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
Well, I decided to try something off the wall this year, and, therefore, I am sticking with fishing fly patterns that are at least 10 inches or longer exclusively all season. All I can say is the only thing it seems to guarantee is fish under 24 inches are not successfully hooked, and you catch
Now that I’ve been fly fishing for six years, I am (slightly) more calm when I arrive at the river. Previously, there were so many things going through my head: Did I bring the right gear? Do I have enough flies? Where will the fish be? I hope I don’t have to tie a blood
If you tie your own soft hackles, you’ll eventually start running out of small feathers. That’s a pain because skins aren’t cheap. But, all is not lost, for here is a very helpful Tim Flagler video on using larger feathers. It’s a very cool fly-tying trick, but would you expect anything less from Tim?
The rumors are true: Stripers have returned to our home waters in Massachusetts. I’m certain this isn’t coming as news to many readers, but I thought it deserved some attention. Once water temps began to climb and bass were on the move, I started moving, too. The first couple trips were skunks. Early season, you