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Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River Fly Fishing Guide - Gear, Tackle
and Flies
This is the perfect stream to fish a light fly line. A four weight floating fly line would work fine
on the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Fly Line:
We recommend either a 4 or 5 weight floating line. Some anglers may prefer to use a 6
weight fly line for their nymphs and streamer fishing, but it wouldn't be absolutely necessary.

Fly Rod:
We recommend a rod for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line that is nine feet in length in a medium fast
to fast action.

Fly Reel:
The reel for the four, five or six weight rod should have a decent drag. It should be smooth.
A disc drag that adjust in fine increments would be best.

You should use leaders from 71/2 foot to 12 foot in length on the Clarke Fork of the
Stanislaus River. I suggest having them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for
small dry flies and midges, in the various lengths.

You should have extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

Waders are necessary for the Clarke Fork of the Stanislaus River. We prefer the breathable
type. You may want neoprene waders during cold weather.

Wading Boots:
Much of the bottom in either gravel, sand or rock. You would not want cleats. Felt soles are
the best.

Landing Net:
A landing net is purely optional.

We always recommend  "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. Our mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly
imitations are the most realistic imitations commercially available. They imitate every insect
of any importance in the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River as well as the other sections of
the river. We hope you will give them an opportunity to perform for you.
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