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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for Hot Creek in California

Fly Line;
We suggest either a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for most of the fly-fishing for Hot Creek.
You may want to use a 6 weight line for heavy nymphs and streamers.

Fly Rod:
You should have a fly rod for each of the above line sizes you choose to use. The four or
five weight rod should be between eight and nine feet in length. We suggest either a
medium to moderately fast action. The 6 weight streamer rod would be best in a nine foot
length and a medium fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reel for either of the three rods should be the right size to hold the fly line and
backing, light and have a good drag.

Leaders:
Leaders should be available in lengths ranging from nine to twelve feet. You should have
them in sizes ranging from 2X for streamers, up to 7X for small dry flies.

Tippet:
Make sure you have extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 2X to 7X.

Waders:
Waders would be desirable but not required. There are places you could fish from the  
banks effectively.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our first choice. The new rubber soles may also work well. We have
not tested them on Hot Creek.

Flies:
We always recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of all the
insects, crustaceans and other things that fish feed on in Hot Creek. We have fly patterns
for all the aquatic insects in all stages of their life. We also have the crustaceans, baitfish
and sculpin fly patterns you need for fly fishing Hot Creek.

If you haven't done so already, we recommend you give them a try. There are the most
realistic and effective trout flies you can use on any spring creek.
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Hot Creek
Hot Creek
There is "No Fishing" in this section of hot creek
Hot Creek California
Photo Courtesy of Gary Paepke
Photo Courtesy of Gary Paepke
Perfect Fly Japanese Beetle Fly
Perfect Fly Japanese Beetle
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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