A few points:
Ok, it's hot and fairly dry except for the rain that tweaked up the EB three days ago. Get there early or get there late for the best fishing. Same with the Millers. Those browns can be caught and released if done quickly without any extended photo opts especially those with the fish lying on the ground.
Fish the Gypsy Moth hatch especially on the Swift. Use my imitation (two posts back) or throw on a Chubby Chernobyl. It's been working.
Thank you for the multitude of comments over the last few months. This blog has been averaging well over a 100 comments for every 10 posts AND the vast majority have been from readers (not from me) AND they are REAL comments about technique, flies, places to fish and not sugar coated "what a pretty fish" filler. THANK YOU!!!
Now, what's this Blue Ridge Ga thing?? That's where I've been for the last two days and for a few more.
Things to know about Blue Ridge:
It has a base elevation of 1800 feet and is surrounded by mountains that rise to 3000 feet.
The high temperature in Massachusetts today will be 92. The high temperature in Blue Ridge will be 82.
High temperatures in January will hit the 50's. Spring is in full stride in early March.
BLUE RIDGE IS THE TROUT FISHING CAPITAL OF GEORGIA!!!!! This is the result of a number of tail water dams built decades ago and a number of guides that work the rivers, the Toccoa River in particular. I'll supply more info latter this week.
Did I mention that it is absolutely beautiful down here???