What to Pack for an Out-of-State Fly Fishing Trip

This may be a stupid post to most people, but before my trip to Oregon, I was the guy googling “What to take on a out of state fly fishing trip.” Without finding anything specific, I sat down before my trip to Oregon this past summer and put together a list of the necessities so that I would not forget anything. This is my rough list of necessities for my trip to Oregon

Fishing gear – I had a good idea of the type of fishing I was going to be doing, and with a little help from my contact there, I was able to pack accordingly.

Fishing Gear
Fishing Gear
  • 2 Rods
  • 2 Reels
  • 3 Fly boxes (dries/streamers/nymphs)
  • Leaders
  • Tippet
  • Forceps
  • Gink
  • Indicators
  • Splitshots
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • tactical flashlight/headlamp

Security – While it’s not just for this trip alone but on a general level, it’s smart always be ready with an insurance plan that befits your active and outdoorsy lifestyle. AXA is a good choice where you’re going on local or international travels.

Clothing – We were planning on being on the river for 4 day and I would have access to a washing machine at the end of the trip.

  • Waders
  • Wading boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Flip-flops (camp shoes)
  • Goretex jacket
  • Beanie
  • Ball cap
  • 2-3 handkerchiefs
  • 2 jeans
  • 2 shorts
  • 6 t-shirts
  • fleece
  • boxers and socks

Miscellaneous – These items were easier to get/borrow once I was at my location.

  • License
  • Sunscreen
  • Bugspray
  • Sleeping gear
  • Food
  • Dry bag (for river travel)


One Response to “What to Pack for an Out-of-State Fly Fishing Trip”

  1. Katie Burgert

    This is a great checklist! Like you said, it seems obvious, until you end up in another state without your gink because you didn’t have a list and forgot to detach it from your bag. One thing I also like to keep on my list, if I’m traveling in fall or winter, is a pair of rubber fishing gloves. Cold hands will kick me off the water before anything else, so I like to have those in case I’ll be reaching into frigid water, or for stripping in line. It’s always the one thing I forget to pack if I don’t write it down in advance.


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