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Equipment List for day trips on the Sandy,and ClackamasRivers.
Planning a Steelhead Fly fishing Trip? 

Much of your comfort and fishing success will be determined by your advance planning.  You want to have enough gear for maximum enjoyment of your destination's fishery, but you don't want to pack more than you need and clutter up the boat.  Your Pre-travel check list is your equipment list and much more.  It is part of your preparation plan.

You must have an Oregon Fishing License and Steelhead Tag.
Daily Oregon licenses include this tag.  Annual licenses do not.

The Fly Fishing Shop
does sell fishing licenses.
Purchase Oregon License Online      Purchase Washington License Online
If you are boating the Deschutes River you also will need a Deschutes Boaters Pass.
If you are fishing with us the boater pass is included in the price of your trip.
Some dates are limited entry, and the boater pass can not be in the guides name.
You will need to furnish personal information to your guide so he can purchase your boater pass for you.
Late season steelhead floats may require an Indian Resevation Fishing Permit as well. We sell those too.
Pre-Travel Check List  

Steelhead Fly Fishing Pre-Travel Check List

Change of Clothing (in case you get wet)
Avoid cotton fabric except in blends.  100% cotton fabrics are hard to dry in the field. 
Synthetic or wool clothing is much more comfortable. Wear one set and bring an extra set in a roll-top waterproof bag. Add an extra layer Oct.-April

(  ) 1pr. Lightweight fleece under wear pants
(  ) 1     Long sleeve, fleece under wear shirts
(  ) 1pr. Wool/synthetic blend socks
(  ) 1     long sleeve shirts
(  ) 1     White Hankies in zip-lock bags (for wiping glasses, etc)
(  ) 1     Fleece Jacket 
(  ) 1     Hat with bill.

(  ) 1     Waders
(  ) 1     Wading shoes
(  ) 1     Wading belt
Sun Glasses

(  ) 2pr. Sun Glasses (in case you loose one pair)
(  )     Glasses Cleaning Fluid and Wipe Cloth in zip lock bag

Survival Items
(  ) 35 SPF Sun Block

(  ) Flash Light

Entertainment Items

(  ) Digital Camera (  ) Memory Cards (  ) Batteries (  ) Charger/Cables

Your selection of gear will depend on whether you are fishing in winter or summer.  
The following rod/reel combinations are offered as a check list:

(  ) 6 Weight Outfit (  ) Rod (  ) Reel (  ) Extra Tips/Heads
(  ) 7 Weight Outfit (  ) Rod (  ) Reel (  ) Extra Tips/Heads
(  ) 8 Weight Outfit (  ) Rod (  ) Reel (  ) Extra Tips/Heads
Fishing Accessories
(  ) Hook File
(  ) Nail Knot Tier
(  ) Leader Clipper

Leader & Tippet (We highly reccomend Maxima)
(  ) 3   9' 0X. knotless tapered leaders
(  ) 3   4' 0X  knotless tapered leaders

(  ) 0X tippet

Flies will vary with your destination:  
The guides at The Fly Fishing Shop are liberal with the newest hottest patterns, but in order to retain a measure of independence, you may want to have a fly selection of your own:
      Winter Steelhead Fly Selection

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