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.

On The Fly

To see the full show, click here. Enjoy!

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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 blanket 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 “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]