Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Fishing Holiday (Vacation) Helpful Packing List

Tomorrow I am off on a 6 week fishing trip to Washington State, USA, well that's the dream! The reality is that it will also involve babysitting 4 grandchildren and doing projects around my son Daniel and daughter-in-law's home and their land.
 Lonnie one of my fishing pals on the Sky is getting ready to show me the hot spots!
The Tolt River is only a few miles from my son's home.

I am pretty tired packing and sorting out documents etc. but it occurred to me that lots of you will be going on holiday (vacation) soon and so my packing list might be helpful.  In the second column I don't just put a tick sometimes I put a code.  For example HB = hand baggage, W = wear etc.  Sometimes I put the number of items as in 2 tee shirts.  If I don't think I need something I put a X in the box. I use the third column when I am packing to come back, then if I put a X in the box it means I didn't need the item.

Passport
 
 
eTicket and brding card
 
 
Cash $
 
 
Cash £
 
 
Token to access Bank acct
 
 
Itinerary & contact details
 
 
Maps and guides
 
 
Driving licence
 
 
Travel Insurance docs
 
 
Car hire docs
 
 
Little blue note book!
 
 
Trousers smart
 
 
Trousers fishing
 
 
Shoes smart
 
 
Casual shoes/trainers
 
 
Socks, thick & thin
 
 
Underwear
 
 
Long sleeve shirts
 
 
Tee shirts
 
 
White shirt
 
 
Water proof jacket
 
 
Fleece
 
 
Jumpers
 
 
Nightwear
 
 
Hankies
 
 
Belts
 
 
Slippers
 
 
Swimming trunks
 
 
Shaving kit, shampoo etc
 
 
Tooth brush
 
 
Towel
 
 
Plastic bags
 
 
Sun glasses
 
 
Spare glasses
 
 
Digital Camera
 
 
Pens
 
 
Sun protection
 
 
Magnifying glass
 
 
I phone
 
 
I phone charger
 
 
Leatherman
 
 
Torch
 
 
Fishing Log
 
 
Family photos
 
 
Blog book
 
 
Medication
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Well you might think that is it, but naturally I had to take some tackle with me!  Fortunately my wife travels light so a lot of it ends up in her case. All the rods taken are travelling rods so they fit diagonally across a suitcase. I can also get 2 of my rods in the one rod tube with a little care.  Here is the list:-

Fishing Tackle

 
 
Salmon/Steelhead
 
 
Steelhead line on reel
 
 
Steelhead sink tips
 
 
Steelhead leader spools
 
 
Steelhead flies
 
 
Vosseler Reel with sink tip line
 
 
Landing net (for trout)
 
 
Salt water fishing
 
 
8 weight Fulling Mill rod
 
 
Orvis reel with salt line
 
 
Salt Leader spools
 
 
Salt water flies
 
 
Salt water poppers
 
 
Trout Fishing
 
 
4 piece Loomis 6wt rod
 
 
Orvis spool 7 wt floating
 
 
3 piece Airflo 4wt rod
 
 
4 wt reels and lines
 
 
Compo reel + spools
 
 
Leader Material
 
 
Polyleaders
 
 
American flies
 
 
British dries flies
 
 
British lures
 
 
General Items
 
 
Tool necklace
 
 
Stripping basket
 
 
Sinkant and floatant
 
 
Orvis chest waders
 
 
Felt wading boots
 
 
Fingerless mitts
 
 
Waistcoat
 
 
Tackle bag
 
 
Wading jacket
 
 
Landing net
 
 
Wader repair kit
 
 
Electrical tape
 
 
Plastic bags
 
 
Water bottle
 
 
Orvis rucksac
 
 
Hats
 
 
Head torch
 
 
Fishing Log
 
 
First aid kit
 
 
Scarf
 
 
Towel
 
 
Filleting Glove
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Fishing is the best way to have fun and relaxation...

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  2. Fishing in Dubai is one of the most relaxing holidays trip...

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