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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The First and Second “On The Fly” Cable Access Shows

If you’ve read the posts about my first and second shows on local cable access, then you might want to see the finished product. To watch the first show, which covers fishing the east branch of the Croton Watershed, click here. For the second show, kayak fishing on Lake Kenoshia, click here. Enjoy! Tweet

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Camping & Fishing

I was finally able to get away for a weekend of camping & fishing on the Farmington River. I used to live close enough to the Farmy to fish it almost daily during the season, but now it requires a day trip or overnight to really enjoy the experience and have a reasonable amount of time on […]

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A Grand Slam On The Still River

As part of the weekend’s camping and fishing program, I decided to explore some new water. Originally the plan was to fish the Farmington, but the prior night’s storm caused the wind and water to be a little too high to be enjoyable, so I thought the Still would be a good small stream option. I was not disappointed. If you’re […]

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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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Movie Review, Product Giveaway and a Chance to Help Sandy Hook: Where The Yellowstone Goes

Review of the movie Where The Yellowstone Goes

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Mustard Colored Popper

Had a chance to visit the local river for a couple of hours and test my theory that poppers would be as effective, if not more so, than dry flies.  The last time out, I caught quite a few bream on caddis, but knew that there was a possibility to pick up more bass with the right fly. […]

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Hackettstown Celebrates The Hayford Fish Hatchery’s 100-Year Anniversary

This weekend the  New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown with an open house.  Visitors got a behind-the-scenes look at the grounds and facilities. There were many additional activities including a giant mobile aquarium, fishing in two of the ponds, birding […]

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Memorial Day On The Musconetcong

I only had a couple of hours available to fish this weekend due to other commitments, so I wanted to make the most of the short window of time. On Sunday the temps were warm, so I decided to have some fun with dry flies on the Musconetcong River.  The Musky is not that far […]

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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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A Tight Loop

We have a new entry to the world of online fly fishing mags.  A Tight Loop promises to offer insight on fly fishing in the midwest. The June issue has articles on catching both smallmouth and pike, fly tying, streamer fishing, and more. Enjoy! Tweet

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