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Old 08-13-2006, 04:02 PM
nmbrowncom nmbrowncom is offline
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i fish the weir and plymouth regularly and have for years. anything more than a 3 wt is over kill. i use a 7' 9" 0 wt. i also have a 5' 3wt which i sometimes use. keep in mind these streams are small and choaked with all kinds of branches and barbs which you must negotiate no matter whether you're in the river or on the bank. access is very limited and difficult. the plymouth river is stocked with small (6"-8") brookies and the occaisional larger ones up to 14". the weir also has small rainbows...the weir dumps into the hingham bay which is salt water. there are stripers to be had up to 1/2 mile from the mouth of the river. however you'll need a 9 wt rod for that and nothing less than a 7. the jones and eel are a better bet. a 3 wt 7'-9''is all you'll need and a dt woud be fine. there's fallen trees and other stuff so the fishing can be a bit tricky but far better than the weir or plymouth rivers. juro's suggestion of the indian head of north river is the best bet. it is heavily stocked and has an abundance of smallmouth bass a little down river from where you'll find the trout. again an 8' 3 wt is all you need for the trout, but a 5 wt is needed for the smallies. a little further down river and you'll find striped bass if the tides are right. if you like stillwater fishing there is an abundance of really fine ponds in the plymouth area which are heavily stocked and well maintained. email me and i'll be glad to pass on whatever i can.

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