Best Fly Fishing Accessories To Make You Feel Like A Pro

If you’re an avid angler, you know that having the right gear is half the fun of fly fishing! Regardless of whether or not you’re just starting out as a fly fisher, or you’ve got years under your belt, there are some fly fishing accessories you definitely want to have to feel like a pro.

Check out our list of some of the best tools that not only will you love, but might actually help you catch more fish!

Best Fly Fishing Accessories That You Will Love

Whether you’re getting a jump on Christmas gifts or just shopping for yourself, we have made a list of some of the best fly fishing accessories that will make you feel like a pro out on the water.

You never know what kind of gear you might wish you had when you’re out on the water.


There are some amazing aqua gloves that are perfect for both fishing and rowing. Buff USA aqua gloves are lightweight with pull tabs for easy on-and-off. They also have a silicone palm for easier gripping. They are known for not chafing and they will also protect your hands from the sun.


A lanyard might not be essential when it comes to fly fishing accessories, but it is a great item for keeping tools tight against your chest for when they need you. Add some retractors so that you can quickly pull your nippers from your vest. We recommend purchasing a retractor with a steel cord, which will last longer than the plastic ones.

Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are a must out on the water. You want high quality sunglasses that help reduce glare, protect your eyes, and help you see the water better. Head to the Stillwater Anglers Fly Shop and browse our large selection of polarized sunglasses. We’ll give you our recommendations so that you can find a pair you’ll love.


You’ll definitely want to look into a good pair of waders. Simms waders are award winning, and they are consistently durable and long lasting. They have built in storage, molle webbing for tool use, and are designed with comfort in mind.

The Fly Shop carries a great selection that you can try on and see what works best for you. We even rent out gear for our guided trips, so if you’ve never waded before, you can let us show you why we love it.

OnXmaps for Fishing

OnXmaps are great for both hunters and fishers, as they allow you to find public land, easements, trails, and even property boundaries. Get the roaming apps right on your phone and find access points quickly and easily.

Shoes For Currents

All anglers want the best fly fishing accessories and another gear item you need is the right pair of current shoes. You need traction and protection when fly fishing, and the right shoes can give you the grip you need. Good current shoes will also have bungee lacing so that you never have to worry about untied laces. Simms has a great option that is lightweight and solid.

All Inclusive Fly Tying Kit

We think fly tying tool kits are necessary on the fly fishing accessories lists. From scissors to bobbins, pliers to threaders, you need a kit in your vest or toolbox for whenever the occasion arises. Though you might not end up using each tool every time you hit the water, you never know what you might need in a pinch.

Magnetic Net Release

Are you an angler who typically carries your net in your wading belt or clipped onto your vest? You might not realize how great a magnetic net release could be. It keeps your net snugly attached to your back. The best ones also include a coiled plastic cord that keeps it connect to your pack. Rather than letting your net bounce against your hip, keep it secure and easy to grab against your back.


The beauty of fly fishing is that you really don’t need a whole lot of gear to have a great day on the river, but having some of these fly fishing accessories can make it that much more awesome.

Whether you’re addicted to new toys, or just like to fish with the basics, we are sure there are accessories and gear that everyone will love at the fly shop! Browse through our shop and get everything you need for a world class Montana fly fishing adventure.

Have any questions? Give us a call at (406) 322-4977, we would love to tell you about all of our favorite fly fishing accessories.