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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Salmon Brook

Fly Line:
We recommend either a 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines for fly fishing the Salmon Brook in
Connecticut.  You only need a floating fly line most of the time but you may want a
sinking tip or sinking line, especially fishing the pools during cold weather.

Fly Rod:
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for the respective line size you choose to
use. The trout fly rods should be nine feet in length and in a medium fast to fast action.

Fly Reel:
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 be smooth.

Leaders should size 0X to 6X and be from 7 and a half to 9 feet long. Use shorter leaders for

You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X.

Waders are preferred for fly fishing Salmon Brook. We prefer the breathable type but you
may prefer neoprene waders in cold water.

Wading Boots:
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the new
rubber soles.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but not absolutely necessary.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in Salmon Brook. It has a huge diversity of
aquatic insects consisting of midges, caddisflies, and mayflies. If you haven't already tried
Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will. You will find they are very effective in this river. We
have many Connecticut anglers that use them exclusively.
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.