CFFCM Summerfest 2018 – Plan B

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum’s Summerfest is always a great way to spend a day or two in late summer. The property has a field filled people casting, fly fishing vendors and those who just want to enjoy a day outside in the Catskills. There are a number of programs and events. CFFCM also […]

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Nothin’ But Gnat – An Evening On The Housatonic

My first trip of the year to the Housatonic River is a mix of anticipation and trepidation.   The hour long ride through northwest Connecticut is relaxing, and the back roads remind me what a beautiful state this is. The scenery becomes lush and canopied, and the car’s outside temperature gauge drops by a few degrees. […]

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Renewal

It’s 11 degrees outside as I write this last post of 2017. The pellet stove runs nonstop. Tippet wears a sweater and completes her outside breaks in record time. I’m usually covered in some combination of wool, down and fleece before I step outside. In short, winter is here. The amount of daylight is much too […]

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Visit to American Museum of Fly Fishing, September 2017

Tippet and I decided to head north to Manchester VT and explore the American Museum of Fly Fishing. AMFF has been on my hit list for some time, and with beautiful fall weather finally arriving in New England, it seemed like the right time to make a trip up Route 7. Driving up Route 7 […]

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Good Friday 2017 and the Joy of a Smaller River

It was supposed to be raining. So imagine my surprise when Good Friday turned out to be a blue sky day, with temps in the 60’s. Spring had finally arrived in Connecticut. Errands kept me busy for most of the morning, but my plan was to spend the day chasing my first trout of 2017. […]

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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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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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Lake Kenoshia Revisited

A few weeks ago we shot the second episode of On The Fly at Lake Kenoshia in Danbury CT. While we caught fish, it wasn’t exactly spectacular. On Sunday I had an opportunity to give it a second chance. It did not disappoint. Almost from the first cast I was into fish. The winds forced […]

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Owl’s Poppers

The request for the Owl was simple:  Three bass poppers with a camo theme. What I got instead was 6 really nice bass bugs; three with camo paint jobs, and another three that look equally as fishy. Actually they look too good to fish – almost. Jeff “Owl” Jones knows bass poppers. He has made them […]

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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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Bass After The Rain

I really need to check the weather app on my phone more often. For Saturday afternoon, I planned a quick kayak fishing trip to a local lake. It was the first day of the year that you could comfortably wear shorts, and my cadaver-white legs were in need of some sun and exercise. I unloaded […]

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