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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies Mettawee River Vermont

You will probably enjoy using a light fly line to catch the brook trout from the Mettawee River.
You will probably be using small and most likely, dry flies for them. If you fish the main part of
the Mettawee River, you would probably want a 4 or 5 weight fly line for most of your dry fly
fishing. If you fish nymphs and small streamers, I would say a 6 weight fly line would deliver
most of those flies better.

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for all of the fishing. There are some
anglers that prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers.

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 Mettawee 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, There are some 18 inch brown trout in the Mettawee River. You don't
want to loose a nice brown trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.

Waders are necessary for the Mettawee River.  

Wading Boots:
We are testing the new rubber soles out and have no comment about them yet.

Landing Net:
A landing net is purely an optional item.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". Thats not only because we sell them, its also because
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. We have specific imitations of all
the aquatic insects that hatch on the Mettawee River in all stages of life. 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 lwild and holdover trout in the Mettawee River.
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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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