5-Year Plan: Casting For Recovery

This was my 5th year volunteering for the Connecticut Casting For Recovery event in Litchfield, CT. I always look forward to the day and greatly enjoy it.  Many thanks to the CFR team and the numerous volunteers that made this year’s event happen. Once again, CFR matched 14 cancer survivors with guides for a half day […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Casting For Recovery, 2014

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 was perfect and we had a chance to cast to a lake filled with […]

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