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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Product Review: Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod

Had a chance to test out the new Redington Hydrogen fly rod.  Although marketed as a trout rod, I used it in few different situations and it performed exceptionally. Offered in sizes 2 wt to 6 wt, I chose a 9′ 6 wt because I wanted to see if the rod could handle smallmouth and […]

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Limestone Trout Club

A day of fishing at the Limestone Trout Club

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A Nice Start to May Fishing

May fishing started off well. I caught trout and panfish in the same weekend.

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A Fall Morning on the Farmington, October 2014

For a number of reasons, Fall is a great time to get out on the Farmington River. The changing leaves make a colorful backdrop. You notice everyday things in a different light. You have large stretches of the river to yourself. There is always new water to explore. And most important, you find a lot […]

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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 Weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware

Had a chance to join some of the members of Ridge and Valley TU  from northwestern NJ for a long weekend on the West Branch of the Delaware River. I had not seen some of them in quite some time, so it was good to catch up and spend some time on the water. I apologize […]

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What Did The Skunk Say?

Unlike the fox, the skunk says very little. Instead he lures you to the Housatonic River TMA on the last 60-degree, blue-sky day of the foreseeable future . . . Shows you some beautiful water that  doesn’t have to be shared with anyone . . . Lets you throw everything in the fly box to […]

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Atlanta Trip – Part 2

Drove north of Atlanta to spend an afternoon with Gene, Art and Frank from Upper River Adventures. They have some great water stocked with trophy trout. It’s a small stream experience with fish normally found in a larger river. We fought and caught fish all afternoon, mainly large rainbows.  Here are just a few that […]

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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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