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Old 04-04-2011, 03:29 PM
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Default Drift Boat Fishing New England

The one thing I have never done is fish from a drift boat. That is something I certainly want to change this year. I would like to try it out a few times this year on various rivers in New England where it is available

If anyone knows any guides they reccomend, best times of year or bodies of water they reccomend I would like to hear about it. If you are a guide that offers this service you can post it here or please send me a PM.

We have an outfit that we are trying to get an opening with next week so I may get my first time out soon, But I am really looking for what we have to offer in New England for this type of fishing,
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:31 PM
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Its all about vectors!
And 6" drag free opportunities.

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The one thing I have never done is fish from a drift boat. That is something I certainly want to change this year. I would like to try it out a few times this year on various rivers in New England where it is available

If anyone knows any guides they reccomend, best times of year or bodies of water they reccomend I would like to hear about it. If you are a guide that offers this service you can post it here or please send me a PM.

We have an outfit that we are trying to get an opening with next week so I may get my first time out soon, But I am really looking for what we have to offer in New England for this type of fishing,
Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:09 PM
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That is why the gods created the reach mend.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:17 PM
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Its all about vectors!
And 6" drag free opportunities.
Ok I'm ready..
http://www.whetstoneflyfishingoutfit.../prod_234.html
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:23 PM
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That is why the gods created the reach mend.
Egggggzactly! That and multiple current activity reaching across to that sweet spot. Had some great practice yesterday. Especially adding wind gusts along the downstream. Way better when wading deep.
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Isn't google amazing!

Marc--I was meaning when fishing from a drift boat with more than one rod, keeping your rod path consistent relative to the boat.
You can well imagine without much effort the alternative.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:47 PM
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I have used Guide Jason Busfield many times . He guides in the Upper Ct and the Andro and provides both Wading and Drift trips . He definitely has my seal of approval.

http://www.deadwateradventures.com/
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Gotta do the Andro from Gilead to Bethel.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:04 PM
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Marc--I was meaning when fishing from a drift boat with more than one rod, keeping your rod path consistent relative to the boat.
You can well imagine without much effort the alternative.
Yes I understood what you meant, just had to have a reason for a new rod..
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Try Harrison Anglers for drifts down the Deerfield in Western Massachusetts.
They put in at Fife Brook Dam and float the FFO waters through Zoar to Charlemont. Good bunch of guys. This is a tailwater fishery that produces throughout the season.
http://www.harrisonanglers.com/Harri...e_Service.html

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