Your Guide : Grant Figura
I am an artist, photographer and avid fly fisherman and I can't wait to share my 18 years of experience on the water with you.
My father put a fishing pole in my hand before I could walk and I've been thanking him for it ever since. Brought up fly fishing in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, I fell in love with sight fishing. I spent long evenings fishing for trout, bass and northern pike as a boy. My obsession with fly fishing continued during my time in undergrad at Alfred University. I would steal away to the Genesee River every chance I got, catching huge brown trout on streamers and dry flies. From there I headed south and spent two years in the Blue Ridge Mountains catching native brook trout, rainbows and browns in rivers and streams scattered along the countryside. Today I am happily catching fish on the beautiful rivers here in Western Massachusetts. The remote stretches of the Deerfield and Westfield teach me something new every time I head out and hold some phenomenal trout.
Mostly all the fish that I catch on the Westfield and Deerfield are caught on streamers, buggers and big fluffy dries. I tend to get bored quickly with nymphing, its really not my thing. So if you prefer nymphing I may not be the guide for you, but I would happy to steer you in the right direction.