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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Flies for the Kinnickinnic River,
We recommend a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for your dry fly fishing. You could get by
using a 5 weight floating fly line for just about all your fly fishing. Most anglers want a
heavier fly line for heavy nymphs and streamers. We prefer a 6 weight fly line for that.
We suggest a 4, 5 and 6 weight fly rod nine feet in length, in a medium fast to fast action.
The reels for the rods should be light and have smooth, decent drags. They should adjust
in fine increments.
We recommend at least a 7 and half foot leader anywhere you fish the Kinnickinnic River.
You may prefer an even shorter leader for streamers. There are situations where you
would want to go up to 9 feet. I would suggest having them in sizes ranging from 1X for
streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies and midges, in both the 7 and half and 9 foot lengths.
You should carry extra tippet in sizes ranging from 1X to 6X.
Waders are necessary for the Kinnickinnic River unless the water is warm enough for you
to wet wade. We prefer breathable waders.
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You do not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best. We are testing the new rubber soles out but do not have any comments about
them at the time.
A landing net comes in handy if you catch a big fish but it is purely optional.
A wading staff may come in handy on high water conditions but it purely optional.
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best trout flies you can
purchase. They have been tested on the wild brown trout in the Kinnickinnic River by our
customers and have proven very effective there. If you haven't already tried them, we
certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed. We have specific imitations of all the
major species of aquatic insects in all stages of life as well as a good lineup of terrestrials.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Floating 4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5X, Nymphing: 71/2 ft., 3 or
4X, Streamers 1X
Dry fly: 5X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X, Streamer
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4, 5 or 6 Size Fly Lines
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
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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