Morning Kayak Trip and a Bass on a Homemade Popper

With daytime temps headed well into the 90’s and humidity to match, I left early for a kayak fishing trip on a local pond. I usually fish this water regularly, but this year I’ve decided to spend more time prospecting new lakes and ponds in the area. It was overdue for a visit. There was […]

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A Good Start to the Holiday Weekend

Loaded up the car and headed to the local bass pond for an early morning kayak fishing trip. Wanted to start the holiday weekend off right. Most of the nearby trout water is running a bit high, so this was a good alternative. Fishing was slow for the first hour, but when I tied on […]

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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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Near the Teepee

Most of us look for some type of marker to identify a great fishing spot. In the age of Google Maps, cellphone cameras and GPS, little is left uncharted. Yet we still commonly refer to these places by landmarks.  Sometimes it’s a boulder; other times a tree, bend in the river, or pull-off down a […]

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What Brown Did for Me

Early morning kayak fishing trip to a local pond yielded some nice bass and bream. All were caught on a brown popper. Bass fishing with a fly rod from a kayak, June, 2015

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Pre-breakfast Bass

With the local weather forecast looking less than certain, I decided to make an early morning run to a local pond for some kayak fishing. I was on the water by 6 am, and had the place to myself for 2 hours. While many ponds in the area have already become choked with lilies, this […]

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On The Fly Show #6: Open House at Angler’s Den

This was an on-location shoot at Angler’s Den in Pawling NY. It was their 2015 Open House and Jamboree. We interviewed Tom, the owner, and a couple of expert fly tiers.

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On The Fly Show #5: Interview with Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited

Ever wondered about fly-fishing opportunities in Dutchess County, NY? Then watch this interview with Mark Searle of Mid-Hudson TU. We cover the rivers in Dutchess County, fly tying classes, Project Healing Waters and other topics. A great show.

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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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On The Fly – Show #4: Interview with Croton Watershed Trout Unlimited

For the fourth show we had four members of the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited join me.  We covered fishing the watershed, Trout In The Classroom, Project Healing Waters, fly tying and other topics. It was great time. Enjoy!   Tweet

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