A fishless fall was forecast for the forlorn East Branch of the Westfield River. MassWildlife didn’t even list the Westfield among its destinations for this fall’s 63,000 trout. MassWildlife is obsessed with stocking every pond in the Bay State with trout, but parsimoniously puts them in rivers where they belong. But this year, one could
As best I know, I’ve never met Gary Metras. I’ve read the interview in this blog about him. And he’s been kind enough to comment on an article I’ve written. I watched a YouTube video that featured him so I’d know what he looked like in case I ever happened upon him on a river.
I slept in the back of my truck. ¾” plywood covered in marine carpeting kept me sleeping dry. A homemade setup underneath my camper shell. Another forest service road and another after that had found me a safe spot to camp after the yesterday’s storms. To me, everything after yesterday was icing on top. I
Night was falling, elk were dashing through the forest, and there I was admiring the moon coming in over the sharp canyons hemming me in. Then as I was slowly stripping the last bugger I had on my person, dozens of miles from the nearest shop, thousands of miles from my fly tying kit, something