Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo
[Editor’s note: In case you wonder if Orvis Fishing Managers are really fly fishermen, check this out. Drew Nisbet is so into night-fishing for big browns that he’s been leaving work, making the four-hour drive across New York, fishing all night, and then bombing back to Buffalo.]
On Tuesday evening, I loaded up my car and made the drive from my job in Buffalo to spend the night casting a Morrish Mouse for big browns on the West Branch of the Delaware. Under cover of total darkness, I have the river to myself, big fish feed with reckless abandon, and the world sleeps as I make my night moves. From midnight to sunrise, I hooked six and landed five, which makes it easy to stay awake. A humid summer sunrise in the Catskills can be as gorgeous as it gets, but it signifies the end of the mousing hour. Time to load up on coffee for the drive home.