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Another Letter to Mack - West End 2

Another Letter to Mack – West End 2

July 13, Friday – Jones Beach - Hey Mack, Hope all is well on your end. A friend of mine lives in our old town (but in the village). He is one of the trout guys who also enjoys surf casting. I went with him last year and we went ... Read More
Catskills in Late June

Catskills in Late June

June 24, Sunday – I slept in and headed upstate at 9:30. No need to get up there early, especially while nursing a cold. Traffic was a breeze getting me to Roscoe in 3 hours. I checked in to the Roscoe Motel, room #8, which looks out on the Upper ... Read More
Father's Day

Father’s Day

On November 22, 1969 Dad turned 49. Two days later he was dead. I was 22 and my first son turned 1 that day. It is something that you don’t recover from, rather you incorporate it into your life, your story. It is just another event, another fact that is ... Read More
Catskills in June

Catskills in June

June 7 – Monticello, NY Last April I was supposed to go to the Neversink with Joe and Mike to scout some new locations on the river which offers so many different faces to those who investigate. Joe and Mike went, enduring the cold and left over river ice, fishing ... Read More
Atlantic Salmon & Hockey?

Atlantic Salmon & Hockey?

It is June and the Stanley Cup is underway. At the same time, the Atlantic Salmon have begun to enter the rivers of Eastern Canada. What is the common denominator? Jim Lorentz! He has a Stanley Cup to his credit and has spent his life fishing for Atlantic Salmon. ... Read More
Slow start to the season

Slow start to the season

Slow start to the fishing season in both the salt and the sweet. I was hoping to be on the Beaverkill this week and hit the Willow as well. The high water and continuing rains (flood!) made me change plans. Looks like I will miss the Hendricksons this year. With ... Read More
New resource for vintage fly fishing tackle

New resource for vintage fly fishing tackle

A new resource from an old friend! A Treasure Hunter’s Guide to Classic and Contemporary Flyfishing Tackle and Accessories; A reference for collectors, flyfishermen and pickers Whew! That’s a lot of title. I own a few books and catalogs that give me a view into the world that once was ... Read More
USMA Fly Fishing Club Awards

USMA Fly Fishing Club Awards

May 4, 2018 - West Point – It is 1700 hours and we are walking along the path to Washington Hall, adjacent The Plain. We pass General Patton and head toward Ike when the bugle sounds retreat and a loud shot from a vintage canon is heard. Everyone stops, stands ... Read More
Hobart Beach, Spring 2018

Life

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall... R. Frost The signs say No swimming, No dogs, No dogs even if they are on a leash, No trespassing, Beach ends here, Stay out. Go home! Not really but that is the intent. I can understand wanting to protect the nesting ... Read More
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