I’ve tried all kinds of net retractors, from the clip-on type to the magnetic ones. My favorite one is from Orvis (more info here). It is lightweight and pulls out very easily. I like how it’s easy to decouple the net from the cord, making it easier to take a photo of a fish, or
Many thanks to Colie Egertson for giving me a heads up to this development: there’s a one-mile trout stream in Western Massachusetts available to the public. Some private farmland was for sale and here’s what happened: The Massachusetts-Rhode Island Council and the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) have partnered to protect 108 acres and a mile
It felt like December on the Swift As yesterday was a holiday in Massachusetts, I headed out for a day of fly fishing. It was cold, windy, and rainy. The water was 38 degrees. I landed three rainbows to the net, and it was a great deal of work and fun at the same time.
I’m new to dry fly fishing as of last autumn. But, I’m hopelessly hooked. I recall a warm afternoon during which I spent hours nymphing on the Millers, to no avail. Suddenly, fish started to rise as BWOs fluttered upwards. I floated a beetle imitation, as I didn’t have small BWOs on me. I was