An Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Leverett, Massachusetts
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Trout can be pursued year-round and our tail waters do provide banker's hours winter fishing.
Bass are best pursued during the spring, summer, and fall.
Pike are chased during the spring and fall.
Trout: Targeted year-round. January through December. Heaviest daytime action happening in May and June. Biggest fish caught during the fall streamer bite. We have good dry-fly opportunities spring through fall, especially later in the day.
Smallmouth bass: The big fish are targeted spring and fall. Heaviest action for big ones is early season. Day-long action for small ones all summer. Biggest fish usually caught in the spring.
Largemouth bass: Pre-spawn fish are targeted in May/June. Largest fish are caught at last light in late July and August.
Northern Pike: Spring and fall. Largest ones we catch are typically during the fall.
Western Massachusetts is a combination of the large sweeping Connecticut River valley to the smaller rivers located in the steep, rocky slopes of the Berkshire Mountains. Fishing destinations can be a combination of hike-in spots where you are likely to have the river to yourself. They can also be off the road if you don't want to brave the intimidating terrain.
Winter: Fishing in the winter is done during the middle of the day when temps are at least in the mid to upper 20s F.
Spring: Can be cold to warm, typically wet.
Summer: Can be hot to warm, dry and wet summers exist, Massachusetts is typically humid and being in the mountains this time of year can provide some relief to hot city life.
Fall: Warm to cool with stunning foliage with a little rain.
Rates start from: $175.00
You can find all pricing information at: handmadeangler.com
What is Provided:
Fishing gear can be provided (rod/reel, wader, and boots).
I will have flies and tippet for the day and will have a snack and seltzer.
For a typical trout day, 9' 5 and 6 wt. are standard, with a reel loaded with a floating line and a 9' 4X leader.
Waders and good boots are a must, since our rivers are typically very slippery and boulder-strewn.
As you all probably know, cotton kills, so please wear appropriate synthetic layers, and bring a rain coat.
What to Bring:
Polarized sun glasses
Massachusetts fishing license
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes, you need a Massachusetts fishing license.
Do you supply food?
I supply a snack for half-days (usually granola bars) and lunch for full-day trips (bar, chips, sandwich, and seltzer). I do work with a chef to prepare an array of fancy lunch options, if desired. Please ask for details.
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