The MELT

Winter is over! The streams and rivers here in New England are finally starting to settle down from the spring run off and rain. Most of the Deerfield River is un-fishable except the catch and release section by fife brook and above. I headed out to try one of my favorite spring tributaries off of the deerfield last week. Its streamer season for sure. This is one of my favorite times of the year to fish. The sediment in the water is settling down, leaving the rivers a brownish green color. Just cloudy enough for larger fish to hit large streamers. Particularly brown trout. Muddler minnows, gold headed buggers, it doesn’t matter. I’ve learned that during this melt the big fish hit big flies. They are hungry and ready for spring, and so am I. Thank G-d.

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