Short but fun outing. #farmingtonriver permanent TMA. That ‘bow was hefty and fought like crazy. #flyfishing #euronymphing #syndicateflyfishing #barbless #catchandrelease #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:52pm PDT Flows were up when I today went to the Farmington. As that river has been in drought conditions the past few
Get ready for dry flies! Depending on the weather, sometime in February or March, some little bugs will start to stir around. These will be stoneflies. As they don’t have gills, they hang out in the highly-oxygenated riffled areas. Then, in late Winter, they’ll heed the call of nature. They’ll crawl to the banks, emerge,
A very simple but effective fly is the Pat’s Rubber Legs, a stonefly pattern. I first fished this at the Upper Madison above Reynold’s Pass. It did wonders. Since then, I’ve learned to tie my own flies. I’m amazed by how easy it is to tie the Pat’s. I’ve caught many browns on this fly.
For a friend, a veteran, who cannot wade anymore. Bottom left: Biot-Backed Stone via @tactical_flyfisher #flytying #flyfishing #orvis #barbless A post shared by BlogFlyFishMA (@blogflyfishma) on Dec 30, 2016 at 5:05am PST While at Tall Timber two years ago, I struck up a conversation with a kind and elderly fly fisherman. We would talk periodically