To access quickly info about the best flies and DIY river spots that have worked for me, links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been written both on-line and in books. I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track in
I’m late to the Prince Nymph game. I’ve had luck with some other patterns, and so, have not gotten around to it. Since I feel like fishing new flies, I’m moving on to The Prince. I’ve been tying the traditional pattern. But, the one that really caught my eye is a bit more sedate, has
Last night, I dreamt of my favorite White Mountains stream. It rises deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness and is chock full of native brook trout. Like most White Mountains streams, it has high-gradient, small, and deep pools and heavily-weathered granite boulders. Similarly, its inhabitants run on the smaller side. Despite their small size, brook trout
I woke up on Presidents’ Day hoping to close out my Deerfield long weekend with a bit of fishing. I was surprised to see that the temperature outside was 14 °F, much colder than what was forecasted. The temperatures really fell overnight, and that usually means tepid fishing the morning after. So, I was ambivalent
I’m staying up in Charlemont for an overnight trip at the Deerfield. I fished it for the first time a few weeks ago and decided to make the river a priority in 2018. February fishing usually is hit-or-miss for me. But, why not get educated, I figure? I’ve done similar due diligence at other rivers.