WILDERNESS FISHING EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING LIST

Recommended personal gear for 5 day wilderness trips

Weather may vary during the summer months from very warm to very cold, so be prepared for everything.  We recommend the layered system of dressing.

___wading shoes/sandals (Preferable on warm summer days)***
___waders and wading boots (The water is cold so depending on your tolerance level
      you may want to bring waders.) ***
___water resistant hiking/riding boots (like Danner)
___wool socks—at least 2 pairs
___cotton or regular socks
___2 complete changes of clothes
___lightweight shorts, jeans and t-shirts
___personal toiletries (toothbrush, glasses/contacts/personal medications etc.)
___towel
___WARM SLEEPING BAG and Pillow
___warm coat (we recommend wool)
___light coat/fleece vest
___rain gear (jacket w/ hood or poncho)
___hat and gloves
___FISHING LICENSE
___fishing gear (tackle, flies, rod) including 5-6 wt. rod, 0-6x tippet,
     3x, 4x, 5x 9ft. leaders and sinking line for stream fishing
___flashlight or head lamp
___sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent
___water bottle (example: Bota Outback w/water filtration system)
     (www.botaofboulder.com)

OPTIONAL OR LUXURY ITEMS
Float tubes (You must bring a life jacket to use float tubes.)
Binoculars, GPS, Range Finder, Cell phone, Camera/extra film
Spirited beverage if desired

LIMIT WEIGHT OF GEAR TO 50 LBS OR LESS IN DUFFEL BAGS AND KEEP MULTIPLE BAGS EQUAL IN WEIGHT.

*** We ask that all footwear that is worn into Montana’s waters has non-slip rubber bottoms, NO FELT.  This is due to the potential for aquatic invasives (non-native invasive species).  Cleaning the bottom of your rubber sole sandals, waders and wading boots with 409 is an excellent way to protect against spreading non-native invasive species. 
BACKCOUNTRY FLY LIST

Streamers
Olive, Brown, Black Leachs #6-12
Black, Brown, Olive Wolly Buggers #2-6

Attractor Drys
Hoppers  #8-12 (elk hair or foam preferable with yellow to orange body)
Yellow Stimulators #8-12
Adams #14-18
Orange Humpy #14-18
Royal Wolff #14-18
Ants 10-14

Natural Drys
Elk Hair Caddis #12-14
PMD #14-16
BWO #14-16
Mayflies #14-16

Nypmhs
Hair's Ear #12-16
Pheasant Tail #12-16
Copper John #12-16
Lighting Bug #12-16
Beadhead Prince #12-16
Fresh Water Shrimp #12-16


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