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Washington Fly Fishing Equipment

Here are some lists of equipment that we recommend for the trips we offer. We have plenty of rods, flies, and other gear. But, if you would like to bring your own, these lists are a good reference. If you have more detailed questions about equipment, please contact us.

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Equipment

Fly Fishing Gear:

  • Washington State Fishing License
  • Water proof jacket
  • Medium weight wind stopper jacket
  • Polarized glasses
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Wading staff
  • Layered under-clothing to fit conditions
  • Stocking cap
  • Breathable waders with boots (felt soles or studded rubber soles)

Rods & Flies:

  • Nymphing
    • 8-10wt single hand fly rod – medium-fast to fast action 9-10 feet in length
    • Large arbor reel with good drag, floating line with a nymphing taper
  • Swinging
    • 7-10wt 12’-15’ spey rod with Skagit or Compact Skagit heads
    • 8-10wt 10’6”-12’ switch rod with Skagit or Compact Skagit heads
  • Sink Tips – 8’, 10’, 12’, 14’ sections of T-8, T-11, T-14, T-17
  • Flies (Black, Blue, Purple, Orange, Pink, Red)
    • Intruders
    • String leeches
    • Marabous
    • Tube flies
    • MOAL leeches
    • Prom dress

Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Equipment

Fly Fishing Gear

  • Washington State Fishing License
  • Water proof jacket
  • Thin Fishing Shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Buff
  • Medium weight wind stopper jacket
  • Polarized glasses
  • Wading staff
  • Fishing Sandals – Teva style
  • Layered under-clothing to fit conditions
  • Breathable waders with boots (felt soles or studded rubber soles)

Rods & Flies

  • Nymphing
    • 7-9wt single hand fly rod – medium-fast to fast action 9-10 feet in length
    • Large arbor reel with good drag, floating line with a nymphing taper
  • Swinging
    • 5-8wt 12’-15’ spey rod with Skagit or Compact Skagit heads and Scandi Heads
    • 6-8wt 10’6”-12’ switch rod with Skagit or Compact Skagit heads and Scandi Heads
  • Sink Tips – 8’, 10’, 12’, 14’ sections of T-8, T-11, T-14, Intermediate tip
  • Poly Leaders – Floating, Slow through Super Fast Sink
  • Flies (Black, Blue, Purple, Orange, Pink, Red)
    • Intruders
    • String leeches
    • Marabous
    • Tube flies
    • MOAL leeches
    • Prom dress
    • Traditional Pattern
    •   Spey Flies
    • Green Butt Skunk
    • October Caddis
    • Stone Flies
    • Skaters (Ska-Hopper, Dragon Gurgler, etc.)

Washington Trout Fly Fishing Equipment

Fly Fishing Gear

  • Washington State Fishing License
  • Water proof jacket
  • Thin Fishing Shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Buff
  • Medium weight wind stopper jacket
  • Polarized glasses
  • Wading staff
  • Fishing Sandals – Teva style
  • Layered under-clothing to fit conditions
  • Breathable waders with boots (felt soles or studded rubber soles)

Rods & Flies

  • Rods
    • 3-6wt single hand fly rod – medium to fast action
  • Leaders & Tippet
    • 3x 9′ tapered leaders
    • Floro tippet – 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x
    • Mono tippet – 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x
  • Poly Leaders – Floating, Slow through Super Fast Sink
  • Dry Flies
    • Hoppers #8-12
    • Stone Flies – tan, yellow, brown #8-12
    • October Caddis – #8-12
    • X-caddis – olive #14-16
    • Elk Hair Caddis – black, olive, tan #14-18
    • Adams #12-16
    • Para-Adams #12-16
    • PMX – red, yellow, orange #8-12
    • BWO #14-18
    • PMD #14-18
  • Nymphs
    • Stone Flies – black, orange, brown, tan #6-12
    • Pheasant Tail #14-18 Copper John #14-18
    • Hare’s Ear #14-18
    • Prince Nymph #12-16
    • Caddis #14-18
    • Lightning Bug #14-18
    • Soft Hackles #12-16
    • Reverse Spiders – black, orange, peacock #6-12