4 Items That You Should Have In Your Boat Bag
These next four items we are going to give you are critical pieces of gear that you should have with you at all times while fly fishing from a boat or walk and wading the streams. They have saved my butt a number of times and hopefully will help you on the stream one day.
Loon's UV Wader Repair
This UV wader repair is great and works very well in the field for on river repairs and dry's with the UV rays from the sun which means you are back on the water in less than 5 minutes. A critical piece of gear for you on the river. Don't leave home without it.
Mucilin has been around for a very long time and has been providing multiple uses in a fisherman's arsenal for many years. Mucilin is one of the best fly line floatants on the market and will help to keep your floating tip of your fly line riding high on the water. The other great use for Mucilin is it works great as a dry fly floatant in a pinch and can be substituted for Aquel, Gink, or any other gel type of fly floatant. So Mucilin on my fishy friends and don't leave home without the Mucilin.
Fire Starter Kit with 2 BIC Lighters
We always have a fire starter kit in our boat bags in Patagonia and one of our favorite fire starters that we carry with us is a small pill container of saw dust and small wood chips soaked in diesel fuel. This fire starter will light in any condition rain, snow, sleet, or whatever else gets thrown at you. We speak from experience and this has saved our butts in the bush of Alaska to the wilds of Patagonia, Chile. We also always carry two Bic lighters in a ziploc bag inside of a waterproof pill container for our means of starting a fire. Bic lighters are the best and will light in almost any condition. I recommend carrying the lighters in separate pill containers just in case one of them breaks or leaks you still have means of fire. Don't forget your kit or you could be sorry on a cold lonely gravel bar in the middle of the mountains.
The Buff, Sun Protection
We use the buff every single day that we are on the water in Patagonia. We have a very strong U.V. Index in the southern hemisphere and protecting your skin and your body throughout the week will benefit you immensely and also allow you to have a better fishing experience because you aren't worried about burning your skin and that awful pain that accompanies a bad burn. So before heading down to Patagonia make sure you pick up at least one buff headwear if not two just in case. They are worth their weight in gold and you will be patting yourself on the back for bringing this indispensable item.