Friday, April 3, 2015
To The DFW - What's Up With The Swift?????
Hmm... I don't get it. I can see where some of those kettle ponds on the Cape will get some early stockings. They are either ice free or close to it by now but why is the DFW stocking Berkshire area ponds but not the ice free, very fishable Swift River??? Just this past Sunday I saw ice fishermen on a number of ponds out Berkshire way. Not catering to the Spring fishing season are you. And why are you stocking the tranquil(Ha) Deerfield, roller costing along at 1000cfs to 3000cfs on a daily basis, but not the Swift at a steady 200cfs??
Let me remind you: THE SWIFT RIVER IS THE NUMBER ONE FLY FISHING DESTINATION FOR MOST OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND IT IS A DESTINATION FOR MANY FLY FISHERS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND. WHY IS THE NUMBER ONE DESTINATION BEING TREATED AS SECOND CLASS STATUS??
This River got national exposure a year ago in a national magazine but why does Otis Lake gets trout first????? I guess you don't want to PROMOTE Massachusetts fly fishing? I thought that you would jump at the chance to promote a gem like the Swift. A New York fly fisher that I know was dismayed at the condition of the Swift this past week!!
STOCK THIS RIVER!! You can do it. The hatchery is right next door. You have hundreds (actually more) of license holding fly fishers who are chomping at the bit to fish this wonderful resource. GET IT DONE!!!!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 4:18 PM
Labels: guided fly fishing trips on the Swift River, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Secret Streams