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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Duck River Tailwater
We recommend either 5 or 6 weight fly line for the Duck River Tailwater in Tennessee.
You only need a floating fly line although you may want a sinking tip line for streamer
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight fly rod for the respective line size you choose to
use. The 5 and 6 weight fly rod should in a medium fast to fast action and a 9 foot
The fly reel used for the 5 or 6 weight lines should have a very good drag. We prefer
disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. It should be smooth.
Leaders should size 0X to 6X and be from 9 to 12 feet long. Use shorter leaders for
You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono
Waders are necessary for fly fishing the Duck River. We prefer the breathable type.
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the
new rubber soles.
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but it's not absolutely necessary.
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 Duck River. If you haven't
already tried Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will. You'll find our streamers are very
effective on the brown trout in this stream.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 and 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 Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 line size
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect Fly Shad
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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