Top 3 Fly Fishing Gadgets
Fly Fishing Gadgets are fishing tools that can make your life a whole lot easier. A Fly Fishing Gadget can be many things and perform many tasks. There are many Fly Fishing Tools and Gadgets on the market, and some are worth their weight in gold, and others are not. We have tested and hand picked our top 3 favorites. These Fishing Gadgets also make great Fly Fishing Gifts for any Fly Fishing Angler! Check them out below and learn how to use the Top Fly Fishing Gadgets!
1. Ketchum Release Tool
The Ketchum Release Tool has been around for several years now, and it continues to be my favorite Gadget and one gadget I use the most. The Ketchum Release Tool makes releasing fish easy and reduces fish mortality by landing the fish quickly, while avoiding netting and handling. This technique will preserve protective coatings of the fish and reduce air exposure. The Ketchum Release tool makes this low-mortality release easy. The tool also allows you to retrieve your fly without damage and it allows your hands to stay dry in cold weather.
The Ketchum Release is available in 3 sizes: Midge, Standard and Big Bug. I personally use the standard the most and it works well on flies ranging from #10-20. The Midge size is great for flies smaller and #16, and the the Big Bug is great for streamer and large nymphs. The Ketchum Release Tool is a must have Fly Fishing Gadget for any fly fisher!!
2. Ty-Rite Jr. and Sr. Hook Holder
The Ty-Rite Hook Holder makes tying flies onto your leader or tippet much easier by holding the bend of the hook while you tie the fly on. The Ty-Rite Junior and Senior Tool are great Fly Fishing Gadgets for those who struggle with tying on small flies and will allow for tying a clinch knot with ease, and will hold onto the fly at the same time. Ty-Rite Junior has a smaller gripping wire that is perfect for smaller (#16-26) midge size flies and the Ty-Rite Senior has a bit larger wire for larger (#08-14) nymphs and dry flies.
3. Magnetic Rod Guard
The Magnetic Rod Guard performs a important task, keeping your fly rod safe! Nothing ruins the day or the fishing trip like a broken fly rod. The Magnetic Rod Guard is a handy little device, which solves this problem and keeps your fly rods from breaking and falling over in the wind. With magnetic feet on each side the Magnetic Rod Guard fits easily around one or several rods and holds them against your vehicle, keeping them secure so they don’t get stepped on, slammed in the car door, or run over.
The Magnetic Rod Guard is also great for picking up dropped flies. The Rod Guard is the perfect Gadget for seeking out that Parachute Adams you dropped riggin up in the parking. The Magnetic Rod Guard features super strong magnets that will find any lost fly in the gravel or grass. Just a little bonus of the Magnetic Rod Guard!