It has become tradition for the family to camp in the Adirondacks for a week or so in July or August. The fishing gear has always stayed home, because it has been a family camping trip. But times change. My wife and I are recently empty nesters, and she has really taken a shine to coming along with me on my river days. She likes to read, paint, poke around, and generally enjoy the atmosphere while I fish. (She's pretty great, I know!)
So now I'm wondering about the upper Hudson from the headwaters down to the area around the town of North Creek. The Google Earth imagery shows what looks like some pretty interesting swinging water. Access looks spotty (not a lot of roads!), but my wife and I are willing to hike in a fair distance from bridge crossings or on trails, old logging roads, etc. I'm wondering what's there...Smallmouths? Pike? Browns? Landlocked atlantics? I'm not at all picky about the fish I target, as long as they are willing to take a whack at a swung fly.
Any thoughts, experiences, or stories would be appreciated. Thanks!
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"
- Duke Ellington