A belated birthday and the CFFA Show Saturday 2/6

Last week currentseams.com quietly celebrated its third birthday. The site has now grown to nearly 375 followers, and I can’t thank you enough for your readership and your support. Of course, when we reach our 400th follower, we’ll do a fly giveaway drawing. (If you’ve won in the past you know that a currentseams fly goody package doesn’t suck.)

Speaking of flies, I’ll be on Fly Tyers’ Row at the CFFA Show on Saturday, February 6, Maneely’s Banquet Facility, 65 Rye St., South Windsor, CT. I’ll be there from 9am – 1pm. This is one of the best local shows anywhere. For more information and directions, visit http://www.ctflyfish.org.

If you are planning on attending, and there’s something specific you’d like to see me tie, please let me know now so I can pack the appropriate materials. I’ve already had one request for the Squirrel and Ginger wet, and we’ll make it so.

Always a popular pattern. Especially with trout.

Squirrel and Ginger cork


Farmington River Report 2/2/16: Blankety-blank

I’ll make a long story short: I blanked today. In keeping with the time-honored tradition of making excuses, I spent most of the day out of the permanent TMA, fishing in spots I don’t usually fish in the winter. Serves me right for wanting to explore and avoid the crowds. So while the catching stunk, the fishing was extraordinary. Mostly nymphing, but I tried streamers as well. I know I was getting deep enough, as several rigs and flies were donated to the river gods. We’ll get ’em next time. Rain on the way. That’s good, because I don’t like the river at this height (205cfs/305cfs).

I know where you live. I just didn’t visit today.