Fly Fish New England
The 2012 season is roaring right along. There was not much of a snowpack and spring rains were scarce. We had nice soaking rain in late April that brought streams us in time to receive the bounty of the fish hatcheries. Hatches were early, along with leaves and blossoms. Let's hope we get a little more rain to keep the fish healthy, as well as the bugs.
When the waters do warm up, the upper Connecticut, Swift River, Deerfield River and Farmington Rivers being tailwaters, their water temps provide a great habitat for insects and fish and will remain some of the really fishable waters in the area through the heat of summer. (And they are open all year, unlike most of the rivers in New Hampshire!) Check the Fish-reports for pictures and info. Learn more about Mass Wildlife or NH Fish and Game Department. When the fishing is slow, I love to look at pictures and videos of fishing the Androscoggin River in the Great North Woods of NH.
Shameless plug: If you need a fly fishing guide for New Hampshire, the Farmington River in CT or Massachusetts Click Here
If you want to learn how to fly fish and are near the Greater Boston area, check out the Northeast Fly Fishing School. It is a great way to get started on the right track for beginners, or intermediates who are self-taught.
Special notice about invasive alga:
Stop Rock Snot!
Invasive alga didymo is threatening the coldwater streams of New England. Already found in the Connecticut and Mohawk Rivers, do your part to slow the spread of this insidious threat to our local waters.
Check - your gear for didymo
Clean - with strong detergent or bleach
Dry - for two days to kill didymo
Don't use felt-sole waders in infected waters!
Check these links for specific info about didymo and what YOU can do to halt its spread.
Visit us or see our presentation at one of these shows and expos this winter and spring. Stop in and say hello!
Want to learn how to fly fish or improve your skills and knowledge? Beginner and Intermediate on-the-water instruction in Massachusetts and New Hampshire is available now.
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Whether you cast Clousers on the Connecticut coast for stripers or a Royal Wulff in the pristine waters of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, you are lucky enough to Fly Fish New England. This site is a resource for anglers who enjoy fly fishing New England, especially for trout, landlocked salmon and broodstock Atlantic Salmon.
I have been fortunate enough to fish in many places, from Montana to Bavaria. Nothing I have experienced quite matches catching a native brook trout in its home waters in New England. Enjoy the pictures, the reports and the resources.
Don't forget to "give something back" to the sport. Take a kid fishing, join Trout Unlimited, or both.
Be sure to check out the gallery for pictures of my Montana trips and my Florida trips. I had a great time fishing with Marshall Demott of Fly Anglers Guide and other fishing adventures.
Be sure to check out the pictures and commentary on local fishing in the Fish-Log. Get out there and enjoy this great New England weather.
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