Gear you might need
A good box for the flies are mandatory and the WP Swing Leaf is just perfect for a good variation of flies with different height and volume. On the deep side you can have duns up to size 12 without crushing the wings and on the opposite side on the leaf flies in size 16-20 will fit good. The shallow side is perfect for nymphs, emergers and other “flat” flies like spent spinners.
A good leader setup is very important as trout is suspicious and surely will be scared in many places if they spot your line or feel the impact of it on the water. The longer leader you can manage, the better it is. When fishing in medium to large rivers a 18-20ft leader is almost mandatory. Our Power Strike leaders are made to lengthen and deliver supreme turnover that lets us add all the tippet you need to avoid to spook the trout. My favourite setup is the 4x 12ft version and on this I put a tippet ring, then a piece of 4x Egor on say 50cm to which I attach the tippet of 5x (1,2-1,6m). If I need to use 6x tippet I shorten the 5x piece down to 40cm and add 1-1,3m 6x tippet to it. Use a triple surgeons knot to join the tippet sections.
Tiemco delivers world leading floatants and the Dry Magic can be used on any type fly, also cdc flies. Just apply very sparse and do the other parts of the fly before you put it on the cdc so that you have very little left on your index finger. The Dry Shake Brush is the best option to revitalize any cdc fiber or wing, brush lightly and it will be as good as new in a few seconds.