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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Cochetopa Creek
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly line for the Cochetopa Creek. 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 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 during the winter.
Felt soles would be our choice.
The use of a wading staff would be a purely optional accessory.
You certainly would want to consider a landing net. There are some nice size trout in the
We recommend "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase. Our
flies have been used for fly fishing Cochetopa Creek by some of our customers and have
proven very effective there. If you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will.
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