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

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. On The FlyTo see the full show, click here. Enjoy!


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 “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]

Working on a Second On The Fly Show

Frank DeGrazio, Lake Kenoshia, On The Fly, warmwater flyfishing, bass, bream, poppers, kayak fishing, #finfollower

The FCC did not  ban us from the airwaves after the first broadcast of On The Fly, so Saturday we met at Lake Kenoshia in Danbury CT and began filming our next show. Once again, Frank DeGrazio from the Angler's Den came out and gave some great … [Continue reading]

Product Review: Fishpond Black Canyon Backpack

Fishpond Black Canyon Backpack

Had a chance to review Fishpond's Black Canyon Creek backpack on a small stream hiking and fishing trip.  I don't often need the capacity this pack offers, but I took full advantage and loaded it up. Because we were hiking in and along the … [Continue reading]

A Weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware

Beaverkill River

Had a chance to join some of the members of Ridge and Valley TU  from northwestern NJ for a long weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware River. I had not seen some of them in quite some time, so it was good to catch up and spend some time on the … [Continue reading]

Owl’s Poppers

Owl Jones Popper

The request for the Owl was simple:  Three bass poppers with a camo theme. What I got instead was 6 really nice bass bugs; three with camo paint jobs, and another three that look equally as fishy. Actually they look too good to fish - … [Continue reading]

FinFollower Enters Wayne’s World

Clipboard, first show On The Fly

For the past few years I've considered hosting a fly fishing show. I'm not exactly sure why, given the saturation of high quality, commercially-backed fishing programs readily available on most major networks.  I am completely sure that I don't have … [Continue reading]

Casting For Recovery, 2014

Casting For Recovery

Last year I guided for a Casting for Recovery event in northern CT.  It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed introducing a cancer survivor to fly fishing while supporting this great organization. This year's event was just as special. The weather … [Continue reading]