Why you should consider getting a boat bag, even if you don’t have a boat. If you think of a boat bag as more of a gear bag, this might just make sense. I describe my boat bag as more of a portable fly shop. Even if I am just going to some small stream to wade fish, you can bet that my boat bag is loaded in the truck. I have my sling pack loaded and ready to go as well, but I only like to carry a limited amount of supplies in my sling to keep weight and bulk down, so having my boat bag in the truck allows me to grab some extra tippet if need be, or maybe a few more flies that I think are going to be the ticket that day. With everything from buffs, extra sunglasses, nippers, forceps, fly boxes, flies, floatant, split shot, leader, tippet, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and whatever else you may find in my boat bag, I’m pretty well prepared for just about anything the river may throw at me. Merritt Supply is an ideal spot to purchase everything you need for your voyage or trip.
If you think this is something that interests you, be sure to stop in the shop and chat with Ben or Chris about how they use their boat bag for other applications! Odds are, we will even show you how we organize ours!
While many are drawn to the boat and bow section of the lake, for those that like to fish for a specific type of game, walleye fishing in Florida can’t be beat. Located along the eastern seaboard from North Carolina through south to Texas, this freshwater body is teeming with an incredible variety of species of bass, as well as many other forms of catfish including but not limited to: perch, trout, panfish, flounder and perch. If you’re looking for a challenge, there is no place better than Florida to do it in. Here’s why:
What is the boat bag in the top picture with all the zipper pockets in the top
That bag is the Orvis Large Boat Bag. It was updated a last year with the only real change being the Orvis did away with the clear zip pocket in the lid and made it a big piece of velcro to attach flies or stuff with velco on it. It’s a super kit bag for a boat and it’s what a lot of our Guides use, including me. We have it in our webstore here: https://www.crosscurrents.com/product/orvis-large-boat-bag/ Let us know if you have any more questions or if we can help you with your gear or info to make your time on the water more enjoyable. Thanks! -Chris Strainer, Owner/Outfitter