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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Malheur River
We recommend a 4, 5, or 6 weight, floating fly line for most of the fishing. Sinking, sinking tip
and other type lines could be used for specific applications.
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes. The 4, 5 and 6 weight fly
rods should be nine feet long. We would prefer a medium fast to fast action.
The reels for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines should have good drags. They should be smooth and
adjust to fine increments.
You should be using at least a seven foot leader. A nine foot length would probably be the
best all around length. There are situations where 12 foot leaders may be needed. The only
exception would be when you are fishing streamers. You may want a shorter leader in that
case. You should have leaders in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small flies
like small BWOs and midges.
Carry extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary just about anywhere you fish the river. There are areas you could fish
from the banks, but you would be at a disadvantage many places. We prefer the breathable
type but you may need neoprene waders if you are fishing during the winter.
Felt soles would be our choice.
The use of a wading staff would be a purely optional accessory.
You certainly would want to consider a landing net. There are some nice size trout in the
Malheur River. You probably know what will happen if your don't have one.
Perfect Flies have proven to be very effective on the Malheur River. We have customers who
swear by our flies for this river. It has a very diverse population of mayflies, caddisflies and
stoneflies. Perfect Flies closely imitate all the real aquatic insects, crustaceans and
terrestrials that are found on and in the stream. We have specific imitations of all the insects
in all stages of life that exist on the Malheur River. If you haven't already tried them, we hope
you will. Give us a call or email and we can help you make your selections.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 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.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.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 (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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