Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Mad River in Ohio
For most of the fishing you will encounter, we think a 4 or 5 weight floating line would be
the best choice. 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 above line sizes you choose to use. The fly
rods should be nine feet in length for the best performance. A medium fast to fast action
The reels for the four, five or six weight lines should have good drag systems. The drags
should be smooth and adjust to fine increments.
A seven and one-half foot leader or nine foot length would probably be the best all around
lengths. You may also want a twelve foot length for fishing small dry 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 0X 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 just about anywhere you fish the Mad River. Little fishing can be
done from the banks. We prefer the breathable type but you may prefer the neoprene
type if you fish during the very cold parts of the season.
Felt soles would still be our choice. The new rubber soles may work okay. We haven't
tested them in the Mad River.
The use of a wading staff would be an optional accessory.
A landing net would be purely optional for the Mad River.
We recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. We have specific imitations of every important
insect that exist in the Mad River. If you haven't done so already, we hope you will give
them an opportunity to work for you.
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Mad River, Ohio
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.
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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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