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Fly Fishing Guide for the Kings River in California - Gear, Tackle
and Trout Flies

Fly Lines:
A 4 or 5 weight fly line would deliver the flies that are ideal for most of the fly fishing the
Kings River. If you fish streamers and nymphs, then we would suggest you go to a 6 weight
fly line. You may want to consider using a sinking tip line for streamers.

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 Kings 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 Kings 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.

Kings River Trout Flies:
We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of every important
insect that hatches on the Kings River. This river has a good population of aquatic insects.
The trout can become selective during several of the hatches. If you haven't already done
so, you should try our "Perfect Flies". We have many satisfied anglers that have used them
on the KIngs River. We are confident you'll be glad you did. They are the most realistic and
effective imitations of aquatic and terrestrial insects you can purchase.
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with a budget for flies and we will select
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