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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Quaboag River
There are some large brown trout in the Quaboag River. We recommend either a 4, 5 and 6
weight fly lines. You only need a floating fly line most of the time but you may want a sinking
tip or sinking line to fish the still water ponds, especially during cold weather.
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for the respective line size you choose to use.
The fly rods should be nine feet long and in a medium fast to fast action.
The fly reel used should be for each of the 4, 5 and 6 weight lines you use and each have a
very good drag. We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. It should
Leaders should size 1X to 6X and be from 7 and a half to 9 feet long. Use shorter leaders for
You should have spare tippet in 1X and 6X.
You would need waders. We recommend breathable ones.
Felt soles or either the new rubber sole boots would work best.
We would call this optional but is always a good idea. The stream is fairly easy to wade.
This is one stream our "Perfect Flies" pays big dividends on. The Quaboag River is a "match
the hatch" river for sure. We feel like our specific imitations of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies,
and midges are the best flies you can purchase. We have specific imitations of everything
that hatches in the Quaboag River. Our streamers are also very effective on large brown
trout. If you haven't already done so, we hope you will give them a try.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Streamers 1-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect Fly Golden Stonefly Nymph
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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