#1 New England Fly Fishing Blog. Among Top 25 in the World. Androscoggin, Ashuelot, Beaverhead, Cape Cod, Cocheco, Connecticut, Deerfield, Exeter, Farmington, Grand Lake Stream, Hoosic, Housatonic, Isinglass, Lamprey, Millers, Natchaug, New Haven, Nissitissit, Quaboag, Quinapoxet, Rock Creek, Saco, Salmon, Sandy Creek, Souhegan, Squannacook, Stillwater, Swift, Wachusett Reservoir, Westfield, Willimantic and others. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:22:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 32 32 124989127 At the Vise: Winter Stoneflies/Snowflies Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:01:54 +0000 February is when my fly-fishing hopes increase. The sun is riding much higher, the days are longer, and Winter Stoneflies/Snowflies get more active.   I’ve had good luck fishing with small and black nymphs during winter, including one late-December day (here) when the water was 33 °F and the air was 0 °F. To get

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A Long Hiatus Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:00:13 +0000 It has been a very long time since I last posted, and I don’t know what to think. Usually, I make it a point to post once a month if not twice or thrice during the peak season. Recently, however, I haven’t been fly fishing. Heck, I have also barely had time to ice fish

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Fly Fishing Gear Maintenance (2019) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:48 +0000 If I care for the gear, the gear will take care of me. At least, that’s what I think. It can be pedantic, but, each winter, I clean my fly rods, reels and lines, in addition to weeding out my fly boxes. To clean the reels, I decouple the spools from the housings and wash

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Night Fly Fishing for Stripers, Part 2 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:00:42 +0000 GEAR: THE FULL RUNDOWN Fly rods: You can use 9-12 weight rods, either single hand or two hand style. I like a 9-foot, single hand, 9-weight rod for flats and other shallow short game places (casts no longer than 45-50 feet with some 10 feet or less casts needed) like skinny salt ponds or brackish

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