“People think they have to fly West to find this,” said Eric Gass, looking out at the rolling hills spread out before us, resplendent in their fall color.
That was last October. Gass is a hunting and fly fishing guide based in the Deerfield River valley. And he is onto something. For those who live in New England and enjoy chasing both feathers and fins, the conversation about where to go bird shooting and fly fishing for trout is so often about someplace else. The consistent call is to head to the American West. The assumption is that there couldn’t be anything worthwhile close to home. Could there?
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