Fishing Dog

Nothing like sharing your love for fly fishing with your pet. They don’t try to get in your spot, second guess your fly selection, and rarely comment on the size of the fish you caught. In short, they are great fishing buddies. About a month ago, I adopted Tippet, a rescue dog. She is a […]

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A Few of My Favorite Dry Flies

While it seems like dry fly fishing may be a ways off for most of us, the opportunity to load the box for 2017 is here. Here are 3 patterns that have worked for me this year: Sulphur Gnat – Jim Misiura is easily one of the best tyers on YouTube and regularly posts a wide […]

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Ankle-Deep

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 […]

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A Fall Day on the Housatonic

This is the time of year when you’re reminded that the remaining comfortable fishing days are few, and you better get out and enjoy them while you can. During my drive to the river, I heard on the radio that the number of daylight hours in CT is now less than 12, and falling. The […]

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Product Review: Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod

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 […]

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Summertime Smallmouth on the Housatonic River

Sometimes a change in plans turns out to be better than expected – Sometimes. Today I headed out to the Housatonic River for what I thought was going to be a chance to chase trout with dry flies. I arrived to find the river clear and low, with better wading conditions than I usually experience. […]

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Catskills Fly Fishing Center & Museum Summerfest 2015

This was the third year that I attended CFFM’s Summerfest. It’s always a great day and a good time to get out and meet new and old friends. This year I wandered the grounds with Walt and Leighanne of Rivertop Rambles, and met up with my  friends from Ridge and Valley TU, based in northwest […]

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Trout On A Fly Tied By Me

Wild brown trout caught on a peacock caddis dry fly in a small stream in southern CT, June 2015 #finfollower. Fiberglass rod on a small stream.

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Accidental Purist

Sometimes the best trips are unplanned.

On the way back from one of my regular runs to Home Depot, I decided to stop at a wild trout stream near my home. It’s skinny water, seasonal at best, but can hold some wild gems in the spring.

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Limestone Trout Club

A day of fishing at the Limestone Trout Club

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My New Vise (Or Vice)

After some not-so-scientific research and help from friends at Nutmeg TU, I decided to go with a Peak vise. It has generally good reviews and a lot of die-hard fans based on the feedback I received. I’m still learning how to tie, and have been attending Nutmeg TU fly tying nights every 2 weeks. So […]

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