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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Bass After The Rain

I really need to check the weather app on my phone more often. For Saturday afternoon, I planned a quick kayak fishing trip to a local lake. It was the first day of the year that you could comfortably wear shorts, and my cadaver-white legs were in need of some sun and exercise. I unloaded […]

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Finishing Off Father’s Day

Had about an hour and a half before my Father’s Day dinner, so I hit the local pond with the fiberglass 4wt rod and some poppers. Picked up these two beauties, and missed quite few as well. When I returned home, we lit up the grill and within a few minutes, had some delicious marinated […]

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Father’s Day With Casting For Recovery

Had a great opportunity to spend the morning of Father’s Day teaching fly casting and fishing with breast cancer survivors. I learned about this outreach through the local chapter of Casting For Recovery. One of the local residents, who just happened to own a large pond stocked with bass and panfish, allowed us to fish on […]

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Product Review: Sage and Rio – 3wt Fun

For the next few weeks I’ll be testing the new Sage Circa 379-4, a 7′ 9″ 3wt. It’s paired with a Sage Click III fly reel and Rio Trout LT WF3F line.  A nice combo which should be good for some small stream and farm pond action. I’ll be using it for trout, bass and […]

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Atlanta Trip – Part 1

Spent a few days in the Atlanta area with my family catching up and doing some fly fishing. Shortly after I arrived, we made a quick trip to Lake Lanier for some casting practice with my brother and father. Early on my brother hooked into a nice bass on a popper. Not bad for someone who […]

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Memorial Day Mini-Slam

Decided to take the kayak to the local pond for a quick Memorial Day trip. Within 10 minutes of leaving my house, I was on the water and making the first cast.  My setup is still pretty simple: Kayak, rod, reel, lifejacket, flat fly box, and paddle. I rig up at the car, stow the […]

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Signs of Fall

Fall fly fishing for bass and panfish on the Musconetcong River using poppers and my Wind River reel.

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Mustard Colored Popper

Had a chance to visit the local river for a couple of hours and test my theory that poppers would be as effective, if not more so, than dry flies.  The last time out, I caught quite a few bream on caddis, but knew that there was a possibility to pick up more bass with the right fly. […]

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In Hot Water

As the thermometer climbed above 90 degrees, it became evident that this was not going to be a good day to chase trout – at least not on the river near me. But all was not lost.  It was still a good day to wet wade and practice casting using a 6′ 3 wt and […]

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Morning Run

With temps predicted to reach the 90’s today, I decided to hit the water early. At 6 am it was already 67 degrees.  Cool, but the humidity and lack of clouds were a forewarning of the afternoon’s weather. I was comfortable wearing a t-shirt and shorts underneath my waders for most of the time, along with my […]

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