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
TL;DR: Blog improvements? Speed and fly recommendations for specific rivers. Thanks to you, some blog improvements on the technology front have been required. The short answer is that traffic has really been high, and it has slowed down the blog. So, I’ve put in some back-end improvements that will increase page speed retrievals. And, a
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
Here is a long video. But, some very amazing scenery and beautiful fish. I have a love affair with Montana. Have fished it twice. Amazing mountains and wild fish everywhere. I have a recurring day dream. One day I will retire and fish out there every day for a month.
One of the reasons the flows have been cut is that CT DEEP today is collecting larger fish for the Farmington Survivor Strain program. The goal is to take the big holdovers, which have proven to be adaptive, back to the hatchery to collect their DNA (more here). They then are returned to the river.