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Fishing the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland

Fishing the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland

Considering all the warm weather we’ve been having, I made time one Saturday in March to go fishing at the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland.   It’s only about an hour and twenty minute drive from the district, so it’s not too far for me.  This was the first time I’ve been able to spend a few hours here, and it’s a fun spot to fish. There are what I’d consider two separate stretches of water on this river.  The first…

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October day at the Swift River

October day at the Swift River

I decided to spend another October day at the swift river. The idea of landing that huge brown proved to be too much of a draw.  I did see the brown a couple of times, but it was moving around and seemingly not interested in flies.  I did however manage to catch a wide variety of trout. There was an endless population of rainbow trout there to take a fly.  I think I ended up catching more bows than brook…

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How to tight line nymph – A video guide

How to tight line nymph – A video guide

I was fishing recently and decided I wanted to make a video to show others how to tight line nymph.  I’ve taught many people who have never picked up a rod how to use this tactic. It’s a fantastic technique to have in your bag of tricks if you want to be more successful and diverse on the water. I’ve used it countless times when the water is skinny, fish are easily spooked, or there’s simply no room to cast. …

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Flies for the Swift

Flies for the Swift

Swift river trout are notoriously picky and a little nonsensical.  Most often, it can take time to find the right flies and techniques to convince these fish to accept your fly.  Other times, I’ve seen them take some of the most ridiculous looking flies ever tied.   In any case, it helps quite a bit to have a few staples in your back pocket.  Over the years, I’ve developed a few old reliables that I feel are particularly effective on this…

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Swift River, MA Fishing Report – March 31, 2016

Swift River, MA Fishing Report – March 31, 2016

On Thursday, I went to the swift river in Massachusetts.  I’ve fished this river many times, and it almost never disappoints when it comes to catching fish.  I caught around 10 rainbow trout, and 1 brook trout when I moved further downstream.  In my experience, the brook trout like to hang out on the lower section of the river south of Cady lane during the summer.  During the winter months, I imagine they travel downstream past the Cold Spring Road…

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Farmington River, Connecticut Fishing

Farmington River, Connecticut Fishing

I happened to be nearby in CT on Saturday and fished the Farmington river for the first time ever for about an hour.  There was minor bug activity on the water, but I didn’t see any fish rising while there.  I’ve heard that the Farmington river is known for it’s holdover trout (Stocked trout that survive), and I was hoping to fool one into taking a nymph.  (I’ll share more on that fly later, as it has been very productive…

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