Occasional Creek

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 […]

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A Weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware

Had a chance to join some of the members of Ridge and Valley TU  from northwestern NJ for a long weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware River. I had not seen some of them in quite some time, so it was good to catch up and spend some time on the water. I apologize […]

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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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Bamboo, Braided Leaders, Bream, Bass and ‘Bows

Looks like I’ve got the words starting with “B” covered. A few times a year I pull out my bamboo rod and look for some dry fly action. Because I use it so infrequently, I have to relearn how to cast each time. The cadence is slower, and I never seem to get the distance […]

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Second Chance

The local forecast said that it would be raining for the next few days, so when I got out of work on Monday I made a return trip to the small stream located across the street from my office. It’s convenient, uncrowded and there was still more water left unexplored from the first trip. I did find […]

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Memorial Day On The Musconetcong

I only had a couple of hours available to fish this weekend due to other commitments, so I wanted to make the most of the short window of time. On Sunday the temps were warm, so I decided to have some fun with dry flies on the Musconetcong River.  The Musky is not that far […]

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