The Swift has been pounded by anglers all winter and those fish are highly educated
Look just 4 threads below this one and you'll see a thread on the Swift with 74 replies and over 3000 hits. That river has too much love
As beginners you'd be better off trying a stream where the fish don't see a constant parade of flies passing by their noses day in and day out.
Here's where to look
MassWildlife - Trout Stocking Schedule