The Deerfield is a terrific river. But, it’s a working river, and the pulsed flows and size are often not an ideal match for youngsters and those new to wading. For the most part, when we are camping at the Mohawk Trail State Forest with the family, we are primarily fishing small streams (Part 1).
George Daniel is an amazing angler and teacher. He used to compete for, and then coach, Team USA. His Dynamic Nymphing book is a must-have, IMO, both for tightlining and indicator nymphing. People say that Strip-Set is equally good if you’re into streamer fishing. In addition, I’ve run into many people who have taken his
I am totally baffled by the fishing this year. Based on last year’s abundance of smaller fish 16″ to 18” long, and a lot of fish in the 23″ to 27” range, I expected all of these fish to be about three to four inches longer this year and to show up in force. Instead,
This is a friendly reminder that summer can be a tough time for trout, if you’re fishing freestones. A prior post about that here. Above 70 °F can be particularly challenging. Fish are cold-blooded animals, and the concentration of oxygen in water decreases as temperature increases. Of course, there can be exceptions. Statistically, there always