Geoff Klane invited me last night to fish with him today. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I wasn’t able to leave until 1:00. With limited time and a 1.5 hour drive to Massachusetts, I decided to stay local. Since the Lamprey was crowded today, I decided to revisit the Exeter. Due to the increased flows,
We fished the Chattooga River’s delayed-harvest zone after receiving a hot tip from one of Colby’s friends. We stopped at the Chattooga River Fly Shop beforehand since neither of us knew that stretch. The owners, Karl and Karen, were very nice and more than willing to share spots, flies, etc. Karl is originally from New
My schedule allowed for a few days off this week, so, I traveled to South Carolina to visit one of my closest friends. We wasted almost no time. Shortly after arriving in Greenville yesterday, Colby took me to a spot with wild brown and rainbow trout. The differences in elevation are dramatic in the south.
I was feeling pretty good about things on Saturday morning. The temperature was 13 °F when I started fishing the Swift River, but I was armed with my winter fly-fishing essentials and felt comfortable. Trout were willing to take flies. Old flies worked. New flies did not. Tightlining rocked. Indicator nymphing completely failed. The action