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Fly Fishing Tackle, Gear and Trout Flies for the Chattooga River
We recommend either a 4 or 5 weight floating line for the trout. Some anglers may prefer to
use a 6 weight fly line for their nymphs and streamer fishing, but it wouldn't be absolutely
We recommend a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line that is nine feet in length in a medium fast
to fast action.
The reel for the four, five or six weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth. A
disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.
You should use leaders from 71/2 foot to 12 foot in length for the Chattooga River. I suggest
having them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in
the various lengths.
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary for the Chattooga River. We prefer the breathable type. You may
want neoprene waders during cold weather.
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
A landing net is purely optional.
We recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. The flies you have for the aquatic insects should
vary depending on the time of the year you are fishing. We have specific imitations of
everything that hatches in the Chattooga River as well as imitations of the crustaceans and
terrestrials insects. If you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you do.
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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.
|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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