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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Shetucket River
Fly Line:
We recommend either a 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines for the Natchaug River in Connecticut.  
You only need a floating fly line most of the time but you may want a sinking tip or sinking
line, especially fishing the pools 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 4 weight fly rod should bi a medium action, 8 to 9 foot fly rod. The 5 weight fly rod
should in a medium to med-fast action and a 8 to 9 foot length. The 6 weight fly rod should
be a medium-fast to fast action for large nymphs and light streamers. It should be at least 9
foot in length.

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 2X to 6X and be from 7 and a half to 9 feet long. Use shorter leaders for

You should have spare tippet in 2X and 6X. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono is
Waders are preferred for fly fishing the Natchaug River. We prefer the breathable type but
you may prefer neoprene waders in cold water.

Wading Boots:
Wading boots will be needed. Felt soles work best but you may want to consider the new
rubber soles.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be preferred by most anglers but not absolutely necessary.

Trout Flies:
Perfect Flies are recommend because they are the best trout flies you can purchase. We
have specific imitations of every food that exist in the Natchaug River. It has a huge diversity
of aquatic insects consisting of midges, caddisflies, and mayflies. If you haven't already tried
Perfect Flies, we certainly hope you will. You will find they are very effective in this river. We
have many Connecticut anglers that use them exclusively.
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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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