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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Ipswich River

If yous strictly fish for the brook trout you may want a 4 weight floating fly line. There are
some large brown trout in the Ipswich River, so, if you fish for them you will need larger line
for larger flies.  

Fly Line:
We recommend either a 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines for the Swift River in Massachusetts  You
only need a floating fly line most of the time but you may want a sinking tip or sinking line to
fish the still water ponds, especially 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 fly rods should be nine feet long 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 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.

You would need waders. 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.
We feel like our specific imitations of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and midges are
exceptional. We have specific imitations of everything that hatches in the Ipswich River. Our
streamers are also very effective on larger size trout. If you haven't already done so, we hope
you will give them a try.
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Perfect Fly Light Cahill Spinner trout fly
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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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