El Salto Gear List
By Al Bunch
Rod: 8-9 weight rod is your best.
Reel: Large Arbor Reel with a good drag
Assorted Fly Gear:
20 and 30 pound tippet spools
9 foot leaders 20-30lb
Fly Lines - Floating fly line appropriate for fly rod & 300-400 grain sink tips
Flies: Bring roughly 2 dozen total flies. One dozen should be top water flies like floating baitfish patterns – Crease, Gurglers, Poppers, etc.
One dozen Clousers and other baitfish sub-surface patterns in 1/0 - 3/0.
Pliers, Hook sharpener, Line nipper
Fishing hat, make sure it has good sun protection
Sturdy rod case
Sunscreen & chapstick
Stripping glove and/or sleeve
Clothing for 60-85 degrees:
Shoes for camp
Shirts, long sleeve for fishing, short for the lodge
Tropical Travel Clothes
Waterproof bag for the boat
Camera gear(film, batteries, filters etc.)
Copy of passport
Proof of med-evac insurance
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