If you are an avid fly fisherman, you will already appreciate how different it can be when compared to regular riverbank fishing, and as you spend most of the time standing thigh deep in water, you really do need to have access to a wide range of items. We all know just how tiring it is to stand and fish for hours at a time, and unlike the regular coarse fisherman, you cannot place your things on the riverbank, and with that in mind, here are some essential accessories you should acquire before your next fly fishing outing.

Nippers :

These innovative tools are ideal for cutting line, and you can buy nippers with a clip, which allows you to hang them from your fly fishing vest. In times gone by, many fishermen used their teeth to gnaw through the line, but as your dentist will confirm, this is not at all good for your molars, let alone oral hygiene. There are many fly fishing accessories you can find online, and with a secure online payment, the items will be dispatched to your home address in no time at all.

Forceps :

Essential for unhooking fish, a good pair of forceps – with a clip for attaching to your vest – is something you simply must have. They come in a range of sizes and for fly fishing, you want something on the small side. Forceps are one of those essential items that we are always misplacing, and with a sturdy vest clip, the forceps will always be at hand, and whenever a fish takes the hook deep into its gullet, you will be able to retrieve the hook without harming the fish.

Polarised Sunglasses :


If you want to eliminate that annoying glare and see the fish in the water, you will need a pair of polarised sunglasses, and having a spare pair is never a bad thing. A good fly fisherman can drop a fly on top of a trout, providing, of course, he can see the fish, and with a good pair of polarised sunglasses, you will have no trouble spotting the fish. These can be hung round the neck when not worn, and with tried and trusted brands like Orvis and Lureflash, you are sure to have value for money with a sturdy pair that will stand the test of time. There is an informative article on how polarised sunglasses work, which makes for interesting reading.

Magnetic Net Release :

While some fly fishermen clip their net to their waist belt, it can be extremely awkward and easy to catch on branches and bracken, yet with a magnetic net release clip, you can hang your net on your back, and a quick pull with the provided cord will release the net and you can land that monster. There are many anglers who neglected to take their landing net on one particular occasion and lost the biggest fish they ever hooked, so no matter how tempting it might be to leave the net in the car, it should always be with you when casting the fly.

There are, of course, many other accessories that make fly fishing that little bit easier, and with an established online supplier, you can shop in comfort and be sure to have everything you need for your next fly fishing adventure.