Fly fishing exposes you and everything you’re carrying to crazy conditions. A camera must be able to handle everything. Water, extreme temperatures and abuse. A fly fishing camera also needs to be easy to use and take quality pictures.

For years I swore by the Canon D30, I’ve purchased three of these cameras. This model has everything I liked. Good Pics, Rugged, and Easy to use. Sadly Canon has stopped making it.

So What Fly Fishing Camera do I use NOW

The Olympus TG-5 (Amazon Link) has been a fish camera machine! This camera is a step up from the D30, but after using it for a couple years I really Like it.

I recommend the OLYMPUS TG-5 Waterproof Camera (Link to Amazon for Great Reviews)

Features and things I Love about the TG-5

  • Waterproof to 50 feet
  • High resolution pictures (12md)
  • High speed lens for snapping those fish of a lifetime
  • Compensates exposure when underwater
  • Intuitive buttons and functions
  • Wireless operation. Get an APP on your phone and you can control remotely.
  • Record: GPS, Temperature, Compass, and Manometer readings withing picture data file.
  • Shockproof for 7 foot falls
  • A mountain of accessories: lens, lights, handles and attachment methods.

I don’t want to write something that’s like a sales page. I really like this camera, use it and trust that my memories will be captured. I’ve broke to many phones and expensive DSLRs. I’ve learned my lesson get a camera built to survive the everything you throw at it.