After spending yet another day coming off the water with backache, due to carrying so much stuff in an unbalanced fly vest, I decided that things needed to change and Bear became a twinkle in mine eye. Since stripping everything back I have got rid of my aches and pains, covered more water, and caught more fish. Now when I am on the water I just take the Bear essentials....... Bad joke I know. Here is a list of what I now take with me on the water.
- Universal Pack
- DSLR (got to get those snaps)
- Cap and Sunglasses
- Fly Box
- 2 spools of tippet
- Gel and powder floatant from Hunts Originals
- Hunts Mud
- Magnetique Fly Patch
- Universal Backpack (for longer or wetter days)
I believe that taking less has genuinely improved my fishing and I am sure it will improve yours too.