Fly Fishing the Farmington River

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The prior day’s temperature had exceeded 50 — balmy for January. Sunday’s forecast called for high 40’s. With the warm water, clear skies, and snow on the way, we headed south to catch what might be, we thought, one of the last opportunities for reasonably warm winter trout fly fishing in New England.


A Coast Divided: 2015 Striped Bass Regulations


Before summarizing the new catch limits set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (AMFSC), let me start with a simple observation: This was the worst year of striped bass fishing in New England I have ever experienced.


April Fly Fishing in New England: The Waiting Game

If fly fishing is a sport of delayed expectations — the long winter, the thousand casts — then April, the historic start to trout season and often the month when early schoolies arrive, is typically the month of fulfilled expectations. This year, that may not be the case.


Book Review: Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing Photography

Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing Photography by Andy Anderson, a new coffee table book exclusively about saltwater fishing, captures the beauty of these places. Published by Rizzoli, who specializes in high-end coffee table books like this, the book is the nicest I’ve seen on the subject.