On The Fly – Show #3: Interview with Tony Hill of Mianus Trout Unlimited

For the third show I had the chance to interview Tony Hill, the President of Mianus TU.  Not only did I learn more about the chapter and its history, Tony also walked me through a number of its outreach programs. Enjoy! Tweet

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A Day in the Catskills with Walt from Rivertop Rambles

Started out Saturday by joining my friend Walt Franklin of Rivertop Rambles at Summerfest on the grounds of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Summerfest is mainly a fly fishing  flea market, but there are also other events during the day. This is the second year for me and it is always a lot of […]

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The First and Second “On The Fly” Cable Access Shows

If you’ve read the posts about my first and second shows on local cable access, then you might want to see the finished product. To watch the first show, which covers fishing the east branch of the Croton Watershed, click here. For the second show, kayak fishing on Lake Kenoshia, click here. Enjoy! Tweet

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Learning the Neversink

Had a chance to visit the Neversink River with members of both the Hacklebarney and Ridge and Valley TU chapters. I’d heard good things about the Neversink, but never fished it. My guess is that its relative proximity to the Beaverkill and Delaware places it down on the list of popular fishing options.  So when the […]

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A Grand Slam On The Still River

As part of the weekend’s camping and fishing program, I decided to explore some new water. Originally the plan was to fish the Farmington, but the prior night’s storm caused the wind and water to be a little too high to be enjoyable, so I thought the Still would be a good small stream option. I was not disappointed. If you’re […]

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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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Connecticut Crappie

For the past few weeks I’ve been eyeing the narrow pond that lies behind a nearby industrial park. Sandwiched between an office complex and the state highway, it is heavily shaded on one side by pine trees rising above the steep landscape and relatively open on the other side due to clearing from residential development. […]

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Memorial Day On The Musconetcong

I only had a couple of hours available to fish this weekend due to other commitments, so I wanted to make the most of the short window of time. On Sunday the temps were warm, so I decided to have some fun with dry flies on the Musconetcong River.  The Musky is not that far […]

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Good To The Last Trout

Headed out to the Musconetong River today for a little trout fishing. And that’s exactly what I got. While any fish is better than no fish, I was expecting to catch a few trout, especially  in a river that is stocked with them on a weekly basis. I literally fished for hours before catching my first […]

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Catch and Release?

A few weeks ago The New York Times ran this article which allows contributors and readers to debate the virtues and pitfalls of practicing catch and release. While I am a strict practitioner of C&R, I realize that others do not necessarily share my convictions. I enjoyed reading the viewpoints expressed by the contributors, and would encourage […]

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Ready To Go

Our friends at Blanco Honky were kind enough to include a pic of the finfollower rig. While not the top-of-the line way-too-expensive vehicle you were probably expecting, this vee-dub with over 100k miles drives over snow, sand, rocks and mud to deliver us to a number of destinations. Tweet

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