I’ve been in the business of risk mitigation for a long time, but I’m often not so quick to practice what I preach. A recent “episode,” a.k.a. “brush with disaster,” was an eye-opening experience worth sharing. On the trout streams and rivers, barbless hooks are not only encouraged, but required by law in certain cases.
Hi everyone, there are two very interesting events about which you may want to know. First, the Deerfield River Trout Unlimited chapter is hosting a meeting about the Farmington’s Brown Trout Survivor Strain Program. CT DEEP Biologist Neal Hagstrom will be speaking. The Survivor Strain program really improved conditions at the Farmington, and some estimate
George Daniel is an amazing angler and teacher. He used to compete for, and then coach, Team USA. His Dynamic Nymphing book is a must-have, IMO, both for tightlining and indicator nymphing. People say that Strip-Set is equally good if you’re into streamer fishing. In addition, I’ve run into many people who have taken his
This is a friendly reminder that summer can be a tough time for trout, if you’re fishing freestones. A prior post about that here. Above 70 °F can be particularly challenging. Fish are cold-blooded animals, and the concentration of oxygen in water decreases as temperature increases. Of course, there can be exceptions. Statistically, there always