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Fly Fishing Gear for the Fall and Bechler Rivers- Yellowstone
A five weight floating fly line would work for all of the fishing on the Fall and Bechler Rivers.
You may also want a 6 weight floating line to fish nymphs and streamers.
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the two line sizes if you choose to use both. The
five weight rod would be ideal at a length of nine feet. We think a medium to medium fast action
would be best for the five weight rod. The six weight rod should be nine feet in length in a
medium fast to fast action. A stiffer tip rod works best for heavier nymphs and streamers.
The reels for the five and six weight lines should be light and have good drags. The drags
should be smooth and adjust to fine increments.
A nine foot leader length would probably be the best all around length. You may also want a
twelve foot length for fishing small flies in the smooth sections of water. The only other
exception would be when you are fishing streamers whereas you may want a short leader of
only 3 or 4 feet. Make sure you have leaders in sizes ranging from 1X for streamers up to 6X
for midges and other small flies.
You should also have plenty of extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary most anywhere you would fish the Fall or the Bechler Rivers. We
prefer the breathable type.
Felt soles would still be our choice. The new rubber soles may work okay. We haven't tested
them in the Fall River yet.
The use of a wading staff would be an optional accessory. The stream is fairly easy to wade in
most places but difficult in some areas. The Fall River has some very slick areas.
A landing net would be purely optional for the Fall or Bechler Rivers.
Our "Perfect Fly" trout flies and the finest trout flies you can use on the Fall River or Bechler
River. The trout in the Bechler Meadows can be especially picky and selective and good
imitations of the natural insects is necessary if you expect to have much success. We have
specific imitations of everything insect that exist in both streams. If you haven't done so
already, we hope you will give them an opportunity to work for you. We feel confident that you
will be glad you did.
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