FinFollower Enters Wayne’s World

For the past few years I’ve considered hosting a fly fishing show. I’m not exactly sure why, given the saturation of high quality, commercially-backed fishing programs readily available on most major networks.  I am completely sure that I don’t have the chops to compete with Bill Dance,  Jimmy Houston or Mike Iaconelli. But then again, you have to start somewhere. . . In the past I’ve […]

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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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Book Review: Crazy for Rivers

This afternoon I found myself in an unlikely place: the local library. Libraries aren’t totally foreign to me, having spent a good portion of my college years holed up in the corner of the reference section, prepping for the next exam. But in the age of electronic media, a trip to the library has the same frequency […]

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How Not To Fish A Trout Park

Day 1 Take kayak and 4wt fly rod to local lake designated as trout park. Fish the entire perimeter of the lake.  Catch plenty of bream but do not hook or spot any trout. Return to boat launch. Begin speaking with local spin fishermen who mention that hundreds of trout have been dumped right by […]

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A Grand Slam . . . Sort Of

Had a chance to swing by the Farmington for a couple of hours on the way back from a business trip. Temps barely reached 80, and the wind was light and dry. The end of summer tube hatch was in full swing. Although I chose a lesser known fork in the river,  I was frequently […]

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End of July Fishing Trip to Farmington River

My last trip to the Farmington River was cut short due to weather, so I took advantage of a couple of free hours to revisit the spot where I was standing when the sky opened up and rain began to fall. It’s not easy to reach. Well off the main road, it requires driving some […]

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Catskill Museum of Fly Fishing Summerfest

Had a chance to visit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum in Livingston Manor, NY for the 30th annual Summerfest.  It was a great day. The weather was perfect and I met some new friends. The museum is located on the Willowemoc River in upstate New York, just off Route 17. Parking is abundant […]

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A Quick Trip to the Farmington, July 2013

Temperatures have been in the 90’s for the past two weeks, and the high humidity has been giving us “air you can wear.” Needless to say, fishing trips have been few and far between. So when I stepped outside this morning and it didn’t feel like a sauna, I decided on the spur of the […]

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Product Review: Sage CIRCA Rod and Click III Reel on a Trout Stream

For the past few weeks I’ve had the Sage CIRCA 379-4 fly rod,  Sage Click III fly reel and RIO Trout LT WF3F line sitting in my closet waiting to be used on a trout stream.  Due to the heavy amount of rain that we’ve received, the rivers have been too blown out for any small stream trout fishing. […]

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