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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Great Contact

So, yesterday a good friend and loyal client Josh treated me to a day of fishing.  We tried to do some Albies this fall but the weather prevented us from taking part.  The weather yesterday although damp and dreary wasn't going to shut us out this time.  Growing up in western Massachusetts, there have been a few things that I have wanted to do for years, and floating the Deerfield is always been at the top of my list.  When Josh suggested we look into doing so, I was sold.  I had always heard great things about Dan and Tom Harrison, from Harrison Anglers, and when Josh mentioned this I immediately said call these guys. 

With a pretty damn nasty storm heading up the coast, I figured we would be in for some damp conditions, but from past experiences this usually can spark some great trout fishing.  We started at 8 and were in the water shortly, and within a couple of casts I had already released my first a number of rainbows.  In short order I found out these guys are like minded anglers, as high water in my book is a good thing.  As the rain came the river rose a bit, but no worries, the fish were still hungry.  I managed a few good hookups on my recent articulated streamer and I was happy with the results even though the water temps didn't equate to ideal conditions.   On a side note, this streamer is going to do some serious damage next season, but more on that later. 

It's not often that meet up with like minded fisherman, and Dan and Tom are just great guides, and even nicer guys. If fishing a real quality, remote tail water fishery interests you, look these guys up and book a trip, they get two thumbs up in my book. 

We had a good day even under some deluges, not bad for a December day.  Who says you can't catch trout in December in New England. 

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