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Fly Fishing The Pleasant River In Maine
This beautiful little stream is just outside of North
Windham. Highway #302 crosses the stream. Windham
Center Road, Cook Road and Pope Road also cross the
river and provide access.
There's a catch and release, artificial lures and flies only
section from the highway #302 bridge downstream to the
River Road Bridge.
The best fishing occurs on the Pleasant River just after
the stream is stocked. The water can get too warm for
the trout and good fishing during the hottest part of the
Summer. Some of the trout holdover.
Due to this stream's close proximity to Portland, it can
become crowded especially just after stocking takes
place. It is a wonderful, picture perfect trout stream that
is very enjoyable and relaxing to fish. It is easy to wade
and the fish are very cooperative in the Spring.
Fly fishing the Pleasant River is best in the early season.
The best time for fly fishing the Pleasant River is in the
Spring just after it is stocked.
The hottest part of Summer provides poor conditions for
the trout and poor fishing conditions.
Some trout holdover and can be caught during the fall
but the fishing isn't usually all that good.
Fly Fishing Guide to Fishing the Pleasant River in
The stream is best fished by wading but some bank
fishing is available in certain locations. (Click Here To
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 71/2
ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five or
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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