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Cimarron River New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide - Gear, Tackle and
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly line for the Cimarron River. You only need
floating lines. You may want a sinking tip line for streamers in cold water.
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes. The 4, 5 and 6 weight fly
rods should be nine feet long. We would prefer a medium fast to fast action.
The reels for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines should have good drags. They should be smooth and
adjust to fine increments.
You should be using at least a seven foot leader. A nine foot length would probably be the
best all around length. There are situations where 12 foot leaders may be needed. The only
exception would be when you are fishing streamers. You may want a shorter leader in that
case. You should have leaders in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small
flies like small BWOs and midges.
Carry extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary just about anywhere you fish the Cimarron River. There are areas
you could fish from the banks, but you would be at a disadvantage many places. We prefer
the breathable type but you may need neoprene waders if you are fishing cold water.
Felt soles would be our choice.
The use of a wading staff would be a purely optional accessory.
You certainly would want to consider.
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in the Cimarron River. If you haven't already
tried Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will give them a try. You will find they are very
effective on the wild brown trout in this stream. They can be very selective. We have the
aquatic insect imitations in all stages of life that's applicable to fly fishing.
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