I fish with a wide range if fly fishers. Some of my buddies spend hours each evening before our morning departure getting their gear ready. Others, simply grab their pack and rods that were left on the garage floor and have not moved or been opened since our last trip out.
No one type is any better than the other. If we were all did things the same, life would get pretty dull. Also, how could we pick on our buddies for being different…?
Type-1: Reorganize your flies before each trip. Change leaders and or tippets before you pack up your rods. Pack a couple different rod weights as you never know what the day may bring. You have separate fly boxes for each river you fish most often, maybe your boxes are broken down into seasons, etc…?
Type-2. You know your set-ups are just about ready. Not yet sure what flies you will be throwing, but you have enough fly boxes in your pack to get you through the day. If you don’t have what you need, you can figure things our riverside to make the day a success.
Type-3: You have a rod, and a reel with line on it. If you do not have all you need, you know your fishing buddy will help you out.
I am guessing I am in between type-1 and type-2. If the trip is to some local waters, I am more of a type-2. If this is a bigger trip that requires travel, I am most definitely a type-1.
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