Atlanta Trip – Part 1

Spent a few days in the Atlanta area with my family catching up and doing some fly fishing. Shortly after I arrived, we made a quick trip to Lake Lanier for some casting practice with my brother and father. Early on my brother hooked into a nice bass on a popper. Not bad for someone who […]

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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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A Quick Trip To The Farmington River

Made a quick trip to the Farmington River on Friday.  After weeks of hot weather, the sky was overcast and the air temp was a cool 66 degrees.  Combine that with a world-class tailwater river running at wadeable levels and you’ve got the recipe for catching trout. I was not disappointed. I arrived at the […]

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Morning Run

With temps predicted to reach the 90’s today, I decided to hit the water early. At 6 am it was already 67 degrees.  Cool, but the humidity and lack of clouds were a forewarning of the afternoon’s weather. I was comfortable wearing a t-shirt and shorts underneath my waders for most of the time, along with my […]

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Bamboo, Braided Leaders, Bream, Bass and ‘Bows

Looks like I’ve got the words starting with “B” covered. A few times a year I pull out my bamboo rod and look for some dry fly action. Because I use it so infrequently, I have to relearn how to cast each time. The cadence is slower, and I never seem to get the distance […]

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Random Pics

As we finish out 2011 and look forward to 2012, I am going through some of the shots taken during the year. Below are a few random pics that didn’t make it into some of our other posts.  Enjoy! Tweet

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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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Pre-Hurricane Panfish

Irene is set to hit NJ later today, so I spent a couple of hours on the local lake this morning.  The fishing was good, mostly bluegills caught on small yellow and red poppers.  I’m really starting to believe that color doesn’t matter all that much. It was overcast and comfortable, but there was a fair amount […]

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Summer Bream

The temps have been hovering around 100 degrees, so when they dropped into the 80’s, I took the kayak to the local lake for an evening session. Started casting with a grasshopper imitation, but after a limited number of strikes and no takes, I quickly switched to a small green popper w/rubber legs.  From that point on, […]

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A Tight Loop

We have a new entry to the world of online fly fishing mags.  A Tight Loop promises to offer insight on fly fishing in the midwest. The June issue has articles on catching both smallmouth and pike, fly tying, streamer fishing, and more. Enjoy! Tweet

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