The Maine
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Tuesday 207: Come Hellgrammite Or High Water

painting by Jessica Ives The winter is the hardest time of the year for fly fisherman. Freezing temperatures mean frozen fingers while handling wet line. Since there are no insect hatches, trout feed on bugs like hellgrammites that are always swimming in the deep waters year round. These large black fly patterns can produce fish even in the […]

Tuesday 207: Shaded Riffles

painting by Jessica Ives Riffle: A riffle is a rocky, shallow area in a stream where water cascading over rocks creates a noticeable surface disturbance. To identify a riffle, look for a choppy surface or whitewater spilling over shallow rocks into deeper water. A good riffle will fulfill all of the basic needs of a trout. […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives Charlie Meyers writes in The Little Red Book Of Fly Fishing:  While paying attention to color and camouflage is a benefit under any light condition, it works even better if an angler can find a casting position in the shade. All other things being equal, choose to fish the shady side of […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Fishing season opened on April first. This painting is from a raw, damp morning on the St. George River, fly fishing with my dad. The perspective is right at water level, looking across from one bank to the other, watching the water (and presumably the fish) rush by between […]

Dark Waters, Silver Light On The St. George

photographs by Jessica Stammen fishing by Greg and Tom Stammen

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