Working on a Second On The Fly Show

The FCC did not  ban us from the airwaves after the first broadcast of On The Fly, so Saturday we met at Lake Kenoshia in Danbury CT and began filming our next show. Once again, Frank DeGrazio from the Angler’s Den came out and gave some great insight and instruction. This time we focused on warmwater […]

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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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How Not To Fish A Trout Park

Day 1 Take kayak and 4wt fly rod to local lake designated as trout park. Fish the entire perimeter of the lake.  Catch plenty of bream but do not hook or spot any trout. Return to boat launch. Begin speaking with local spin fishermen who mention that hundreds of trout have been dumped right by […]

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Mill Pond Morning

Sometimes the best fishing can be found in your own back yard.  No extra packing, planning or plane trips.  Just pure and simple fun. This morning I got up early and secured the kayak on the rack using 2 bungees.  The one-mile trip on backroads to the local mill pond would be quick and the […]

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Fall Kayak Fishing

Fall in Connecticut is one of my favorite times to fish. Daily highs drop into the 70’s.  The air is crisp with light winds. Fishing pressure drops as some anglers turn their sights (pun intended) to hunting. Today was one of those perfect days. Highs in the mid-70s, sunny and little competition for the water. […]

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Memorial Day Mini-Slam

Decided to take the kayak to the local pond for a quick Memorial Day trip. Within 10 minutes of leaving my house, I was on the water and making the first cast.  My setup is still pretty simple: Kayak, rod, reel, lifejacket, flat fly box, and paddle. I rig up at the car, stow the […]

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2011 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

It’s that time again – While November signals the end of fishing season for some of us in the northeast, one of the largest paddling and kayak fishing events in Florida will be taking place. The 2011 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, which runs from November 3-6, takes place in the Gulf Coast towns of Ft. Myers and Sanibel, […]

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Morning Trip, 8/5/11

Took a quick morning trip to a local lake. Unlike the weekends, when it is heavy with marine traffic, I was the only boat (kayak) out there. The fishing was slow at first as the fog started to burn off.  A couple of strikes  at the popper but nothing stayed on.  Switched to a hornberg […]

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More Summer Panfish

Hit the local trout stream on Friday, only to find more bream than trout.  I’m sure I had the “who put the chocolate in my peanut butter” look on my face before packing up and heading home.  I guess the water was warmer than I thought. This morning I left the waders at home and instead […]

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Product Review: Gullwing Paddles

I met Art Carlow, owner of Gullwing Paddles through a post he made on LinkedIn. He asked one of our outdoor groups if anyone was familiar with Gullwing Paddles. I was not, so I asked for one to test.  I’m glad that I did. Art quickly sent a new GullWing 230 cm for us to […]

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Do-It-Yourself Videos On Kayak Accessories

Spent a few minutes on fishyaker.com looking at the DIY section. The short instructional videos (most are less than 2 minutes) teach you how to make kayak accessories such as a bush anchor, pool noodle kayak scupper plug, and window weight anchor.   These items are unique, inexpensive, and show how to creatively reuse and recycle some […]

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