Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Now appearing . . .

Just a quick heads-up - my guiding partner Jim and I will be presenting our "New England Fly Box" presentation at the Central Mass TU meeting tomorrow night in Worcester.  Click the blog title to access their website with directions.  Hope to see you there!

Also, we had the September session of our Northeast Fly Fishing School this past weekend.  On Sunday we did the on-stream instruction portion of the school on the Squannacook River.  Guess what?  Yes! Some of our students actually caught trout!  The river had been as low as about 25CFS this summer and then we had a tropical storm and still there were trout willing to eat a fly.  A brookie and rainbow were landed by students and last night I stopped by for an hour and got a nice brown on a dry fly (Royal bomber.)  In a couple weeks the fall stocking will top-off the tank with a fresh crop of trout, boding well for fall fishing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Opportunity Knocks

Guys, some may be aware that our all-inclusive trip (lodging, meals, gear and guided fishing) to the Androscoggin River in the Great North Woods of NH has been sold out for over a month.  Today we had a cancellation, so we now have an opening for three people to arrive September 27 in the afternoon and fish with us all day September 28.  This is the only day we have an opening for the last week of September and beginning of October.  You can find the details here. The water has cooled and the fish are still there, since the Androscoggin didn't experience the high water from Irene and also fared better over the summer than did a lot of rivers in the hot/dry summer.  This is prime time in the north country on one of the premiere rivers of the northeast.  Some of the regulars on this blog have fish the Andro with us and none came away disappointed! Here are a couple pictures from last September. NOTE: ALL SPOTS ARE NOW FILLED ! Thanks!

Right before Irene came rolling through I fished the Sugar and the Pemigewasset Rivers and found fish in each.  I also found a couple fish in the mainstem Pemi AFTER Irene, but unfortunately, I think most south/central rivers will need a visit from the stocking truck before we see fishing return to optimum conditions.