At the Bench: Parachute Post Dry Flies

I don’t know who invented them, but, I love fishing small dry flies that feature parachute posts. They’re easy to see, float flush in the surface film, and just plain work. I use them at the most pressured spots at the Swift and Farmington C&R stretches. The flies did particularly well during the 2016 drought

Best Flies for the Farmington and Swift? Midges

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