Last spring, I was at the Farmington and heard a lot of yelling. A fly angler was saying something to a centerpinner. The latter eventually walked away. Later, I scooted over to the fly angler and got the download. He saw the centerpinner chumming, and he suspected the angler was fishing with a barbed hook,
It wasn’t all wine and roses for my fishing outing at the Farmington. Shelf ice, one slip, cold water, and even colder rain made for an adventure. But, the bonus was that hardly anyone was out. I started off at dawn chucking big streamers. It was a quintessential roll of the dice on a winter
At the Salmon River (post here), I noticed that my Thomas and Thomas Contact #6 did a great job at indicator nymphing. It is a deft fly rod. I don’t enjoy chucking bobbers, but the Contact added both power and finesse and was a joy to cast. So, I brought it to the Farmington today.
Embarking on a new fly-fishing technique (in my case, making and throwing articulated streamers) is an exciting time. I read a lot and watch many videos. I consult with friends. The fly-fishing world again feels new and filled with wonderment. For each technique, there are definite domain experts. In the case of articulated streamers, Kelly