Sunday, April 8, 2018

Read about my new schedule and lifestyle changes

I am now booking guide trips and lessons
June & July 2018
Please go to my Calendar link to see
what's still available.
I am doing a lot of traveling and will only be
working thru the end of July.
Here is the information on our lifestyle change and how it will effect my fly fishing business.  First of all   I AM NOT RETIRING!!!!! 

Tony got laid off from Mass Mutual February, 2016 
As a result, he has retired earlier then he wanted to and with that, it
changes our financial situation. 
We talked about down-sizing, yada yada yada.
Our dear friends, Roy and Diane Swartz, have a trailer at the same park. Tony and Roy fish quite a bit together. We all get together, holidays, hanging with them and the Patlin’s, Rifchin’s, and Grenier’s and it’s always a blast!
One night, while Tony is hanging out the Swartz’s trailer, Roy announced that he and Diane bought a place in Florida.  They had been looking for a while.
They found a great place, overlooking the water, in an over 55 Co-op community, resident owned, double-wide that allows cats!, on the Gulf and they’ll snowbird between there and the Cape.  TERRIFIC!
Tony comes home and tells me the story.  I’m thinking, how cool is that, I’m so happy for them…and it sounds so great and…….wait for it…….
……..Tony wants to do the same thing…..Do what?
“move to Florida”................................................UGH!!!
Of all the places I would want to live, Florida would be the LAST!
He explains, we can live in the same general area as the Swartz’s.
On the Florida Gulf...Palmetto, Bradenton, Ellenton...around that area.
Look at Resident-owned, over 55 Co-op communities that have double wide mobile homes, storage for boat/camper-trailer, and allows pets
(we have Moses the wonder kitty).
We’ll live at the Cape, at our trailer (We've had it for 7 years) on Peters Pond, in Sandwich, from Mid- April thru Mid October and the balance of the time in Florida.
The taxes are almost nothing and it's so cheap to live there.

After telling me that this is what he would like to do….I get the address where our friends bought in, and went to the computer to check it out. What I saw, made my tummy ball up and my heart dropped.  Covering the majority of the computer screen, I saw a “sea of white”…and a sign above that says “SHUFFLEBOARD.” 
One thing’s for certain, IF I’m ever invited to be in one of those group shots, it will look like a sea of white with one RED DOT!
That red dot will be me, cause this girl ain’t never goin’ white!!!!!!!
I’ll even smear red lipstick all over my face, just for the occasion.

I want my husband to be happy. That’s very important to me but
I had to think of some way to make this a happy situation for me, also.

I need to stand in rivers. Casting to trout with my 3 and 4wt rods. Fishing my Jailbird, or matching the Hendrickson hatch…I like mountains, The smell of pine, the smell of someone’s fireplace going.  I am NOT big on the ocean.

I like fishing with my husband on his boat. Going for strippers and blues, on the holidays, once in a while, but NOT ALL THE TIME!
After a few days of thinking about an exit plan…….EURIKA! I GOT IT! 

I went to Tony with..The compromise. I’ll get a “Class C” Camper (17-20 ft) so I can tow my Honda Element. I’ll travel across the country and fish the rivers I always wanted to fish.
I’ll promote myself to fishing clubs, TU Chapter, and such. I will offer power point programs, as I’ve been doing. This way I might be able to subsidize the costs of being on the road.  
I’ll be able to go west and see family, and friends I haven't see seen in years. I'm happy and Tony's happy.  HE AGREED!!!!
I took a deep breath and decided…okay, I’ll be calm and I’ll look around and see what’s out there.  Surprisingly, we found several that had our wish list.

After a few trips to Florida, Tony and I found a double-wide in a nice community, in Palmetto.
Since we closed, Tony took the majority of our things down to Florida. The rest will go to the Cape, when we sell the house. The house will go on the market, after July. That's why I'm going to have a short season.

We found a 22ft Coachman Camper for me to do my thing. I will also be able to camp on the Farmy, or where ever else I am working without the back and forth to the Cape, which would be 1.5 hr drive, one way.

So, we are on schedule, my season starts May first, and booking very fast.



Here is the main reason why;
I'm not ready to give up guiding my long time clients...
I love them too much to say good-bye.
I’ll know if I be able to continue the guide service, the following year. For now it's what I want to do.
The MFG. Product stickers will be all over the camper and I will continue to support them, anyway I can. 
Sadly, I will no longer be doing the shows.
No need to now, and I'll save the cost of the booths, gas, overnights, food, plus I'll be down in Florida, or cross country at that time of year.

