When I started down the Fly Fishing Rabbit Hole in 2014, like many others, I cut my teeth at the Swift River, particularly the more obvious spots like the Y Pool and the Hatchery Pipe areas (our river guides on the Swift here, here, and here). It was fun to learn indicator nymphing and dries.
Today, I decided to continue last week’s “back to basics” theme and headed for…the Swift River (our free river guide here). As you may recall, I started fly fishing more regularly in 2014 and fished the Swift to cut my teeth. After learning both indicator nymphing and “dries or die,” I eventually succumbed, like some
I found a small brown fly box floating in the Swift River below Route 9. There’s no name in it, but there are some nice flies. See the picture below. It was well-camouflaged in an eddy on the side of the river, and it looks like it may have been there for a while. If
I awoke early this morning and checked the gauges. With time limited to fish, it was tough to know where to go, given the intense rain that had fallen and was still falling. But, something caught my eye: the Swift River flows at 1,500+ cfs, which I believe is an all-time high. I just had