How to prepare for stream fishing

Before any fishing trip, you must always check to make sure you have everything you need for a day worth of fishing. Since it’s the season for stream fishing, I want to let you know how to prepare for a day of stream fishing for steelhead or trout according to what my boyfriend would bring.

It’s not necessary, but I would recommend getting waders.

“You will need waders to get in the water and stay dry,” said Zac.

Having waders allows you to have more leeway when and if you decide to step into the water. Waders come in a variation of styles,. There are some that are similar to boots and go up to your knees, there are waders that are similar to pants and come up to your waist, and there are waders that are similar to overalls and go over your clothes in which you can walk in water up to your chest.

“For stream fishing you will also need a medium weight fishing rod,” said Zac.

You don’t want a pole that’s too large to handle especially for small fishing areas, like when stream fishing. You also don’t want to use a small fishing pole that wouldn’t be able to hold onto a large fish without snapping in half.

“You will need seven to 10 pound line,” said Zac.

“It’s not required, but it is a good idea to have a small net. I also suggest a number six hook with a couple 1/8 ounce split shots for stream fishing,” said Zac.

Brown trout especially like egg sacks so Zac uses them store bought or you can create your own.

“You can use an egg sack with a bobber if you want, but you don’t have to. If you don’t want to use a hook with an egg sack, you could put small spinners on the line instead” said Zac.

One last thing Zac mentioned to bring when stream fishing is a camera to take pictures.

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