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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Shields River Montana
You can use a 4 weight floating line but most anglers would prefer a 5 weight fly line and some
even a 6 weight line for nymphing.
Your leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for small streamers up to a 6X for small dry flies.
You should carry them in lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet, up to 12 feet in length.
You should have extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X.
We recommend a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod nine feet in length. Most anglers would prefer a four
piece rod so that it will break down into a short length for hiking.
The fly reel you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines should be light but that is about the only
You can get by with out waders if you fish from the banks but it wouldn't be the most desirable
situation. We recommend carrying waders.
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots. You may want to consider the new rubber
A wading staff may be needed if the water is high.
A landing net is purely optional.
The Shields River has a huge population of aquatic insects. The water is very fertile. We
always recommend our "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. These flies are far more realistic and far more
effective that most flies are on the Shields River. We have specific imitations of all the trout
food that exist in the stream. If you haven't already done so, please give them a try. You won't
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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
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
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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