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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for North River Virginia
We recommend either a 4, 5 and/or 6 weight fly line for fly fishing the North River in Virginia.
You only need floating fly lines most of the season but sinking tip lines could come in handy
during cold weather for some of its deep pools.

Fly Rod:
We recommend either a  4 or 5 weight fly rod for the line sizes you use on the North River.
The 4 and 5 weight fly rods should in a medium fast to fast action and a 8 to 9 foot length.
The 6 weight fly rod should be a medium-fast to fast action for large nymphs and streamers.
It should be at least 9 foot in length.

Fly Reel:
The fly reel used should be for each of the 4, 5 and/or 6 weight lines you use and each have
a very good drag. We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. They
should be smooth.

Leaders should size 2X to 6X and be from 7 1/2 to 12 feet long.

You should have spare tippet in 2X and 6X. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono is

Waders are necessary for most of the water you are fly fishing the North River but wet
wading can be done during the hot weather of Summer.

Wading Boots:
Wading boots will be needed. We prefer felt soles but the new rubber soles may work fine.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist on the North River. You will find our
simi-realistic imitations will greatly improve your catch. If you haven't already tried Perfect
Flies, we certainly hope you will. You want be disappointed.
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with the dates you will be fishing this
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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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