TL;DR: The best fly fishing books for me. Ones that really help even to today. The more open-minded I’ve been, the more fish I’ve caught. Maybe it’s karma, but arrogance kills knowledge-seeking. So, I read a great deal and follow dozens of fly fishing blogs and read many books. Many fly fishing books are duds,
One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some
TL;DR: Small midges are some of the best flies. Where to buy them. Photos of some favorites. If you fish tailwaters, you know that midges are a huge part of a trout’s diet. Many of my best Farmington River and Swift River flies are midges (links here and here). They’re not the only way
The best way to start fly fishing: keep things simple! I think learning how to indicator nymph is ideal and autumn is a great time to do so. In this post, I’ll share ideas for affordable gear, flies, easy knots, online and free resources, and some DIY spots on specific rivers. So, if you or
Well, back from vacation. I this morning saw this very cool video on the Orvis fly fishing blog (link here). It’s a stunning video and worth the watch. Hope everyone is well.