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Equipment List for Rocky Ford Spring Creek

Anglers heading for Rocky Ford should be well outfitted with light tippet, rods, and some good terminal tackle to fool these smart public water trophies. Its a spectacular ecosystem near the town of Ephrata, which means "an orchard in the desert". This is a guide to help choose gear and help you succeed on one of the most technical fly fishing water in the PNW.

Regulations:

This fishery is open year round, catch-and-release only, barbless hooks required, knotless nets, and you CANNOT USE SPLIT SHOT OR WEIGHT ATTACHED TO THE LINE. You can used weighted flies and sinking lines however.

Gear Checklist:
 9' 5 weight single hand rod for misc nymphs and small streamers
 8'6" - 9' 3-4 wight single hand rod for dry flies and emergers
 4X - 7X Tippet (both fluorocarbon and mono)
 Waders/boots (you can't wade in the water but its nice for muddy spots or kneeling and sitting near the bank)
 12' RIO 6X Tapered Leader for Dry Flies
 Palsa Pinch On Indicators
 Floatant
 Nippers
 Hemostats (barbless hook required)
 Catch and Release Friendly Landing Net
 Ketchum Release Tool.
 New Zealand Strike Indicator Tool
 Polarized Sunglasses
 Deadly Dozen Flies

Flies for Rocky Ford Creek
Most anglers find their best success with very small flies on light tippet. In the early mornings and evenings however using streamers in the vast pools and flats can be very effective!

Midge Patterns #16-22
Mayfly Nymphs #16-22
Scuds #14-16
Hale Bopp Leeches
Jighead Nymphs
Mayfly Dry Flies (#16 - #20)



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