Saltwater Flats Packing List

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Essential Clothing and Gear for Fly Fishing Saltwater Flats

The Orvis Saltwater Flats Packing List collection includes the tech performance fishing clothing and specific gear you need for these thrilling environments. Fly fishing saltwater flats tends to put you in tropical locations where you need plenty of sun protection from your clothing as well as quick-dry fishing pants and shirts. That’s why we’ve put together an assortment of tops and bottoms that feature UPF tech. Find our PRO sun hoodie and long-sleeved fly-fishing shirts with UPF 40 or higher ratings. Pants from our PRO collection dry lightning fast and protect you from harmful UV rays even when they’re wet. Our amphibious Christmas Island Bootie has long been a favorite among saltwater flats anglers, and now we’ve updated it to be more comfortable than ever. The bonefish and tarpon lurking in the flats require sturdy saltwater fly rods outfitted with lines and reels that can handle the fight. Browse this collection to find tried-and-true options in rods, reels, and fly line for your fishing trip to the saltwater flats. We also feature the best polarized sunglasses for fishing, including options from Costa and Smith. Choose the right fly-fishing pack from our updated waterproof PRO collection, and explore our new Trekkage™ line of luggage, featuring next-gen innovations you’ll want for your fly-fishing trip to the saltwater flats.

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Downloadable Saltwater Packing Lists

Download and print convenient packing lists for travel to these these three destinations, or other saltwater region:
  1. Belize
  2. The Bahamas
  3. Seychelles
  4. Saltwater Flats, General

Fly-Fishing Saltwater Flats Packing List

  • Quick-dry, moisture-wicking tech performance fishing shirts
  • UPF 50+ sun hoodie or long-sleeved shirt
  • Storm jacket or lightweight wading jacket
  • Breathable fishing shoes
  • Buff or sun hat with UPF properties
  • Sun gloves
  • Quick-dry pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Rod, reel, lines, flies, pliers, and any accessories not provided by the guide service, if you’re using one
  • Fishing pack
  • Passport
  • Travel documents, flight itinerary, and contact information
  • Medications
  • Phone charger
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen and non-aerosol bug spray
  • Lip balm sunscreen
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Recommended apps: Google Maps (download the map of the area prior so you can use it offline), relevant airline apps, and a currency converter