Easy hacks to get your gear in top working order—before it’s too late
#4 Vest or Pack
It’s wise to audit the stuff that accumulates in your fishing vest or pack. In particular, check your supply of consumable items, such as leaders, tippet material and flotant. Perhaps more importantly, take out all the stuff you don’t need. The last time I did this, the list included pepperoni-stick wrappers, tangled leaders, a pill bottle of panfish poppers, a map of a river more than 1,000 kilometres away, a spare battery for a camera I no longer own, assorted twigs, leaves and burrs and other ridiculous clutter.