Welcome to Tom’s Fishing Stories

Thanks for visiting.

Please note:  The website will be retired at the end of the 2021 fishing season. Until then I hope you enjoy all that is here.

You can find me on Facebook and my books are available in print and digital on

Click book cover to see details:

How to Fly Fish for Trout

(If you would prefer “How to Improve…” in color click HERE.)

Letters to Mack Trilogy – 

Stories of fishing and life taken from letters written to a life long friend named Mack. Don’t let the covers fool you, they are full of fly fishing and more!




Possible future title: 

The Best of the Blog from – While the site was active there were 390 posts of fishing fresh and salt which received over 98,000 hits.  I may assemble the best of those posts into a book in the future. 







If you like video I have an active YouTube Channel:

Montauk on a fly, as well as Tarpon, Salmon and Steelhead.  Long Island and Catskill streams with hatches, a  typical LITU June Outing, some shooting, a few dolphins in the Sound along with a comprehensive tour or Connetquot River State Park, and more!

About Tom:

On the Los PiƱos River near Durango, CO

Introduced to fishing and trout before I was 10, I am no expert.  I just enjoy it and all that it brings with it from friends to literature to beautiful places and now-a-days, memories. 

Fishing in Yellowstone National Park at Buffalo Ford


A Montauk Albie on a fly


First Tarpon on a fly

Recently I was Co-Editor for a committee of Long Island TU which updated their fishing guide: Trout Fishing Long Island’s Spring Creeks .

I am honored to be included in the beautiful book America’s Favorite Flies as well as TU’s Trout Tips and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum’s An Anthology of Angling Experiences

I hope to see you on the river!

My largest Long Island Trout