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  • Investing in high quality fly fishing gear gives you a better chance of success for your first time out on the water, and on every trip you take to the river in your journey as a fly fisherman. Shop our highest quality and best value gifts below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a fly fishing gift box?

We absolutely do! If you are looking for a good fly fishing gift that will be useful on virtually any trout water throughout the whole year, our Rigged and Ready Loaded Box is the perfect gift. This fly fishing gear box keeps each member of the Rigged and Ready family up-to-date and stocked with the best fly line, flies, and other fly fishing tools that our experts have tested in the field and want to share with our members.

I am purchasing for a fly fisher that has a fly fishing backpack. What are the benefits of the Filson hip pack?

The Filson hip pack is our recommendation for a hands-free waterproof bag that provides easy access to all of your gear at a moment's notice. We’ve tried backpacks and sling packs, and we have found that the hip pack is the best solution for quick action, organized storage, and flexible solutions for wearing it.

What is the best gift for a fisherman?

That really does depend on your budget, what type of fly fishing the angler does most regularly, and what level of experience the fisher has. If you are asking yourself “what do you get a fisherman that has everything?”, the answer is probably a new premium fly rod and fly reel combo. An avid angler can never have enough rods and reels to choose from!

How do I choose the right fly reel for my gift?

There are a few important factors to consider when buying a fly reel. First, decide whether you want a right- or left-handed model. Most fly reels are designed for right-handed users, but most models are also suitable for lefties. 

Next, decide whether you want a fixed or adjustable drag. A fixed drag will give you the most control, but it may not be suitable for larger fish. An adjustable drag will let you adjust the strength of the drag to suit the conditions.

You should also think about the size of the reel. Most fly reels are between 5” and 6” in diameter. If you’re buying this as a gift, you may want to ask the person how large their current reel is, as most people have a preference between small and large.

Finally, think about the material of the reel. Most are made from either aluminum or graphite. Aluminum is a little cheaper, but it’s also a little heavier. Graphite is a little more expensive, but it’s also lighter and higher performance.

Are fishing nets good gifts for fly fishers?

Fishing nets are the perfect gift for any angler who enjoys a good cast and haul. You can find a variety of nets on the market, including collapsible nets, foldable nets, and even nets with a telescopic handle. There are many different types of nets on the market, so you can shop around to find one that suits your needs. However, our recommendation is the Brodin net that you can find in our store.

Whether you need a net for fishing or for collecting, you can find a variety of options. Collapsible nets are a great option for anyone who needs a net that can be folded up and easily stored when not in use. Foldable nets are also a great option, as they can be folded, but they don’t have to be removed from the water. Telescopic nets are another option, making them great for anyone who fishes in areas where the water is not very deep.

What makes a good fly box?

It all comes down to function and practicality. A good fly box will keep your flies organized, easy to reach, and protected from the elements. It should have a tight seal to keep out dust and moisture, and it should be easy to see the flies inside, even in low light conditions. A good fly box will also keep your flies safe, protected from the elements.

If you’re like most fly fishers, you probably have a few “go-to” flies that you fish with most of the time. These are the flies that you want to be easily accessible, so you want to keep them in a good fly box. On the other hand, you probably have a few specialty flies that you don’t use very often. These are the flies that you want to keep safe and secure, so you want to keep them in a good fly box as well.

Where can I get more information about tying flies?

There are a lot of great resources out there, but we recommend Fly Fishing for Dummies as a great starting point for beginners. You can also find a wealth of information on Reddit’s r/flyfishing forum where you can find information about tying flies and materials needed. There is a wealth of information there. 

What you will need to tie flies will depend on the type of flies you want to tie and the materials you have access to. For example, you can use yarn for hare’s ears and ants, or you can use fur for wooly buggers. You can find many different tutorials online, and you can also check out books like “The Art of Fly Fishing” by Gary Black if you want to learn more.

How can I connect the fly fisher in my life with other anglers in our area?

There are many social media groups that are dedicated to connecting anglers from all over the world. You can search “angling groups” or “fly fishing groups” on Facebook to find one that suits your needs. There are also many apps that are specifically designed for anglers to meet one another.

There are many websites and apps that can help connect people with similar interests together, like Meetup.com or findafishingbuddy.com. Some groups may require that you have certain licenses or certifications before you can join them. Other groups may be open to anyone. Ask the people in these groups how you can help them or how you can join them.

Where can I get a fishing license to include with my unique fly fishing gift?

The best place to get a fishing license is from your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Fish and Game. These are the government agencies that regulate fishing in your state. They’ll also have information about what types of fish are in that area and when they’re spawning.

How much does a fishing license cost?

A fishing license usually costs around $5 to $20 depending on your age and the state you live in.

What do I need to get a fishing license?

You’ll need to make sure you have proper identification with your name on it. Also, if you’re under 18, you’ll need to have a signed parental consent form.

What are the best books about fly fishing?

You can learn the basics by reading a book, but nothing beats hands-on experience. If you’re just getting into fly fishing, start with a book about the basics, and then spend as much time casting a fly rod as you can. After you’ve read enough books to fill a stream, seek out mentors who can show you the ropes of casting and reading fish. There’s no substitute for real-life experience, and you’ll absorb more by osmosis than you ever could by reading a book.