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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Tuckasegee River,
Rainbow and brown trout up to 18 inches and larger are not uncommon in the the
Tuckasegee River. Most of the trout will probably average about 12 to 14 inches.
All of the fly fishing can be done with a five or six weight floating, weight forward fly line. A
floating line should work fine for any type of fishing you do on the Tuckasegee River. You
could use a shooting head or sinking tip fly line for special applications.
You should have leaders ranging from size 0X for streamers up to 6X for midges. They
should range from seven and one-half feet to twelve feet in length with nine feet being the
most used length.
You should have spare tippet material in the same sizes as the leaders mentioned above.
We suggest a five weight for the dry fly fishing. It should be a moderately fast to fast action
rod nine feet in length.
The fly reels you use should have good disc drags. You wouldn't want to hook a large
rainbow or brown trout on a reel with a lousy drag.
I would recommend waders, even if you fish from a drift boat.
Felt soles work fine for this stream but you may want to consider the newer rubber soles to
help prevent the spread of didymo.
A wading staff would be a good thing to have if you get caught in rising, fast water from
unnoticed discharge of water from the dams.
This isn't absolutely necessary, but we would suggest you carry one.
We recommend our own line of Perfect Flies for the Tuckasegee River. They are not only
the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective ones you can use. We have
imitations of everything trout feed on in this river.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect Fly Japanese Beetle
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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.
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you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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