I yesterday fished the Swift River for a few hours. Finishing my taxes was pretty stressful, and I didn’t have any afternoon meetings scheduled. So, I decided to take a half-day of vacation time. I chatted with some anglers along the path, and everyone was in a great mood. It was a gloriously sunny and warm
I’ve read that it’s Hendrickson season. So, for my next outing, I’ll be chucking some Hendrickson wet flies. I’ve read that before a hatch, there’s a lot of activity happening sub-surface, and wets are the way to go. Below, are some flies I’ve tied up. The recipe is pretty simple: #14 nymph hook Brown thread
Every summer, I do a long weekend at Tall Timber Lodge. Great lake and river fly fishing, friendly service, and amazing food. I will be heading up for my tenth visit next month. It is a family-run operation, with various siblings running the front desk, kitchen, and guide service. You can choose to fish Back
I went to the Westfield River today. Windy and water at a chilly 38 degrees. No bumps or strikes. Sometimes the trout are on. Sometimes they’re not. That’s fly fishing. But, it was fun to fish in Cummington for the first time. The Westfield really is a special place and it is a beautiful river.