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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - New Haven River Vermont

This is a good stream to fish as light of a fly line as you would like to use.

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for all of the fishing. There are some
anglers that prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers.

Leaders:
Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from nine feet up to twelve feet in length are suggested.

Tippets:
Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.

Fly Rods:
We suggest either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to fish. That will
handle about anything you will catch from the New Haven River. It should have a medium fast
to fast action and be nine feet in length.

Fly Reels:
The fly reel you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line should be light and have good drags,  
preferably disc drags, There are some 18 inch brown trout in the New Haven River. You don't
want to loose a nice brown trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.


Waders:
We do suggest waders for this stream because there are many places you will need them.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our first choice. If you are concerned about the spread of Didymo, the
new rubber soles may be your choice.

Flies:
We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies.  We have specific imitations of everything that
hatches or exist in the New Haven River. The flies are not only as realistic as you will find on
the commercial market, they are the most effective at catching trout. Our imitations of specific
species of mayfly nymphs emergers, duns and spinners are very effective. Our customers
have used them successfully on the New Haven River and we hope you will give them a try.
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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