#1 New England Fly Fishing Blog. Among Top 25 in the World. Androscoggin, Ashuelot, Beaverhead, Cape Cod, Cocheco, Connecticut, Deerfield, Exeter, Farmington, Hoosic, Housatonic, Isinglass, Lamprey, Millers, Natchaug, New Haven, Nissitissit, Quaboag, Quinapoxet, Rock Creek, Saco, Salmon, Sandy Creek, Squannacook, Stillwater, Swift, Wachusett Reservoir, Westfield, Willimantic and others. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:02:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 32 32 124989127 At the Bench: The Prince Nymph Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:53:20 +0000 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

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My Dream Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:22:37 +0000 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

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A Deerfield River Reprise Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:49:37 +0000 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

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Paying Dues at the Deerfield River Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:28:25 +0000 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.

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