Fly fishing guide and outdoor photographer Daniel Shepler shares his favorite essential extras for Northern Michigan fly fishing. His recommendations were originally featured in “Fly Fishing: For the Love of Gear” in the May 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

Legit gear satisfies. This we know.

Simms Nipper
Small yet smart line cutters that cut well and stay sharp longer than most.

Yeti Rambler Coldster
A drink insulator that will keep your favorite beverage cold until the last sip.

The perfect-sized, super simple pocketknife with a razor-sharp blade.

Stanley Classic Flask
A leak proof, classic wide mouth flask. A fine companion for any adventure.

Dr. Slick Mitten Clamps
A three-in-one tool that covers a wide range of uses while on the river. A favorite device of fly-fishing guides everywhere.

Loon Outdoors Aquel
A dry-fly floatant gel that will keep your flies floating, fish after fish.

Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder
An attachable tippet holder with a built-in cutting blade for convenience.

Classic Gear: Perrine Fly Box
Aluminum fly box first made in the 1930s, but was a popular seller for decades. Great gift for the angler who wants to channel tradition with each change of the fly.

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Photo(s) by Daniel Shepler