Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

Fly Fishing Gear Checklist


Tomorrow You Will have the Option between 2 fishing locations.

Option 1: South Platte River Near Deckers

Details: Weekend crowds are heavy through the summer with use beyond fly fishing.  Lot’s of tubers to say the least.  Nonetheless, this is good water to learn based on it’s proximity.   If the water is low and clear, expect to have a tough day as you are learning. It takes a perfect drift to catch fish in this section.  High and dirty water is more forgiving.

Option 2: Rainbow Fall Mountain Trout Club

Minturn is pleased to offer you access to Rainbow Falls located 12 miles from Deckers.  A single day on this water would normally cost $420.  Tomorrow 8 students have the opportunity to fish rainbow falls for $60.  This is world class fishing on a series of 9 lakes and a creek that offer chances of fish over 10 pounds.  You will definitely learn how to set the hook and fight fish if you choose rainbow falls. Minimum of 4 Maximum of 8

For Tomorrow Those Going to Deckers…

Tippet: 4x-6x
Leaders: 7.5 ft.  4x Leaders
Strike Indicators: Thing-a-ma-bobbers & Pinch On Indicators
Dry Fly Floatant: Aquel
Split Shot: BB-1
Polarized Sunglasses
Flies: Amy’s Ant, Mercer’s Golden Stone, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail, RS2, Jujubee
Colorado Fishing License & Bring a Lunch!

For Tomorrow Those Going to Rainbow Falls…

Tippet: 2x-5x
Leaders: 7.5 ft 3x Leaders
Floatant: Aquel & Dry Shake
Indicators: Pinch on Strike Indicators
Split Shot: #1-4
Polarizes Sunglasses
Flies: Crystal Chironomids, Leeches, San Juan Worms,  Prince Nymphs, Guides Choice Hair’s Ear, Brown Wooly Buggers, PMX, Amy’s Ant, Flying Ants, Para-Adams
No Fishing License Required Bring a Lunch, water & Sunscreen!

Essentials to Have Long Term….

Tippet: 2x-7x
Leaders: 7.5 ft to 9ft. 3x-6x
Floatant: Aquel Dry Fly Floatant & Dry Shake
Strike Indicators: Pinch-On Indicators, Thing-a-ma-bobbers
Rod: 9’ 5wt
Net/ Rubber Basket
Polorized Sunglasses
Rod: 9’ 5wt

Midge Nymphs: Jujubee Midge, Zebra Midge
Midge Dries: Black Sprout Midge, Griffiths Knat
Mayfly Nymphs: Pheasant Tail, RS2, Jujubeatis
Mayfly Dries: Parachute Adams in Every Size
Caddis Nymphs: Graphic Caddis, Deep 6 Caddis
Caddis Dries: Puterbaugh Caddis, Peacock Caddis
Stonefly Nymphs: Pat’s Rubberlegs, Mercer’s Golden Stone, Barr’s Tungstone
Stonefly Dries: Stimulators, Foamulators
Other Flies to Have: San Juan Worms, Barr’s Slumpbuster, Buggers, Amy’s Ant

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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Justin Nolan

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