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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Swift River Massachusetts

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. Some anglers prefer fluorocarbon but mono is

You will need waders. We recommend breathable ones. If you fish in cold weather you may
want neoprene waders.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles or either the new rubber sole boots would work best.

Wading Staff:
We would call this optional. It would be a good thing to have if you got caught in rising water.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies" for the Swift River. We feel like our specific imitations of
mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and midges are the best flies you can purchase. We have
specific imitations of everything that hatches in the Swift River. Our streamers are also very
effective on large brown trout. If you haven't already done so, we hope you will give them a
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Blue-winged Olive trout fly
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.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via
Priority Mail.