As the sun was starting to creep behind the mountain tops of the Eastern Berkshire’s, our guide Brian Lynch of Pheasant Tail Outdoors was setting up the boat for a sweet little drift on the upper Deerfield River… Earlier in the day, we fished the North River, a tributary of the Deerfield in blistering heat and humidity. The 59 degree water felt very refreshing as we had the sun on our backs for most of … Read More The Meal Ticket
We are proud to welcome Daniel Seaman to our family of Fulling Mill designers, read on to find out what got Dan hooked on fly tying and design. “My name is Daniel Seaman and I own and operate Bug Wild out of eastern North Carolina. I have been fishing a little here and there my whole life, but really started fishing consistently while in college with some friends. After achieving some success in the tournament … Read More New Fulling Mill fly designer – Daniel Seaman
Wet flies; For some of us the term conjures images of a forgotten time when this type of fly ruled the roost. Over the years many have left their mark with this type of fly from Bergman and Jim Leisenring to modern day fanatics like Dave Hughes and Oliver Edwards. I could go on about the influential anglers who’ve left their mark on me but, let’s discuss patterns and the techniques associated with these dainty … Read More Forgotten flies & angling methods – Wet flies
This article has been reprinted with permission from the May/June 2017 New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine. If you would like to read the original article please click here. “New Hampshire’s go-to trout fly takes center stage. A week does not go by without a confused angler asking me how to choose the correct fly. Which works better – old standbys or new patterns? Figuring it out can be a challenge. As an avid fly tyer … Read More Caddis Fly
Interesting guest post from the UK guide Peter Tyjas on trying larger size dries to increase your chance of attracting fish. “When it comes to fishing a particular method I opt for what I think is appropriate at the time I am standing in the river. That having been said, if you held my arm behind my back and told me to choose, it would have to be to fish a dry fly to rising … Read More DRY FLIES, HOW BIG SHOULD I USE THEM TO INDUCE A TAKE?