Big flies for big fish isn’t an unusual concept. The logic behind using big flies is to get larger fish to bite, while simultaneously weeding out smaller ones. At the same time, big flies imitate high-energy meals, which is enough to draw large fish looking to expend little energy. This technique works in big rivers
I had the opportunity to collaborate with the Neponset River Watershed Association and Greater Boston Trout Unlimited. It is an interesting project to identify and learn more about wild trout streams in the Metropolitan Boston area in an effort to raise awareness for, and protect, these unique resources. Wait, wild trout streams in the metro
I visited a local small stream briefly. The water was a tad high and cold when I got there. In addition, it was pouring rain and showed little signs of letting up. Needless to say, I had low expectations. The first few pools produced no action on my dry-dropper rig. Further upstream, I found a
I went to a local spot yesterday. Although the air temps hovered around 55 ˚F, snow melt was minimal, and the river ran high but clear. I fished many familiar runs and holes in a favorite section. Nothing. I tightline-nymphed, fished a dry-dropper, and even micro-nymphed with an indicator. Still, I failed to induce a take.