A Few Streamer Patterns

This time of year the surface action slows and most of us turn to nymphs and streamers. Here are three streamer patterns that I’ve tied and fished successfully over the past year. All will work in both cold and warm water. The Guinness Trout – I’m a big fan of Ralph Long of Ralph’s Fly […]

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Product Review: Fishpond Buckhorn Sling

Had a chance to review the Fishpond Buckhorn Sling for the past few weeks. I’ve used other Fishpond products before, and find them to be well constructed  with plenty of useful features.  Here are a few of the specifics from the product spec for the Buckhorn Sling: Cyclepond Fishpond fabric YKK Aquaguard #8 external water resistant zippered […]

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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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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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What Did The Skunk Say?

Unlike the fox, the skunk says very little. Instead he lures you to the Housatonic River TMA on the last 60-degree, blue-sky day of the foreseeable future . . . Shows you some beautiful water that  doesn’t have to be shared with anyone . . . Lets you throw everything in the fly box to […]

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November Scenes

Haven’t had much of a chance to get out and fish recently. Mostly short trips to the local ponds. Here are a few phone pics that I took along the way. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours prospecting with a small black caddis pattern. Pulled in a few of these. Hope you get out […]

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Early Fall Trout

The last few visits to the local trout stream have yielded a number of bass and panfish, but sadly no trout.  The water levels and temps have also been unpredictable due to the hurricane and the rain. Today the sun came out and temps were in the low 60’s, so I decided to give it […]

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Fall Scenes

Fall is a great time to be out on the water.  The fishing pressure on rivers and lakes drops as many anglers trade waders for camo and the start of hunting season. Others simply choose to avoid the cooler temps and occasional  gusting winds that can tangle even the best casters. As hatches become less […]

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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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