Friday, March 20, 2009

Farmington River Trip

Wednesday Stan, Ron, Richard and I made a pilgrimage to the Farmington River in the upper TMA. It was pretty brisk with a stiff breeze blowing off and on all day long. We found a few fish rising to Winter/Summer caddis, about size 20. They seemed to be rising just out of reach, since we seemed to always be casting into the wind. Nobody got any fish, but it was a fun day. I was able to collect some small caddis and stoneflies for my class this week, so it was at least somewhat productive.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Golden Oldie St Paddy's Fish Story (Click here)

This is a fishing report of sorts from St Paddy's Day 1995. Leave a comment if you have ever had an on-stream experience like this.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Learn to Fly Fish Class - Still openings - Pelham, NH

If anybody is interested, or has a friend/spouse that would like to attend a FREE Learn to Fly Fish Class, we have a few seats open at our full-day class in Pelham, NH on April 4. The Nashua class is full. I will stack this class up against any commercial class costing $300-400. This class is not only for beginners, but Intermediates who have had no formal instruction and want more knowledge about fly fishing. There are eight hours of class room instruction and a two hour casting lesson on April 25. Send me an email if you want more info or want to register.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Terrific Presentation Tuesday March 10 - Noted author/photographer Thomas Ames, Jr.

Gang, thanks to all of you who stopped by to chat or came to my presentation at the Fly Fish NH Show this weekend! Another event is coming up soon that you won't want to miss. The March meeting of Merrimack River Valley TU in Manchester, NH features author/photographer Thomas Ames, Jr. Mr. Ames is the author of a couple books that should be in every fly fisher's library: The Hatch Guide To New England Streams and Fishbugs a "coffee table" book full of beautiful photographs and descriptions of aquatic insects found in New England. I promise you that Mr. Ames' books will make you a better fisherman and his presentation will too. The meeting is held at the Sweeney American Legion Post at 251 Maple St., Manchester, NH. (Admission is free!)