I’ve been reading a lot of Small Stream Reflections recently, and that combined with all the native brookies I saw at the Swift have inspired me to do a week of brook trout related posts. These beautiful trout, native to New England and Eastern MA, are a blast to chase with a fly rod, and deserve more
Just got back from a trip to the Swift. It was a rough trip- it was freezing, rainy, and tough fishing. I fished below the Y-Pool for most of my time, and landed one 13 inch rainbow on a zebra midge. The new Simms Raincoat held out well, and I was dry despite the rain.
I know many people who routinely drive 2-3 hours to try to get a good shot at some big trout. And just to be clear, I’m defining big as 17+ inches or above 2.5 pounds. Now it’s true that in most of the local rivers near your house, a majority of the trout are probably
So although I fish all over the place, I live in Northeastern Mass, and over the last 5 or 6 years, I have explored many of the rivers around here. So for all the fly fishers who live in Eastern Mass, hopefully you’ll learn of a few good rivers, closer to home. First, I hit