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Fly Fishing Gear for Lava Creek (YNP) Wyoming
The trout above the falls in Lava Creek are mostly brook trout rarely exceeding ten inches.
Those in the lower section of the stream below the falls are cutthroat, brook, brown,
rainbow and cutbow trout.

Fly Line:
We recommend a 4 or 5 weight forward, floating fly line. You would probably prefer a 5
weight fly line below the falls.

You should have leaders ranging from a 71/2 foot to a 9 foot tapered leader in sizes
ranging from 3X for larger flies up to a 6X for small flies.

Carry tippet material ranging in sizes from 3x to 6X.

Fly Rod:
Our preferences would be as follows: The fly rod for the 4 and 5 weight line should be nine
feet long in a medium fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The fly reels should be light. A clicker drag is fine for the brook trout, but you should have
a good, smooth drag on the reels used below the falls.

Waders are required but recommended for Lava Creek, especially in the lower section of
the stream. We prefer the breathable type.

Wading Boots:
Rubber sole wading boots are required by the park.

Landing Net:
A landing net is purely optional but suggested for the large brown trout during the
spawning run.

Trout Flies:
Our "Perfect Flies" are the best choice for Lava Creek. We have flies to match every
terrestrial and aquatic insect in all stages of life as well as generic and attractor flies. If you
haven't done so already, please give them a try. You will be glad you did.
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Lava Creek (YNP) Wyoming
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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