Well, with the Saturday morning forecast anticipating 11 °F, I’ve decided to pass on fishing. Instead, I’ve been making streamers for my trip to Arkansas’ White River for big browns (three recent streamers posted on our Instagram page here). I’ve also been looking at my fly boxes and replenishing. I know which flies have succeeded
As water temperatures rise, flows normalize and trout face more pressure, my baseline strategy will be to fish caddis and midge patterns. I’ve really enjoyed chucking streamers (prior post here) and will keep doing so for as long as I can, such as at dawn and on rainy days. But, my gut says that the
I had tremendous luck last year while fishing CDC Caddis emergers. They’re among the most effective dry flies in my fly box. They sat low in the water, and the CDC feathers added a lot of life to the flies. They resulted in many takes, and, if not, often encouraged fish to show themselves. So,
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).