I want to say THANK YOU, to those of you. The people who run the shows, and to the clients I’ve taught, and guided for.
I think of many of you as family and you mean the world to me.. You have been so caring, gracious, and generous to me.
It's because of all of you, your support, and referrals, that I was able to grow my business, for the last 25+ years.

To all of the tiers at the International and Somerset shows, you mean the world to me. I’ll make the International, in the next few years, and pull my camper up to Nancy Hopping’s in the parking lot at the Doubletree!!!
God bless you and your families and I know your show season will be a fantastic one.


Marla, AKA Mylar

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                                           MY CALENDER IS UPDATED
                                         AS OF  04/08/18

Please note;
I'm guiding and teaching in 2018 
I'm taking bookings NOW.

 JUNE; 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17,
                18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
 JULY; 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18,
                  19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Feel free to contact me anytime, regarding this or anything else that comes up.

Available for Hire
  Seminars, Casting Clinics, Lectures, Power Point Shows, TU Chapters, Fishing Clubs,
Book Signings, Shops
 Rates vary due to program & travel time
Please call or email for more information

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fishing License Links for Mass and CT

Check out Tony Lolli's new book!

Go-To Flies: 101 Patterns the Pros Use When All Else Fails

By Tony Lolli

Front Cover

Hatch Report

UPDATED  4/06/2018                                


Water Level: Approx  434 cfs     Farmy & Still combined
Temp: 40
Clarity: CLEAR
In My Opinion;
If you over play a fish, whether the water is too cold or too warm you will the over stress the fish and the fish will die. If you hold the fish by the lip or gills, the fish will die. If you hold the fish out of water by hand, or net, while un-hooking fish remember that a barbless hook will speed things up, if left in the net, in the water, typically when the tension is off the hook the hook will come out on it's own. If you need the forceps to remove the hook, leave fish in the net, IN THE WATER, locate the hook first, then gently, lift fish and remove hook. DO NOT TWIST HOOK, and if swallowed deep, cut the tippet close to the mouth and let the fish go. The fly is not as important as the well-being of the fish.




Blue-Winged Olives are Hatching!

(Baetis Vagans) sz- 24 - 28 (Psedocleon) sz 20 - 22

(Ephemerella Drunella's) sz - 18 - 28

Best Time to Fish: Early morning and Mid/Late day

Best Flies to Use: BWO CDC Emerger, Jailbirds©, Mahogany Blair's Emerger, BWO Parachutes, Pheasant-Tail Nymphs, BWO CDC, Brown Para-Emerger, BWO Comparaduns, Olive and Rusty Spinner





MAHOGANY DUN'S  are Hatching!                                               
(Paraleptophlebia Adoptiva) AKA BLUE QUILLS
Sz - 18
Best Time to Fish: 4:00 - Dusk
Best Flies to Use: Pheasant Tail Nymph,
Copper John, Mahogany Blair's Emerger, 
Blue Quill Parachute Emerger, Mahogany Dun
Cripple, Mahogany Dun CDC, Mahogany Dun Parachute,
Rusty Spinner    

Quill Gordon's are Hatching!
(Epeorus Pleuralis)
Sz - 14 - 16
Best Time to Fish: Noon - Dusk
Best Flies to Use: Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph, 
Copper John, Mahogany Blair's Emerger,
Quill Gordon Parachute Emerger, Quill Gordon Cripple,
Ginger Quill, Quill Gordon CDC, Quill Gordon Parachute,
Dark Olive Parachute, Light Hendrickson, Rusty Spinner


CADDIS are  Hatching!                                                                   

Black, Tan, Olive/Green, Brown, Zebra, Grey, October
Sz  24 - 12
Best Time to Fish: Anytime
Best Flies to Use: Elk/Deer Hair Caddis, Hi-Viz Caddis, CDC Caddis, Caddis Larva, Caddis Parachute Pupa, Klinkhammer, Caddis CDC Pupa, Foam Caddis, Brassie, Sparkle Pupa,
Henryville Special, October Caddis, AuSable Caddis, Rock-Worm Caddis, Glass-Bead Larva,
Alder Fly Pupa.