An angler whom you should meet is Gary Metras (our interview with him here). He catches many fish, and here is one of them. I am excited that he is willing to share his presentation on winter fly fishing at the Swift River. The link is at the bottom of this post. There are many
TL;DR: The Swift River below Bondsville. Many wild brook trout. Potential for solitude. Below the waterfall at Bondsville and until the Ware, the Swift River is productive water. We’ve written overviews of the Swift that cover the areas around Rt. 9 and below the Hatchery Pipe. Legendary angler Gary Metras has a special presentation on
TL;DR: Best flies and spots. One of the prettiest rivers in all of New England. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BlogFlyFish.com (@blogflyfish) The Connecticut River “Trophy Stretch” is in Pittsburg, NH, and has a special grip on my heart. As a complete rookie, that is where I started fly fishing.
These flies work, and these rivers produce. Links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been published. I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track in my fishing journal what fly patterns work on which waters. So, the links below are