I discovered a large spider web in my left wading boot when I went to pack up the car. I’ll let that serve as the metaphor for how often I have been fishing lately. I have been too tangled in my current web of life to make it to the water. However, I snuck out
The Deerfield is a terrific river. But, it’s a working river, and the pulsed flows and size are often not an ideal match for youngsters and those new to wading. For the most part, when we are camping at the Mohawk Trail State Forest with the family, we are primarily fishing small streams (Part 1).
I was re-reading an old post about throwing dries last summer for big Farmington browns (post here). It was the best fly fishing day of 2017 for me, as there were oodles of fish willing to take small dries, including a 18.5″ brown trout. Here are some of the better fish from that outing. It
I don’t know who invented them, but, I love fishing small dry flies that feature parachute posts. They’re easy to see, float flush in the surface film, and just plain work. I use them at the most pressured spots at the Swift and Farmington C&R stretches. The flies did particularly well during the 2016 drought