February Fishing on the Swift River

Swift River Rainbow
Photo Zach Johnson

Took a mid winter trip yesterday to Massachusetts' only true tailwater stream, The Swift River. The weather cooperated, so no rod guides were iced up. The toes complained a bit, being immersed in frigid Quabbin outflow the entire day, but overall we were pretty comfortable in our winter gear. The party included Kevin C. a new friend from Trout Unlimited and Zach Johnson of Taking Out Line Guide Service also from TU. We had a good day using the tiny stuff. You know the kind of midges and nymphs so small that a dozen can fit on a dime. But they proved once again, they work in this unique flow. Zach has a nice trip summary at his blog. Please go over and take a look.

The goal this year is to fish at least once a month the entire year. A largemouth bass trip in Florida covered the month of January. Two months down! I hope to see you on the water!
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