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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Ashuelot River in
New Hampshire

Fly Line:
If you fish for the native brook trout in the headwaters you probably only need a four weight
line. There can be some large brown trout in the Ashuelot River.  We recommend a 5 weight
and/or a 6 weight line for nymphing and throwing lighter streamers should be all you would
ever need.

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.

Fly Rods:
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 Ashuelot River. It should have a medium fast to
fast action and be nine feet in length.

Fly Reels:
The fly reel you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line should be light and have good drags,  
preferably disc drags, You don't want to loose a nice trout because of a poor or rough
operating drag.

You would need waders in many places on the Ashuelot River but they are not necessarily
required. We recommend breathable ones.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles or either the new rubber sole boots would work best.

Wading Staff:
We would call this optional but is always a good idea. The stream is fairly easy to wade in
most places.

We recommend  our "Perfect Flies" because they are the best trout flies you can purchase.
Our streamers are very effective on large brown trout. If you haven't already done so, we
hope you will give them a try.
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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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