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Rio Grande River Colorado Fly Fishing Guide - Gear, Tackle and
Trout Flies

Fly Line:
We recommend either a  4, 5 or 6 floating weight floating fly line for the Rio Grande River in

Fly Rod:
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for the line size line you choose to use. The
fly rods should be a medium-fast to fast action and 9 foot in length.

Fly Reel:
The fly reel used should be for each of the 4,5 and 6 weight lines should have very good
drags. We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. It should be

Leaders should size 0X to 6X and be from 71/2 feet to 12 feet long.

You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X.

Waders are preferred for fly fishing the Rio Grande River. We prefer the breathable type.
You may prefer neoprene waders for winter fishing.

Wading Boots:
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the new
rubber soles. The bottom is slick.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but not absolutely necessary.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in the Rio Grande River. If you haven't
already tried Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will give them a try. You will find they are
very effective on the wild brown trout in this stream.
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2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

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them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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