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Hat Creek Fly Fishing Guide - Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies

Hat Creek has some large rainbow trout and brown trout, so you don't want to go too light on
your tackle.

Fly Line:
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight floating fly line. You may want a sinking tip line for
streamers but a floating line works just about for all the fishing.

Fly Rod:
We recommend either a 5 or 6 weight fly rod in a medium-fast to fast action that is 9 feet in

Fly Reel:
The fly reel used should be for either the 5 or 6 weight line should have a very good drag.
We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as well.

Leaders should be a size 0X to 6X and range from 8 to 12 feet in length. Long leaders are
often required.

You should have spare tippet in 0X to 6X.

Waders are needed for fly fishing Hat Creek. We prefer the breathable type.

Wading Boots:
In our opinion, wading boots for Hat Creek should have felt soles.

Landing Net:
A landing net is strictly optional but we do recommend using one.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies really prove their net worth fly fishing Hat Creek. We have several California
customers who regularly fish this spring creek that use our flies and for darn good reasons.
They closely imitate all the real aquatic insects, crustaceans and terrestrials that are in the
stream. In short, they catch trout in Hat Creek when other flies don't. They are the most
realistic trout flies you can buy.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
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