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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A Nymphing Primer

I am a faithful listener of the podcast Ask About Fly Fishing. Hosted by Roger Maves, it’s a great show that makes my weekly trips between CT and NJ seem to go quicker. The format is simple:  Roger interviews a guest from the world of fly fishing, and also takes questions from the live listeners. Interview […]

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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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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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How Many Times Have You Heard This?

I was looking at Third Coast Fly when I saw this Xtranormal video.  How many times have you heard this conversation or similar? Tweet

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Fall Morning Catch

This Sunday morning offered me an increasingly rare opportunity to get out on the water.  While the rest of the family was sleeping I packed up the car and headed down the street to the local river. Fall is undoubtedly one of the more scenic times to fly fish.  The reflection of the trees on the river only […]

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