I Don’t Mind Sayin’

“Well I tried to fake it.  I don’t mind sayin’.  I just can’t make it.” -America (Public service announcement for non-70’s music aficionados: “Horse with No Name” was recorded by America, although often mistaken for Neil Young.  Quoted here is the slightly less famous “Sister Golden Hair” which you may wish to revisit or discover

At the Vise: The Frenchie 2.0

Before I started to target big-and-wild browns, as a new angler, I focused on the the rain-bros at the Swift, Westfield, Millers, and Squannacook. It was a lot of fun, and those waters aren’t too far away from metro Boston and offer obvious spots so that you don’t need a guide (our compendium of DIY

What to Make of a Swift Rejection

The Swift River’s trout have a well-deserved reputation.  On the average day, the angler can expect to encounter trout that have variously been described as discerning, persnickety, stubborn, educated, rude, aggravating, spiteful, picky, frustrating and uncooperative. Of course there are periodic breaks when MassWildlife brings in fresh blood, but the truth is that even the