(Tightline Productions) I have a few go-to flies. The ubiquitous Hare’s Ear is one. The other is this: the Frenchie. It was the fly that landed 38 trout for me one autumn day on the Westfield River. A day I will never forget! It’s an attractor nymph, meant not to match the hatch but to
I’m new to dry fly fishing as of last autumn. But, I’m hopelessly hooked. I recall a warm afternoon during which I spent hours nymphing on the Millers, to no avail. Suddenly, fish started to rise as BWOs fluttered upwards. I floated a beetle imitation, as I didn’t have small BWOs on me. I was
I went to the Westfield River today. Windy and water at a chilly 38 degrees. No bumps or strikes. Sometimes the trout are on. Sometimes they’re not. That’s fly fishing. But, it was fun to fish in Cummington for the first time. The Westfield really is a special place and it is a beautiful river.
Edit, 9/30/17: I’ve developed a new Euro-style nymphing leader and no longer use the one about which I wrote below. Link here. It was a strange time for me, but a happy one. It was a bright October day on the Westfield River. I had just landed my 37th good-sized trout and had hooked over