The gear you need for kystfiskeri is generally heavier and more robust than the gear you use for freshwater fly fishing. When you are catching saltwater species, these fish are generally faster, heavier, and harder to land than those that live in fresh water. You need the right gear – it is impossible to enjoy saltwater angling when you have no chance of getting the fish in. The practice is also cruel to the fish as they struggle when being caught. Plus, all fishing gear is expensive, so you need something that will stand up to the rigours of your particular angling specialism.