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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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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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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Changing My Mind: Exploring a Small Stream for Wild Trout, November 2013

At some point in time, most of us have driven by skinny waters close to home and wondered if they’re fishable. For whatever reason, we decide not to explore their potential, dismissing them as too small or classifying them as drainage. Yesterday I decided to test  my opinion of a small stream that runs near […]

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A Quick Trip to the Farmington, July 2013

Temperatures have been in the 90’s for the past two weeks, and the high humidity has been giving us “air you can wear.” Needless to say, fishing trips have been few and far between. So when I stepped outside this morning and it didn’t feel like a sauna, I decided on the spur of the […]

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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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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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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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