I’ve been reading a lot of Small Stream Reflections recently, and that combined with all the native brookies I saw at the Swift have inspired me to do a week of brook trout related posts. These beautiful trout, native to New England and Eastern MA, are a blast to chase with a fly rod, and deserve more
I love fishing small streams for native brook trout. The scenery is beautiful, the fishing can be great, and it is just a great way to relax. There is nothing I enjoy more than heading off into a local forest, bamboo rod and wooden fly box in hand, ready for a day of brookie fishing.
Although many people use them, nobody likes to admit they do. They tie them on when no ones looking, make sure they sink as fast as possible so that they can’t be seen, and store them in a little box deep in the bottom of their backpack. Yes, I’m talking about eggs and worms; the
Just got back from a trip to the Swift. It was a rough trip- it was freezing, rainy, and tough fishing. I fished below the Y-Pool for most of my time, and landed one 13 inch rainbow on a zebra midge. The new Simms Raincoat held out well, and I was dry despite the rain.