Monday, May 7, 2012

Cinco De Mayo on the Natchaug

Thanks to a great group of folks who joined our 2nd fly casting session on Saturday at Charlie Brown Campground on the banks of the Natchaug River in Eastford, CT.

A dozen folks, young, older, men and women; inexperienced and experienced spent a nice morning 2 hours in our no-charge session, learning the basics and polishing up on skills.  A group of several firemen, policemen and their family members from the Doylestown, PA area arrived with newly purchased rods, reels, line, etc. set up by a retailer who will remain nameless!
It was obvious that someone needed a lesson in tying nail knots; something resembling a nail knot connected fly line to leaders on these newly purchased outfits!  We had the guys rerigged and casting in short order and enjoyed a few laughs throughout the morning.  The group's "official photographer" (Matt the Fireman's wife) took lots of photos and we'll post 'em up soon.

The afternoon on-water session, limited to 4 anglers, was a great success as we were able to find rising fish to caddis further downriver in some out-of-the-way runs and pools.  The guys took some nice browns and rainbows on top (no, we don't fish nymphs and indicators!) and having Larry David along was a REAL adventure!  We're back at Charlie Brown Campground on June 16.  With  Father's Day on the 17th, an "Evening on the Natchaug" might be just the gift! Drop us an email at for info.


  1. Tom and Everett are a couple of great guys. althought I'm not exactly a beginner, I learn a few things from them and had a great time! highly recommended!

  2. We had a great time taking lessons from Tom and Everett. Especially thankful they looked at our new rod/reel combos and helped us get set up correctly.

    We are planning to be back at Charlie Brown the first weekend in May next year with the same group of campers that were there before. Hopefully, we can meet up with 7x guys next year and do some on-water instruction. That would be great!!

    As for photos, Ill make sure Sara gets them over to you guys in the next couple of days. Thanks again for taking the time to help us newbs.
    As a side note, if you want to check our group out for Charlie Brown you can find the info on our forum website...

    Thanks again guys!


  3. I am one of the Doylestown fireman with the nameless brand rod and reel. As a newbie to the world of fly fishing, I wouldn't have known I had a problem if it wasn't for the clinic. Thank you very much for getting me setup and teaching me the basics. I promise I will try to stop using my wrist too much!! =)

  4. Thanks guys so much for the kind comments. Thanks to all of you for the work you do in helping others. Hope to see you at CBC in 2013!