I was going through my gear today and came upon the profound realization that I am a gear junkie…. as fly fisherman, I think most of us are. It is almost part of the fabric of the sport. I did a quick overview and I easily have a few thousand dollars invested in fishing gear and I know compared to some of you that is on the low side! So I asked myself the question…. would I enjoy the sport any less with a $150 beginners outfit and a small box of basic flies? Would a two piece rod and a click pawl reel rob me of any pleasure I derive from being on the water… hooking and fighting a fish? Do I really need 3 different pairs of Polarized glasses? Could I survive without a vest, chest pack, sling pack, and waist pack?
At the end of the day… I would love it no less… but I have to admit… I DO LOVE MY GEAR!
So where do you fall? Gear head? Purist? Minimalist?