Tom’s Blog: New Reads

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
New resource for vintage fly fishing tackle

New resource for vintage fly fishing tackle

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. Advertisements and offers from innovators and artisans, ... 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
Where to catch Trout on Long Island

Where to catch Trout on Long Island

Long Island Trout Unlimited has been producing a stream guide to our spring creeks for many years. This is the 3rd edition and has been updated with additional rivers, more detailed information on where to fish, a little history, and even QR codes to make it easy for you to ... Read More
Jerry-Kustich

Holy Water

Some of us are just attracted to water more than others. I have been that way for as long as I can remember. The puddles in the unfinished streets after a rainstorm were oceans to me. Later the sumps or recharge basins as they were properly known. Then the lakes, ... Read More
Every fly fisher has a favorite fly, right? 

Every fly fisher has a favorite fly, right? 

When David contacted me to ask what mine was I didn't have to think for very long. I answered him immediately - and then began to have second thoughts, and third and fourth. There has to be more than one! Given the time of year, the location, the situation and ... Read More
Summer Reads - Part 2

Summer Reads – Part 2

John Gierach is, from what I can figure, just like you and me. Sure, he has the storyteller’s gift and uses it well in the cause of fly fishing, if that can be a cause, but I think he is just a regular guy. There are those who envy his ... Read More
History of the Connetquot River

History of the Connetquot River

One Little River, The Story of the Connetquot River: Millionaire-Sportsmen’s Paradise; by Robert Graham Giffen, 2016 (Shires Press) I am a history buff, especially Long Island Gold Coast history. It all started with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and then E.L. Doctorow’s Loon Lake – actually it was before ... Read More
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

July 7 - Northport Sure I am still fishing, both salt and fresh, but Summer is a great time to step back from it all - get in the hammock or plop down in a lawn chair and bury yourself in a good book. It's like a "stay-cation." You can ... Read More
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