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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Flies - Androscoggin River Maine
Fly Line:
We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly line for the trout in the Androscoggin 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

Fly Rod:
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.

Fly Reel:
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
be smooth.

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 necessary for the Androscoggin River. We prefer the breathable type. We think
you should have waders even if your fishing from a drift boat or canoe.

Wading Boots:
We prefer to use felt soles. We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment
about them yet. Non-felt soles may be required at some point in time.

Landing Net:
A landing net is purely an optional item but recommended for the larger trout and salmon.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". We think they are the best flies you can purchase. They
are not only the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective ones you can
use. If you haven't done so already, we hope you will give them a try. You will be glad you did.
You will find they are a huge benefit in catching the larger wild and holdover trout in the
Androscoggin River. We have several customers that use  them there. Notice on your right
that we also have a fine selection of the most popular Atlantic Salmon flies.
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2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

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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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