Copyright 2014 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the North Fork of
Cherry River West Virginia

Fly Line:
You could easily get by using a five weight floating fly line for all of the fishing on the North
Fork of the Cherry River. You would probably prefer a 6 weight floating line to fish nymphs
and streamers.

Fly Rod:
The five weight rod would be ideal at a length of nine feet. We think a medium fast to fast
action would be best for this one. The six weight rod should be nine feet in length in a fast
action. A stiffer tip rod works best for heavier nymphs and streamers.

Fly Reel:
The reels for the five and six weight lines should be light and have good drags. The drags
should be smooth and adjust to fine increments.

A nine foot leader length would probably be the best all around length. You should also
have a twelve foot length for fishing small dry flies. The only other exception would be when
you are fishing streamers whereas you may want a short leader of only 3 or 4 feet. Make
sure you have leaders in sizes ranging from 2X for streamers up to 7X for midges and other
small flies.

You should also have plenty of extra tippet in sizes ranging from 2X to 7X.

Waders are necessary most anywhere you fish the North Fork of the Cherry River. We
prefer the breathable type.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would still be our choice.

Wading Staff:
The use of a wading staff would be optional.

Landing Net:
A landing net would also be purely optional.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. We have specific imitations of everything insect
that exist in the North Fork of the Cherry River. The trout that have been around for a while
do get used to eating the natural food in the stream. Perfect Flies are the most realistic flies
you can purchase and come in all stages of the life of the most all of the common aquatic
insects. If you haven't done so already, we hope you will give them an opportunity to work
for you. We feel confident that you will be glad you did.
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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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