Ben Carmichael

New England fly fisherman, writer, photographer, and doing anything in the great outdoors.

Big New England Brown Trout

July 13, 2017

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To pre-empt the questions: Yes, these are wild brown trout. Yes, they were caught in New England. And no, I won’t name the river. In “protecting” this particular spot, people become downright uncivil when it’s named.

These photos underscore one important point: there is great fishing right here in New England. You don’t have to travel out West to find fish like these. And you don’t have to know the name of this spot.

Get out there. Explore a new river. You never know what you might find.

Thanks to Eric Gass of GS Outfitting for the amazing day out! If there’s a nicer guide out there, I haven’t met them.

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