A Few of My Favorite Dry Flies

While it seems like dry fly fishing may be a ways off for most of us, the opportunity to load the box for 2017 is here. Here are 3 patterns that have worked for me this year: Sulphur Gnat – Jim Misiura is easily one of the best tyers on YouTube and regularly posts a wide […]

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Ankle-Deep

Sometimes turning right or left makes all the difference. In this case it was a left. I pulled off the main road on to a cul de sac side street. A gas station, multifamily homes and a two-story commercial building lined the sides of the well-traveled path. A half mile downstream is a TMA, regularly […]

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On The Fly Show #7: Open House at Angler’s Den

This was our second on-location shoot at Angler’s Den in Pawling, NY. Each year it just gets better. It was another great day and a well-attended event, with much milder weather. This year we spent some time watching great fly tiers at work, including Frank DeGrazio, Nicole Seymour and “Steelhead” Steve Yewchuck. We also learned about Art […]

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Annual Open House Jan 16 at Angler’s Den in Pawling NY

Just wanted to share some info on next Saturday’s Open House at Angler’s Den in Pawling NY.  It is a great shop with an equally great team.   We shot On The Fly at last year’s open house, and Frank DeGrazio, one of the guides, has also been a guest on our show. Links to […]

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A Fall Day on the Housatonic

This is the time of year when you’re reminded that the remaining comfortable fishing days are few, and you better get out and enjoy them while you can. During my drive to the river, I heard on the radio that the number of daylight hours in CT is now less than 12, and falling. The […]

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Catskills Fly Fishing Center & Museum Summerfest 2015

This was the third year that I attended CFFM’s Summerfest. It’s always a great day and a good time to get out and meet new and old friends. This year I wandered the grounds with Walt and Leighanne of Rivertop Rambles, and met up with my  friends from Ridge and Valley TU, based in northwest […]

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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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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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My New Vise (Or Vice)

After some not-so-scientific research and help from friends at Nutmeg TU, I decided to go with a Peak vise. It has generally good reviews and a lot of die-hard fans based on the feedback I received. I’m still learning how to tie, and have been attending Nutmeg TU fly tying nights every 2 weeks. So […]

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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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Southern Culture On The Fly #2

The first release of online fly mag SCOF for 2012 is now available. This issue features stories on fishing in Arkansas for browns, winter on the Davidson, chasing redfish in Charleston, and my favorite, winter fishing in the Florida Keys. There are also tutorials on fly tying and a gear review, along with a fly shop […]

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