Kelley Stand’s Native Brookies


Photographer Shawn Hayes-Costello out fishing for native brookies with guide John DeMasi, in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. “Spotted from the road side, a pond in the valley, it looked perfect for the Native Brook Trout that reside in the Green Mountains of Vermont. John and I watched the still water for a bit hoping to catch a glimpse of any rises breaking the surface but to no avail. The decision was made that … Read More Kelley Stand’s Native Brookies

Beating the heat


The 2017 summer in the NE, for the most part has been a very productive one for the trout angler. Decent water tables and stretches of cool spells have kept the water temps in a comfortable range for trouty friends. There’s a couple of easy things to keep in mind if you want to have a productive day on a trout stream during the summer heat, we’ll touch base on these in this post. A … Read More Beating the heat

Going deep!


Temperatures are rising and the fish are going deep, what you need is a different approach to get down to where the fish are! Denis Isbister from Wild Fish Wild Places is not letting a heatwave stop him catching fish. In this video he shares a technique with us which will allow you to get the flies down 16 – 18 feet to where the fish are sitting when it’s hot. You can increase your … Read More Going deep!

The Meal Ticket


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

New Fulling Mill fly designer – Daniel Seaman


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