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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Saco River New Hampshire
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 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.
Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.
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 Saco River. It should have a medium fast to fast
action and be nine feet in length.
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 nice size brown trout in the Saco River. You don't want
to loose a nice size trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.
We suggest you wear waders anytime you fish the Saco River. We prefer the breathable type
but the neoprene ones can help keep you warm if you fish during the cold season.
Felt soles would be our first choice. The new rubber soles may also work well. We have not
tested them there.
We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of everything that
hatches or exist in the Saco 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 Saco River and we hope you will give them a try. You will
find them excellent for catching the Saco's holdover selective brown trout.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Perfect fly Little Yellow 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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