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Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for the Musconetcong
River in New Jersey

Fly Line:
We suggest either a 4 or 5 weight floating fly line for most of the fly-fishing. You
may want to use a 6 weight line for heavy nymphs and streamers.

Fly Rod:
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes. The four, five
and six weight rods should be nine feet in length. A moderately fast to fast
action would be best.

Fly Reel:
The reels for the four, five or six weight rods should have good drags. You don't
want to hang a large Musconetcong River trout and loose it because of a poor
drag. It should be smoothand adjust to fine increments.

You should probably be using at least a 7 and 1/2 foot leader anywhere you
fish. 12 foot lengths might come in handy in some cases such as Trico hatches.
You should have them in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small
midge imitations.

Be sure to carry extra tippet material matching your leader sizes ranging from 0X
to 6X.

I would definitely suggest waders because there are few places you can fish
without them and be very successful.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our choice.

We always recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies, not only because we sell them
but also because they are the best flies you can buy.  They are the most
realistic imitations available and the most effective at fooling the trout. The
Musconetcong River holdover trout will fall for them much quicker than generic
or attractor flies. We have many customers that use nothing else but Perfect
Flies on this stream. We hope you will give them an opportunity to perform for
Musconetcong River
New Jersey
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Dennis McCarthy
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Dennis McCarthy
Perfect Fly Blue-winged Olive Dun
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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