These flies work, and these rivers produce. Links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been published. I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track in my fishing journal what fly patterns work on which waters. So, the links below are
Sadly, I missed the Farmington Trico hatch, which is my favorite one. It is the price I’ve paid for having busy work and family schedules. However, I recently was able to spend a morning on the water and ran into oodles of fish with dries and dry-droppers. With flows lowered for a few days, it
Well, this has been a very different season than I had hoped, and it’s very clear that the striper population decline is pretty serious. I have several very competent surf-casting buddies, and our stretch of Massachusetts’s South Shore has been very tough to find fish over 30 inches, let alone fish over 40 inches. I
Wild, native fish? 62 °F water on a hot August morning? No other anglers? And, all that, just a quick drive from Metro Boston? I’m very grateful to fellow blog writer, fly rod maker and fishing guide, Geoff Klane, for reaching out and inviting me to chase brook trout. You see, work and family obligations
Bracingly-cold water during a heat wave, many fish on dry flies and a new experience. The Mrs. and I learned a few months ago that we would be empty nesters for a few summer weeks and for the first time ever. She suggested that I take her fly fishing. She had never been. Sign. Me.