I love tracking Orvis on social media. One reason is they post awesome videos. Here’s one below. If you like fishing for big browns, it’s a fun one to watch. Yes, fly fishing is often serene and solitary. But, sometimes, it involves situations when complete bedlam happens. Enjoy the video!
During the drive back from Connecticut, I made a quick pit stop to fish the Natchaug. I fished it a few days ago during the drive down. Landed 40 trout (more here). What a difference a few days makes. The river was very low, and there were hordes of folks, swimming in the choicest pools.
En route to a college reunion, I decided to stop at the Natchaug and fish. Glad I did. I landed quite a few brown and tiger trout. All stockies, but I didn’t care. It was a great deal of fun. Honestly, credit should go to these folks, Frank and Max. They’ve been friends since childhood.
One fly that has been absolutely killer for browns is something I’m calling “The Slim Reaper.” I don’t know why, but brown trout go crazy for it. Maybe it’s because we’re in caddis season. Maybe it’s a combo of pink, ginger, and chartreuse. Maybe it’s because the Angora fur is super-buggy. Regardless, the fly has