Accidental Purist

Sometimes the best trips are unplanned.

On the way back from one of my regular runs to Home Depot, I decided to stop at a wild trout stream near my home. It’s skinny water, seasonal at best, but can hold some wild gems in the spring.

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A Nice Start to May Fishing

May fishing started off well. I caught trout and panfish in the same weekend.

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First Fish of 2015

It was a long, cold winter in Connecticut, and spring came like molasses. Today it reached into the low 60’s so I headed to the local bass pond with a 4wt and some poppers.

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On The Fly Show #5: Interview with Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited

Ever wondered about fly-fishing opportunities in Dutchess County, NY? Then watch this interview with Mark Searle of Mid-Hudson TU. We cover the rivers in Dutchess County, fly tying classes, Project Healing Waters and other topics. A great show.

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One of the Last for 2014

A winter trip to the Farmington River that yielded a nice brown on a dry fly.

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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. Enjoy!   Tweet

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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. Enjoy! Tweet

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A Day in the Catskills with Walt from Rivertop Rambles

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. This is the second year for me and it is always a lot of […]

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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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Learning the Neversink

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 places it down on the list of popular fishing options.  So when the […]

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Working on a Second On The Fly Show

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 insight and instruction. This time we focused on warmwater […]

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