Blown Out

Last week Mother Nature finally made good on her promise to send some rain our way.  After a rather dry summer, where rivers and streams in the northeast fell to record lows, she blasted the east coast.  Some areas experienced over 20″ of rain in just a few hours. Most of us were just happy […]

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One Of Those Days

Hurricane Earl decided to pass us by for the most part, but did leave behind some fall temperatures in the low 70’s and gusting winds. I took the opportunity to get out this morning on the Farmington and hit a local spot that is loaded with rainbows and browns.  After an hour of tossing spinners, […]

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Tips for Smallmouth Fishing

I’ve been a big fan of Harry Murray of Murray’s Fly Shop.  I’ve watched his trout fishing videos and listened to his podcasts. He has a great article on fishing for smallmouths on his web site.   To see it click here. He’s giving some good tips and tricks to use.  Enjoy! Tweet

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Vacation Trout

Vacation officially started last night.  While most of the fishing this week will be on a lake from my kayak or a dock, I took the opportunity to fish the local river on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The temperatures are becoming more reasonable, with highs in the low 80’s and lows in the upper […]

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Evening Brown Trout

Due to my family,work and chores schedules, I’ve been fishing mostly in the mornings on the weekends before my wife and kids are awake, making it home in time for breakfast. Last night I had a chance to get out and do some evening fishing with one of my good friends. We both landed some great fish, […]

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Penns Creek Checklist

This weekend I’m heading to Penns Creek with my friend Patrick for 3 days of fishing. Since it is a 5-6 hour drive into the middle of  rural Pennsylvania, I’m planning on packing the following items for the stream: rods, reels, boots, waders, hat with built-in light, sunglasses, magnifiers, vest, an assortment of flies, tippet, extra […]

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Future Trophies

The next few photos are all early spring prizes. Not because of their girth, length or overall size, but rather for the way that they were caught or the way that they fought. Some were netted quickly, while others spooled the reel, taking line effortlessly, refusing to be retrieved until fatigued by a bowed rod […]

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‘Bows and Bluegills

Had a chance to spend some time pond and river fishing this weekend. First stop was the local pond, where I tried out some new poppers, successfully netting two bluegills in about one hour. Later in the afternoon, I went with a friend down to the Naugatuck.   The first hour of nymphing was uneventful, […]

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