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
My name is Jamie Carr. I am a Mass. DCR Senior Aquatic Biologist, husband, dad, and someone who expresses his love of nature and wild fish through fly fishing adventures. A beautiful and wild MA brook trout with fall colors #flyfishma #brooktrout #keepemwet #catchandrelease #squaretail #underwater#trout #flyfishing #flyfish A post shared by Jamie Carr (@immaculate_fins)
I had a plan on Saturday. It didn’t work! I arrived in the morning at the Swift Hatchery Pipe Toilet Bowl area (our river guide here). I had made some new experimental dries, and the plan was to test them out in the morning, catch a few fish, and, then, migrate to north of Rt.
After Saturday’s morning pilgrimage to Les’s Pool, I spent a few hours at the Swift Hatchery Pipe area (aka, The Toilet Bowl or The Kiddie Pool). “Dries or die” with my #4. I went six-for-nine. Unfortunately, I witnessed quite a bit of foul-hooking. Here’s what happened. There was a strong waft of marijuana. I turned