A Quick Trip To The Farmington River

Made a quick trip to the Farmington River on Friday.  After weeks of hot weather, the sky was overcast and the air temp was a cool 66 degrees.  Combine that with a world-class tailwater river running at wadeable levels and you’ve got the recipe for catching trout. I was not disappointed. I arrived at the […]

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A Small Stream Dream

Spent a few hours on Sunday small stream fishing with my friends Fredy and Johnny from the Ridge and Valley TU Chapter in northwestern New Jersey.  For most of the morning we followed a relatively small stream filled with spooky native browns. This was true target casting.  A wrong move or sloppy presentation could cause the fish […]

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Small Stream Goodness

Most mornings I work out at the gym in my office complex. It’s nice, well equipped and convenient, and gets me close to work way before the traffic gets heavy. I’m not training for the Olympics or the next Mr. Universe title, but in some way I feel that I’m burning off the doughnuts and […]

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Fishing With Friends

Not too long ago, my friend Fredy and I used to fish the rivers of NJ on a regular basis.  My new job in another state, along with both of our family responsibilities, have limited our opportunities to fish together. Today we both had the afternoon open and I’m happy to say we found successful fishing.  Fredy […]

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Southern Culture On The Fly #2

The first release of online fly mag SCOF for 2012 is now available. This issue features stories on fishing in Arkansas for browns, winter on the Davidson, chasing redfish in Charleston, and my favorite, winter fishing in the Florida Keys. There are also tutorials on fly tying and a gear review, along with a fly shop […]

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Last Casts Of 2011

Temps were in the 50’s today with sunny skies,  an unusual occurrence for northern New Jersey winter, especially New Year’s Eve.  A friend of mine suggested  that we take advantage of the opportunity and hit a local wild trout stream. I knew it was going to be a good day when a small wild brown took a […]

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A Two Fish Day

Had the opportunity to fish the Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area for the first time this morning. The path for the KLG runs parallel to the Raritan River.  I had heard good things about the fishing as well as the scenery.  Neither were disappointing. We arrived around 10 am to find a healthy flow in the […]

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Quick Trip

The weather cut short a weekend camping trip to the Farmington River in Connecticut.  I was able to get in a few hours of fishing before the storms hit. Small BWOs, needhamis and tricos were popular, and a hornberg came in handy as well.  Here’s a few pics. Enjoy! Tweet

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Fall Morning Catch

This Sunday morning offered me an increasingly rare opportunity to get out on the water.  While the rest of the family was sleeping I packed up the car and headed down the street to the local river. Fall is undoubtedly one of the more scenic times to fly fish.  The reflection of the trees on the river only […]

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Art For A Great Cause

Occasionally I’ll feature the artwork of Joel DeJong, author of A Year On The Fly.  He does some really fine drawings and watercolors of flies and fish. His latest watercolor, which appears below, is going to be auctioned off for a TU Chapter benefit.  To learn more, click here. Enjoy! Tweet

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Vacation Trout

Vacation officially started last night.  While most of the fishing this week will be on a lake from my kayak or a dock, I took the opportunity to fish the local river on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The temperatures are becoming more reasonable, with highs in the low 80’s and lows in the upper […]

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