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Time to...

Time to…

Reflect, remember, repair - and call someone to help with the snow! Winter is, for me, a good time to gather my thoughts, clean up the tackle, do a few Honey-Do's and start making plans for the spring... and definitely read a few good books, both fishing and others. On ... Read More
How about you come fishing with me and I pick up the tab? 

How about you come fishing with me and I pick up the tab? 

I am willing if you are - in a vicarious sort of way. Fly fishing for Catskill trout and in the Adirondack mountains with their Ausable River. The Delaware of course, along with a bit of Montana; New Mexico's San Juan and a few Colorado gems. All for free, and ... Read More
Good Man Retires

Good Man Retires

December 20, 2017 - Long Island Caleb Smith State Park is one of the Jewels of Long Island trout fishing and it has been managed by one dedicated professional for the last 27 years - Clarence Ware (a life time-member of TU). The time has come for him to wet ... Read More
Meet JP Ross

Meet JP Ross

December 4 – Monday – Connetquot Project Healing Waters. Most of the usual Flyrodders are upstate looking for steelhead on the Salmon River in Altmar with Paul McCain so the group was a little smaller than usual. John Cosh let me try his JP Ross 6.5 4-5 wt. which was ... Read More
Siri Swim Club

Siri Swim Club

November 16 – Thursday – Northport Dennis and I waited until the rain stopped and the sun came out, although by the time we were on the boat it went in again. We plan on just an hour or two since he fished the beach all day yesterday and got ... Read More
Moving on out

Moving on out

November 14 – Tuesday – Northport Jason was supposed to come fishing but had to cancel. I call Dennis and on short notice he is ready to go. The tide is falling and it is cold and cloudy. The only good news is that it isn’t raining. We put on ... Read More
Future Veterans join us on the River

Future Veterans join us on the River

November 10 – Friday – Veterans Day (celebrated) It is the first really cold day of the season and it is forecasted to get colder as the day wears on. I layer up with fleece, wool, a hoodie and a windbreaker along with a pair of Army surplus wool gloves ... Read More
Last Bass?

Last Bass?

November 9 – Thursday – Northport Mike came along as well. I went to pick them both up at the town dock but it wasn’t there. Neither was Seymour’s. Both floating docks have been pulled for the season. The tide is low so when I pull up to the main ... Read More
Go fishing with a Vet

Go fishing with a Vet

November 7 – Tuesday – Election Day Also Project Healing Waters day at Connetquot State Park. I have been to a number of these outings as a volunteer from Long Island Fly Rodders and enjoyed giving assistance to the Vets who participate. Most are ambulatory; others are less fortunate. All ... Read More
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