Fly Lines For Small Streams
by Doc Trout
I was thinking about fly line weight this morning as it pertains to small stream use and it occurred to me that I could divide line weights into three categories according to the type and size of fly I wanted to fish with. For instance, if I wanted to fish with nothing but small dry flies (14, 16,18, ect.) the way I tend to when I am fishing very small Brook Trout streams, I would use a 3 wt. But, if I wanted to fish with small and medium sized dry flies (10,12, 14, 16, ect.) the way I sometimes do on an average sized small stream, then I would use a 4 wt. However, if I wanted to fish with dry flies, and nymphs, and streamers on an average sized small stream, then I would prefer a 5 wt.