Most flies are OK. Some work well. Some consistently produce, and they’re my Confidence Flies. My list of such flies does vary over the years; for example, I these days rarely throw a Pheasant’s Tail, Hare’s Ear, Frenchie, or Pat’s Legs. They don’t seem to work as well, and I suspect that is because many
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
Fast forward to 2:55 if you’re just here for the fish! (In case you missed it: A Rapid River Primer, Part 1: Regulations, Access, and Ecology) INTRODUCTION That old #6 rod collecting dust in the corner ever since you bought a #4 rod? Bring it (and the #4). The Eastern Brook Trout of
I’m not sure what it is about blog team member, Ashu Rao. Every time I fish with him, I’ve had an extraordinary outing. Maybe it is good karma, as Ashu is one of the kindest anglers out there, the person who shares flies with strangers and makes friends instantly with everyone with whom he meets.
Many things haven’t changed since 1941! INTRODUCTION Located in The Great North Woods of Western Maine, the Rapid River is the premier brook trout fishery in the United States. It is without comparison a destination for landing a trophy size wild brook trout (17 inches or longer) in its native range in the Lower 48.
It’s been a fly-fishing holiday weekend. And, there has been some incredible dry-fly action. First up, I took the Mrs. to the Swift on Friday morning. It was her second time fly fishing and her first to the Swift. She fished, I guided. We met some nice guys who were doing well Euronymphing over a