Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Flies for the Minam River Oregon
We recommend either a 4 or 5 weight floating line for the trout. Some anglers may prefer to use
a 6 weight fly line for their nymphs and streamer fishing, but it wouldn't be absolutely
We recommend a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line that is nine feet in length in a medium fast to
The reel for the four, five or six weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth. A
disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.
You should use leaders from 71/2 foot to 12 foot in length for the Minam River. I suggest having
them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in the
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary for the Minam River. We prefer the breathable type. You may want
neoprene waders during cold weather.
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are the
A landing net is purely optional.
We definitely recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. They are by far the best flies for the
Minam River because they are the most realistic flies you can purchase. We have imitations of
every insect and other trout food that is present in this stream. If you haven't done so already,
we ask you to give them a try. We know you will not be disappointed.
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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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