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    Default What gear for trout?

    I friend of mine invited me to go trout fishing with him and someone else. They only use fly rods for trout. What can I use for tackle with a regular rod and spinning reel? I am new up here so looking for help.

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    Can you fill in a few blanks for us? What river/lake/creek, what time of year, is it a float/boat trip or a walk in?

    If you can provide some answers, I have no doubt we can steer you in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADUKHNT View Post
    I friend of mine invited me to go trout fishing with him and someone else. They only use fly rods for trout. What can I use for tackle with a regular rod and spinning reel? I am new up here so looking for help.
    UL spin gear 4# test and small spinner fly combos work fine. Check regs for single hook restrictions.

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    Get yourself a few of those "tear drop" or fly casting bobber's. Tie a small swivel to your mainline with the smaller end of the bobber toward your rod. Then tie on about 3 feet of line to the larger end of the bobber. Then a fly at the end and you are in business. Cast out and retrieve slowly. Good Luck!
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    try spinners in the spring, make them single hook though, not only is it better on the fish but single hooks actually hook and hold better. Casting bubbles worked when I was a little kid as well. Also flies with split shot.

    Fly fishing gives you much better line and gear control which is essential in trout fishing by giving you the ability to mend line effectively. Its always a good time to learn to fly fish.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Thank you for the input.

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