Copyright 2014 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Middle Saluda
River South Carolina
Fly Line:
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on Middle Saluda
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.

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.

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

Landing Net:
A landing net is purely an optional item.

Trout Flies:
We recommend "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
They have been tested in Middle Saluda River by some of our South Carolina customers
and have proven very effective there. The wild trout and the holdovers can be selective at
times and it's best to use streamers, nymphs and dry flies that best match the naturals. If
you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed. If you
prefer them, we also have a full line of generic and attractor flies at very low prices for very
high quality flies. .
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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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