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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for Big Springs Creek
This stream has some huge trout in it, so you don't want to fish with too light of a fly rod and
tippet. It is not unusual to see trout caught over twenty inches and even larger.
We suggest either a 4 or 5 weight fly line for most of the fly-fishing. Most all of your fishing is
done using small flies or imitations of scuds and cressbugs. You may want to use a 6 weight
line for streamers.
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes. The four, five and six weight
rods should be nine feet in length. A moderately fast to fast action would be best in our
The reels for the four, five or six weight rod should have good drags. You don't want to hang
a large trout and loose it because of a poor drag. It should be smooth and adjust to fine
You should probably be using at least a 7 1/2 foot leader anywhere you fish on Big Springs
Creek. There are plenty of situation where you would want to go up to 12 feet. You should
have them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies.
Carry extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Although you should do as little wading as possible, I would suggest waders.
Felt soles would be our choice.
We always recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our scud and sowbug imitations are very
realistic and very effective on this stream. We have imitations of all the aquatic insects and
in all stages of life that are applicable. Several of our customer use our Perfect Flies on Big
Springs Creek and nothing else. If you haven't already tried them, please do. You will not
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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with a budget for flies and we will select
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