We just got back from The Fly Fishing Show in Marlboro, MA. It was our first big show as a vendor. As most of you know The Fly Fishing Show is a very big event showcasing all the latest products in the fly fishing industry. It’s a traveling show with several stops across the United States. The Fly Fishing Show takes place in the middle of winter and is a good cure for cabin fever, especially if you live in the snow- belt. The show is many things but most importantly it’s a chance for us to meet the real people that fish the creeks, rivers, lakes, and streams and get real feedback on products and services.
Last Sunday I finally made it to a special brook that has been on my list to scout for the elusive, wild sea-run brook trout of Massachusetts. The sea-run brook trout, or salter as we refer to them here in New England, are a very special fish. The salters hatch in freshwater brooks, streams, and rivers and then travel to the sea to feed and grow and then return to the freshwater to spawn. I have been spending a lot of time researching and studying our native brook trout, but I haven’t had any real success landing one.
I recently spent the day fishing with some good friends in an area that we had heard held some really big trout, maybe trophy size. We met at the site, parked the cars and geared up for a day on the water. The small talk was almost non-existent as we hurried to put on our waders and get to the water. We had bigger things on our minds. Approaching the water we noticed several different types of bugs on and around the water. Matching the hatch was going to be anyone’s guess
The Red Brook crew wanted to get out and use our new RBT One tenkara rods but we only had a small window of time so we decided to visit Town Brook in Plymouth, MA today. The goal was to go after some sea-run brown trout and rainbows. Town Brook is in walking distance to the famous Plymouth Rock and is part of a public park that gets a lot of visitors. It’s a beautiful place but it’s kind of strange to be wading and casting a fly with so many tourists and locals walking by. Y