James Marsh fishing Beaverhead River
Beaverhead River
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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies For The Beaverhead River Montana
You need heavier than normal fly fishing tackle for the Beaverhead River. It's trout grow up to
a large size and getting them out of the heavy cover isn't easy. You would normally need
heavier leaders and tippets, if for no other reason, just to get the flies out of the bushes along
the banks. The Beaverhead isn't known for its light tackle fly fishing.

Fly Line:
You can use fly lines ranging from a 5 weight floating line or a 7 weight floating line depending
on the fly you are using. We recommend a 5 weight, floating fly line for dry flies and lighter
nymphs and a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers. There are those
that want a 7 weight line just to get the large browns out of the tight cover along the banks.

Your leaders should range in sizes from 0X for streamers up to a 7X for midges and small dry
flies. You should carry them in lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet or shorter for
streamers, and up to 12 feet in length for small dry flies like Tricos and midges. Nine foot
would probably be the most used length.

You should carry spools of extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 7X.

Fly Rods:
The rod for the 5 weight line should be a medium to medium fast action rod, depending on
your preference and nine feet long. The 6 weight rod should be a little stiffer for nymph
fishing. We would suggest a nine foot medium fast to fast action rod for it the 6 weight rod.
The seven weight rod, if you use one, should be a medium fast to fast action, nine foot fly rod.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use should be have good drags, preferably disc drags. You don't want to
loose a nice brown trout because of a poor or rough operating drag. You would need one, or
one with an extra spool, for each line size used.

We recommend waders. The stream is small enough to fish from the banks in places but the
streamside tree cover makes it impossible to cast from the banks in most of the public fishing

Wading Boots:
We recommend either felt soles for your wading boots. You may want to try the new rubber
soles. We have not used them on this stream.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our  "Perfect Fly" trout flies. We suggest you look at our Beaverhead River
hatch chart and select the flies for the particular time of year you plan on fishing. There are a
lot of hatches that take place in this small stream and to be successful you need to be aware
of what the trout are most likely to be focused on.
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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