Eagle Nest Lodge – Equipment and Seasons

hunting-equipmentThe equipment needed for the fishing here can be as simple as a 5 weight, 8’+ rod and a pair of chest waders, or more elaborate (and everyone knows: the more toys you have, the more fish you catch). The best combination of rods is a 6 weight for nymph fishing and a 4 weight for the dries. A 5 weight is always useful so bring it if you own it, and all rods should be 8′ or longer. A medium-fast to fast action is by far the best. Weight forward floating lines are the general rule.

Chest waders are a must as hippers will only serve to keep your legs wet. Neoprenes are best (2mm or 3mm) in the Spring and Fall, and the Orvis No-Sweat waders are the ultimate in the summer. Polarized sunglasses are a must. We do a great deal of sight-fishing and being able to see is a big help. On a final note: the Bighorn is a great place for beginners, everyone ties into fish every day. And for the experts, the ‘Horn will offer you the challenge of the monster on a tiny fly.

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Orvis endorsed wing shooting lodge

huntingLocated in northwest Kansas, an area long noted for outstanding pheasant and quail hunting, Jayhawk Outfitting is prepared to show you one of the world’s finest wingshooting experiences. Over 18,000 acres of handpicked hunting grounds, picked for its huntability as well as abundant populations of native birds, are located in four large, separate tracts, which are individually managed to keep hunting pressure light and wild birds plentiful.

Guests are ensured the highest quality hunt all season long and, unless requested, will never hunt the same ground twice. We also have a good number of Bobwhite quail and these can be pursued in combination with the pheasant.Our top priority at Jayhawk is seeing to it that your stay with us is everything you want it to be. We can, and often do, tailor hunts to suit the age of our clients.