Question: What's preferred fly fishing equipment to bring?
Fly rods and reels in weights 5, 6, and 7 and lengths of 9 feet and up are perfect on these lakes. Prevailing winds and hard fighting fish dictate this. Floating, slow sinking intermediate, type 3 sinking and extra fast type 6 or 7 fly lines have the total depths covered. To choose only two lines, we would recommend floating lines and a good selection of leader lengths (9 to 20 feet) and extra fast sinking lines to monitor the deeper darker waters. Tippet strengths of 4 to 6 pound on the floating rigs, and tippet strengths of 5 to 10 pound on the sinking rigs. The larger the fly, the heavier the tippet in most applications. Fish usually "freight train" bite larger patterns from the forward on direction, making the chance for break-offs much higher.