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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Shoshone River
Most anglers would prefer a 5 weight fly line and some even a 6 weight line for
nymphing. There is nothing wrong with using a 4 weight fly line if you want to go on the
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 3X 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
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 sole boots.
A wading staff would be purely optional. You should consider using one during high
water or in stronger currents that are suitable for wading.
A landing net is another optional item but we do recommend using one.
We recommend "Perfect Fly" trout flies. If you haven't already done so, you should give
"Perfect Flies" a try. They are the most realistic and effective trout flies you can
purchase. They have proven successful on the Shoshone River wild brown trout as well
as its other species.
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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 (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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