Sometimes turning right or left makes all the difference. In this case it was a left. I pulled off the main road on to a cul de sac side street. A gas station, multifamily homes and a two-story commercial building lined the sides of the well-traveled path. A half mile downstream is a TMA, regularly […]
Took advantage of one of the last mild days in December and hit the Housatonic River for an afternoon. Had the water to myself. The solitude was welcome. I soaked in the beautiful day, which felt more like October than December. The train was one of the few interruptions. My olive and tinsel streamer connected […]
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 […]
May fishing started off well. I caught trout and panfish in the same weekend.
A winter trip to the Farmington River that yielded a nice brown on a dry fly.
For a number of reasons, Fall is a great time to get out on the Farmington River. The changing leaves make a colorful backdrop. You notice everyday things in a different light. You have large stretches of the river to yourself. There is always new water to explore. And most important, you find a lot […]
It rained steadily for most of Saturday, soaking autumn’s fallen leaves into a coarse wet mat that covered soft and muddy ground. By Sunday most of the USGS gauges in the area had spiked and were on the way down to seasonal levels. The sun had returned, yet it was looking like an afternoon trip to a big […]
I found a break in my schedule and decided to take a couple of days off to fish some local waters. I wanted to spend one day on the Esopus, a river I’d heard much about but never explored, and the Farmington, where I first learned to flyfish. Unfortunately the weekend forecast of light rain and overcast […]