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River Trout Fishing Tackle

Spring is a magical time to head out trout fishing on our beautiful rivers and chalkstreams. Make the most of the rising water temperatures and excellent fishing opportunities with our fly fishing tackle recommendations to equip you with the ultimate gear for success.

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River Trout Fishing Gear

A river trout fishing trip requires finesse and the right equipment. A versatile 4 to 6-weight fly rod, offering the delicate touch required for accurate casting in varying river conditions and pair with a reliable reel equipped with a smooth drag system. Select a floating or sinking fly line based on the river's flow and depth. Fill your fly box with an array of nymphs, dry flies, and streamers to match the hatch and entice hungry trout. Master the art of presentation, focusing on natural drifts and precise placement to fool wary fish whilst staying observant of currents, seams, and structure, as trout often lurk in these strategic positions. With the right gear and technique, fly fishing for river trout will provide a challenge and reward amid the scenic beauty of flowing waters. There's plenty more advice over on our YouTube channel and on our trout fishing blog category.

Watch Charles Jardine's river fly fishing tactics video, where hr brings you his top tips for early-season river fishing.