Swift River Fly Fishing
Last Saturday I hit the Swift River in Belchertown while the flows were still low at around 50 cfs. I fished south of the Route 9 bridge, and as many people know, below the bridge is home to a huge population of wild Brook trout.
Anyhow, I had luck all day with both dry and wet flies, and my largest Brook Trout of the day was caught by a streamer I tied to imitate Brook trout fry. I thought the streamer would be most interesting for the few Browns that are known to lurk around in that part of the river. I’ll post a photo of the streamer over in the “Flies, Etc.” section if anyone’s interested in seeing it. I’m not well versed in streamers, but it is reminiscent of a “Barnes Special”, as it’s flanked by grizzly hackle to imitate the brook trout markings. I stayed in the Cady Lane section all day, which has been a favorite for me in the summer.
Here’s the nice looking Brook Trout that took the streamer: