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Fly Fishing Tackle, Gear and Trout Flies for Crane Creek Missouri
This little stream has some fairly large rainbow trout in it. Although light gear is fun to use,
you don't want to lose the fish of a life time because you used gear that was just too light. I
haven't seen any of them, but the fish are said to grow as large as sixteen inches and
We suggest either a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for most of the fly-fishing. Most all of
your fishing is done using small flies. I would suggest the 5 weight line only for nymphs and
streamers. For high water high stickin nymphs, a 6 weight line may be preferred by some.
The four weight rod should benine feet in length with a medium fast action. If you use the 5
weight line only for streamers and larger nymphs, a nine foot, medium fast action would
probably be the best choice. A 6 weight is a little large but preferred for nymphing by some.
The reel for either of the rods should have a good drag. You don't want to hang a
large trout on a reel with a lousy drag.
You should use at least a 9 foot leader. A twelve foot length may be a wise choice in some
situations. You should have them in sizes ranging from 3X for streamers, up to 6X for small
You should carry extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 3X to 6X.
You should not wade unless it is necessary to get the fly to places the trout may be
feeding or hiding. We do suggest waders for this stream because there are many places
you will need them.
Felt soles would be our first choice. If you are concerned about the spread of Didymo, the
new rubber soles may be your choice. This may help prevent spreading this stuff to this
beautiful little stream.
We always recommend our "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly
imitations are the most realistic imitations commercially available.
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Crane Creek Missouri
Felt sole wading shoes illegal March 1, 2012
Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 71/2
ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five or
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect Fly Japanese Beetle
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