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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Flies for the Blue River, Wisconsin
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your fly fishing on the Blue River. You
could get by using a 5 weight floating fly line for everything. Many anglers that fish heavy
nymphs and streamers would want a 6 weight fly line but it would not be absolutely
Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet up to 9 feet are suggested.
We suggest that you have extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
We think the fly rods should have a moderately fast to fast action and be nine feet in
The fly reels for the 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines should be light and have a good smooth
drags. We think disc drags are the best.
Waders are not necessary required for fly fishing the Blue River but they do offer an
advantage in many situations.
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots.
A wading staff would be purely optional.
A landing net is another optional item but one may come in very handy..
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can
purchase. They have been tested on the wild brown trout of the Blue River by our loyal
Wisconsin customers and have proven very effective there. If you haven't already tried
them, we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed.
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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.
Perfect Fly Blue-winged Olive Dun
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (email@example.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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