Signs of Fall

Fall fly fishing for bass and panfish on the Musconetcong River using poppers and my Wind River reel.

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In Hot Water

As the thermometer climbed above 90 degrees, it became evident that this was not going to be a good day to chase trout – at least not on the river near me. But all was not lost.  It was still a good day to wet wade and practice casting using a 6′ 3 wt and […]

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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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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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Fishing With Friends

Not too long ago, my friend Fredy and I used to fish the rivers of NJ on a regular basis.  My new job in another state, along with both of our family responsibilities, have limited our opportunities to fish together. Today we both had the afternoon open and I’m happy to say we found successful fishing.  Fredy […]

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November Rainbow

The thermometer reached 60 degrees today, providing us with one of the last mild and sunny days for the foreseeable future. After addressing a few chores at home, I decided to spend a couple hours on the Muconetcong River. Started out with streamers and egg patterns, but neither proved effective, so I switched to a weighted […]

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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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Spring On The Musconetcong

According to Wikipedia, the Musconetcong River is a tributary of the Delaware. It rises out of Lake Hopatcong, flows through Lake Musconetcong, then southwest until it reaches the Delaware. Today was my first time fishing it. After a damp overcast morning, the sun broke out in the early afternoon and temps rose from 60 to 70 degrees in what seemed like […]

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FinFollower World Headquarters Moves to Garden State

For almost a year now I have been writing FinFollower from Connecticut, with most pics and stories coming from The Farmington and Housatonic Rivers, along with some local ponds and lakes. I recently got a new day job, so  I will be moving to northwestern New Jersey.  I lived there almost 10 years ago, but […]

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