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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Wilson Creek North
Carolina
Fly Line:
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on Wilson Creek. You
could get by using a 5 weight floating fly line for everything. Many anglers that fish heavy
nymphs and streamers would want a 6 weight fly line but it wouldn't be absolutely necessary.

Fly Rod:
I would suggest a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 5 weight lines that is nine feet in length, in a  medium
to medium fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reel for the four or the five weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth.
A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best. The reel for the six weight line
should fit the same description.

Leaders:
You should probably be using at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish Wilson
Creek. There are situation where you would want to go up to 9 feet. I would suggest having
them in sizes ranging from 1X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in both
the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.

Tippet:
You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 1X to 6X.

Waders:
Waders are necessary for Wilson Creek unless the water is warm enough for you to wet
wade.  

Wading Boots:
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
They have been tested in Wilson Creek by our customers and have proven very effective
there. If you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed.
We have specific imitations of every insect that hatches on Wilson Creek as well as the
terrestrial insects.
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