The Blog of Fly Fishing in New York City's Parks. Currently there are more than two dozen fresh water lakes and ponds open to the public.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Crappie on a fly
Had some time to go fish near the boathouse in Prospect Park. I fished a 2 weight , eleven-foot
custom built rod with the Ghost semi automatic fly reel from Spain. The reel is very much like the Vivarelli fly reels except the drag is located beneath the spool. I have never been able to adjust the drag on this reel and there is not one bit of instruction on the internet either. I have been unable to get a response from the dealer, in spite of the letters I have sent. Carumba!
However I was able to catch a young crappie on an old streamer I bought years ago from a mail order shop in England