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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
Tips & Tactics # 31 - Want to find a river?

Tips & Tactics # 31 – Want to find a river?

I am approaching 50,000 visitors to my website which has over 200 posts - so it's getting harder to find what you want. All the posts have something to do with fishing. Most offer places to go, methods to use and what I caught - if anything. Before your next ... Read More
Nissequogue Opener

Nissequogue Opener

April 4 – Caleb Smith Hunter and I fish the salt every year but he hasn't been trout fishing with me since he caught his first trout on a fly - we were on Mongaup Creek. That was a bunch of years ago. I told him we can keep a ... Read More
First week of April

First week of April

April 3 - Connetquot The weather is dicey and I think about going back to bed and then say “What the heck.” I look on the traffic channel and the roads are all good. I went fishing. Took beat 15 and worked from lower 16 to upper 14. It’s a ... Read More
Between the Nor'easter's

Between the Nor’easter’s

March 19, Connetquot After a busy weekend and another successful LI Fly Fishing Expo (Thanks to Tony, Ken, Jeff, Chris, Stu, Mike's R & P, and so many more) we are expecting yet another blow. Our 4th Nor'easter in as many weeks. The beaches are going away and the inlets ... Read More
Romano's books just keep getting better!

Romano’s books just keep getting better!

There are plenty of you who read the mass market writers, you know the ones. Tale after tale, well written but usually just more of the same. Distributed to every nook and cranny before the ink is dry. I read them too. What I really enjoy though, are the independent ... Read More
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