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
Author: Jo Tango
The Best Flies: the 10% that Catch 90% of Trout
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
Fish Small Streams This Early Spring
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.
What a View
Troy, many thanks for the warm welcome! Hi everyone, I’m sure you’re chomping at the bit for spring. For me, there’s only so much fly tying I can do before cabin fever creeps in. So, in Feb., I ventured to the Swift River twice, trudging through three feet of snow with ice crampons at the