Product Review – Stio Kirby Windshirt

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.

Stio, finfollower

Shortly afterwards a box containing a Kirby Windshirt and a Stio catalog arrived at the door.

I’ve worn the Kirby Windshirt several times. It’s comfortable and works well for hikes, parties and the office. I greatly prefer snaps to buttons. It also washes well. I’m hoping that they extend the line to a fishing shirt with extra pockets and tabs for holding rolled-up sleeves. My dog Keuka agrees.

Stio Kirby Windshirt #finfollower

If you’re serious about outdoor wear, give Stio a try. Enjoy!

Note: I received a Kirby Windshirt to test but no compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.



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 time. To see the … [Continue reading]

Occasional Creek

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

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. To see the full show, click here. … [Continue reading]

Lake Kenoshia Revisited

bream, Lake Kenoshia, fly fishing , poppers, kayak fishing, @finfollower, #finfollower

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]

A Day in the Catskills with Walt from Rivertop Rambles

Beaverkill Brown Trout #finfollower

Started out Saturday by joining my friend Walt Franklin of Rivertop Rambles at Summerfest on the grounds of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Summerfest is mainly a fly fishing  flea market, but there are also other events during the day. … [Continue reading]

The First and Second “On The Fly” Cable Access Shows

If you've read the posts about my first and second shows on local cable access, then you might want to see the finished product. To watch the first show, which covers fishing the east branch of the Croton Watershed, click here. For the second … [Continue reading]

Learning the Neversink

Neversink River, flyfishing, catskills fishing, dry fly fishing, #finfollower

Had a chance to visit the Neversink River with members of both the Hacklebarney and Ridge and Valley TU chapters. I'd heard good things about the Neversink, but never fished it. My guess is that its relative proximity to the Beaverkill and Delaware … [Continue reading]