It was a bit last minute, but one of my college-aged kids wanted to fish. September is a tough time to dupe trout, at least for me. The big bug hatches are over, and the fish are awaiting the spawning season. Plus, they’ve seen quite a few flies already. So, I decided to head north
Sadly, I missed the Farmington Trico hatch, which is my favorite one. It is the price I’ve paid for having busy work and family schedules. I went to one of my favorite pools, but the hatch had moved upstream. However, I recently was able to spend a morning on the water and ran into oodles
Bracingly-cold water during a heat wave, many fish on dry flies and a new experience. The Mrs. and I learned a few months ago that we would be empty nesters for a few summer weeks and for the first time ever. She suggested that I take her fly fishing. She had never been. Sign. Me.
The alder fly hatch is a massive hatch on the upper Androscoggin. It draws a large number of fish (and, occasionally, some monsters) up to the surface. I’ve missed this event over the last two years because of conflicts in my schedule. However, this year I was fortunate to find a day off during the