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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Yampa River Colorado
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight fly line for fly fishing the Yampa River in Colorado.
Most of the time you only need floating lines. You may want a sinking tip line for streamers
when the water is cold.
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to use. They
should have a medium fast to fast action and be in a 9 foot length.
The fly reel used should be for each of the 5 and 6 weight lines you use and each should
have a very good drag. We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as
well. The drag should be smooth. The Yampa River has some very large trout.
Leaders should size 0X to 6X and be from 7 1/2 to 12 feet long.
You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon for nymphs
but mono is fine.
Waders are necessary for fly fishing the Yampa River. We prefer the breathable type.
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best.
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but not absolutely necessary.
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in the Yampa River. If you haven't already
tried Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will give them a try. You will find they are very
effective on the wild trout in the Michigan River. Our Streamers (Brown Scad) have proven
very effective on this stream.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
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 Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 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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