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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A Nice Start to May Fishing

May fishing started off well. I caught trout and panfish in the same weekend.

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One of the Last for 2014

A winter trip to the Farmington River that yielded a nice brown on a dry fly.

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Product Review: Eddie Bauer Harbor Rain Shell

Had chance to test the Eddie Bauer Harbor Rain Shell on two fishing trips and during the recent storm, Cato.  I’m happy to sat that it is lightweight, breathable, yet does a great job of keeping you dry. It really came in handy when my recent trips to both the Esopus and Farmington Rivers were cut […]

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A Fall Morning on the Farmington, October 2014

For a number of reasons, Fall is a great time to get out on the Farmington River. The changing leaves make a colorful backdrop. You notice everyday things in a different light. You have large stretches of the river to yourself. There is always new water to explore. And most important, you find a lot […]

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Called on Account of Rain

I found a break in my schedule and decided to take a couple of days off to fish some local waters.  I wanted to spend one day on the Esopus, a river I’d heard much about but never explored, and the Farmington, where I first learned to flyfish. Unfortunately the weekend forecast of light rain and overcast […]

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Camping & Fishing

I was finally able to get away for a weekend of camping & fishing on the Farmington River. I used to live close enough to the Farmy to fish it almost daily during the season, but now it requires a day trip or overnight to really enjoy the experience and have a reasonable amount of time on […]

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Product Review: Bending the Butter Stick

Had a chance to review one of Redington’s latest offerings, the Butter Stick fiberglass fly rod.  I enjoy making and fishing fiberglass rods, so when I saw the press release a couple of months ago I immediately put my name in the hat to test it. To see the company web site and get more info […]

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A Grand Slam . . . Sort Of

Had a chance to swing by the Farmington for a couple of hours on the way back from a business trip. Temps barely reached 80, and the wind was light and dry. The end of summer tube hatch was in full swing. Although I chose a lesser known fork in the river,  I was frequently […]

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Overnighter

While my 3-day camping trip was ultimately cut short by bad weather, it contained all the ingredients for a perfect weekend, including  . . . . . . . An early start . . . . . . Dirt roads just asking to be explored . . . . . . Rising fish and and […]

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First Trout of 2013

It’s hard to believe, but due to my personal schedule and the increased distance to really good fishable water, these are the first trout I’ve landed in 2013. Both were caught on the Farmington River using the same dry fly, which not surprisingly resembles a Hendrickson. The first was caught in a fast moving riffle […]

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