Packing Light for Wilderness Fishing

July 15, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Backpacking anglers need to go extra light due to the increased load of rods, reels, waders, and bulging fishing vests. Shed pounds by packing only a tent’s rain fly and poles, plus a groundsheet. Toss the water filter and replace it with iodine or water purification tablets.” T. Edward Nickens offers this and a couple of other suggestions for what to wear and where to go in Field & Stream.