Fly Fishing trips: Suggested Packing List

Personal Items:

  • Water Bottle: Heavy Duty, 1 liter capacity with carabiner to hook to boat
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Plastic bags: 1 large trash bag and assorted zip locks
  • Polarized sunglasses with securing strap and a spare
  • Small, quick drying towel
  • Toiletries, including biodegradable soap
  • Sunscreen & lip protection (waterproof & 30 SPF or higher)
  • Moisturizing lotion or cream
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Spare pair of prescription eye glasses or contacts
  • Cash for gratuities for your guides (10%-15% of trip cost is normal depending on how well you think they did)


  • River shoes or sandals appropriate for camp
  • Athletic shoes or hiking boot if you plan to hike


  • Long sleeve shirt: lightweight and light color for sun protection
  • Long pants: lightweight and light color for sun protection
  • Shade hat or visor with securing strap and a spare
  • Rain jacket/wading jacket
  • Swimsuit and/or swimming trunks
  • Underwear: quick drying
  • Quick dry shorts: 1 pair
  • Quick dry t-shirts/tops: 1-2 pair
  • Synthetic or Moreno wool long underwear top & bottom: 1 set light to medium (optional for July & August)
  • Camp clothes: comfortable and appropriate for season.
  • Warm fishing gloves for fall
  • Hand warmers if you need them in fall
  • Stocking cap for fall
  • Puffy jacket for fall
  • Moreno wool seater for fall

Optional Items:

  • Beverages: we provide coffee, tea, & water. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage of choice.
  • Bathing wipes: pre-moistened disposable towels
  • Ear plugs for sleeping
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and accessories
  • Lightweight cord & clothespins for drying clothes
  • Sketchbook, notebook & pen, paperback book

Fishing Gear: We can provide all fishing gear if needed other than waders, boots, and wading jacket.

  • 5-7 weight rods for spring trips, 7-8 weight rods for fall trips
  • Reel with appropriate line
  • 7 ½’ 1x leaders
  • Assortment of tippet 1x-3x
  • Sturdy wading boots
  • Waders
  • Wading staff
  • Your favorite flies for freestone rivers (leave the San Juan Worms, size 20 mayflies, & chironomids at home)
  • Nippers
  • Floatant
  • Hemostats