California Delta Gear & Equipment List
By AmericanFly Staff

California Delta Gear & 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)
  • Under Waderwear
  • 7-8 wt. fly 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
  • Will need 300-350 grn sinking tip (check with store staff/guide)
  • Breathable and waterproof jacket
  • Sun or Fingerless Gloves (depending upon season)
  • 6 - 7 1/2 ft Ox tapered leaders
  • 0x-2x tippet to match brand of leader
  • 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
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