CFFCM Summerfest 2018 – Plan B

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum’s Summerfest is always a great way to spend a day or two in late summer. The property has a field filled people casting, fly fishing vendors and those who just want to enjoy a day outside in the Catskills. There are a number of programs and events. CFFCM also […]

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Nothin’ But Gnat – An Evening On The Housatonic

My first trip of the year to the Housatonic River is a mix of anticipation and trepidation.   The hour long ride through northwest Connecticut is relaxing, and the back roads remind me what a beautiful state this is. The scenery becomes lush and canopied, and the car’s outside temperature gauge drops by a few degrees. […]

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Renewal

It’s 11 degrees outside as I write this last post of 2017. The pellet stove runs nonstop. Tippet wears a sweater and completes her outside breaks in record time. I’m usually covered in some combination of wool, down and fleece before I step outside. In short, winter is here. The amount of daylight is much too […]

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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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