I think one of the most enduring parts of fly fishing is not the fish, the flies, or the trips. It is the people whom you meet. I did a Bucket List foray to fish for monster browns at Arkansas’s White River (prior post here). Concord Outfitters set it up, and I ended up rooming
Like many anglers who learned a cast or a tip from Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, my son and I both feel a bit of a connection to the legendary angler. Maybe, it’s more like a small debt. Or, a dash of jealousy, even, as Lefty was a person who accumulated multiple lifetimes of fishing knowledge and
Fall is a great time to get out on the water. There are fewer people fishing, as many are chasing deer instead. And, the fish can be brilliantly colored. Here are a few memorable ones from the past. So, a friendly heads-up that MassWildlife has stocked the Deerfield, Squannacook and Nissitissit (current status report here).
Midge emergers did well for me during a fun over-nighter at the Deerfield and Farmington (here). In fact, two patterns absolutely crushed it. At tailwaters, midges hatch year-round. They’re important bugs for trout, particularly when there isn’t a heavy hatch of something else happening. At the Deerfield, a size 24 Roger Hill’s Stillborn Midge was