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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Shetucket River
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly line for the trout in the Shetucket River. You
mostly only need floating lines. You will want a sinking line and/or sinking tip lines for
streamer fishing. Line sizes for landlocked Atlantic salmon should range from 6 to 8 weight
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to use for trout.
The fly rods should in a med-fast to fast action and a 9 foot length. For salmon, a 6 to 8
weight fly rod in a medium fast to fast action and nine foot length.
The fly reels used should be for each of the different lines you use and each should have a
very good drag. We prefer disc drags but there are other types that will work as well. It should
Leaders for trout should size 0X to 6X and be from 71/2 to 12 feet long. You may want some
short leaders of 3 or 4 feet for streamers. Leaders for salmon should be 9 feet for single
handed rods up to 16 feet for Spey rods. They should range from 0 to 2X in size.
You should have spare tippet in 0X and 6X for trout and salmon.
Waders are recommended fly fishing the Shetucket River. We prefer the breathable type but
you could use neoprene during the Winter.
Wading boots with either cleats, rubber or felt soles will work.
You should have a landing net for the Shetucket River and it should be large if you fish for
the Atlantic Salmon. An area of about 15 by 20 inches is preferred. The length should be
around 30 inches.
We always recommend our "Perfect Flies" but not because they are ours. It's because they
are the most effective flies you can purchase. We have specific imitations of just about
everything fish eat. If you haven't tried them yet, we certainly hope you will. We are confident
enough that you will like them that will offer a money back guarantee. Over 80 percent of our
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight for trout, 6 to 8 for
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,
Streamer & Salmon 0-2X
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 weight rods
For 4 to 9 wt. fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
|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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