Roaring Fork Anglers and Alpine Anglers, Four Great Rivers, Two Great Flyshops

What To Bring

Saltwater Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

you can use this information for your next adventure to the Bahamas, Mexico or anywhere you go for a saltwater fly fishing trip. It was written by our own Bruce Stolbach, who has been to Salty World more times than we care to count. It is also available in PDF format if you would like to download and print it.

WEAR before plane: Winter clothes as necessary; leave in duffle bag in car.

WEAR on plane: Tropical pants, long sleeved shirt, socks, boat shoes, hat (essentially what you would fish in, just in case your luggage is lost or you can carry it on).. Add fleece shirt, rain coat, rain pants as necessary.



You will want to specify what gear goes in which bag on your own checklist. When you fly, air pressure changes, especially in the cargo hold, and liquids can leak. Items with an * should be packed in zip-lock bags to prevent lines and flies from contamination by leaks. You should also assume that at some point your luggage will be exposed to either a tropical rainstorm or salt spray. Pack clothes in large (1, 1 ½ and 2 gallon sizes) zip-locks, as well as anything else (maps, books, etc) that could be damaged by wetness. Carry on whatever you can that you can’t do without. Check the carry on rules for the airlines so you don’t get caught off guard going through security.


Micro First Aid kit - be sure it has



TO DO: update first aid kit, exchange $ for foreign currency, photocopy papers

TO DO ON ARRIVAL: fishing license, groceries, Cuban cigars, maps, secure storage

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