fly fishing
   Scott Thomas Thorpe









How We Fish

This is classic fly fishing, using traditional swung wet fly, upstream nymphing and dry fly strategies.  Plentiful and varied hatches means matching the hatch and carrying a full box of emergers, cripples and conventional patterns to fool wary fish. We usually fish only a half day.  In the winter, this half day is best spent right in the middle of the day, when the water is probably warmest.  As the season progresses, it either up early or out late, and spend the middle of the day taking a nap in order to beat the heat. Fishing well into the dark is the best way to catch larger fish and itís just lots of fun bashing around the dark, with the raccoons and the deer. Most time is spent chasing browns, focusing on the bigger water, which around here is tiny compared to fishing out West.  The fishing is close and personal, with stealthy and accurate casting a necessity.  10í to 12í leaders, 7x tippets and size 24 flies are sometimes the only route to success.  These are trout that can be put down for hours by sloppy casting and wading, unlike fish in more pressured waters. For a change of pace, we will fish the tiny headwaters for native brook trout.  These are usually tiny fish, but they make up for their diminutive size by their astonishing beauty. These are little gems of emerald, ruby, azure and peridot.



  
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