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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Chattooga River
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on Chattooga 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
I would suggest a rod for the 4 or 5 weight line and another for the 6 weight line if you
choose to use it. The four or five weight rod should be between eight and nine feet in length,
a medium to medium fast action would work best in our opinion.
If you choose to fish heavier nymphs and streamers on a six weight line then you would
probably want a fly rod that is a little on the stiff side. It should be nine feet in a medium to a
medium fast action.
The reel for the four or the five weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth.
A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best. The reel for the six weight line
should fit the same description.
You should probably be using at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish the
Chattooga River. There are situation where you would want to go up to 9 feet. I would
suggest having them in sizes ranging from 2X for streamers, up to 7X for small dry flies and
midges, in both the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 2X to 7X.
Waders are necessary for the Chatooga River unless the water is warm enough for you to
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
They have been tested in Chattooga River by our customers and have proven very effective
there. If you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will. You want be
disappointed. We also have a full line of generic and attractor flies at very low prices for very
high quality flies. .
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