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North Fork Stanislaus River Fly Fishing Guide - Gear, Tackle and
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 North Fork 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 North Fork 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 on the North Fork Stanislaus River.

Trout Flies:
We definitely recommend our "Perfect Fly" trout flies. They are by far the best flies for the
Stanislaus River because they are the most realistic flies you can purchase. We have
imitations of every insect and other trout food that is present in this tailwater. If you haven't
done so already, we ask you to give them a try. We know you will not be disappointed.
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Golden Stonefly nymph trout fly
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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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