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A forgotten stream with wild trout

A forgotten stream with wild trout

Part of my family has lived in the same 5 square miles for close to a century.  We knew a local pond by the name of the old farmer who once owned all the land surrounding it.  When his family sold that land half a century ago, a developer named it after the neighborhood they built on the land.  It was always interesting to me how one could gauge a person’s time in the area by the name they used…

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Winter Hook Ups and Brown Trout

Winter Hook Ups and Brown Trout

I had a fun day on Super Bowl Sunday tight lining on a small stream.  The takes were extremely subtle, but once I had figured out a solid pattern, I had four fish on in about 30 minutes. I brought two to the net, and the one that got away will haunt me until I’m able to get back to this river. First brown on this cold February day. When I tight line, I allow the flies to sink/drift and…

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Small Stream Fly Fishing in Eastern Massachusetts

Small Stream Fly Fishing in Eastern Massachusetts

On Memorial Day I decided to work in a relaxing afternoon of fishing.  I currently live in eastern Massachusetts, and I didn’t want to travel too far to fling some flies.  I decided to try a stream that’s not far from me, which I had heard held trout.  After about a hour of trying a few spots, I caught a strong willed brown trout.  This stream can tend to get a little warm this time of year, so I tried…

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