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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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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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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Finishing Off Father’s Day

Had about an hour and a half before my Father’s Day dinner, so I hit the local pond with the fiberglass 4wt rod and some poppers. Picked up these two beauties, and missed quite few as well. When I returned home, we lit up the grill and within a few minutes, had some delicious marinated […]

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Memorial Day Mini-Slam

Decided to take the kayak to the local pond for a quick Memorial Day trip. Within 10 minutes of leaving my house, I was on the water and making the first cast.  My setup is still pretty simple: Kayak, rod, reel, lifejacket, flat fly box, and paddle. I rig up at the car, stow the […]

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An Hour To Spare

May is still deciding if it will yield to spring, alternating between 70-degree days and 30-degree nights. Today it rained off and on, only adding to the confusion. After a day indoors, I needed an outside adventure. This evening I had just enough time before dark to make it down to the local pond for […]

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Roll My Own

Admittedly the title of this post will probably draw some attention from non-anglers, but I wanted a description other than “New Fiberglass Fly Rod Build”.  As I sat there on Sunday morning wrapping the guides onto the blank with black and then silver thread, I realized that, in essence, I was rolling my own fly […]

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Fiberglass Fly Rod Build – Part 1

Building a fly rod is an interesting project, and easier than you might think.  This winter I am building a 6′ 6″ 4-5 wt fiberglass fly rod that will be used for kayak fishing. The video below kicks off a blog series on rodmaking.  This first segment covers the components that will be attached to the […]

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