On The Fly Show #5: Interview with Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited

Ever wondered about fly-fishing opportunities in Dutchess County, NY? Then watch this interview with Mark Searle of Mid-Hudson TU. We cover the local rivers, fly tying classes, Project Healing Waters and other topics. A great show.




One of the Last for 2014

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With the fishable days of 2014 coming to an end, I decided to make a quick morning trip to the Farmington River on this last day of November. The temperature was forecast to reach the 40's, with mildly overcast skies, perfect for a late fall day … [Continue reading]

Product Review: Eddie Bauer Harbor Rain Shell

Eddie Bauer Rain Jacket

Had chance to test the Eddie Bauer Harbor Rain Shell on two fishing trips and during the recent storm, Cato.  I'm happy to sat that it is lightweight, breathable, yet does a great job of keeping you dry. It really came in handy when my recent … [Continue reading]

Product Review – Stio Kirby Windshirt

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A few weeks ago I attended the Backbone Media Showroom in NYC. While there I was introduced to the Stio line of lifestyle wear. When I mentioned  that I really liked the Kirby Windshirt the Stio rep suggested that I give it a try. Shortly … [Continue reading]

A Fall Morning on the Farmington, October 2014

Farmington Brown Trout, October 2014, finfollower

For a number of reasons, Fall is a great time to get out on the Farmington River. The changing leaves make a colorful backdrop. You notice everyday things in a different light. You have large stretches of the river to … [Continue reading]

On The Fly – Show #4: Interview with Croton Watershed Trout Unlimited

For the fourth show we had four members of the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited join me.  We covered fishing the watershed, Trout In The Classroom, Project Healing Waters, fly tying and other topics. It was great … [Continue reading]

Occasional Creek

small wild brown trout caught on a dry fly, southern Connecticut October 2014, finfollower.com

It rained steadily for most of Saturday, soaking autumn's fallen leaves into a coarse wet mat that covered soft and muddy ground.  By Sunday most of the USGS gauges in the area had spiked and were on the way down to seasonal levels.  The sun had … [Continue reading]

Backbone Media Showroom Fall 2014

Stio Buckhorn Bonded Flannel Shirt, Finfollower

Had a chance to attend the Backbone Media Showroom in NYC again this year. Lots of great brands were represented, but I was most impressed with the Stio line of outdoor apparel, which was new to me.  Spent some time with their reps, who walked me … [Continue reading]

Called on Account of Rain

Esopus River

I found a break in my schedule and decided to take a couple of days off to fish some local waters.  I wanted to spend one day on the Esopus, a river I'd heard much about but never explored, and the Farmington, where I first learned to flyfish. … [Continue reading]

On The Fly – Show #3: Interview with Tony Hill of Mianus Trout Unlimited

On The Fly

For the third show I had the chance to interview Tony Hill, the President of Mianus TU.  Not only did I learn more about the chapter and its history, Tony also walked me through a number of its outreach programs. Enjoy! … [Continue reading]

Lake Kenoshia Revisited

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A few weeks ago we shot the second episode of On The Fly at Lake Kenoshia in Danbury CT. While we caught fish, it wasn't exactly spectacular. On Sunday I had an opportunity to give it a second chance. It did not disappoint. Almost from the first … [Continue reading]