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).
My name is Jamie Carr. I am a Mass. DCR Senior Aquatic Biologist, husband, dad, and someone who expresses his love of nature and wild fish through fly fishing adventures. A beautiful and wild MA brook trout with fall colors #flyfishma #brooktrout #keepemwet #catchandrelease #squaretail #underwater#trout #flyfishing #flyfish A post shared by Jamie Carr (@immaculate_fins)
With a no-football Sunday, I’ve got plenty of time to work on replenishing the fly boxes. First up, is a #18 Shop Vac (a Tim Flager video here). At his fly tying seminar, Tim said that it is a great attractor fly, and he thinks it suggests a Cased Caddis. Next is the #22 Micro
One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some