It’s the egg. Troy and I agree: egg fly patterns work, and we like fishing them. We like fishing them because trout love eggs. Fish have a strong sense for which food source has the most calories per unit of effort. It is how they’ve evolved over time. The Alpha Trout that have first dibs
OK, so I know this is a blog post focused on Massachusetts waters. But, local reports say this: the local rivers are still iced up and the Swift River trout are in hiding. So, I reached out to a source at the famed Farmington River in Connecticut. He has been fly fishing for 30 years
I have a major weakness: I’m in love with fly-fishing flies. I really enjoy reading about them, talking about them, visiting fly shops to see them, and making them. If I see/hear/learn something might be effective, I have to use a Jedi Mind Trick (see video above) to keep me from buying or making that
With the winter snows melting, here is the upshot: fish smaller streams. He predicts the large snow pack will blow out our watersheds, but that the feeder streams will settle down faster. Moreover, I emailed with a contact at Massachusetts DFW regarding trout stocking. Unsurprisingly, they’re expecting a delay, but they’re not sure how much.