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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Rock Creek in Southern

Fly Line:
We suggest a 5 weight fly line for most of the dry fly fishing on Rock Creek. A smaller fly line
size could be used in the upper elevations of the stream. You will probably want to use a 6
weight fly line for streamers and large nymphs.

Fly Rod:
You would want a fly rod to handle both of the above line sizes. The five weight fly rod should
be between eight and one half to nine feet in length. A medium fast action would be best in our
opinion. The 6 weight rod would be best in a nine foot length and a medium fast action. We
think a slightly stiffer tip makes a better nymph rod.

Fly Reel:
Both reels, the one for the five weight rod and the six weight rod should have good disc drags.
The drag should be smooth and adjust to fine increments.

We recommend at least a 7 foot leader. There are a few situations where you may want to go
up to 12 feet. Shorter leaders may be preferred for streamers. We recommend you have spare
leaders in sizes ranging from 2X for streamers, up to 7X for small dry flies.

Spare tippet material should range in sizes ranging from 2X to 7X.

Waders are recommended. We always prefer the breathable type unless you are fishing in
very cold water. You may prefer neoprene waders for the cold water.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our choice.

Wading Staff:
A wading staff would be strictly optional.

Landing Net:
We recommend a landing net but it isn't necessary.

We always recommend our "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. These flies are far more realistic and far
more effective that most flies used on Rock Creek.  The wild browns and rainbows in the lower
section of the creek can be very selective. We have specific imitations of all the trout food in
the creek. If you haven't already done so, please give them a try. We feel certain you will be
happy you did.
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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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