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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Lackawanna River
Fly Line:
We recommend a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for dry flies and lighter nymphs and a 6 weight
fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers. You could easily get by with one 5 weight
floating fly 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 in length are suggested.

Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.

Fly Rods:
We recommend a fast action fly rod, nine feet in length for all three weights of fly lines.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines, if you choose to use them all, should be
light and have good drags. You are subject to hook a large trout in the Lackawanna River and
you don't want to loose it because of a lousy drag.

We recommend waders. There are few places you could fish without them. We prefer the
breathable type but you could use neoprene waders during the winter if you preferred.
Wading Boots:
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots. You may want to consider the new rubber
sole boots that help prevent the spread of Didymo but we have not tested them on this stream.

We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies.  We have specific imitations of everything that exist
in the Lackawanna River that the trout eat. The flies are not only as realistic as you will find on
the commercial market, they are the most effective at catching trout. Our imitations of specific
species of mayfly nymphs emergers, duns and spinners are very effective..  If you haven't
done so already, please give them a try.
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.