I’ve been downsizing in two ways. First, I used to have five fly rods. I’m now down to two. I was finding that much of my equipment was not being used. Second, I’m going down on rod heft. I used to fish with a 5-wt. I now fish with 3-wt. most of the time, and
I did a half-day outing this weekend. Started at the Quinapoxet. Water was super low at about 31 cfs. Landed a wild brookie and quite a few fallfish. Saw some stockies, and they appeared to be scared out of their minds. They weren’t interested in what I was throwing. Unfortunately, Jurassic Park-like mosquitoes were there.
Colie Egertson’s recent blog post on the importance of aquifers is a fascinating read. It’s important also as this strategy will help you find more trout. Some local freestones are starting to push 70 degrees Fahrenheit already. That’s way too warm, too soon. As I’ve written about before, warm water is dangerous for trout. Some
Wow. Fished after work at a very local freestone one evening this week. Hooked eleven and landed seven. Three of the browns were about 12″ or so. Video of one of them up top. I’ve fished this water before, and it’s been mediocre to pretty good. This time, it was awesome. I think it was