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Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Yakima River, Washington

Fly Line:
We suggest either a 4, 5 or 6 weight, weight forward floating fly line for most of the fly-fishing.
Most all of your fishing should be done using small flies but you should also be equipped to
fish small streamers and larger terrestrial flies. A six weight floating fly line may be desired
for fishing small streamers and larger nymphs.

Fly Rod:
You should have a fly rod for the above line sizes you choose to use. The rods should be
nine feet in length. A moderately fast to fast action would be our recommendation.

Fly Reel:
The reel for either of the three rods should have a good drag. You don't want to hang a
large trout and loose it because of a lousy drag.

You should use at least a 7 12 foot leader anywhere and anytime on the Yakima River. A
twelve foot length and even longer may be wise in some situations. You should have them in
sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies such as midges.

Carry extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

You will need waders in most all the places you will want to fish. We prefer the breathable

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our first choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried
them on the Yakima River.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies have proven to be effective on the Yakima River. We have several customers
who have used them on this stream. They closely imitate all the real aquatic insects,
crustaceans and terrestrials that are in the stream. We have specific imitations of all the
insects in all stages of life. If you haven't already tried them, we certainly hope you will. We
are confident you will find them highly effective.
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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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