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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for the Boise River Idaho
You need gear ranging from light line for the small headwater rainbows and brook trout, to
heavier line for streamers and nymphs fly fishing the Boise River. You could get by with a
five weight outfit for just about everything if you needed to.
We recommend fly lines ranging from a 4 weight or less for the small rainbow and brook
trout in the headwaters to a six weight for nymphing and streamers. A five weight fly line
would deliver most of the flies you would normally use, but a 6 weight would be better for
You should have leaders ranging from a 7 1/2 foot tapered leader to a 12 foot in sizes
from 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and tiny flies. You may want some shorter
Carry tippet ranging in sizes from 0x to 6X.
The fly rods for the 4, 5 and 6 weights should all have moderately fast to fast actions in
our opinion. The best length for the rods is nine feet.
Reels for the lines sizes you choose to use should be as light as possible and have good
Waders are definitely recommended. We prefer the breathable type but you could use the
neoprene type in very cold weather.
Felt soled wading boots are our choice. Some anglers prefer cleated soles in some parts
of the river.
A landing net is recommended, but not necessary.
Our "Perfect Flies" are the best flies you could possibly use for fly fishing the Boise
River. We have flies to match every terrestrial and aquatic insect in all stages of life. If you
haven't done so already, please give them a try. You will be glad you did.
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