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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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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