Soft Hackles: Getting Into the Swing of Things

Please welcome our newest team member: Joel Watson! He is an angler, musician, and the fly-fishing pro at Cabela’s in Hudson, MA (bio here). Here is his first post. You can follow Joel here on Instagram. We’ve all had those days on the river (especially those of us who frequent the Swift) where no matter

A Rapid River Primer, Part 1: Regulations, Access, and Ecology

Many things haven’t changed since 1941! INTRODUCTION Located in The Great North Woods of Western Maine, the Rapid River is the premier brook trout fishery in the United States. It is without comparison a destination for landing a trophy size wild brook trout (17 inches or longer) in its native range in the Lower 48.