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
With the winter snows melting, here is the upshot: fish smaller streams. He predicts the large snow pack will blow out our watersheds, but that the feeder streams will settle down faster. Moreover, I emailed with a contact at Massachusetts DFW regarding trout stocking. Unsurprisingly, they’re expecting a delay, but they’re not sure how much.