I contributed to the January/February 2016 issue of Eastern Fly Fishing a short piece on central Massachusetts’s Tully Lake, one of my favorite warm-water fly fishing destinations in this state. Tully Lake and its surroundings offer a window into the North Quabbin wilderness through 22 miles of trails and the mile-long section of the Tully River that links the lake to Long Pond. The lake, the pond and the river in between are all perfect for casting poppers along the banks while paddling silently through the last hours of a hot summer day. A big bass may or may not take your popper, but this is beside the point, as the scenery alone is worth a visit to Tully Lake. On the lake’s north shore, The Trustees of Reservations manage a hike-in campground (no cars are allowed near the campsites), as well as canoe and kayak rentals.
Photo: A summer evening on Tully Lake, Royalston, MA. © Christophe Perez.