Product Review: Eddie Bauer Harbor Rain Shell

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 trips to both the Esopus and Farmington Rivers were cut […]

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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. Shortly afterwards a box containing a Kirby Windshirt and a Stio catalog arrived at the […]

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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 show, kayak fishing on Lake Kenoshia, click here. Enjoy! Tweet

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Product Review: 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 stream on a warm day, I decide to carry most of my […]

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Owl’s Poppers

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 – almost. Jeff “Owl” Jones knows bass poppers. He has made them […]

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Product Review: Eddie Bauer Guide Long Sleeve Shirt – His and Hers!

Late last year I learned that Eddie Bauer is getting into the world of fly fishing apparel and gear. I was really surprised, given the increasingly crowded market.  Through their site, I found out that they are introducing shirts, pants, jackets and gear bags, so it looks like a pretty solid effort. I know EB clothing, […]

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A Grand Slam On The Still River

As part of the weekend’s camping and fishing program, I decided to explore some new water. Originally the plan was to fish the Farmington, but the prior night’s storm caused the wind and water to be a little too high to be enjoyable, so I thought the Still would be a good small stream option. I was not disappointed. If you’re […]

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Changing My Mind: Exploring a Small Stream for Wild Trout, November 2013

At some point in time, most of us have driven by skinny waters close to home and wondered if they’re fishable. For whatever reason, we decide not to explore their potential, dismissing them as too small or classifying them as drainage. Yesterday I decided to test  my opinion of a small stream that runs near […]

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Backbone Media’s Spring 2014 Showroom in NYC

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Backbone Media’s 2014 showroom event in NYC. It was a great chance to check out the latest gear from Redington, Sage and other industry-leading outdoor brands. Backbone Media also organized a group of speakers to present insights into the latest trends and developments in the […]

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Product Review: Bending the Butter Stick

Had a chance to review one of Redington’s latest offerings, the Butter Stick fiberglass fly rod.  I enjoy making and fishing fiberglass rods, so when I saw the press release a couple of months ago I immediately put my name in the hat to test it. To see the company web site and get more info […]

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End of July Fishing Trip to Farmington River

My last trip to the Farmington River was cut short due to weather, so I took advantage of a couple of free hours to revisit the spot where I was standing when the sky opened up and rain began to fall. It’s not easy to reach. Well off the main road, it requires driving some […]

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