Copyright 2014 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Linville River North
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on Linville River. You
could get by using a 5 weight floating fly line for everything. Many anglers that fish heavy
nymphs and streamers would want a 6 weight fly line but it would not be absolutely
I would suggest a rod for each line size if you choose to use them. The fly rods should be
nine feet in length in our opinion. A medium fast to fast action works best.
The reel for the four or the five weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth.
A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best. The reel for the six weight line
should fit the same description.
You should probably be using at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish the Linville
River. There are situation where you would want to go up to 9 feet. I would suggest having
them in sizes ranging from 1X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in both
the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 1X to 6X.
Waders are necessary for the Linville River unless the water is warm enough for you to wet
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.
We recommend "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
They have been tested in the Linville River and have proven very effective there. If you
haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed.
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