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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Paint Creek Tennessee
Fly Line:
You need a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on Paint Creek. 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 but it would not be absolutely necessary.

Fly Rod:
I would suggest a rod for the 4, 5 and 6 weight lines. They should be nine feet in length,  in a
medium fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reels for the four, five and six weight rods should have decent drags. They should be
smooth. A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.

You should probably be using at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish Paint
Creek. There are situation where you would want to go up to 9 feet. I would suggest having
them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in both
the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.

You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

Waders are desirable for Paint Creek unless the water is warm enough for you to wet wade.  

Wading Boots:
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
They have been proven over and over by our customers. If you haven't already tried them,
we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed. We also have low priced, but high
quality generic and attractor flies.
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