It was a good day on the Swift River. Was skunked in the morning at the Westfield, and so, was seeking redemption. In spite of the parking lot on both sides of Route 9 being jammed with cars, I was able to get some elbow room and land about 15 trout. Some looked recently-stocked, while
OK, I admit it: I watch quite a few fly fishing videos online. I know dishes need to be done, emails answered, children read to, and closets need to be organized. But, there is some amazing content online. Here, for example, is a video about catching the PMD hatch in Montana. There’s some amazing footage
Orvis publishes a very helpful hatch chart here. In particular, there is a suggested pattern for each bug’s life stage. I’m struck by how often the old reliable, the Pheasant Tail, comes up as a pattern. I don’t know who invented this pattern centuries ago, but that person deserves a medal. My suggestion is to
(TroutStreamDayDreams.Blogspot.com) Colemen Egertson recently posted about an epic outing. He went up to the White Mountains and caught 50+ brook trout on dries. Knowing him, he probably did a lot of research to try to guess which bodies of water might hold wild trout. Mission accomplished! Some amazing photos. Read all about it here.