Best Flies and DIY Spots: Easy Links

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

Shad

Noted Swift angler Gary Metras emailed and invited me out for shad fishing. I’m very grateful to him for his generosity. I had never fished for shad but had heard much about their fighting power and that their spawning season was very short. So, I was really excited when Gary reached out. He told me