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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Willimantic River
We recommend either a 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines for the Willimantic River in Connecticut.
You only need a floating fly line most of the time but you may want a sinking tip or sinking
line, 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 in length and in a moderately 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 be smooth.
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. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono is
Waders are preferred for fly fishing the Willimantic River. We prefer the breathable type but
you may prefer neoprene waders in cold water.
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the new
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but not absolutely necessary.
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in the Willimantic River. 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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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.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.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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