Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Last Trip of the Year

Today the weather was pretty great, so I decided to close out 2015's fishing with some action in the new pickerel spot. I used three flies: a black Woolly Bugger, a Baby Brown Trout, and a pattern I tied specifically for pickerel with a long white marabou tail with 10 strands of pearl flashabou and pearl polar chenille on a B10S Gamakatsu. That one worked the best. My first fish came on the third cast and absolutely destroyed the fly. Every take today was visual, with some awesome wakes and quick grabs. I love being able to see the fish, judge it's reaction to the fly, and trigger the take. With pickerel there is a certain point at which the a switch is flipped in his head and he has no choice but to kill the fly. I watched it happen. The fish will chase the fly for 15 feet, then when the retrieve is sped up the fish just unloads and goes from a 0 to 60 in about .00005 of a second. And it just keeps hitting the fly until it's hooked. 
I LOVE pickerel. You can probably tell, huh?


Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Get ready for some awesome... as we close out 2015 I can't help but think what good year it was. I fished more places with more different wonderful people this year than I ever have before. Not only that but I caught some incredible fish!
Comment on what your favorite fishy moment of 2015 was.
See you all on the flip side of 2016!

This was the first fish of 2015. Pretty good start.

An 8 lb largemouth, my best ever.

30+ pound carp

Lampreys making their way up the Rainbow Dam fishway

My fist fly rod walleye!

My first still water brook trout. one of many from a NH lake high in the mountains.

My Dad works a beaver pond on a remote NH stream

Surf fishing in RI

Big channel Catfish on the fly.

Dave with a good rainbow.

David and Nunzio examine the low waters

Crappie on an ant pattern.