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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for the South Platte River
You can use fly lines as light as a 4 weight floating line. We prefer a 5 weight floating line
over the four weight but that is a matter of preference.Most anglers may prefer to use a 6
weight fly line for fishing large nymphs and streamers, but it would not be absolutely
Your leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to 6X for small dry flies like
nymph imitations. You should carry them in lengths ranging from 7 1/2 feet up to 12 feet.
There are many situations where a long leader is required. You may want to use
shorter leaders for streamers.
You should have plenty of extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X.
We recommend a moderately fast to fast action fly rod for fishing the South Platte River.
We think a nine foot length is best for the 4, 5 and 6 weight rods.
The fly reels you use for the 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines should have very good drags. They
should be as light as possible and their drags should be adjustable in fine increments.
This is an advantage when you are fishing light tippets.
We recommend waders. You wouldn't have many options without them, even if you use a
drift boat. We prefer the breathable type.
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots. The bottom of the South Platte is slick in
We think a landing net is a great idea for anyone wanting to make sure they land one of
the large trout. They are purely optional but recommended.
We recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. They are by far the best flies for the South
Platte River because they are the most realistic flies you can purchase. We have imitations
of every insect and other trout food that is present in this stream. If you haven't done so
already, we ask you to give them a try. We have several loyal customers who use nothing
else but our Perfect Flies on the South Platte River. We know you will not be disappointed.
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South Platte River Colorado
Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 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 Ultimate Six
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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