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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for North Platte River Miracle Mile
We recommend a 5 weight fly line. It would deliver most of the flies that are ideal for most of
the fly fishing you would be doing. If you fish steamers and nymphs then we would go a little
larger. A 6 weight line would be a good choice.
Most all your fishing can be done with a floating fly line but you may prefer to use a sinking
tip line in some cases. They can come in handy when you are fishing streamers in deeper
The five weight rod should be nine feet in length, a fast to moderately fast action would be
The six weight rod should be stiffer to handle larger nymphs and streamers. It should be
nine foot in length in a fast action.
You don't want to hang one of the North Platte Miracle Mile large trout only to loose it
because of a poor drag. It should be smooth and adjust to fine increments. The reel for the
6 weight line should fit the same description as the 5 weight.
You should probably be using at least a 9 foot leader anywhere you fish the North Platte
Miracle Mile. On occasions you may need to use a 12 leader. You should have them in
sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midge, larva, pupa and
Make sure you carry extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
I wouldn't think about fishing the Miracle Mile without them. We prefer breathable waders but
you may need neoprene waders in the cold months.
Felt soles would be our choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried them
We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our imitations are very effective on this stream.
Our stonefly imitations and streamers have proven especially effective here. If you haven't
already tried our flies, you certainly should. You will not be disappointed.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 to 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 Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 line size
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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