Otter Creek Trophy Section: The Cure for Summertime Fly-Fishing Blues

Temps are staying hot, and pressure on tailwaters is intense in New England right now. Local waters are being hammered because that’s what we can get to with quarantine travel restrictions. But for those in the area or that meet travel guidelines (at time of press), I have an alternative to beat the crowds and

Trout Stocking Update and Our River Guides

The stocking trucks in Massachusetts and Connecticut have been rolling (updates, respectively, here and here). The trout season in New Hampshire ends October 15. So, prepare to fish! As of yesterday, the Deerfield, Farmington, Nissitissit, Squannacook, Swift and Westfield have been stocked. The Millers, Quinapoxet and Willimantic (among many others) are on deck for when

Farmington River Overview: Best Flies, Where to Eat and Stay, How to Start

Wild fish, Survivor Strain browns bred for shyness and size, and plenty of elbow room? Yes, the Farmington has all that and more. A bottom-released tailwater that makes for more consistent flows and water temperatures, the river features prolific bug hatches, loads of fish and beautiful water. The state does a great job of establishing