Quick Tip: The Many Uses of the Fly Reel Cover

Fly reel cases aren’t just for fly reels

This one’s an oldie, but a goody.

Most fly reels come with some type of neoprene cover. While this cover is great for transporting your reels to and from the water, I have found them to be even more useful for protecting camera lenses, small point-and-shoot cameras, phones, and more while fishing.

I use them to keep items in a waist pack or backpack not only protected but divided as well. Many times I’ll simply slip my phone, wallet and keys in one just so they’re not adding to the confusing mess that my bottomless black hole of a fishing pack tends to be. As a photographer on longer trips where I bring many different lenses, I’ve also found reel covers to be a simple, elegant and inexpensive solution to protecting valuable lenses without spending a fortune on items specifically marketed for such a thing.

Next time you’re out on the river, lake, or flat and need a little organization or protection, remember the handy dandy reel cover.

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