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New Year's Day

New Year's Day

After surviving the holidays I decided to get out there and fish on New Year’s Day. The weather was about twenty degrees above normal at a balmy fi...
Swift River Tenkara

Swift River Tenkara

I took Friday off of work, ran a quick errand and headed to the Swift River in central MA. It’s been extremely hot and humid during the second half...
tenkara fishing in white mountains of New Hampshire

Tenkara Demo Day in The White Mountains

We just got back from the White Mountains in New Hampshire where we put on a Tenkara demo day at North Country Angler. North Country Angler owner S...
Winter Salters

Winter Salters

A winter day on a local Salter stream before another Nor'easter storm in New England
The Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show

Our Experience at the Fly Show in Marlborough, MA

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.

The Camping Trip

The Camping Trip

I organized a camping trip with some friends to get away one more time before the summer ends and to teach them how to fish tenkara style. We went...
Everyone gets a trophy?

Everyone gets a trophy?

I’ve been teaching a lot of anglers how to use tenkara this season. When I tell people that you can use tenkara for all types of freshwater species...
Chasing the Salters

Chasing the Salters

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.
More than fish…

More than fish…

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
More Urban Tenkara – Tenkara in the Park

More Urban Tenkara – Tenkara in the Park

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
Top Secret

Top Secret

We all have those sacred “secret” fishing spots that we don’t like to share with the general public. We think that if we keep quiet about those special locations then they’ll remain special. We have fears that other people will discover them and over fish them.

Today the RBT crew visited one of our “secret” spots and we brought along a trusted friend. 

Testing our new rods…

Last Sunday… testing the prototype rods and looking for some good fishing spots for Salters (sea-run brook trout). No fish but we did get some good casting/testing done. The warmer weather is here… time to get out there and have some fun.