Good Friday 2017 and the Joy of a Smaller River

It was supposed to be raining. So imagine my surprise when Good Friday turned out to be a blue sky day, with temps in the 60’s. Spring had finally arrived in Connecticut. Errands kept me busy for most of the morning, but my plan was to spend the day chasing my first trout of 2017. […]

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Morning Kayak Trip and a Bass on a Homemade Popper

With daytime temps headed well into the 90’s and humidity to match, I left early for a kayak fishing trip on a local pond. I usually fish this water regularly, but this year I’ve decided to spend more time prospecting new lakes and ponds in the area. It was overdue for a visit. There was […]

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A Good Start to the Holiday Weekend

Loaded up the car and headed to the local bass pond for an early morning kayak fishing trip. Wanted to start the holiday weekend off right. Most of the nearby trout water is running a bit high, so this was a good alternative. Fishing was slow for the first hour, but when I tied on […]

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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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Near the Teepee

Most of us look for some type of marker to identify a great fishing spot. In the age of Google Maps, cellphone cameras and GPS, little is left uncharted. Yet we still commonly refer to these places by landmarks. ¬†Sometimes it’s a boulder; other times a tree, bend in the river, or pull-off down a […]

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What Brown Did for Me

Early morning kayak fishing trip to a local pond yielded some nice bass and bream. All were caught on a brown popper. Bass fishing with a fly rod from a kayak, June, 2015

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Pre-breakfast Bass

With the local weather forecast looking less than certain, I decided to make an early morning run to a local pond for some kayak fishing. I was on the water by 6 am, and had the place to myself for 2 hours. While many ponds in the area have already become choked with lilies, this […]

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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 Day of Spring

For most of us in New England, spring has been slow in coming this year. ¬†April continued to deliver snow and cold, and the heavy rains of the past two days have left us with with flooding, washed out roads and streams swollen with water that could be easily mistaken for chocolate milk. But May […]

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