Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Posting comments

I have had a few questions about posting comments. When you want to add a comment, just click on Comments, add your comment in the box and click the button below that says Post Comment. If you have an instant message ID, input when prompted. If you don't have an ID, click on the Google selection and it will perform a VERY simple registration, like input email and select a password. That's it! Takes 20 seconds for the whole thing.


  1. Great new site with the Blog. I look forward to your reports year round.

  2. Gerry,

    I like this blog site, alot. Any thoughts on expanding it so simplton flyfishemen like myself can send in local freshwater flyfishing reports from around New England w/ pics?
    I fish Vt, NH and Western MA mostly and have been looking for a good localized NE freshwater flyfishing site for some time now.

    Your thoughts?

  3. brooktrout,
    Thanks, glad you like it. If you have reports and/or pics, just email them to me and I'll post them ASAP. If you want something more sophisticated,I suggest the Northeast Forum on FlyFisherman.com http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=81
    It doesn't have a lot BS like some of the other sites.

  4. Gerry,
    Great idea, thanks for pulling this blog together. I live in and fish mostly in the northeastern, MA area (Squannacook and Nissitissit) with a few trips each year out to the Swift and up to Vermont to Otter Creek. It is difficult to find good fishing reports online for MA waters and your website previosuly was the only good source. I hope this blog takes off and becomes a good source for sharing reports. BTW I fished the Swift on the 14th after you hade been there earlier in the week and the water was the lowest I have ever seen. I broke off a couple of Rainbows in the bubbler arm on size 24 zebra midges I bought from Charlie at the Evening Sun. The rest of the day was spent with big fish rising to inspect dries to then only turn away, I swear if fish could laugh these fish were laughing at me.

  5. I used to fish the Swift quite a bit years ago, only to lose the desire due to large crowds and overall limited amount of solitude the river can provide. Now I spend most of my time in western MA and VT where I can often go full days without seeing more than one or two other fishermen.
    Next time you visit the Swift I'd suggest you tie up some of these. Its a great pattern I learned from a local who has fished the Swift for years and works great-you will not be disapointed; with black or white waxed thread tie in a small strip of tan chamois cloth and wrap forward to eye of hook (hook size from 20-24)tie off at head and whip finish head and cement. When wet, the chamois absorbes water which aids the pattern in sinking and resembles a suspended midge pupae.
    The miracle nymph is another good pattern.

  6. Hi Todd,
    I also fish the Squannacook and Nissitissit, especially early and late in the season. And I can often be found shooting the bull with my good friend Charlie at Evening Sun. Maybe we can have a little get-together/mini-conclave next spring. Meet at Evening Sun, head to the river and fish together. Well, we have a long time until then!

  7. brooktrout,
    Thanks for the recommendations. I only began fly fishing a few years ago and haven't begun tying my own flies yet, I usually rely on Charlie at the Evening Sun to keep me well supplied. I really enjoyed the Swift the first few times I fished it, but it has lost some of its allure b/c of the crowds. Any other waters you'd recommend I try when making the journey west out the Mass Pike?

  8. Gerry,
    I knew you fished the Squannacook and the Nissitissit from having read your reports on your website in the past. Charlie actually turned me onto your website as a place to get reliable fishing reports. Next spring sounds good, between now and then I will be looking for those lucky days when the temps sneak up into the high 40's so I can head out to the river for a couple of hours.

  9. Todd,

    The Westfield and the Deerfield are my top 2 in MA. The middle and east branch of the Westfield both fish rather well right through most of July. The Deerfield holds some beauties but can be a bit trickier as you are at the whim of the power company, which not always posts accurate flows rates/times.