Trout On A Fly Tied By Me

Wild brown trout caught on a peacock caddis dry fly in a small stream in southern CT, June 2015 #finfollower. Fiberglass rod on a small stream.

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Occasional Creek

It rained steadily for most of Saturday, soaking autumn’s fallen leaves into a coarse wet mat that covered soft and muddy ground.  By Sunday most of the USGS gauges in the area had spiked and were on the way down to seasonal levels.  The sun had returned, yet it was looking like an afternoon trip to a big […]

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Product Review: Fishpond Black Canyon Backpack

Had a chance to review Fishpond’s Black Canyon Creek backpack on a small stream hiking and fishing trip.  I don’t often need the capacity this pack offers, but I took full advantage and loaded it up. Because we were hiking in and along the stream on a warm day, I decide to carry most of my […]

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Cold As Ice

We’re now coming to the time of the year when ice becomes a serious consideration, impacting when, where and how we fish. Yesterday was the first time this year that I’ve had to deal with it. There have been a few recent leaf catching encounters, but on this trip to a local small stream my […]

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Changing My Mind: Exploring a Small Stream for Wild Trout, November 2013

At some point in time, most of us have driven by skinny waters close to home and wondered if they’re fishable. For whatever reason, we decide not to explore their potential, dismissing them as too small or classifying them as drainage. Yesterday I decided to test  my opinion of a small stream that runs near […]

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Product Review: Sage and Rio – 3wt Fun

For the next few weeks I’ll be testing the new Sage Circa 379-4, a 7′ 9″ 3wt. It’s paired with a Sage Click III fly reel and Rio Trout LT WF3F line.  A nice combo which should be good for some small stream and farm pond action. I’ll be using it for trout, bass and […]

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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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Second Chance

The local forecast said that it would be raining for the next few days, so when I got out of work on Monday I made a return trip to the small stream located across the street from my office. It’s convenient, uncrowded and there was still more water left unexplored from the first trip. I did find […]

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Small Stream Goodness

Most mornings I work out at the gym in my office complex. It’s nice, well equipped and convenient, and gets me close to work way before the traffic gets heavy. I’m not training for the Olympics or the next Mr. Universe title, but in some way I feel that I’m burning off the doughnuts and […]

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