If you’re using a guide, they’ll provide all your essential gear, from fishing poles to waders. You’re responsible for getting your fishing license (which you can buy online here), and you’ll definitely want to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you’re fishing sans guide, here are a few essentials you’ll need. Waterproof waders are a must – they’ll keep you comfortable and dry as you reel in your catches. Wading boots are necessary as well, and as a beginner, felt or rubber-soled boots will do the trick. A hat will help protect you from the sun (and help you truly look the part of a fly-fishing expert). And polarized sunglasses are recommended to better spot fish, but they’re not necessary.