Smallies on the Mayfly

by | Jun 27, 2020 | fly fishing Lake Winnipesaukee

bass-flyfishingThere’s a forecast change for our last three days here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  A change to rain and whole days of thunderstorms.  Despite wanting to sleep in this morning, when I saw good weather and a few mayflies hatching off the lake at 5 AM, I woke Granny and we headed out.


smallmouth-bassIt ended up being the right choice by far.  It was calm and warm and smallmouth bass were sipping mayflies like rainbow trout on the Henry’s Fork.  They’re a little sloppier at it but its beautiful nonetheless.  The best part, you don’t need to match the hatch.  Just drop your popper anywhere close and they pulverize it!


popper-fliesAt 10 AM we headed to the Wolfeboro Cemetery.  When dad passed back in late January we couldn’t bury him so we arranged a small ceremony for today when we knew the whole family could be here.  We said our final goodbyes and headed to camp.  Dad is finally resting in peace after ten years of severe Parkinson’s and Dementia.  Best of all, mom can move on as well.  She’s been by his side every day since dad’s entire downfall started.


kids-fly-fishingI took the mid portion of the day to swim, bike, nap, have lunch with mom.  At 4 PM me and my sister’s family tied the canoes and kayaks to their trailer and launched on Crescent Lake.  I took Eli in my canoe and like yesterday he hammered every sunfish he could on his 5-weight and panfish poppers.


Its been quite a day.  Time to listen to the waves hit the dock and get some rest from this old screened porch on Lake Winnipesaukee.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!