Big Wilson Creek
James Marsh fishing Big Wilson Creek
Copyright 2018 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Big Wilson Creek
Fly Line:
You will probably enjoy using a light fly line to catch the brook trout. Certainly you will be
using mostly small and most likely, dry flies for the brook trout. We would say the ideal fly
line size would be a 4 weight, floating fly line.  If you fish heavy nymphs and small streamers,
you may prefer a 5 weight fly line to deliver the larger flies. A 6 weight line would be best for
fishing larger size streamers and large nymphs.

Fly Rod:
Depending on which fly line sizes you prefer, then you would want a fly rod for each line size
you chose. The four, five and six weight fly rods should be nine feet in length with a medium
fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reels for the four, five and six weight fly rods should be as light as possible and have
decent drags.

You should probably be using at least a 7 and one half foot leader. Most of the time you
would probably want to use a 9 foot leader. I would suggest having them in sizes ranging
from 1X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry fly imitations in both the 7and one half and nine
foot lengths.

Make sure you have plenty of extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 1X to 6X.

Waders would be necessary for the Big Wilson Creek unless it is warm enough for you to
wet wade. We recommend the breathable type.

Wading Boots:
Most of the bottom is rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are the best. We haven't
tried the new rubber soles on this stream yet, but we would think they would work just fine.
There is little algae in the stream.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be a purely optional item.

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.

Landing Net:
A landing net is optional but recommended.

Wading Staff:
A wading staff is recommended if the water is high.

Trout Flies:
Naturally we recommend "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best flies you can purchase.
We have both specific imitations of all the insects and other trout food as well
as low priced, but high quality generic and attractor trout flies.
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Big Wilson
Creek Virginia
Big Wilson Creek after heavy spring rains
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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