Copyright 2015 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Guide for the East Fork Carson River California
Fly Line:
You would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for your dry fly fishing on the
East Fork Carson River. You could get by using a 5 weight floating fly line for
everything. Many anglers that fish heavy nymphs and streamers would want a 6
weight fly line but it would not be absolutely necessary.

Fly Rod:
I would suggest a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line that is nine feet in length in a
medium fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reel for the four, five or six weight rod should have a decent drag. It should
be smooth. A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.

You should use leaders from 71/2 foot to 12 foot in length on the East Fork of
the Carson River. I suggest having them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers,
up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in the various lengths.

You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

Waders are necessary for the East Fork Carson River. We prefer the breathable
type. You may want neoprene waders during cold weather.

Wading Boots:
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt
soles are the best.

Trout Flies:
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