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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My First Fish of 2014

Saturday was opening day of trout season in Connecticut. My first fish was  . . . not a trout. That’s right. Instead of hitting a local river for rainbows, browns and brookies, I spent most of the day waiting for a plumber to arrive and unclog a bathroom sink. The first plumber I called promised […]

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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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Product Review: Bending the Butter Stick

Had a chance to review one of Redington’s latest offerings, the Butter Stick fiberglass fly rod.  I enjoy making and fishing fiberglass rods, so when I saw the press release a couple of months ago I immediately put my name in the hat to test it. To see the company web site and get more info […]

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Pondwork

Spent an hour on the local pond, picking up bream with small balsa poppers. Almost every cast yielded a fish, including some small bass. Today’s preferred color was black. Most of my casting is made from the steep side of the shoreline, carefully avoiding the grass and surface cover, not to mention the branches and […]

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Finishing Off Father’s Day

Had about an hour and a half before my Father’s Day dinner, so I hit the local pond with the fiberglass 4wt rod and some poppers. Picked up these two beauties, and missed quite few as well. When I returned home, we lit up the grill and within a few minutes, had some delicious marinated […]

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