Cache la Poudre River
James Marsh fishing Cache la Poudre River
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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for Cache la Poudre River in
Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 weight, floating fly line, or an even lighter fly line for the small
cutthroat and brook trout in the headwaters. We recommend a 5 weight, floating fly line for
dry flies and lighter nymphs for the trout in the main part of the river. Some anglers may
prefer a 6 weight floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers. You may also consider
a sinking tip line for streamers.

Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet up to 12 feet in length are suggested.
Short leaders work great in the fast water where short cast are necessary.

You should have plenty of extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X.

Fly Rods:
In our opinion, the 4, 5 and 6 weight fly rods should have a medium fast to fast action and
be nine feet in length.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use for the 4, 5 and 6 weight lines should be light but should have good
drags, preferably disc drags.

We recommend waders. There are some areas you will be able to fish without them but
most of the time you'll need them..

Wading Boots:
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots.

Wading Staff:
A wading staff would be purely optional. You should consider using one during high water or
in stronger currents that are suitable for wading.

Landing Net:
A landing net is another optional item.

Trout Flies:
As always, we recommend "Perfect Fly" trout flies. You should have a good selection of
streamers with you anytime you fish the Cache La Poudre River. We have specific imitations
of all mayflies, caddisflies and stoneflies found in the river and in all stages of life. If you
haven't already done so, please give our "Perfect Flies" a try. They are the most realistic
and effective trout flies you can purchase.
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Cache la Poudre River
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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