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10 Things You’ll Find At Every Fly Fishing Store

Every great fly fishing store will supply everything you need for a great day out on the river. Whether you’re a beginner and aren’t sure where to start, or are an experienced angler who needs to stock up, your fly shop should meet your expectations. At Stillwater Anglers, we want to give you a total fly fishing experience. Which means you can stop by The Fly Shop and get all the gear you need.

From fully stocking up or just updating your tackle box, you’ll want a full-service shop. Here are a few things you should be able to find at every fly fishing store.

Every Fly Fishing Store Will Have These In Stock

Great fly fishing stores will be your one-stop-shop for all things fly fishing. You don’t want to have to go to several shops just to get fear for your weekend fishing trip. Read on as we go over the 10 things that we think every shop should have!

Fishing License

First things first, you need your fly fishing license before anything else. Luckily, we sell fly fishing licenses at Stillwater Anglers, so you can even stop in on the day of your trip and we’ll get you squared away. 

Fly Rods and Reels

We carry a variety of rods and reels and every fly fishing store you go to should have some too. You can find rods, reels, and fly lines from the following brands TFO Rods™, ECHO, RIO®, Ross Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Redington Fly Rods and Reels, Winston Rod Co., Scientific Anglers™, and Hatch™.

Especially if you’re just starting out, we understand if you’re not ready to make the investment into top quality gear. At Stillwater Anglers, you can rent gear! Click here to view our options.

Trout Flies and Materials

If you’re looking for a fly fishing store that has it all, then they should definitely have trout flies and fly tying materials. And, if we’re being honest, it should have plenty of options to choose from, plus a friendly experienced person to help you navigate. 

At Stillwater Anglers Fly Shop, we also offer lots of materials that you can use to tie your own flies. Whatever you need, we got it!

Fly Lines 

Obviously, fly lines are a big must-have when it comes to fly fishing stores. Whatever your personal preference for fly line options, we are confident that we have what you need.

Packs and Bags

Having a variety of packs, vests, and bags is another key to finding the right fly fishing store. You want to make sure you have waterproof options for wading and lightweight options for long walks. Stillwater Anglers carries options that we can personally recommend. Everything in our fly shop comes recommended by experienced anglers.

Fly Kits

If you’re not up to building your own fly kit, we have premade kits that have the tools and materials you need for a day out on the water. However, if you do want to build a custom kit yourself, we have what you need for that too! 

We even prepared a list of what you need to make a great kit. 

Waders and Boots

We also think that every fly fishing store should have options of waders and boots to choose from. Just like with our rods and reels, Stillwater Anglers allows you to rent our waders. If you’re just looking to try before you buy, we have options. 

We love to give recommendations for gear that we love. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about certain products that we carry.


It might seem trivial but we think it’s so important to make sure you have the proper protection when spending a day out on Montana rivers. Which means making sure you have polarized sunglasses. 

You might also consider grabbing a Stillwater Anglers cap and water bottle too! 


There are so many other gear and extra fun fly fishing stuff that we could mention. From tackle boxes to bear spray, t-shirts, stickers, maps, lanyards – we have everything you need (and maybe don’t need but just really want!). 

Stop by The Fly Shop today and let us help you find what you’re looking for, and maybe even a few things you weren’t. We think every fly fishing store should carry a few extra goods to make us feel like pro anglers.

River Reports

The last thing we think that you’ll find at every fly fishing store is River Reports or Fishing Reports. What’s happening on the rivers in your area? The experts at Stillwater Anglers have a good idea of river conditions and an idea of what the fish are biting. 

Check out the latest River Reports here for information on The Yellowstone, The Stillwater, and The Boulder River.

Conclusion For Finding A Fly Fishing Store

Have you found your go-to Fly Shop yet? Every fly fishing store that can hold its own should have the above gear. You don’t want to have to go to a million different places before every fly fishing trip. Why not make one stop? Stillwater Anglers has everything you need for an amazing fly fishing experience.

In fact, we can handle all the ins and outs of a great fly fishing trip when you book a guided adventure with us. From planning meals to mapping out an entire fishing and wading day, all you have to do is show up!

Stop by the shop and let us help you get what you need and answer your questions!