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Lower American River Gear and Equipment List

This list is for reference and may be varied as weather and fishing dictate. Check with store staff/guide to be sure you have all you will need.

  • Valid CA Fishing License (Steelhead Card if needed)
  • Breathable Waders
  • Under Waderwear
  • Wading Boots
  • Wading staff
  • Wading belt
  • 5-6 wt. fly, spey or switch rod for trout
  • 7-8 wt. fly, spey or switch rod for shad, fall Steelhead
  • 8-9 wt. fly rod for Stripers
  • Disc drag fly reel with minimum line capacity of 150 yards of backing
  • Weight Forward floating fly lines
  • Breathable and waterproof jacket
  • Sun or Fingerless Gloves (depending upon season)
  • Strike indicators
  • Silicone fly floatant
  • 9 ft 2x-4x tapered leaders
  • 6 - 7 1/2 ft 0x for striper
  • 2x-6x tippet to match brand of leader
  • 0x tippet for striper
  • Split shot (sizes AB or BB)
  • Vest or chest pack
  • Line Trimmer and forceps
  • Landing net
  • Polarized and UV protective sun glasses
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Fly selection: top 10 selection click here

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