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Fly Fishing Gear for the Eagle River Colorado
We recommend a 4 weight, floating or lighter fly line for the small cutthroat and brook trout
found in the meadow areas of the headwaters of the Eagle River. We recommend a 5
weight, floating fly line for dry flies and small nymphs for the major part of the river. Many
anglers may prefer a 6 weight floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers. You may
also want a sinking tip line for streamers in the 6 weight line.
Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet up to 12 feet are suggested.
We suggest that you have extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
We think the fly rods should have a moderately fast to fast action and be nine feet in
The fly reels for the 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines should be light and have a good smooth
drags. We think disc drags are the best.
There are a few areas you will be able to fish without waders but you will need them most
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots.
A wading staff would be purely optional.
A landing net is another optional item.
As always we recommend "Perfect Fly" trout flies. If you haven't already done so, please
give "Perfect Flies" a try. We have imitations of everything that fish eat in this stream. They
are the most realistic and effective trout flies you can purchase. We are so confident we
guarantee your satisfaction.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 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 Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect Fly Blue-winged Olive Dun
|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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