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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Clarion River Pennsylvania

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for most all of the fishing on the
Clarion River. Some anglers may prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and
streamers and that is also just fine.

Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from nine feet up to twelve feet in length are suggested.

Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.

Fly Rods:
We suggest either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to fish.  The rods
should have a medium fast to fast action and be nine feet in length.

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

Waders are necessary. We prefer the breathable type expect during the coldest weather
where neoprene waders may be better.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried them
there yet.

Wading Staff:
You may want to use a wading staff on higher water levels. We would call it optional.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be purely optional.

We recommend our on "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of all the insects,
crustaceans, minnow and baitfish and terrestrial insects that trout feed on in the Clarion River.
They are not only the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective at catching
trout. The large holdover browns in the Clarion river can be very selective to the insects that
are available at the time and matching nymphs/larvae and the hatch is often necessary to
catch them. If you haven't done so already, we recommend you give our Perfect flies a try.
There are the most realistic and effective trout flies you can purchase.
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