbee Fly Reel on a Table

Best 8wt Reels

8 weight is perfectly set in the saltwater line-up so get sealed drag here too.

Sage Spectrum Max Fly Reel Sitting on a Table inside

Best 9wt Reels

Strong, powerful and most ready for saltwater. Check the best 9wt reels now.

Mako Fly Reel On a Table

Best 10wt+ Reels

Get ready for smaller tarpon and larger bonefish with a sturdy 10wt fly reel.

Shilton Fly Reel

Best Saltwater Reels

Our list of the best saltwater fly rods on the market this year.

Abel Fly Reel On a Table

Best Budget Reels

Don’t want to spend a lot on a reel? Check out our list of cheaper reels.

Piscifun Fly Reel on a Table

Best Trout Reels

Trout-specific reels made for the angler who mainly fishes this species.

Orvis Fly Reel

Best Bass Reels

Get a strong drag for those powerful hits from bass. This list will help you out.

Redington Behemoth Fly Reel on a shop table inside

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Best Fly Line

Reviewed By The Pros

Choosing fly line will largely depend on the weight of your reel and the type of fishing you’ll be doing. Below we’ve broken down all of the best fly lines for each of the categories of line.

Best Floating

A list of the best floating line on the market today with budget and top-end options.

SA Fly Line on a table

Best Sinking

A list of the top sinking fly lines available this year including brands you know and trust.

Orvis Fly Line on a table

Trout Fly Line

There are fly lines specifically engineered for trout fishing and we’ve narrowed the best.

Superflo Fly Line on a table

Saltwater Line

If you’re saltwater fly fishing then you need line that can hold up to the elements. 

Rio Salt Fly Line on a table

Best Fly Fishing Outfits

Reviewed By The Pros

For beginners, sometimes the best way to purchase a rod is complete with the line and reel that matches. Below you’ll find some of the best fly fishing combos available as well as our lists and reviews for fly fishing outfits.

Maxcatch Premier

Our favorite budget kit. It’s not the cheapest by Maxcatch, but it’s their best value.

Maxcatch Premier Combo on the floor

Sage Foundation

A great kit for intermediate anglers who love the Sage name and warranty.

Sage Foundation Combo

TFO NXT

The TFO NXT Black Label fly fishing combo is still one of the best.

TFO Combo

Orvis Clearwater

The best mid-level fly fishing outfit on the market with some beautiful components.

Orvis Clearwater  Combo on a table

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Best Fly Vests & Packs

Reviewed By The Pros

Below you’ll find all of the best fly vests on the market today. These are the best fly fishing vests available for all budgets.

Anglatech Combo

Not only comfortable but comes with enough storage for whatever you might need.

Anglatech Vest on a table outside

Bassdash Fly Vest

This vest is loaded with pockets, zippers, straps, strings, and loops.

Bassdash Vest

Lightbare Vest Pack

Comes with a rod holder to keep your rod and fly reel stowed while walking around.

Lightbare Vest on a table

LOOGU Outdoor Vest

A cotton and polyester blend. Which makes it breathable, durable as well as soft.

Loogu Outdoors Vest outside on a wooden table

Mydays Light Vest

Ideal for long days spent fishing or weekend backpacking trips where every ounce counts.

MyDays Vest

JSHANMEI Vest Combo

A lightweight, water-resistant vest complete with a breathable mesh that will keep you cool.

JSHANMEI Vest

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Best Fly Waders & Boots

Reviewed By The Pros

Keep yourself dry on the river and choose from our top lists of the best fly fishing waders and boots that will last multiple seasons and ensure you’re on the water and not soaked by it.

Best Chest Waders

Waders that come up above your chest.

Best Hip Waders

Waders that are more like long waterproof boots.

Best Waist Waders

Also known as wading pants, these are comfy and cool.

Best Cheap Waders

Find great waders without breaking the bank.

Best Breathable Waders

Keep dry and cool with breathable waders.

Best Wading Boots

Most waders will need wading boots. We’ve got you covered with our list of the best.

Chota Outdoor Gear on top of wooden table

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Best Fly Fishing Gear

Reviewed By The Pros

Below you’ll find all of the best fly fishing gear on the market today. These are the best fly fishing nets, waders, boots, sunglasses, and accessories available for all budgets.

Best Polarized Sunglasses

Check out our list of the best fly fishing sunglasses on the market.

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The Best Fly Fishing Nets

Don’t go out on the water before reading our guide to buying the best fly fishing nets.

Fish In The Net

Best Fly Waders

Stay dry on the river while getting into those hard to reach spots with the best fly fishing waders.

Man Fly Fishing with a good fly fishing waders

Best Cheap Waders

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great pair of waders. Check out these affordable ones!

casting on a river

Best Fly Fishing Packs

You need that extra storage to carry your gear. From slings to waste packs, you’ll find a pack in this epic guide.

Best Fly Fishing Backpacks

Best Fly Fishing Boots

Not all waders come with boots. Find the best fly fishing boots to go along with your waders.

Best Boot Foot Waders Made for Fishing with a Fly

Best Fly Boxes

You need a place to store all of those well-tied flies. Check out our list of the best fly boxes.

change a fly with davy knot

Best Fly Fishing Flies

Your best chance of catching that fish will be in the flies that you use. Check out our guide to all fly fishing flies.

top fly Box full of wet fly fishing flies

Fly Fishing Gifts

Looking for the perfect present for dad? Check out these fly fishing gifts.

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Best Fly Fishing Books

Some great reads about fly fishing, fly tying, fly casting, fly history and more.

Best Fly Fishing Books reading on a dock

Shop For Flies

Get the best flies for every occasion on the river, beach, lake or creek. First, check out our Best Flies For Fly Fishing Guide for an overview, then check out flies for individual applications below.

Best Dry Flies

Everyone loves to watch a fish strike a dry fly on a calm lake or rushing river. Here’s our list of the Best Dry Flies for your fly box.

Best Saltwater Flies

Before diving into the best flies for individual saltwater species, check out our guide to the Best Saltwater Flies overall.

Best Trout Flies

Check out our list of The 15 Best Trout Flies that every trout angler should have in their fly box.

Best Salmon Flies

Hunting down that next big chinook or steelhead? Check out this list of The Best Salmon Flies.

Best Bass Flies

The ultimate fly guide for bass anglers, check out our list of the Best Bass Flies.

Best Tarpon Flies

Ever angler should catch a tarpon on a fly rod at least once in their lives. Do it with these Best Tarpon Flies.

Best Panfish Flies

A growing craze amongst anglers is fishing for panfish. Check out this list of the Best Panfish Flies

Best Bonefish Flies

Ever angler should catch a tarpon on a fly rod at least once in their lives. Do it with these Best Tarpon Flies.

Best Pike Flies

Our ultimate guide to the Best Pike Flies will help any angler catch more pike.

Best Terrestrial Flies

Check out our list of great hoppers, ants and more in our Best Terrestrial Flies guide.