Everyone has their own method of getting ready for a fly fishing trip. Hopefully yours isn’t the “Throw a bunch of crap in a bag and hope you have everything” method. Although, I am sure the local shops will appreciate you having to stop over to make some ridiculous purchase.
I once met a guy who drove 3 hours to a stream with an empty rod case. He stared at the stream with a dejected look. Must have been a long ride home.
I am haunted by…that guy’s face.
So, I pack methodically and with a bit of panic.
As I type this post I am knocking on wood despite the awkward looks I am receiving from my wife. Man, I hope I have everything when we get to Erie this weekend.
The net is in the car.
Boots, waders, rods and reels are downstairs waiting to be taken out.
I will check everything 400 times between now and tomorrow night (we depart at 11:00).
It helps to make a list.
Make a list and check it twice.
Keep your list in a journal so you can reference it next time you make the same trip.