Interesting petition here from a long time reader of the blog. Check it out… PETITION It’s true, stopping stocking over native fish would likely turn this river into a top brookie destination in the northeast. One of the best for sure. Problem is, that means a time period of sacrificing stocked rainbow fishing, and rainbows
I’m prepping for spring and making some flies. It’s not a great photo up above, via my phone, but I wanted to share a shot of a midge emerger that I tie. Size 30 hook, black thread, CDC wing. Sometimes I add segmentation and a shuck, and sometimes, I do not. I’ve caught fish on
I’ve long believed that 10% of the flies catch 90% of the fish. One of those go-to flies is the Hare’s Ear nymph. Pair that with a Pheasant Tail or Zebra Midge, and you should be good to go in most situations on freestone rivers (I think tailwaters, like the Swift, are a different story).
Had a few hours on Saturday morning. Awoke before dawn and drove out. It was 14 °F. On this day, the scenery was perfect, whether the trout would be there or not. A winter wonderland. One take and one fish landed. Again, a Sexy Walt’s worked its magic. Here is the fish: