Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring Fly Fishing the Head Waters of the Passaic

The Mid-Atlantic states have not seen rain in weeks, and the rivers have been low and clear.  The poor swallowtails are trying to drink water from sand.  Opening day was a few weeks ago, but the main rivers are still full of stocked fish and discarded worm containers.  What better time than to go to the headwaters and fish small wild trout?  The scenery is as big of a draw as the fish.  There was a small little back stonefly hatch, but the fish were just as willing to rise to a small tan elk hair caddis.