Product Review: Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod

Had a chance to test out the new Redington Hydrogen fly rod.  Although marketed as a trout rod, I used it in few different situations and it performed exceptionally. Offered in sizes 2 wt to 6 wt, I chose a 9′ 6 wt because I wanted to see if the rod could handle smallmouth and […]

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A Morning Smallie Run to the Housatonic

September has started off unusually warm, offering us an extra week of summer-like conditions. While not entirely undesirable, the hot and rainless days have given us lower river flows and water temperatures that may not be safe for trout fishing. With 6 wt in hand, I headed to the Housatonic for a morning smallie session. […]

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Chasing Housatonic Smallmouth

This weekend I had a chance to get out on the Housatonic River and chase smallmouth with members of Mianus TU. They’re a great bunch of folks and their events are always fun and well attended. Overall the fishing was good.  I stuck to streamers, and brought fish to hand using an olive woolly bugger, […]

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Summertime Smallmouth on the Housatonic River

Sometimes a change in plans turns out to be better than expected – Sometimes. Today I headed out to the Housatonic River for what I thought was going to be a chance to chase trout with dry flies. I arrived to find the river clear and low, with better wading conditions than I usually experience. […]

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Morning Kayak Trip and a Bass on a Homemade Popper

With daytime temps headed well into the 90’s and humidity to match, I left early for a kayak fishing trip on a local pond. I usually fish this water regularly, but this year I’ve decided to spend more time prospecting new lakes and ponds in the area. It was overdue for a visit. There was […]

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A Good Start to the Holiday Weekend

Loaded up the car and headed to the local bass pond for an early morning kayak fishing trip. Wanted to start the holiday weekend off right. Most of the nearby trout water is running a bit high, so this was a good alternative. Fishing was slow for the first hour, but when I tied on […]

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The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park

Weekend trip to the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park. Fly fished from the kayak for bass and bream.

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Trout On A Fly Tied By Me

Wild brown trout caught on a peacock caddis dry fly in a small stream in southern CT, June 2015 #finfollower. Fiberglass rod on a small stream.

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Near the Teepee

Most of us look for some type of marker to identify a great fishing spot. In the age of Google Maps, cellphone cameras and GPS, little is left uncharted. Yet we still commonly refer to these places by landmarks.  Sometimes it’s a boulder; other times a tree, bend in the river, or pull-off down a […]

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What Brown Did for Me

Early morning kayak fishing trip to a local pond yielded some nice bass and bream. All were caught on a brown popper. Bass fishing with a fly rod from a kayak, June, 2015

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Pre-breakfast Bass

With the local weather forecast looking less than certain, I decided to make an early morning run to a local pond for some kayak fishing. I was on the water by 6 am, and had the place to myself for 2 hours. While many ponds in the area have already become choked with lilies, this […]

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