We’ve mentioned in the past that it’s a great idea to always carry a permanent marker with you on the water. A simple felt-tip permanent marker can be used for everything from modifying flies in a pinch, to camouflaging your leader, to adding contrast to a strike indicator.
At the vise, permanent markers have even more uses, far more than we’re willing to list here.
To the frugal fly fisherman, the uses of a permanent marker are endless. However, for a sport in which our gear spends 99 percent of it’s time either submerged in water, rolling around in the mud, or cooking in the sun, we think ‘permanent’ is a little optimistic.
That’s why we were pretty excited when Sharpie recently released a new marker called the Sharpie Extreme, promised to “resist fading when exposed to harsh UV rays, rain, snow, and even mud.” Call us a sucker, but that sounds like our kind of sales pitch. We’ve hopped on the band wagon and think you should too.