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Rambling Reports Guiding Equipment Options.

What's Provided?

I am happy to provide whatever fly fishing equipment you may need! I prefer to keep fly selection simple with a few essential and consistently deadly patterns. Leaders, tippet, weight, flies, bait, and other misc. tackle are all provided. You are encouraged to bring your own gear as well. If you have specific needs in the equipment department, let me know prior to our trip.

What do clients need to provide?

Waders! I don't supply them...everyone's feet are far too unique for me to carry 2 of each in every size.

The other essential equipment that I do not provide is Polarized Sunglasses. Generally, glasses in the $10-20 range are ideal as often they get lost (friends have lost glasses running several hundred dollars...meanwhile I've lost 3 pairs at a total cost of less than $50...do the math). It's always safe to have a spare pair. Additionally, your sunglasses are a valuable form of eye protection, essential when fly casting as at least one of my friends can attest!

It is wise to also bring a hat with a good rim/visor/bill. Glasses are great for cutting down glare on the water - the use of a hat amplifies glare reduction even further.

Again, feel free to bring whatever other gear of your own that you'd like to use. If you need gear for our outing and aren't sure what to get, please ask!

Equipment Options - The Rods

Unlike most guides, I use a variety of equipment during the year. Sure, you can go out with anyone and fish a graphite fly rod, but with Rambling Reports Guiding Service, you have so much more to chose from.

  • Graphite Equipment Level - For most anglers, all you need is good functioning equipment. If you need a fly rod & reel, I am happy to provide an appropriate model to you at no additional cost; as a graphite rod builder I have plenty of REALLY NICE gear with solid warranties (usually no fault) in a wide range of configurations - I can perfectly match your gear. While it's in your hands, it's your responsibility. You are responsible for any repair costs incurred on damaged equipment. Again, there is no rental fee.

  • The Bamboo Experience for Salmon & Steelhead - As far as I know, you aren't going to find this anywhere else, it's a Rambling Reports EXCLUSIVE. I am offering rentals of hand-planed, custom made bamboo rods built by Ron Caimi of Trout Camp Rods. The rods are 8' 9" Garrison Taper 8wt. blanks. The Reels - quality, performance Harris Solitude Reels. This is literally the ULTIMATE Bamboo Experience for accomplished fly anglers. While it's in your hands, it's your responsibility. You are responsible for any repair costs incurred on damaged equipment. Rental Fees are $50 per rod per day, limit 2 anglers.

  • The Bamboo Experience for Inland Trout - COMING SOON! - Again, to the best of my knowledge this is a Rambling Reports exclusive. I am offering rentals of hand-planed, custom made Trout Camp bamboo rods built by Ron Caimi of Trout Camp Rods. The rods are 7' 4wt.; I am hoping to also add two 7' 6" 4wt. Rods to the lineup in the future. The Reels...still thinking about this but in every respect, a classic reel befitting these fine cane rods. Kick it up a notch on your next guided inland trout trip - fish bamboo! This experience is ideal for accomplished fly anglers. While it's in your hands, it's your responsibility. You are responsible for any repair costs incurred on damaged equipment. Rental Fees are $50 per rod per day, limit 2 anglers.

  • Winter/Spring Centerpin Float Fishing - Another exclusive service in SE WI - your best chance for late winter/early spring fish in the tributaries (both steelhead and browns) is float fishing, and the most deadly gear to float fish with is the CENTERPIN! You'll get to use the finest custom made Rambling Reports 11' 6" and 13' float rods - ideal for the longest drag-free drift you can get while fishing. While typically this is a bait-fishing exercise, we can drift flies if that is your preference. This experience is ideal for anyone wanting to try out a centerpin rig. While it's in your hands, it's your responsibility. You are responsible for any repair costs incurred on damaged equipment. Rental Fees are $25 per day, currently limit 1 angler.

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