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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Flies for Waterloo Creek Iowa
This is one of Iowa's best trout streams and although most of the wild brown trout are small
to medium size, there are a few large ones.
We recommend either a 4 or 5 weight floating line. Some anglers may prefer to use a 6
weight fly line for their nymphs and streamer fishing, but it wouldn't be absolutely necessary.
We recommend a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line that is nine feet in length in a medium fast
to fast action.
The reel for the four, five or six weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth.
A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.
You should use leaders from 71/2 foot to 12 foot in length on Waterloo Creek. I suggest
having them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges,
in the various lengths.
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders aren't absolutely necessary for Waterloo Creek but you would be better off wearing
them. We prefer the breathable type. You may want neoprene waders during cold weather.
Much of the bottom consist of sand, soil and clay with some gravel and small cobble. Felt
soles are the best.
A landing net is purely an optional item but we do recommend having one..
We always recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly
imitations are the most realistic imitations commercially available. They imitate every insect
of any importance in Waterloo Creek. The wild trout can be very selective and matching the
most plentiful and available aquatic and terrestrial insects and other foods is very important.
We hope you will give our Perfect Flies an opportunity to perform for you. They will increase
your odds of success.
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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 0X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five or
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon 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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